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thijs broekkamp
07-03-2010, 10:17 AM
I could only photograph this one with the front, but I liked the pose. What do you think?

Sigma 150mm, wired remote, tripod, mirror lock-up, iso 400, f9, 1/20e


Bob Miller
07-03-2010, 05:07 PM
I like this alot! It is a unique image! Congrats!

Anita Bower
07-04-2010, 06:27 AM
I think it is kind of cute--those big blue eyes on either side of the stick. I like the composition, with the insect placed off center. Lovely, soft BG. I wish the insect were just a bit sharper.

Julie Kenward
07-04-2010, 08:38 AM
I agree...there's a pose you don't see every day but the bottom of the tail is OOF, darn it. I would sharpen the entire insect a bit more but this is one unique look at a dragonfly, Thijs!

Ravi Hirekatur
07-04-2010, 12:31 PM
I very much like this unique pose and composition. Agree with Julie on tail being OOF and sharpnes issues, but a great pose!

Roman Kurywczak
07-04-2010, 02:32 PM
Hey Thijs,
Very unique perspective! I do think the above comments are correct for this one to work fully....you need more sharpness....especially on the eyes! I like the way you looked at this unconventionally though...and for that you need to be applauded!

Jonathan Ashton
07-05-2010, 05:49 AM
Every year I am on the look out for similar images and I think this one is terrific - well done!

Ken Childs
07-05-2010, 09:43 AM
I think this is great, Thijs! It's a fantastic pose and as Anita said, it's really kind of cute.

I agree that the eyes could use a little added sharpening but I don't feel it's necessary add sharpening to other areas.