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Waltzing Australia

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Theme Day ~ The Beauty of Decay

 
Above: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral
The rusty bolt and dead dragonfly were on the old timber ledge of my carport. Even in death, the dragonfly is beautiful to behold with its lacy transparent wings. This is Hemianax papuensis - Australian Emperor.


 
Above: Australian Emperor
Close up of the dragonfly. If you look carefully, you will see the front legs are reminiscent of holding one's head in one's hands.


Today's quote: I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth ~ Henry Miller.

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17 comments:

brattcat said...

wonderful post for the theme.

Rob Siemann said...

Hello, dear BFG, long time no see! Your photos are wonderful, as usual!

william braquemard said...

Lovely shots of decay.

Jim said...

Great theme day post.

slim said...

Fabulous catch for theme day -- great quote as well.

LONDONLULU said...

What a find and capture! I love the delicate details, particularly on the dragonfly's body.

LOLfromPasa said...

You have come up with something a little difference. Love your images and your choice for theme day.

Suzanne said...

Nice composition even if it was just happenstance. Special filter or effect? Great!

wilf said...

Hate to say this, but it died beautifully, at least in the photo.

Lynette said...

You’ve made a great Theme Day post. I'm glad you picked these for today.

Jo said...

great post for theme day.

JM said...

Wonderful choice and beautiful photos!

Bergson said...

wonderful shots

Gerald (SK14) said...

excellent ontrib ution to the theme

hamilton said...

These are beautiful photos. Sorry about the dead dragonfly, though. (that may be the only way I would ever get a good shot of one!)

Red Nomad OZ said...

Those shots are so well composed they're like little works of art!! Despite - or maybe because of - the subject matter!!

Mark R said...

Yes, the first phto especially is very painterly indeed... great response to the theme.

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.