August 10, 2013

A dragonfly (Natsu-akane) in Hase-dera

A bright scarlet dragonfly, which is called Natsu-akane (red dragonfly of summer), is settling firmly on the ripened receptacle of a lotus flower to bravely make a territorial display.

This amazing combination of the dragonfly and the lotus flower is truly a vivid manifestation of the essence of this high summer.

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