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Dragon Lady (in honour of my 12th grade maths teacher!)
Dragon Lady (in honour of my 12th grade maths teacher!)
bhowie


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: D&L (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D
Location: Yungchumnoi, Thailand
Date: Aug 28, 2005
Aperture: f8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2005

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Statistics
Place: 39 out of 200
Avg (all users): 6.1901
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 5.7236
Avg (non-participants): 6.6000
Views since voting: 1003
Views during voting: 417
Votes: 263
Comments: 22
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/11/2005 08:55:39 PM
Hello from the Critique Club!

I can look at a perfectly executed painting or even a photograph for that matter and it can often leave me cold. This image just makes me feel happy for some unknown reason.
Yes a different DOF might have made this image better technically, but Iím sure something very unique and important would have been lost in the process. THAT wing!! Itís like gossamer on fire Ė its like a fairy type elemental coming through from another dimension and laughing at the silliness of us humansÖyou could not capture that again if you tried for the next 100 years!

The colours in this image could have come from a painterís palette Ė planned and perfect - perfect together.

This image just works for me and Iím glad your depth of field and focus were as they were. For that reason I canít bring myself to find any faultJ

Message edited by author 2005-09-12 02:26:10.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/04/2005 09:13:21 PM
Wonderful DOF. Well captured and presented. Have you shown your math teacher? Maybe wait till grades are out.
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09/03/2005 11:30:15 PM
good shot, would have benefitted from a greater DOF, & longer shutter speed.
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09/03/2005 07:57:27 AM
Great colours in the background and the reflections on the wings. Just a shame that the DOF doesn't allow the eyes to be sharp, too. Oh what the heck, 10.
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09/02/2005 04:13:44 PM
Wow cool shot
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09/02/2005 04:00:57 PM
I hope your teacher didn't look like this :)

The crop feels a bit awkward, but this may be the best you could come up with given the opportunity.
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08/31/2005 05:36:58 PM
He's a happy looking chap isn't he. Brilliant macro shot.
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08/31/2005 11:51:16 AM
dem.... this is a nice one
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08/31/2005 01:56:32 AM
what a face !! good macro...9
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08/30/2005 06:10:59 PM
That's way cool. The focus is spot on.
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08/30/2005 01:16:08 PM
Speaking as a Maths teacher - I resent - oops, perhaps not the lady part.
Shame the DOF was so shallow, I think it just missed the most interesting part.
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08/30/2005 08:30:03 AM
Very cool closeup. At first glance I didn't know if it was real or fake. I love the highlight along the wings. I'm not a fan of insects, but a fan of your photo. Kudos!
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08/30/2005 12:14:36 AM
very cool macro!
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08/29/2005 07:05:49 PM
is this an elsapo? fantastic macro with interesting effects from the DOF. great colors. 10 and favorite.
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08/29/2005 06:53:07 PM
What a fantastic bokeh!
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08/29/2005 07:30:02 AM
I'd drop the paranthesis, they're really unnecesary. Awesome shot.
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08/29/2005 06:56:00 AM
Wonderfull -if you cropped this one I think you did an excellent job. I love the sideways view and the blurring going into the background. Just a great shot.
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08/29/2005 04:37:41 AM
nice macro, i really like it
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08/29/2005 02:06:36 AM
a bit of a stretch, title wise, but a fine shot :-)
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08/29/2005 01:25:06 AM
AND she's smiling. Man, those wings look like they are on fire. This is the best macro. WOW. Such detail and colors. GREAT JOB
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08/29/2005 12:17:44 AM
Nice shot! 8
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08/29/2005 12:08:42 AM
haha, that's what we call our math teacher too!
Lovely pic. i love the warm tones, and the shallow dof.
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