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My lovely blue eyes

My lovely blue eyes
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): !Masks, !Unusual Colours, 5 favs. and up - PART 3, !UP CLOSE, The Closer The Better [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-01 6:31
Viewed: 7944
Favorites: 10 [view]
Points: 76
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Ya pubiqué esta pequeña libelula algún tiempo atras con información AQUI.
Se trata de una especie muy pequeña, como se puede apreciar en esta HEMBRA que tambien mostré recientemente, su cabeza es aproximadamente del ancho de una pajita de un zumo.
Para conseguir este acercamiento tuve que situar el objetivo a unos 12 Cm. de su cara y efectuar un recorte muy paqueño, tanto que no tuve que reducir la foto para publicarla.


I already posted this damselfly some time ago with some info HERE.
It is a very small specie, and you can see in this FEMALE which I also showed recently, its head width is aproximately the same as a juice straw.
To obtain this close up I had to place the lens about 12 Cm. far from the face and make a very small crop, so small that I did not have to resize to post it.

Hope you like!

F:7.1 - 1/125 sec. - Manual exposure - Handheld - Flash

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-01-01 7:15]

Hello Felipe and Cristina,
Superb detail in this extra crop! The compound eyes show very well in this Platycnemis, as do he other details of the head. Nice composition and presentation.
TFS and best wishes,

bonjour felipe

quel regard et le détail splendide superbe photo lumiére extra couleur extra composition extra en fait tout est parfait bravo

Hi Felipe, amazing macro, wonderful and original composition, beautiful picture with great colors, wonderful details, very well done, I wish a great 2007 for you, ciao Silvio

Hi Felipe,
Wow! This is an awesome macro! You have captured the intricate details of the lovely little creature so well! It's amazing, especially those incredible eyes! Well composed and captured with beautiful colours and details. Very well done!

hi felipe,
excellent macro here,
well composed shot,
nice pov, good dof,
lovely colours,
details captured very well,
tfs & regards

Fantastic macro Felipe,
Everything is perfect in this shot and presentation.
Thanks for posting, I wish Cristina and yourself a wonderful 2007.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-01-01 9:46]

Hello Felipe and Cristina,
What wonderful blue eyes!! Superb close-up and incredible sharp details. Excellent composition too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Felipe,

Just an amazing photo perfect detail svery crisp, nicly composed and capture macro, You have got so close Just wonderful photo

TFS Kyle

indeed great lovely eyes, TFS Ori

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-01-01 10:39]

what a macro shot!excellent sharpness!!

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-01-01 10:53]

Hola Felipe y Cristina
Me descubro ante semejante muestra de maestría fotográfica. ¡Qué macro! ¡Alucinante! Me encanta la perfección de esos sorprendentes ojos azules y esa graciosa cabecilla de martillo. Encantador conjunto con ese precioso fondo verde.
Un auténtico placer para los ojos.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-01-01 12:12]
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Hola Felipe and Cristina,
a superb close-up of the damselfly face. Focus is just right and sharpness is excellent within a very narrow spatial range. Looking at the eyes and the mouth parts, I would like that you achieved a 'better' DOF. The posterior parts of the compound eyes do not show any structure details. Were they lost by noise reduction? Nevertheless, the picture is really admirable and I will select it as one of my favourites.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-01 12:24]

Hola Felipe|Cristina,
El acercamiento mayor posible! Bellos ojos azules contra el excelente fondo borroso. Detalles fuera de serie!
Saludos, José M.

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2007-01-01 12:46]

hi felipe, I feel like I saw this photo some time before, maybee from you or some similar.Good shot, nice POV and good info.

Wow superb detail in the eyes the composition is nice and close very well done and congrats! happy new year best wishes Necip.

Hola Felipe,
what a see - not a mushroom? This is not Felipe...or ---- Fantastic macro my friend. I love it. Excellent POV, framing and excellent sharpness. The eye contact is superb! This is an excellent composition. Thank you for posting.

Hi Felipe,
Very good macro...
Good sharpness and DOF.
Excellent compo.
Well done TFS

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-01 15:09]

Hi Felipe and Christina.
Outstanding macro shot. BRAVO.
Everything is perfect: magnification ratio, crisp sharpness and great details, skilful work with flash, tremendous colours (clear and rich). BG is perfect too. My compliments and TFS. Excellent start of the 2007 year.

Hi Felipe and Cristina

Good macro. Clear details and good low POV. Nice camera work. :-)

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-01-02 3:32]
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Hi FeCr!

So, your Canon isn't as bad as you describe it :-) Superb macro my friend! Face to face POV is your favourite, I know :-) Ultradetailed. Razor sharp. Looks like someone from Star Wars world :-) Excellent start of 2007 my friends!

Hi Felipe
great extreme macro with perfect control of sharpness and DOF
thecnically a very demanding shot!
happy new year

Hello Felipe and Cristina,
This is a very impressive close-up of this insect's eyes! I'm amazed by those great details, color, clarity and DOF. I really like the fact that the eyes are really clear and that the rest of what we see is blurred. This is very well done and I thank you for having taken time to explain how you did this beautiful portrait. Thanks,

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2007-01-02 6:40]

:o) fantastic shot :o)

Fantastic macro Felipe.
Not nits, the detail is superb.
Well done my friend.

oups!!!avoir les facettes sur cet insecte!!mille bravo.

Que ojos tan grandes tienes...
Para verte mejor.
Magnifica imagen Felipe.
El macro te ha salido perfecto.
Se le puede contar los bellos.Un cordial saludo.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-02 14:22]

Una macro extrema mis amigos con un fabuloso manejo de la EOS y su lente.
Los detalles, colores, profundidad e iluminación captados son maravillosos.
La combinación del punto de vista y el encuadre elegido para su presentación es muy efectiva con gran impacto visual.
Excelente uso del flash, seguramente con alguno de los métodos de difusión que me has explicado, con escasos reflejos a pesar de la dificultad que representan estos insectos.
Feliz 2007!.

Hi dear Felipe ,
wow.. very nice focus.
excellent sharpness and very nice BG.
it is wonderful shot.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-03 5:02]

Hi Filipe

Another fantastic macro from you!!!
I LOVE this damselfly and its huge round and colorfull eyes!
This shot actually makes me even more anctious of my SLR and my future macro lens (but i still have a long wait...until at least april :(( )
Anyway, the details here are magnificent, the sharpness impeccable and the frontal POV excellent.
GREAT work, MF!

Cheers and Happy 2007

Hi Felipe,

WoW What an excellent macro shot.
amazing sharp details
beautiful colours

TFS Thijs

Fantastic macro, fantastic macro, fantastic macro I dont know what can I say more. Perfect focus POV and colors
Best wishes

Incredible macro Felipe! This is a fantastic perspective of this cool creature. Both lighting and details are perfect. :)

Hello Felipe!
This is a very good quality macro!
Details on the head are impresive - not only any single seta on the head is seen but also great numebr of ommatidia in its eyes!
Best regards,

Hola Filipe,

This photo is mindblowing!
Never have I seen such detail! Amazing are the "windshield wipers" that are on those lil stilts! Thanx for sharing this beauty! Jay

Amazing colours, a great clean background, and really, really close! I'm surprised the damsel didn't fly off.

Sin palabras.Con esta foto me has ganado.Ya tienes otro admirador.

Hola Felipe y cristina.

Que lujo de macro, vistos asi parece como que esisten otro tipo de insectos desconocidos.

Jose LUis.

simplemente pefecta!


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