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Psychedelic Dragonfly
Psychedelic Dragonfly
GregoryB


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Firetrail near home
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/750
Galleries: Nature, Rural
Date Uploaded: Apr 6, 2008

Viewed: 1145
Comments: 28
Favorites: 6 (view)

Caught this dragonfly down near our dam. He had been skimming the water and had minute droplets of water on his wings. Used Xero Iridium for the background and then created a mask and erased the Iridium from the Dragonfly and grasses.

Focal length 400mm

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09/03/2009 08:53:06 PM
OMG!! this is gorgeous!
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03/03/2009 05:53:33 PM
Fabulous fairyland dragonfly. Absolutely love it.
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01/29/2009 07:49:46 AM
What a beautiful image! The colours are just lovely, and the patterned treatment you have given the background compliments the dragonfly beautifully.
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04/22/2008 05:20:39 PM
This is SUPER!!! love it!! thanks for the fav!
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04/15/2008 12:02:15 PM
Did Roz finish cutting that grass? Or are you talking about a different type of grass??

Fantastic processing to give this into a piece of art.
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04/10/2008 12:15:23 PM
Great choice of colors for the background. Matches the dragonfly nicely. Your processing is fun and unusual.
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04/09/2008 10:54:31 AM
Whoa!!! You and Roz ARE the reigning Queen AND KING of macros!!! WOW!

I LOVE those cool purple colors. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

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04/09/2008 05:00:25 AM
Excellent shot and the iridium filter works well here - great colours on the insect's body
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04/08/2008 10:38:42 PM
One of my favorite subjects ... the dragonfly. But the part that I love even more was the beautiful effect you created as part of the background ... the swirls.
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04/08/2008 08:18:50 PM
What a way to make a dragonfly look interesting!!!
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04/08/2008 10:51:50 AM
I really like the psychdelic feel you put on this. The details of the dragonfly are really nice.
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04/07/2008 06:53:08 AM
Greg - this is utterly BEAUTIFUL!
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04/06/2008 08:26:39 PM
Wow! What funky colours!
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04/06/2008 06:35:25 PM
Looks like a taffetta (?sp) background. Love the purples and fairy like effect.
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04/06/2008 04:51:00 PM
Very appropriate background for this little guy - nice detail as well.
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04/06/2008 12:24:35 PM
Greg,
This is beautiful... the photos you get with this lens are amazing and the processing is the best. Good work!
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04/06/2008 09:14:53 AM
That is such and awesome, wonderful creative idea. I just love the bokeh droplets on his wings. The Psychedelic colors work perfectly. You did a great job erasing the iridium. Nice crisp focus on the dragonfly.
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04/06/2008 09:07:49 AM
I really like the colors and the way you did the background in this one.
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04/06/2008 08:38:25 AM
beautiful! what a great image, i love the play of the light throughout the image and the patterns it makes. The colors here are fabulous, and good composition too, I bthink this would make a great Free Study entry...
probably need to change the frame but otherwise..hmmm

course, don't listen to me b/c I have been getting hammered lately in challenges...hehehehe

Cheers!
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04/06/2008 08:37:13 AM
Very neat effect- I like the Xero filters. Those gossamer wings are awesome !
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04/06/2008 08:21:16 AM
I love that so much. It almost makes me think of moire taffeta behind the insesct. Gorgeous cool tones of lavender and turquoise.
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04/06/2008 08:19:14 AM
Very funky, man! Incredible detail and great colours! : )
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04/06/2008 07:00:26 AM
Psychedelic, man! Were you listening to "In a Gadda Da Vida" at the time? This is great. Love the colors and patterns. Good catch on the dragonfly, too. The pose is perfect.
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04/06/2008 06:45:04 AM
Really nice effect.
I wonder if most people here know what kind of "dam" you mean. ;-Þ
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04/06/2008 05:24:48 AM
Wow...just wow. :)
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04/06/2008 05:23:20 AM
just love those colours and the swirly pattern ..
its an excellent process and photograph .
can you pass the damn joint now honey !!..:)x
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04/06/2008 04:49:11 AM
Very cool pp. I really like the colors and effect.
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04/06/2008 04:22:41 AM
WOW... WOW...WOW..... This just awesome and I LOVE the swirly marbley backgroud so very much.....
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