The Dragon Face

© paul parent

The Dragon Face

Sisterlisa B 7/8/2007 6:30:43 AM

It's amazing how dragonflies really do look like today's cartoon characters. ;O)
Great shot! #687211

Tamara K. Walker 7/8/2007 6:32:26 AM

Wow, awesome, I agree it looks like a cartoon character. #4484407

Michel Lalonde 7/8/2007 6:55:27 AM

Great capture, I like the effect of the wings ! #4484448

Patrick Rouzes 7/8/2007 6:56:44 AM

WOW!!! Paul!!! Incredible indeed!!!! #4484452

Roberto Michelin 7/8/2007 7:03:37 AM

Amazing Colors, details and I also love the wings effect. #4484466

Derek D. Dafoe 7/8/2007 7:04:03 AM

Nice job Paul!! #4484468

David L. Luchowski 7/8/2007 7:22:12 AM

Greayt capture,Paul. Color and clarity of detail are excellent. #4484509

Amanda Chapman 7/8/2007 7:52:47 AM should publish your own macro book full of these outstanding images! #4484628

Lynne Morris 7/8/2007 9:08:21 AM

WOW Paul this is an awesome macro, the colours and details are outstanding, A WINNER in my book. #4484859

Dominick M. Dimacale 7/8/2007 9:33:14 AM

A Winner for sure Paul, This is awesome...Dominick #4484932

David Phalen 7/8/2007 5:31:19 PM

Awesome! Love the colors and details. #4486167

Paul G Slate 7/8/2007 5:42:26 PM

Wow Great capture Paul!! #4486197

Sam Britt 7/9/2007 7:52:39 AM

WOW!!! Fantastic macro, Paul. #4488591

Michelle L. Frick 7/9/2007 7:04:24 PM

Amazing macro Paul! #4490467

Allison Gaulin 7/10/2007 5:52:48 PM

OH my gracious- this is beyond SUPERB, Paul. Your entire gallery is incredible- I am wowed!!!!!!!!!!!! #4493899

Lorri Shank 7/10/2007 7:40:24 PM

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! #4494254

Faisal Almalki 7/12/2007 10:18:44 AM

This is insanely cool! Fantastic shot, details, colors, everything. Well done. #4501015

Sherri Gorman 7/12/2007 2:23:08 PM

AWESOME!!!! #4501611

anonymous 7/12/2007 5:20:53 PM

Awesome Macro Paul! #4502049

Debbie E. Payne 7/12/2007 9:40:25 PM

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! #4502654

Duane Carter 7/13/2007 8:34:35 AM

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!!! #4504668

Lisa J. Boulden 7/13/2007 1:52:06 PM

Editor's Picks!!!
(and I'm sure this should go further!)
Wonderful color and clarity.
Magnificent, Paul!!!
--lisa #4505504

Revonda L. Gentry 7/14/2007 6:32:05 AM

Wow!! No doubt we will see this one again!! Amazing capture!! #4507597

David Pratt 7/17/2007 6:53:13 AM

Amazing macro Paul! The details and colors are simply fantastic. #4518027

Lynn Haack 7/28/2007 2:25:26 PM

Paul...This is one amazing macro. Wonderful detail, color and comp. EXCELLENCE at it's very best...Lynn #4572272

Shelly A. Van Camp 7/30/2007 11:39:55 AM

This is SUPER!!! I love those Colors and the POV!!!! Great work! #4578946

Emilie Meudic-Parent 8/5/2007 7:03:40 PM

Awesome Macro #4605936

Bill Wyatt 8/16/2007 5:25:30 AM

Wow Paul this is fantastic and sure to be in the winners circle!!! #4655580

Janine Russell 8/20/2007 9:38:37 PM

Paul, excellent colors, detail, clarity and point of view. #4676235

Deon 8/21/2007 10:43:10 AM

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 #4679125

Cathy Stancil 8/25/2007 8:58:34 PM

This is absolutely incredible, Paul !! Bravo ! Your efforts definitely paid off, and we should see this beauty again very soon... #4698034

Marsha S. Smith 8/27/2007 2:24:05 PM

PERFECTION! Nuff said! #4706173

Erin Tyler 8/27/2007 2:44:44 PM

Congrats on your Finalist! #4706358

Lynn Haack 8/27/2007 3:02:29 PM


Duane Carter 8/27/2007 3:07:49 PM

Congratulations Paul, it's a magnificent macro!!! #4706582

anonymous 8/27/2007 3:37:56 PM

Congratulations Paul on your awesome finalist! B- #4706790

Shelly A. Van Camp 8/27/2007 3:55:59 PM

YES! One of my favorites!! Congrats! #4706910

Laurie Daily 8/27/2007 4:56:07 PM

Love this Paul...what great colors and details. Congratulations! #4707514

Sam Britt 8/27/2007 4:56:10 PM

Congratulations, Paul! #4707515

Michelle L. Frick 8/27/2007 6:46:07 PM

Congratulations Paul! Amazing colors on this beautiful finalist!! Happy to see this one again! #4708503

Connie J. Bagot 8/27/2007 6:55:03 PM

This is awesome---congratulations on this amazing image. #4708591

Jennifer L. Alder 8/27/2007 7:07:42 PM

:) #4708742

Su Sana E. P 8/27/2007 8:13:40 PM

Congratulations on this amazing finalist, Paul!! #4709261

Jennifer L. Alder 8/29/2007 8:47:39 AM


Don Johnson 8/29/2007 8:59:39 AM

Fabulous shot! Congratulations! Well deserved. #4718022

anonymous 8/29/2007 9:04:23 AM

Congratulations Paul on you fantastic second place win! B- #4718047

Laurence Saliba 8/29/2007 9:24:05 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Paul!!! #4718228

