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Hälsingland, Sweden
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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!
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T-002nolife Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you've got an awesome art.
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Jackidex Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i like it
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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! :)
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Cheeky143 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is very cool at amazing!
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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.  :)
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brambley98 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
sick photo
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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?
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Kjherstin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Magnificent macro
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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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WolfDreams Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
OH I just love this! Hello!!!!!
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pour-le-roi-de-loups Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Amazing shoot; i took also some photos of southern hawkers, but i called it megnaneura - it sounds cooler :D I like to photograph arthropoda. Was your photomodel still alive or prepared?
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Juuku-Coffee Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
how did you get so close?!!! amazing!
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invaderra Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Thats brilliant! I love dragonflys!
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diavolinas Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
this is amazing :)
can I feature this pic in our gallery even if u are not a member :?
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JAMSart Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
personall fav
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CrazyScientist20 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
wow!!
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deer-o Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Photographer
OMG it has a face! incredible close up...
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katdesignstudio Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Excellent depth of field.
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Chiichiichan94 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG :la: how AWESOME :D loved it
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Aura-Dawn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Don't know why, but I love Macro photography. Maybe because am not successful at it anymore myself.

Love this picture Would critique it but other's already have and I agree with both of them.
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Deena-Lee-Sauve Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome!!It looks like it's little eyes are closed...just napping!!!Awww!!
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RodolfoMaia Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i'll aways remeber "Black Kamen Rider"
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MadNimrod Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
How were you able to get so close? Every time I try this, the dragonfly screams bloody mary and zooms off.
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carlossimio Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
The drangon fly's eyes scare me a bit, but also attract me.
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ArtsGenie Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That's an amazing close up photo of a dragonfly. It's really cool!
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SomebodySuperCoolio Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Cool!!!!!!
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frozenpin Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
lovely :clap:
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DeadStickGuy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwsumo
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great focus and depth! :clap:
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TheShanar Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm no expert in photography, but I just have to say: Awesome.
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Jekyll52 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Beautiful
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GhostSweet Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist
it's amazing
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CalamityCourtney Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing!
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
I have never seen a dragonflies face...It's amazing!!!...
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Fenrir-Lupus Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a little scary...
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PsariUsagi Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwww
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draweverywhere Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Another beautiful piece, great focus, and interesting cropping!
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Flangdom Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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Juhupainting Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Awesome work it looks really cool!
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gold-rose Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work is featured in the article from :iconthefavouriteshowcase: here >>> [link]

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AtanaerAiram Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing! *__*
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Valentine-Vladicvik Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Beautiful picture
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Pixie-Wildflower Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Amazing close-up!
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Marievarp Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Youre beautiful picture has been featured here, ;) : [link]
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RobinHedberg Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :]
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Marievarp Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're more than welcome! ;)
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RadioTroll Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
-stares- What the he.... Ooooo it's a dragonfly. Woah How did you manage to get that close? That's awesome except that for everything behind the nose it's sort of blurry, maybe you moved or you were too close?
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BrettMikaluk Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
that's amazing, one thing I would ad is slightly more contrast to the picture in post, other than that I think it looks great.
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Digital-Blend Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Very nice!
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