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The Dragon Face
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
The Dragon Face
The Dragon Face
Sigma 150mm Macro, f5.6, 1/500, Manual white balance, shutter priority
I took many shot of it while it was resting, ( the wings were moving).
Filter & Crop using Ps.
Canadian Geographic's 2008 Photo of the year (insect)
National Wildlife 2009 Honorable mention

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Sisterlisa B
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    It's amazing how dragonflies really do look like today's cartoon characters. ;O)
Great shot!

7/8/2007 6:30:43 AM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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Wow, awesome, I agree it looks like a cartoon character.

7/8/2007 6:32:26 AM

 
Michel Lalonde
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W O W
Great capture, I like the effect of the wings !

7/8/2007 6:55:27 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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WOW!!! Paul!!! Incredible indeed!!!!

7/8/2007 6:56:44 AM

 
Roberto Michelin
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Amazing Colors, details and I also love the wings effect.

7/8/2007 7:03:37 AM

 
Derek D. Dafoe
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Nice job Paul!!

7/8/2007 7:04:03 AM

 
David L. Luchowski
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Greayt capture,Paul. Color and clarity of detail are excellent.

7/8/2007 7:22:12 AM

 
Amanda Chapman
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Paul...seriously...you should publish your own macro book full of these outstanding images!

7/8/2007 7:52:47 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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WOW Paul this is an awesome macro, the colours and details are outstanding, A WINNER in my book.

7/8/2007 9:08:21 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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A Winner for sure Paul, This is awesome...Dominick

7/8/2007 9:33:14 AM

 
David Phalen
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Awesome! Love the colors and details.

7/8/2007 5:31:19 PM

 
Paul  G  Slate
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Wow Great capture Paul!!

7/8/2007 5:42:26 PM

 
Sam Britt
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WOW!!! Fantastic macro, Paul.

7/9/2007 7:52:39 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Amazing macro Paul!

7/9/2007 7:04:24 PM

 
Allison Gaulin
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OH my gracious- this is beyond SUPERB, Paul. Your entire gallery is incredible- I am wowed!!!!!!!!!!!!

7/10/2007 5:52:48 PM

 
Lorri Shank
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Simply stunning, Paul. I just love everything about this. It really looks like the fly is LOOKING at me!
Great job. By the way--I found this on Editor's First Picks!

7/10/2007 7:40:24 PM

 
Faisal Almalki
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This is insanely cool! Fantastic shot, details, colors, everything. Well done.

7/12/2007 10:18:44 AM

 
Sherri Gorman
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AWESOME!!!!

7/12/2007 2:23:08 PM

 
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Awesome Macro Paul!

7/12/2007 5:20:53 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Paul - This is just an amazing photograph - your entire gallery takes me into a whole new world! Thank you for sharing your incredible "visions" with all of us!

7/12/2007 9:40:25 PM

 
Duane Carter
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A perfect specimen, and a FANTASTIC job of capturing it!!! I think this is a winner, Paul. I love what the motion of the wings done for the composition, a nice soft fluid motion, while the face and eyes are tack sharp. Fantastic!!!

7/13/2007 8:34:35 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Editor's Picks!!!
(and I'm sure this should go further!)
Wonderful color and clarity.
Magnificent, Paul!!!
--lisa

7/13/2007 1:52:06 PM

 
Revonda L. Gentry
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Wow!! No doubt we will see this one again!! Amazing capture!!

7/14/2007 6:32:05 AM

 
David Pratt
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Amazing macro Paul! The details and colors are simply fantastic.

7/17/2007 6:53:13 AM

 
Lynn Haack
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Paul...This is one amazing macro. Wonderful detail, color and comp. EXCELLENCE at it's very best...Lynn

7/28/2007 2:25:26 PM

 
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This is SUPER!!! I love those Colors and the POV!!!! Great work!

7/30/2007 11:39:55 AM

 
Emilie Meudic-Parent
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Awesome Macro

8/5/2007 7:03:40 PM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Wow Paul this is fantastic and sure to be in the winners circle!!!

8/16/2007 5:25:30 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Paul, excellent colors, detail, clarity and point of view.

8/20/2007 9:38:37 PM

 
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Paul, this has to be one of the best macros I have ever seen. It is just incredible. Amazing colors. Sure to be a winner. Good luck.

Deon

8/21/2007 10:43:10 AM

 
Cathy Stancil
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This is absolutely incredible, Paul !! Bravo ! Your efforts definitely paid off, and we should see this beauty again very soon...

8/25/2007 8:58:34 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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PERFECTION! Nuff said!

8/27/2007 2:24:05 PM

 
Erin Tyler
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Congrats on your Finalist!

8/27/2007 2:44:44 PM

 
Lynn Haack
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Paul...A BIG CONGRATS ON THIS EXTRAORDINARY FINALIST! Lynn

8/27/2007 3:02:29 PM

 
Duane Carter
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Congratulations Paul, it's a magnificent macro!!!

8/27/2007 3:07:49 PM

 
anonymous 
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Congratulations Paul on your awesome finalist! B-

8/27/2007 3:37:56 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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YES! One of my favorites!! Congrats!

8/27/2007 3:55:59 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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Love this Paul...what great colors and details. Congratulations!

8/27/2007 4:56:07 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations, Paul!

8/27/2007 4:56:10 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations Paul! Amazing colors on this beautiful finalist!! Happy to see this one again!

8/27/2007 6:46:07 PM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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This is awesome---congratulations on this amazing image.

