Dragonfly

© Jeff E Jensen

Dragonfly

Aimee C. Eisaman October 13, 2009

Beautiful detail and I love the red things behind him! A great D image! :~) #1191731

Jeff E Jensen October 13, 2009

Thanks Aimee! #8034883

Aimee C. Eisaman October 15, 2009

Well now that you are asking for critique I would say this needs more room on the top and left. :~) #8039602

Sharon October 15, 2009

Amazing detail!! WTG :) #8039615

Dale Hardin October 15, 2009

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. #8039756

Melissa G. Meiselman October 15, 2009

Outstanding capture of this beautiful dragonfly taken with ultra sharp detail, vibrant color and fantastic composition, Jeff!! #8039785

Anthony L. Mancuso October 15, 2009

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.. #8039958

Debbie E. Payne October 15, 2009

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! #8040059

Michael Kelly level-deluxe October 15, 2009

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. #8040249

Christie R. Bielss October 15, 2009

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! #8040355

Ellen H. Robertson level-classic October 15, 2009

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. #8040697

Jeanine M. Bailey October 15, 2009

I LOVE the details you've captured in this shot!!! The colors and comp really add to this image for me!! #8040814

Rita K. Connell level-classic October 16, 2009

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 #8042910

Teresa H. Hunt October 16, 2009

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. :) #8043471

Susan M. Reynolds level-addict October 16, 2009

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? #8044062

Susan M. Reynolds level-addict October 16, 2009

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! :) #8044069

Jeff E Jensen October 17, 2009

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. #8046264

Aimee C. Eisaman October 18, 2009

Congrats on your EP Jeff! :~) #8047583

Ellen H. Robertson level-classic October 20, 2009

Congrats!!!!! #8052798

Susan M. Reynolds level-addict October 22, 2009

well Done for 'D'! #8057566

Jeff E Jensen October 22, 2009

Thanks Susan! #8058328

Carlton Ward level-deluxe October 22, 2009

Great capture Jeff - congrats :) #8058337

Jeff E Jensen October 22, 2009

Thanks Carlton! #8060019

Christie R. Bielss November 23, 2009

Congratulations Jeff! #8154898

Anthony L. Mancuso November 23, 2009

Congrats on this awesome macro Jeff! #8155083

Ellen H. Robertson level-classic November 23, 2009

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #8155226

Debbie E. Payne November 23, 2009

WTG, Jeff. He is an awesome Finalist! #8155253

Aimee C. Eisaman November 23, 2009

Congrats Jeff! :~) #8155857

Dale Hardin November 23, 2009

Finalist! But of course, how else could they treat it? Great shot Jeff. #8155921

Teresa H. Hunt November 23, 2009

Congrats on your wonderful Finalist! I guess he really didn't need more breathing room. LOL! #8157698

Susan M. Reynolds level-addict November 23, 2009

Space...did we say he needed more space???? The only space he needed a space for a spot as finalist! Congratulations :) #8157869

Vicki Snow November 23, 2009

wtg on your finalist jeff YAY!!!! #8158659

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic November 23, 2009

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8159786

Jeff E Jensen November 23, 2009

Thanks all! #8159843

Rita K. Connell level-classic November 23, 2009

nice going Jeff congratulations #8160740

Michael Kelly level-deluxe November 24, 2009

Wonderful Jeff - I was sure we would see this one recognized. Congratulations on a very fine Finalist! #8163161

Sam Britt November 24, 2009

Congratulations on this terrific finalist! #8164823

Jeff E Jensen November 24, 2009

Thanks everyone! Like Mike said in one of his threads, I appreciate all of the kind words. #8165084

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Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/50 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi

Uploaded on October 11, 2009

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