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Submitted on
August 5, 2012
Image Size
1.4 MB


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Canon EOS 60D
Shutter Speed
1/99 second
Focal Length
100 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Aug 4, 2012, 4:45:30 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Macintosh
Sensor Size


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happymeal by Ben-Kelevra happymeal by Ben-Kelevra
data:100mm, 1/100s, f5.0, ISO200
location:Eating Damselfly in Leinefelde, Germany
camera:Canon EOS 60D
lens:Canon EF 100mm 1:2.8 USM macro

titel: Happymeal
photographer: Ben Kelevra
taken: 2012/08/04
portfolio: [link]

:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz: Ben Kelevra. You may not use, replicate, manipulate, or modify this image without my permission. All Rights Reserved.
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The sharpness in this picture is stunning as well as the colours and contrast being absolutely perfect. Though I think it is a shame that you didn't manage to get the whole dragonfly in the picture actually, some of it's tail is missing. Apart from that I think it is well, almost perfect in a sense even though it isn't something that really blends out of this picture but that is hard to do in a naturepicture like this one.
The fact that you made it sqared makes it even better, it brings the whole focus to the fly and nothing else, which is always good. Sorry for the rate being down because of the low originality but it's hard to set a high originality for naturepictures, i mean, they are everywhere haha, I do them too!

Great nature picture though and nature pictures doesn't really have to be original to be perfect :)
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Hello fellow photographer!

This picture is pretty well done with fine details and stunning composition. Even if it may not be as dynamic as others, it still captures the essence and sharp edge while contrasting it with pure natural beauty!

I like how the macro shot could really set a happy natural atmosphere with the bright green-yellow colours with the torquise-dragonfly really gleaming the shot. And the way you portrayed this photo in a square instagram-theme really gave it a more focused shot.

What I thought could be improved on would be the angle of the shot, where it encompasses the whole dragonfly rather than having bits of it cut of in a semi-backwards 3/4 view. And adding a bit more mid-ground could really set the tone of the image.

Overall, I think this piece is pretty amazing with it's sense of clarity and keen-edge feel. Keep up the great work and don't give up!
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Ben-Kelevra Feb 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
hefeigal Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome!
The focus is fantastic, and the colors are just amazing! The whole piece is so natural and gives us a peek into the life of such a small insect.
Well done! :D
Ben-Kelevra Feb 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much! :thanks:
hefeigal Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure!
Oh yum!
Great shot, very nice blue =)
Ben-Kelevra Aug 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you!
Nintendraw Aug 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful damsel!
Ben-Kelevra Aug 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you! :)
tonepainter Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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