Ebony Jewelwing Dragonfly
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ParticipantPosts: 21Landscape & Nature Photographyon: 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.
Gold MemberPosts: 290Re: Ebony Jewelwing DragonflyReply #1 on: July 19, 2022 at 4:48 pm
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.
ParticipantPosts: 21Re: Ebony Jewelwing DragonflyReply #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?
Gold MemberPosts: 290Re: Ebony Jewelwing DragonflyReply #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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