This week’s Photo Challenge is “Extra“.
The challenger wants us to show pictures which includes a little something in them.
Here are three photos of the same theme that has got a little something slipped into the pictures.
We were walking on the dam of the Plover Cove reservoir which was formed by building a dam in the sea and pumped the water dry on one side.
So, on one side, you have the side and on the other side, you have the fresh water reservoir.
The reservoir, when constructed in the 60s, was the world’s first fresh water lake reclaimed from an arm of the ocean.
The reservoir is the largest reservoir in Hong Kong in terms of area, and the second-largest in terms of volume (holding 230 million m3). Its main dam was one of the largest in the world at the time of its construction, cutting off Plover Cove from the sea. One main dam and three service dams were built to shut the cove off from the sea. The cove was then drained and was converted into a fresh water lake.
The construction of the reservoir was an engineering feat. The dam of the Reservoir is 28m tall and approximately 2 km long. Our plan was to walk from one end of the dam to another and then retrace our footsteps on our way back.
When photographing the sceneries, dragon flies got into the pictures.
They are small, but they flew close to the lens, they were magnified and looks big relative to the other features in the picture..
Never heard of doing this before, so interesting, Michael! I love dragon flies too.
They are just wonderful insects – with such big eye for overall vision!
kewl kapturez 🙂
many thanks for the kind words!
Wonderful! The surprise appearance of the dragonflies so close to the camera makes them look like helicopters in the photos! 🙂
Yes, they really look like helicopters – especially those which have a curved transparent cockpit!
The dragonflies did make the photos special. 🙂
With ou them, the pictures are just average!
Love the dragon flys
These insects have so many special features, I like their eye and their almost transparent wings!
Absolutely marvellous, Michael !! My sincere compliments ! 😀
Many thanks for your responses. Regards, Michael
At first glance, I thought they were helicopters. That is quite a dam. It must have taken quite a while to complete.
That was a novel concept too – to reclaim it from the sea and also having to protect it from wave actions!
Pantala flavesens – always looking for an opportunity to photo-bomb!
Hope you are only happily bombarded by my photos!
Oh my goodness. What beautiful photographs. I am so honored you liked my blog. Being just a point and click type of photographer I don’t come close to your professional compositions.
Many thanks for your comment; you are welcome!
The dragonflies were lovely extras in the pictures! Nice capture!
Glad to have captured them in the images! regards, Michael
The site always get me hooked. So captivating.
Many thanks for your kind words and following!
You are welcome and do have a pleasant trip.