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Challenge: 160 Pixels (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-6D
Lens: Sigma 50-500mm f/4.0-6.3 EX DG HSM for Canon EOS
Date: Aug 17, 2014
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: Aug 17, 2014

It took me much longer than I'd like to admit to realize that to get the 160 side... I had to place the subject far to the left or right in my frame, or I'd not have room to make a rule of thirds(ish) image. I'd been shooting with the subject in the center... or just off center... and then none of the crops looked good.

I'm pretty slow to learn sometimes. I ended up working on it all week... and entering 3.5 hours before rollover.

Anyway... I wasn't fond of the challenge topic, but in the end, I learned something... so I'm happy. :D

I can't wait to see what everyone else came up with for this odd crop! Should be a fun challenge to peruse. :D


Place: 46 out of 82
Avg (all users): 5.7320
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 5.4231
Avg (non-participants): 6.0889
Views since voting: 234
Views during voting: 235
Votes: 97
Comments: 7
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08/25/2014 12:04:30 AM
Fun challenge. Voted only
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/24/2014 02:28:23 PM
Nice detail for this much of a crop.
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08/24/2014 04:27:40 AM
Nicely done with pretty good detail and a fine blurred background.
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08/24/2014 01:11:18 AM
Nicely shot and composed. The subject stands out well and the background colors complement the dragonfly's. Compositionally, I think it might work better flipped horizontally. Here, my eye stops at the subject and everything to the right is kind of wasted space; with it flipped, my eye would travel naturally across the image to the dragonfly, and the green space would serve as a pathway to the subject.
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08/23/2014 10:52:53 AM
He's just a baby...adorable
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08/22/2014 10:36:03 PM
Love dragonflies. Nice choice for the challenge.
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08/22/2014 08:25:12 PM
Commenting only, voting already done :-)

I like the image, but I am bothered by the fact that fully half of it is empty space, contributing little to interest me. Now, if you had a BEE hovering over there :-) Also, on my monitor it's a little washed out on the twig, in general I think it would be stronger if it were about one zone darker/richer.
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