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Challenge: Symmetry V (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D600
Lens: Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR
Date: May 11, 2014
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: May 11, 2014

[May. 18th, 2014 04:20:36 PM]

This is a focus stacked image using 4 stacked images. It was surprising that he/she sat still long enough for me to focus several times without moving. It was fast, but effective.

Thank you for the nice comments and the nice score. Not sure where it will end up, but you all have been very generous. Thank you.

Place: 1 out of 62
Avg (all users): 7.1875
Avg (commenters): 8.5714
Avg (participants): 6.8750
Avg (non-participants): 7.5000
Views since voting: 2433
Views during voting: 126
Votes: 64
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/22/2014 07:33:11 AM
Great patience and worthy of the blue. Huge congrats on a super duper shot
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05/20/2014 07:13:15 PM
I just freaking LOVE this! The detail is unreal. Any chance you could show the originals so I can understand where your focus points were and how much the rest was oof? I'm getting really interested in focus stacking and stuff along those lines but I still have no idea how to do it effectively. Did I mention I really like this shot? Congrats on the more than well deserved ribbon too. :D

eta: and congrats on the new PB! Awesome!

Message edited by author 2014-05-20 19:16:13.
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05/19/2014 10:38:40 PM
Congrats on the ribbon. Great result with the stacking.
I've seen the dragonfly stay that still. The wind or a breeze is the usual problem. I've got to try this on a calm day.
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05/19/2014 08:20:44 PM
brilliant. sad I didn't get to voting.
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05/19/2014 09:11:33 AM
I was thinking the same thing, ' how did you get this critter to stay still' I tried to shoot a dragonfly the other day, they were all around this lake, but not one of them stood still for longer than a micro second.

Congrats on the blue!
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05/19/2014 06:22:20 AM
Grats on the blue. I admire your tenacity! (I usually lose patience when trying to capture 'live' macro shots.)
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05/19/2014 12:38:47 AM
Congrats on the blue. Wonderful shot. I love the expression on its face. That is incredible that you could get all those shots to enable focus stacking. (I have a dead dragonfly and I doubt that I'd ever get this focus.)
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05/19/2014 12:36:39 AM
Congrats on the blue!!! I'm going to have to try this focus stacking...

Message edited by author 2014-05-19 00:37:09.
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05/19/2014 12:09:20 AM
Congrats on the Blue, TPL3 Teammate! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/18/2014 10:24:34 PM
gosh that's good. wow on the details.
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05/18/2014 04:05:14 PM
reminds me of walt disney 8
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05/16/2014 08:54:01 PM
I'll admit I'm not a huge fan of dragon fly photos, but MAN, this guy has some attitude!!! The light reflection / shimmer on the eyes adds another dimension (in a good way).
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05/15/2014 01:41:12 PM
Wonderful sharpness right where you need it. Great image.
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05/14/2014 11:47:55 AM
The head on pose of this dragonfly is truly imposing and unusual. It offers an entirely new understanding (at least for me) of an incredible insect. The detail and depth of focus are terrific. And, oh yeah, it's fabulously symmetrical.
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05/12/2014 02:14:36 PM
I could never imagining trying to capture one of these to take its picture..... but I think this is the exception..flies are not pretty... the details in the wings and the background make this powerful, just wow!
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05/12/2014 11:54:47 AM
Top 2
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05/12/2014 01:24:47 AM
How do you manage this degree of clarity???
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