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Dragonfly
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Dragonfly
Dragonfly
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Aimee c. Eisaman
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    Beautiful detail and I love the red things behind him! A great D image! :~)

10/13/2009 7:42:16 AM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Thanks Aimee!

10/13/2009 7:04:12 PM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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Well now that you are asking for critique I would say this needs more room on the top and left. :~)

10/15/2009 9:06:11 AM

 
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Amazing detail!! WTG :)

10/15/2009 9:09:04 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Wonderful capture and colors Jeff. Have no idea how you got this shot unless it is heavily cropped.

Suggestions: flip horizontally and apply high pass filtering with hard light blend.

10/15/2009 9:49:22 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Outstanding capture of this beautiful dragonfly taken with ultra sharp detail, vibrant color and fantastic composition, Jeff!!

10/15/2009 9:54:51 AM

 
Anthony L. Mancuso
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Excellent detail and color Jeff..really great shot but I agree it could use a litte bit of breathing room as described by Aimee..I find the brown blob to the left of his head to be slightly distracting as well...not sure if this needs the flip Dale mentioned, would have to see it to give an opinion..

10/15/2009 10:38:55 AM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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He is lovely and you certainly "filled the frame" with him but I also think it needs a bit more breathing space. I have not given any thought as to where I'd want more space. More a "feeling" of close quarters than anything else. The colors are lovely and I'm jealous. I wouldn't even put my several dragonfly images on BP period. Maybe someday I'll be lucky enough to "catch" just one!

10/15/2009 11:26:07 AM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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Amazing detail and DOF on this one Jeff. Love the color and the POV as well, but do agree that a bit more space would help the shot be even better. Like Tony not sure about a flip or if the exposure or saturation needs any boost from the posted image.

10/15/2009 12:17:28 PM

 
Christie R. Bielss
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Wow Jeff - you really got up close and personal! Not sure if anyone has said anything about needing a bit more breathing room, but think it might be helpful. lol. Not sure about the flip b/c I like the angle he's heading, but would have to see it. The detail and color in this is amazing. Great capture!

10/15/2009 12:48:42 PM

 
Ellen H. Robertson
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Your detail is absolutly amazing!!! Love the colors especially the blues and browns. The tightness on the left does not bother me and would like to see the suggestions.

10/15/2009 3:27:23 PM

 
Jeanine M. Bailey
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I LOVE the details you've captured in this shot!!! The colors and comp really add to this image for me!!

10/15/2009 4:39:32 PM

 
Rita K. Connell
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Wow Jeff this a great shot, I am in agreement that I think it needs more breathing room the detail on his wings is just to cool not to show them more. I also think the brown blob to the left of his head to be slightly distracting. it will be interesting to see the flip not sure it needs it, but dales usually has a good eye for that. great detail jeff

10/16/2009 7:57:29 AM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
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Jeff, beautiful color and detail here. I'll jump on the "needs more breathing room" bandwagon. I'm not sure it needs to be flipped . . . would have to see it. I really like the shot as is . . . except for the breathing room. :)

10/16/2009 1:09:13 PM

 
Susan Reynolds
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First of all I agree 100% with the others on the wonderful detail and color...but I'd also have to say too that I think it needs that bit of extra space as well. I don't know if the brown blob others have mentioned could be removed...It makes for a strong photo with great detail.
If you don't mind my asking, how close were you and is this the original photo or a cropped version? Also, what type of lens/settings did you use to get this shot?

10/16/2009 7:01:29 PM

 
Susan Reynolds
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Actually, the first thing I meant to say was congratulations on your EP...my mind is a little loopy from the pain meds again...Kudos! :)

10/16/2009 7:04:17 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Good grief, I head to the mountains for a couple of days and look what happens. . . . :o)

Thanks for all of the comments!

This shot has not been cropped, so that is all the breathing room he gets. Sorry. I will look through my files to see if I have any with a little more room.

Susan - This guy was kind enough to sit still for a good 15 minutes. This image was taken at f/10, at 55mm, 1/250 sec exposure.

Dale - I will play with your suggestions a little later.

10/17/2009 6:23:07 PM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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Congrats on your EP Jeff! :~)

10/18/2009 11:22:40 AM

 
Ellen H. Robertson
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Congrats!!!!!

10/20/2009 6:35:09 AM

 
Susan Reynolds
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well Done for 'D'!

10/22/2009 1:22:45 AM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Thanks Susan!

10/22/2009 5:47:50 AM

 
Carlton Ward
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Great capture Jeff - congrats :)

10/22/2009 5:52:38 AM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Thanks Carlton!

10/22/2009 5:55:17 PM

 
Christie R. Bielss
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Congratulations Jeff!

11/23/2009 6:02:01 AM

 
Anthony L. Mancuso
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Congrats on this awesome macro Jeff!

11/23/2009 6:35:03 AM

 
Ellen H. Robertson
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Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11/23/2009 6:53:02 AM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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WTG, Jeff. He is an awesome Finalist!

11/23/2009 6:56:22 AM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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Congrats Jeff! :~)

11/23/2009 8:16:33 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Finalist! But of course, how else could they treat it? Great shot Jeff.

11/23/2009 8:25:43 AM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
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Congrats on your wonderful Finalist! I guess he really didn't need more breathing room. LOL!

11/23/2009 1:37:07 PM

 
Susan Reynolds
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Space...did we say he needed more space???? The only space he needed a space for a spot as finalist! Congratulations :)

11/23/2009 2:06:12 PM

 
Vicki Snow
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wtg on your finalist jeff YAY!!!!

11/23/2009 3:41:54 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)

11/23/2009 5:56:08 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Thanks all!

11/23/2009 6:04:30 PM

 
Rita K. Connell
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nice going Jeff congratulations

11/23/2009 8:10:06 PM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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Wonderful Jeff - I was sure we would see this one recognized. Congratulations on a very fine Finalist!

11/24/2009 9:12:23 AM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on this terrific finalist!

11/24/2009 7:00:37 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Thanks everyone! Like Mike said in one of his threads, I appreciate all of the kind words.

11/24/2009 9:04:18 PM

 
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