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July 9, 2012
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Canon EOS 1000D
Shutter Speed
1/166 second
Focal Length
0 mm
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Date Taken
Jun 21, 2012, 6:32:45 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Macintosh
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who? by Ben-Kelevra who? by Ben-Kelevra
data:55mm retro, 1/160s, ISO1600
location:Dragonfly in an old mine in Thuringia, Germany
camera:Canon EOS 1000D
lens:Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS retro

titel: Who?
photographer: Ben Kelevra
taken: 2012/06/21
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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Hmm... right. It isn't an easy shot to make, so anyway, be proud of yourself.

Your focus killed the impact. The eye is the first thing we look at, and it is faded. After, we look at the legs of the insect, and you cut them.
Technique? Nice background chosen, you did a nice framing here, light and colours are agreable for the eye. Details are so freakin epic, we can see the "fur" on it's back.
Maybe a bit less of empty space would be nice, you can crop the picture on the dragonfly, trying to rub this effect of cut legs...

Once again: cool work, not so easy to do, so keep on ;)
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After looking through some of your other photos, I have to admit this isn't your best in regards to composition and clarity. But, there are a few things I love about it!

The simple, light background brings out the vivid blues in the insect - wonderful work in choosing your scene and angle!

I also love how close you got, the detail is incredible! Though perhaps it would've been better to fill the frame rather than just containing to one corner.

The shallow DOF helps put the focus on the insect as well, but I think it would've been better to use a little higher aperture here as only a few parts of the bug are actually detailed.

The main thing that bothers me is the composition.. I like how you tried something a little different, but I'd like to see more of the legs and as I mentioned earlier, more of the frame filled. Simply shifting down and to the left is what I'm thinking! :aww:

Nice work though! I'll definitely be checking out your gallery. :hug:
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beautiful shot. I love macro photos of dragonflies. this one is very well focused, plus the colour is beautiful.
Ben-Kelevra Feb 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much! :)
quiblanc Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
good job!! personally, i think it's creepy!!
Ben-Kelevra Feb 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :)
Crystal-Firefly Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's really awesome. So detailed.
Ben-Kelevra Nov 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :)
Wonderful capture! ;d
Ben-Kelevra Jul 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :)
You're most welcome! :sun:
Nintendraw Jul 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
How'd you get so close???
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