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Challenge: Branch (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Pentax
Location: Japan
Date: Aug 31, 2005
Aperture: f13
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/90
Galleries: Sky, Nature
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2005

In the late afternoon, dragonflies like to perch on the end of branches, sticks, pipes or whatever. some are prime positions.

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Place: 81 out of 432
Avg (all users): 5.5918
Avg (commenters): 6.7333
Avg (participants): 5.5033
Avg (non-participants): 5.6879
Views since voting: 679
Views during voting: 363
Votes: 294
Comments: 17
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09/18/2005 10:04:19 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

What a great capture! I love the silouette effect of the still dragonfly. The tones are there, the effect of a lucky capture, all there.

But what also is there is that other dragonfly, darnit! It really ends up pulling your attention from the still dragonfly. Being a basic challenge you couldn't clone him out but maybe a tighter crop across the top and on the right to put the rule of thirds in play. Using my magic envelopes if you take the top line to the top of the branch in the middle and just a bit off the right it offers a whole new view of the shot. Really keeps your attention on the still dragonfly.

Other that than, FANTASTIC CAPTURE!!!

Deannda
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2005 10:56:19 PM
wow - great picture!
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09/13/2005 10:20:10 PM
This is actually stunning, though I'd probably crop a little of right and bottom. Great capture!! A 10 for sure
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09/13/2005 12:53:02 PM
nada
09/10/2005 11:10:01 PM
beautiful!
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09/10/2005 03:44:57 PM
Simple and very effective use of strong contrast and a delicate line in the twig, and good use of the dragonflys/mayflies (whatever they are) to add scale, and create a more narrative image which can lead the eyes. The motion of the top fly nicely complements the static one.
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09/09/2005 08:16:09 PM
Great shot! nice composition, and great lighting. Good job!
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09/09/2005 07:55:28 PM
Nice placement and lighting, it's a really good picture. I like it.
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09/08/2005 09:37:43 AM
The dragon fly in the background takes away from the photo ithink. But still a great picture. good job
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09/08/2005 02:13:38 AM
Simple color combinations are appealing, like this one !
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09/07/2005 10:36:09 PM
I would have liked it better if the outline of the branch was really crisp. It looks a little blurry to me.
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09/07/2005 07:53:16 PM
I really enjoy this shot. Nice Composition and the contrast not only between the branch and backgroung but the static and moving dragonfly sets it off well.
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09/07/2005 04:40:17 PM
nice shot for sure.
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09/07/2005 03:17:22 PM
nice silhouette! great catch of the one in flight.
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09/07/2005 01:15:44 PM
I love the shadow look and feel to the shot. The OOF dragonfly is distracting and takes away from a really good image. Regardless Nice Job!
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09/07/2005 09:50:07 AM
nice idea...6
09/07/2005 12:14:06 AM
Nice title. I like the still one along with the dragonfly in flight.
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