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07-30-2010, 02:39 AM   #2
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Wow- fantastic capture, not just because it's technically flawless, but because the composition just couldn't have been better!

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07-30-2010, 05:13 AM   #3
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Thanks Adam! I slightly disagree, though.... I think the foreground - the leaf - is a bit disturbing....
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Iris asked for a lighter version....



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Rense, which version do you prefer?
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I think I prefer the last one...but I am not entirely sure...And you?
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I like the first image Rense though both are great. JIM
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I am not sure..
I like the back-ground in the second picture better, but I think I prefer the look of the insect in the first pic.

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What a beautiful and stunning shot, Rense. Those eyes are mesmerising and alien at the same time. There is nothing in this image to not like!

Your initial image is by far the better exposure, the lighter version is not as striking, in regard to the colours and the creatures eyes.

Nothing wrong with that leaf edge either! Just look at how the creature grasps it in readiness. Brilliant!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Iris Quote
I am not sure..
I like the back-ground in the second picture better, but I think I prefer the look of the insect in the first pic.
I think the same
looks like you've got some layer masking to do

fantastic capture btw, I would have suggested focus stacking- but I actually like the depth of field
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What a beautiful and stunning shot, Rense. Those eyes are mesmerising and alien at the same time. There is nothing in this image to not like!

Your initial image is by far the better exposure, the lighter version is not as striking, in regard to the colours and the creatures eyes.

Nothing wrong with that leaf edge either! Just look at how the creature grasps it in readiness. Brilliant!
Thanks Paul. I guess you're right on the exposure.... thanks for that!

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I think the same
looks like you've got some layer masking to do

fantastic capture btw, I would have suggested focus stacking- but I actually like the depth of field
Thank you Clark. Focus stacking is a thing I want to try one of these days, but this subject was too restless, I'd say...
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Looks like he/she was threatening you, ready to jump Nice shot!
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What an angry fella

Great shot anyway!
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