Headshot with a Dragonfly

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  1. doenoe

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    I was sitting in my brothers garden last weekend and suddenly i heard my sis-in-law scream............there was a dragon fly in the shed. I took some shots and then put it on my finger to set it free again...
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    #3 After i set it free it flew around for a bit and it landed on my face (pic taken by my cousin, with my camera)
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    Thanks for looking
    Greetz Daan
     
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    looks like he is hugging you to say thanks for freeing me from the screaming lady...

    Im always amazed by these kind of pics-makes me want to try macro photography, but I know I would suck as I am usless around bugs and creepy crawlys LOL

    nice pictures
     
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    Great shots! I love the macros!
     
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    WOW! Amazing shots! I really gotta work on mine to bring them up to your level.
     
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    They are amazing macro, incredible detail of its head! Obviously in a natural environment the effect would be great but the story accompanies it very well!!
     
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    Simply Amazing!

    Either you work for hours in PS or you have the sharpest camera in production. I don't know how you do it, but your pictures are always amazing...wanna fill me in on your secret? :hugs:
     
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    Once again: enormously good. There are no more adjectives for these macros! I no longer no any that'd be big enough to express my awe.
     
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    excellent as always man.

    you should really try to go shoot some other stuff you're not used to, that way we can say you suck once in a while as well :)
     
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    hehe yeah, thats what i thought....my sis-in-law kinda freaked out again once she saw it on my face though. :lol:
    Many thanks :)
    Thank you, but pretty much anyone can do it. Just need patience and a steady hand :)
    Thanks :) A natural environment is always nice with bug shoots, but i didnt see the big ones yet. This was the first one this year and i just had to make pics.....no matter where it was. After this it was sitting on the wall of the shed, well beyond the reach of my lens.
    The "secret": shoot with a sigma 105mm 2.8 macro, a speedlite 430EX with a lumiquest softbox. Then patience and hold your breath while taking the shot. Do remember to breath again once you took it. Then of too PS and do some levels, brightness/contrast, saturation and sharpen......thats about it :)
    Well, i just cant think off other words to thank people, so ill just go for Danke schön :mrgreen:
    Thanks........im might just go out and shoot people, that would be nice to see :er:
     
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    Man, maybe I should have bought the Sigma instead of my Canon 100 2.8 Macro! Crap!!!!

    I can't seem to get very sharp images like that with my set-up. Do you use a tripod or a monopod? Is the 430 off camera on a cord?

    Thanks!
     
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    lol... your coursin takes better pictures than you do... Just kidding... #1 is just awesome... but could you tell him to clean his eyes next time :D.
     
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    doenoe TPF Noob!

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    If you have the Canon, you can take razorsharp pics. Just take a look at TCimage's his pics. He also uses the canon.
    I dont use a tripod, its all handheld. And the 430 is on the hotshoe, with a lumiquest softbox on it. Works great :)
    yeah, i was a bit suprised how that pic came out :lol: And ill give him a cottonball next time, so he can clean his eyes. Was dirty indeed, but thats what you get when you are looked up i a shed i guess

    And thanks for the replies guys :)
     

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