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DINO . by GabrielleIsabeau DINO . by GabrielleIsabeau

DINO .by GabrielleIsabeau

Photography / Animals, Plants & Nature / Invertebrates©2012-2014 GabrielleIsabeau
© Gabrielle Isabeau Photography
This image is the sole property of Gabrielle Isabeau. No person(s) other than she has the right to Edit or Reproduce these photos. Any alteration or reproduction of this image by any other person(s), without the photographers written permission, will force her to take legal action against the criminals.
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Emberguard Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   General Artist
This is a critique for the :iconfeedbackfrenzy:#FeedbackFrenzy competition


This is also another stunning photo! The black and white beautifully captures the elegance and fragile nature of the dragonfly. I love how you’ve used the entire height of the image to fit in the insect, it frames it just nicely.

By having the sharpest part of the image right on the head of the dragonfly the viewers attention is brought to that part. This is quite effective as a lot of character in pictures is often shown through the eyes. The reflection within this dragonflies eyes are quite captivating. It is also effective because being the most top heavy part of the dragonfly the eye is naturally brought to look at that part anyway.

The background is quite interesting as it is blurred out enough to not take away from the dragonfly but still be able to have a rough idea as to what it could be.

Overall this is a beautiful photo that shows off the stunning qualities of the dragonfly.

Hope this critique helps :)
tom-girl5973 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I'm here commenting for #Feedback Frenzy :)

To start, I ADORE this picture. It is phenomenal! THe contrast and blurr make the insect stand out perfectly, and the insects "connection" with the camera makes this an even more interesting shot. I would personally love to also see this picture in color, although that would make it an almost entirely different picture. One of my only critiques on the shot would be the tail end of the insect. It appears to be fading the further back it gets, which is causing it to blend in a little bit with the background.

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My final/overall thoughts of this picture= It is wonderful! I love the somewhat dark element and interesting focus on the insect. It is dynamic and entrancing :) Great job!
Kymira12 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconfeedbackfrenzy: I placed the icon because that is how I found your piece and because it's pretty :meow: Oh! I am also participating in the #FeedbackFrenzy event :aww:

Hello *GabrielleIsabeau,

Firstly, I would just like to say this this is strictly my opinion and by all means, you can ignore it if you think it is unfair or unreasonable. Please feel free to correct me when I am wrong :aww:

This is such a stunning photograph! I love the focus you have placed on the dragonfly and I especially love the colours you used. For this photograph though, it looks to be a shade too dark while the lower half of the dragonfly is a shade too bright.

Although I love how you've captured the dragonfly, I do think that it would be a little better if the background and upper half of the dragonfly wasn't as blurred. You've obviously seen a dragonfly up close you you'd know how beautiful and random the designs on their wings can be and here we only get a teaser. Even the way the hairs on their body stand can be beautiful so by blurring that takes away some beauty from the photograph.

The background is the only thing I don't like about this photograph and even though it compliments the photograph well it just looks too out of focus. I would've liked to see it more instead of blurry clouds. Overall, I really did like this photograph and you have captured it wonderfully.

I hope you have a pleasant day and/or night! :heart:
justanothersomeone Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Photographer
Greetings! My name is Westley and this is a critique for Feedback Frenzy! I'm going to use a point system to hopefully give you a coherent and cohesive critique ;)

Framing: 5/5 The framing for this shot is magnificent! You kept the subject and action of the shot very tight but still left enough room for negative space allowing for a very balanced composition. The diagonal line that the body of the dragonfly makes creates a very dynamic look that really draws the viewer in and guides them through the piece.

Focus: 2.5/5 I gave you only half the points in this category because only half of the subject is in focus. I love the selective focus and how amazingly sharp the in focus areas are. However, I really wish the entire dragonfly was in focus. The wings have amazingly intricate details but they are lost due to the focus which for me is a bit of a shame. I realize that technical issues and limitations are what's most likely causing this and that you may have been somewhat forced into this. I have not explored macro photography but to my understanding a slightly higher f-stop could have allowed you to capture the entire subject in focus but you would have also increased the focus of the plant and background which would sacrifice some of the aesthetic appeal to the piece. Though you could have used post processing to very carefully and subtly gained some of that look back with various blur tools and filters.

Impact: 4.5/5 Your subject is striking and has a huge personality. The angle and style that you captured him with really gives him a life of his own. He almost appears to be smiling at the viewer! I'm not sure what this would have looked like in color but the black and white works really well nonetheless. It really allows for minimal distractions. The amazing tonal range and perfect contrast breathe life into the image and provide the viewer with a sharp and finished photograph to explore.

Overall: 12/15 Congratulations on capturing this striking moment. You did a great job in post editing and have provided your viewer with a great piece. It's been a pleasure looking at this little guy and appreciating the complexity and beauty of one of nature's countless creations. This shot seems to have taken a great amount of skill, patience, and maybe a little luck so kudos to you!
GabrielleIsabeau Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank You :)
Encounterhim Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
GabrielleIsabeau Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank You :]
sidneyj06 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome, i noticed i had this in my favs already, that alone shows why, great quality on such a small subject :)
GabrielleIsabeau Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank You Kindly :D
xBeautifulDreamerx Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning shot! If I do say so myself, I believe you deserve more attention around here!
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