8/27/2007 6:55:03 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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OUTSTANDING FINALIST, Paul--
congrats!
:)

8/27/2007 7:07:42 PM

 
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Congratulations on this amazing finalist, Paul!!

8/27/2007 8:13:40 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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A WINNER!!
CONGRATS PAUL!

8/29/2007 8:47:39 AM

 
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Fabulous shot! Congratulations! Well deserved.

8/29/2007 8:59:39 AM

 
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Congratulations Paul on you fantastic second place win! B-

8/29/2007 9:04:23 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS Paul!!!

8/29/2007 9:24:05 AM

 
Catherine Anderson
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This is an absolutely superb shot. Look at those colors! Congratulations!

8/29/2007 9:49:05 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations Paul! This definitely deserves gold under it!!

8/29/2007 10:25:03 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Spectacular Win, Paul! Congratulations!

8/29/2007 10:47:41 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big congrats Paul, for your second place winner.

8/29/2007 1:08:58 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wonderful macro Paul, big congrats on your win!

8/29/2007 1:13:38 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner.

8/29/2007 1:55:24 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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What can I say...this is one of the most impactants macros I've ever seen...an impressive winner!!!!

8/29/2007 2:07:31 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Congrats! This is one of my all time favorite shots. The kind of macro I aspire to, but haven't hit yet. ;)

8/29/2007 2:52:35 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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Congrats Paul on this magnificent macro!!!

8/29/2007 3:41:01 PM

 
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Congratulations on this fantastic winning image!

8/29/2007 4:12:52 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Excellent! Congratulations

8/29/2007 4:58:21 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Paul...you da Man!!! Congratulations on this second Win!! That's double again!!! Wow!! ♥♥♥

8/29/2007 6:33:57 PM

 
Paul Parent
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Again, thanks to all of you for such nice comments.

8/29/2007 7:13:35 PM

 
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WOWZA .... so cool! Awesome job on this Paul. A big congratulations on your winS!!!!!!

8/30/2007 11:45:12 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Congratulations Paul! Excellent!!!!!!!!

8/30/2007 11:55:51 AM

 
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Oh my goodness, Paul...this is AMAZING!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! <><

8/30/2007 12:05:28 PM

 
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Awesome image, Paul, congratulations on your win!!!

8/31/2007 4:53:37 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Paul, big congratulations on your Second Place Win!

8/31/2007 9:49:42 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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Paul this is AWSOME, such a GREAT capture. BIG congrat's on your second place win!
Your gallery is awsome and I have enjoyed viewing, keep up the GREAT job!

9/15/2007 9:40:04 AM

 
Bill Wyatt
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I saw this in Pop Photo mag. Congratulations Paul it is beautiful!

10/12/2007 6:29:26 PM

 

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I bought the Nov. issue of Pop Photo last night. I saw this one in the mag and recognized your name. I knew I'd seen it and you on BetterPhoto.

Congratulations. GREAT photo!

10/15/2007 7:09:44 AM

 
Roberto Michelin
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Congratulations Paul,
I saw it too in the Novmber issue of Pop Photo Magazine !

10/15/2007 7:07:00 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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I just saw it myself and recognized you. A big congratulations on an awesome win Paul .

10/19/2007 6:08:15 PM

 
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I just found you in the Pop Photo magazine too! I also recognized your name! A HUGE congrats to you Paul on this fabulous winner! What an honor :)

10/21/2007 5:28:25 AM

 
Stan J. Bendkowski
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Congratulations Paul! Fabulous capture.

10/29/2007 6:07:59 AM

 
Imar De Waard
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when I see your works, I am thinking AMAZING!! wonderfull!!
greetz
Imar

10/29/2007 4:29:52 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations Paul on your photo being put in the Pop Photo magazine. That was really great. Also congratulations on your second place win.

10/31/2007 4:41:39 PM

 
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Outstanding details, colors and design. A superb macro, congratulations Paul!

10/31/2007 8:17:24 PM

 
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Congratulations Paul!! This is gorgeous!

11/8/2007 7:12:52 AM

 
James Quantz Jr.
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Incredible colors and symmetry, Paul! Great gallery - you have an incredible hold on saturation! Best- JQ

11/8/2007 8:18:07 AM

 
Pradeep Alengatt Subramanian
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graet macro shot.congrats for the winning shot.wish you a happy new year

12/30/2007 3:02:04 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Amazing!

1/4/2008 6:52:05 PM

 
Jennifer A. Lambert
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What a GREAT CATCH....beautiful colors too ! CONGRATULATIONS !! Stunningly beautiful shot !
Blessings, Jenny

5/3/2008 11:15:39 AM

 
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Great shot, Paul! congrats on the win!

12/20/2008 8:13:05 AM

 
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Beyond and over the top mind-blowing capture, Paul!!! You have a FABULOUS gallery!!! :-) k

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

1/1/2010 1:25:00 PM

 
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Paul, this is such a beautiful macro. Just a great capture. Have a great weekend, Bill

If you have time, check out my website:

Bill Houghton Photography

1/29/2010 6:06:47 PM

 
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a fantastic image!

1/30/2010 2:26:37 PM

 
Linda M. Walker
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Awesome and a big congrats!

1/31/2010 5:46:31 AM

 
Tori A. Gonzalez
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Congratulations and such a fantastic shot! Your images are absoultely amazing!

2/7/2010 9:39:02 AM

 
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Beautiful macro and lovely colours Paul! Congratulations!

2/21/2011 3:07:55 AM

 
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Beautiful color and detail, Paul-- Congratulations!!!

5/6/2011 7:28:59 PM

 
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