Ebony Jewelwing Dragonfly

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  • Mark Nadler
    Mark Nadler
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    on: July 19, 2022 at 4:20 pm

    Comments welcomed.  I want to make a metal print of this image.  I would appreciate

    any suggestions that would improve this image.

    Christopher Sanderson
    Christopher Sanderson
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    Re: Ebony Jewelwing Dragonfly
    Reply #1 on: July 19, 2022 at 4:48 pm

    Beauty!

    If it were mine, I would experiment with subtle tone adjustments in the head area to attempt to get more definition to the highlights in the eyes and mouth.

    Mark Nadler
    Mark Nadler
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    Re: Ebony Jewelwing Dragonfly
    Reply #2 on: July 19, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    Christopher, thanks.  The lack of clarity in it head also bothers me.  I will try your recommendation.  I guess where I feel ambiguous is that from a normal viewing does this flaw matter?

    mark

    Christopher Sanderson
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    Re: Ebony Jewelwing Dragonfly
    Reply #3 on: July 20, 2022 at 9:08 am

    I think that we look at any creature’s eyes almost instinctively. With mammals, the highlight in the eyeball is what draws the eye in a photograph; with insects’ multi-lensed eyes this is less easy but still important I think. The human eye will tend to go to the brightest part of the image, thus if you can adjust a highlight or catchlight in the eyes to be bright, I think the photograph will be more naturally compelling.

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