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September 3, 2012
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Canon EOS 500D
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1/64 second
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Date Taken
Sep 1, 2012, 10:16:22 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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Dragonfly by RobinHedberg Dragonfly by RobinHedberg

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Hälsingland, Sweden
Retouched in PS CS5 :]

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Personally, I don't think you can really critique this piece in a negative light. You're really up close to the dragonfly - which is something difficult to even think about, really. I've tried to get pictures like this and it's very hard. Impossible, to be honest.

If anything, I'd love to see what someone could do in a photo manipulation program to really amplify the colors or even make them more psychedelic. But that later bit is more or less just for fun. The incredible detail that the camera, and the photographer captured is just phenomenal!

Please do more! <3 Please!
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Critique by EvilDoctorHobbit Sep 26, 2012, 7:32:16 PM
Wow, this is quite stunning.

What a queer creature you got there. You do a really great job emphasizing some of it's unique features with wonderful focus. I love how only his head, part of his leg, and a sliver of the wood is in focus. It really lets you evaluate key parts of this animal in good detail without completely overwhelming the viewer. The small part of the table you have in-focus really brings it together- you've given this otherwise out-of-world insect a firm, everyday backdrop that we can relate too.

Speaking of detail, I really, really like how you can see the individual hairs on top of his head and the side of his 'face'. Plus his hair legs are so defines- so rare to see such a sharp image of insect legs!

The colors on the creature, as well, are just so vivid! I'm glad you kept them so bright.

Fantastic job!
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raskolnikov79 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
What kind of camera do you have? Ive got a Nikon D80 with a 18-55 lens. Pretty basic but a nice cam!! I just started with photography, 4, 5 months now, i love it!! And you? Really nice pics, my compliments!
T-002nolife Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Artist
you've got an awesome art.
Jackidex Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
i like it
Saphire-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Beautiful photograph! Dragonflies are difficult to capture, but here you have not only captured the image of a dragonfly, but a close-up with excellent detail! :)
Cheeky143 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is very cool at amazing!
Archangelical Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Not that it matters, but I really like this picture of a dragonfly.  It's very well done.  :)
brambley98 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
sick photo
lunamoth19 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
after crawling across the ground once just to get a picture of a damselfly I have to ask. How in the world did you get that close without it flying off?
Kjherstin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Magnificent macro
BatmanWithBunnyEars Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   General Artist
He makes me think of a Spiderman villain slowly approaching the hero after he thinks he's almost got him beaten...
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