Catherine Anderson 8/29/2007 9:49:05 AM

This is an absolutely superb shot. Look at those colors! Congratulations! #4718458

Michelle L. Frick 8/29/2007 10:25:03 AM

Congratulations Paul! This definitely deserves gold under it!! #4718669

Christopher Budny 8/29/2007 10:47:41 AM

Spectacular Win, Paul! Congratulations! #4718801

Tarun Bose 8/29/2007 1:08:58 PM

Big congrats Paul, for your second place winner. #4719557

Claudia Kuhn 8/29/2007 1:13:38 PM

Wonderful macro Paul, big congrats on your win! #4719588

Kay E. Mahoney 8/29/2007 1:55:24 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner. #4719822

Daniella Puente 8/29/2007 2:07:31 PM

What can I say...this is one of the most impactants macros I've ever impressive winner!!!! #4719902

Marsha S. Smith 8/29/2007 2:52:35 PM

Congrats! This is one of my all time favorite shots. The kind of macro I aspire to, but haven't hit yet. ;) #4720063

Laurie Daily 8/29/2007 3:41:01 PM

Congrats Paul on this magnificent macro!!! #4720291

Crossroad Photography 8/29/2007 4:12:52 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic winning image! #4720419

Cheryl E. Molennor 8/29/2007 4:58:21 PM

Excellent! Congratulations #4720633

Su Sana E. P 8/29/2007 6:33:57 PM da Man!!! Congratulations on this second Win!! That's double again!!! Wow!! ♥♥♥ #4720965

paul parent 8/29/2007 7:13:35 PM

Again, thanks to all of you for such nice comments. #4721151

Jill Flynn 8/30/2007 11:45:12 AM

WOWZA .... so cool! Awesome job on this Paul. A big congratulations on your winS!!!!!! #4724590

ALLEN O. HOWARD 8/30/2007 11:55:51 AM

Congratulations Paul! Excellent!!!!!!!! #4724648

Nadine A. Lewis 8/30/2007 12:05:28 PM

Oh my goodness, Paul...this is AMAZING!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! <>< #4724682

Deborah C. Lewinson 8/31/2007 4:53:37 PM

Awesome image, Paul, congratulations on your win!!! #4729566

Janine Russell 8/31/2007 9:49:42 PM

Paul, big congratulations on your Second Place Win! #4730227

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 9/15/2007 9:40:04 AM

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! #4794604

Bill Wyatt 10/12/2007 6:29:26 PM

I saw this in Pop Photo mag. Congratulations Paul it is beautiful! #4918024

Bill Wyatt 10/15/2007 7:09:44 AM

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! #4928223

Roberto Michelin 10/15/2007 7:07:00 PM

Congratulations Paul,
I saw it too in the Novmber issue of Pop Photo Magazine ! #4931202

Cheryl E. Molennor 10/19/2007 6:08:15 PM

I just saw it myself and recognized you. A big congratulations on an awesome win Paul . #4950812

Alison Krylowski 10/21/2007 5:28:25 AM

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 :) #4956003

Stan J. Bendkowski 10/29/2007 6:07:59 AM

Congratulations Paul! Fabulous capture. #4999023

Imar De Waard 10/29/2007 4:29:52 PM

when I see your works, I am thinking AMAZING!! wonderfull!!
Imar #5001098

Kay E. Mahoney 10/31/2007 4:41:39 PM

Congratulations Paul on your photo being put in the Pop Photo magazine. That was really great. Also congratulations on your second place win. #5011744

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 10/31/2007 8:17:24 PM

Outstanding details, colors and design. A superb macro, congratulations Paul! #5012338

Erica Murphy 11/8/2007 7:12:52 AM

Congratulations Paul!! This is gorgeous! #5044715

James Quantz Jr. 11/8/2007 8:18:07 AM

Incredible colors and symmetry, Paul! Great gallery - you have an incredible hold on saturation! Best- JQ #5045015

Pradeep Alengatt Subramanian 12/30/2007 3:02:04 PM

graet macro shot.congrats for the winning shot.wish you a happy new year #5269332

Cheryl E. Molennor 1/4/2008 6:52:05 PM

Amazing! #5293317

Jennifer A. Lambert 5/3/2008 11:15:39 AM

What a GREAT CATCH....beautiful colors too ! CONGRATULATIONS !! Stunningly beautiful shot !
Blessings, Jenny #5878327

David Van Camp 12/20/2008 8:13:05 AM

Great shot, Paul! congrats on the win! #6915963

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 1/1/2010 1:25:00 PM

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

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! #8261860

Bill Houghton 1/29/2010 6:06:47 PM

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


Tiia Vissak 1/30/2010 2:26:37 PM

a fantastic image! #8342802

Linda M. Walker 1/31/2010 5:46:31 AM

Awesome and a big congrats! #8343939

Tori A. Gonzalez 2/7/2010 9:39:02 AM

Congratulations and such a fantastic shot! Your images are absoultely amazing! #8363455

Debbie Hartley 2/21/2011 3:07:55 AM

Beautiful macro and lovely colours Paul! Congratulations! #9252592

Robert K. Bemus 5/6/2011 7:28:59 PM

Beautiful color and detail, Paul-- Congratulations!!! #9392628

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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

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: +0, Exposure Time: 1/100, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 800, White Balance: auto white balance, Focal Length: 100mm, Camera Model: D200

Uploaded on 7/8/2007 6:23:16 AM

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Camera: Nikon D200 Digital SLR Camera All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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