Distorted Reflection

31 August 2008


Charente Maritime, France 01/07/08, 8AM, D300, lens Sigma 70-200mm F/2.8G, 180mm 1/320 sec, F/8, ISO 200.

This dragonfly was above a pond in a garden during a sunny day.

In Europe, dragonflies have often been seen as sinister. Some English vernacular names, such as "devil's darning needle" and "ear cutter", link them with evil or injury. A Romanian folk tale says that the dragonfly was once a horse possessed by the devil. This is also seen in the Maltese culture as the word for dragonfly which is "Debba ta' l-infern" literally means Hell's mare.


30 August 2008


Capbreton, France 27/06/08, 6AM, D300, lens Sigma 70-200mm F/2.8G, Tele converter 2X, 155mm 1/125 sec, F/16, ISO 200.

The entrance of Capbreton harbour is very dangerous even if the weather is nice like this day of June the current could be very strong.

I took this picture early in the morning in order to get light from the sunrise.