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paulbroad 13 131 1289 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2010 7:55AM
It is an extremely well executed image. I can see exactly what you were trying, but I am split between realism in natural history and an attempt to produce a very different picture.

I think, on reflection, that I like it quite a lot. Just wonder if the background tones and contrast could be manipulated a little to enhance separation?


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12 Jun 2010 8:01AM
Thanks for your thoughts Paul, they all help.

Rgds ... Dave
viscostatic 14 47 8 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2010 8:09AM
Something different and beautifully executed.

andy210966 12 4 119 Wales
12 Jun 2010 8:12AM
Beautiful and brilliant!

VIKI 14 18 1 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2010 8:12AM
Great stuff Dave,keep them coming m8

cassiecat 12 39 46 England
12 Jun 2010 8:50AM
like it, i always go for the end result rather than true representation of the scene.lesley
12 Jun 2010 9:24AM
A beautiful image Dave well done.

12 Jun 2010 9:27AM
Thanks folks

Rgds ... Dave
Cristian 15 950 1
12 Jun 2010 10:10AM
Nicely done. Makes this a little different from the usual macro damselfly images.
pmorgan 13 217 13 England
12 Jun 2010 10:37AM
Excellent work - deserves to do well!

andymark 10 1 England
12 Jun 2010 11:54AM
they are all amazing and very clever work
12 Jun 2010 11:56AM
Thanks Andy, Paul and Christian.

Rgds ... Dave
arhb 13 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2010 11:57AM
Superb initial capture Dave, and very nicely worked for the final image.
chase Plus
14 1.7k 415 England
12 Jun 2010 7:27PM
I bet that was difficult to do Dave & you have done well here.
I do prefer the slightly muted colours of V3 but to me the branch looks a little 'dropped in' against the bg.When you are masking off use a slightly harder brush & magnify the image right up in P/shop,that way you can clearly see where spillage has occured or where you need to blend the subject a little more onto the layers,you don't need to use 100% on your brush opacity either,just enough to fade it gradually away.
Nice concept.
13 Jun 2010 7:45AM
V1 for me, very delicate image and great in computer work, producing this lovey image.

Cor 11 Belgium
14 Jun 2010 8:33AM
My kind of stuf< >>> Superb work +++++
19 Jun 2010 9:08PM

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