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Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Shutter Speed
1/5 second
Aperture
F/9.0
Focal Length
54 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jul 14, 2005, 9:21:29 AM
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Rays Of Dawn by ageofloss Rays Of Dawn by ageofloss
In my opinion, one of the hardest things to photograph are the small things in the twilight using long shutter speeds -- just little breeze of wind can make the subject move from side to side in your viewfinder. I had to wait till 4am till the wind finally calmed down. I usually have fun shooting and if I hadn't been so determined to get this picture I would have given up the whole thing. So I really hope you like it :)
The insect in the picture is a common hawker male (aeshna juncea).

Full view please to see the detail, but I hope that's a given :)

Edit: made this one available as a print.
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Noradrenaline-photo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010   General Artist
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ImagesOfJenius Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
Beautiful capture. I love the dof, and the lighting is so perfect for it.
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elim12293pan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
wow
nice
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:iconheeii:
heeii Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
wow.. that's just amasing :omg:
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MEGAN-Yrrbby Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hey there! :wave:

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Your feedback, favorite of the article, is very much appreciated. Hope you have a great November.

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PS: If you get this more then once, it means more then one of your pieces was in my article, seeing is there is well over 120, as well if you get this and don't see your piece, I forgot it and I am sorry for the trouble.
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Dawn2 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible! :)
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:icondoctor-ezra:
Doctor-Ezra Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
Amazing photo.
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:iconk00pa-tr00pa:
K00PA-TR00PA Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
This is really great mate. The lighting is awesome, and the detail is out of this world. Very nice!
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:iconsieste-addict:
Sieste-addict Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
Cool one, :clap:

Great job

See U ;)
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:iconolysses:
olysses Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
what lense ecactly??
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:icongitarrenklampfer:
gitarrenklampfer Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
Amazingly detailed :wow:
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:iconkartuun:
kartuun Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
wow, im impressed, i didnt think that canon 350d can make such a great picture, which lens did you use to do that pic?
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:iconrhodaur:
Rhodaur Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008   Photographer
Täytyy sanoa että kyllä on upea sudenkorentokuva. Ehkä tuo oksa/kaisla/pavunvarsimikälie vähän häiritsee tuossa, mutta... hieno erilainen lähikuva korennosta. Ehdottomasti :+fav:

Tai voisinhan vain sanoa omg! great! awsome details! congratz!
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:icondolore:
Dolore Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
A quite unusual macro shot, but I really like it. It's very simple but yet perfectly captured. Very original.

:+fav:
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:iconsnupijenta:
Snupijenta Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Professional Photographer
So much details! Love it:)
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:iconviridianeye:
viridianeye Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
This is incredible. It's such a delicate shot, and I really appreciate artists who go to great lengths to get them. Really well done! :+fav:
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:iconpositively:
positively Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
masterpiece!
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:iconladyenaira:
ladyenaira Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely gorgeous.
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nightmarishangel Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
This is the kind of photography that takes your breath away.

So wonderfuly detailed, I could stare at this 'organic stained glass' for hours.

If I had the money this is the kind of print I would have upon my wall.

So inspiring and full of life.
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:icontaipeiss:
TaipeiSS Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous, perfect detail as always.
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:iconvovin84:
Vovin84 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
Incredible colors and detail! :+fav:
Which lens do you use?
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:iconwomanofdarkdesires:
WomanOfDarkDesires Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
Nice pic, I like it , +fav:)
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:iconwrecked-dk:
wrecked-dk Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008   Digital Artist
Absolutely stunnig!! This is really worth the time you spent shooting..
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:iconbillbaxter06:
billbaxter06 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008   Photographer
Jeeze! That insane! Good job! :)
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:icondigopc:
digopc Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Student Photographer
wow, that is beautiful! I am glad you did not give up on taking that photo! It was well worth it! x
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:icongirolamo:
Girolamo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
thats awesome, why didnt you use a larger f stop like 4.5 if you wanted a faster shutter?
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:iconlutus:
Lutus Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
so beautiful... I love the drops on the wings!
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:iconzimdollar:
zimdollar Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
Absolutely beautiful details! And to get this at 1/5, well, that's just impressive!
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:iconxxbcxx:
xxbcxx Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's cool :aww:

Couldnt help but remind me of one of my own deviations which is very similar :D
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signaleffect Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
To tell you the truth I like the one submitted before this where the dragonfly is submerged in the water better than this one. The branch that it's sitting on distracts me from the real focal point of the shot (the wings - which look awesome).

That being said I definitely admire your patience to get the shot you were looking for!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent details!
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:iconpd-photography:
PD-Photography Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008   Photographer
Ausome detail.

Full view worth it :lol:
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:iconfinnguala:
Finnguala Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
It is dead, yes? I don't believe you were able to take such a close up shot of a live insect from this angle ;P
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:iconfichot:
fichot Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
omg. wow. great details. congrats.
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:iconsadteena:
SadTeena Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
This is an amazing shot! Fav and it goes as a wallpaper aswell. Great work
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:iconroganderrick:
RoganDerrick Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007   Photographer
It was well worth it. Wonderful shot.
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Joidi Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:worship:
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:iconpicsi:
picsi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007
amaaaaaaaaazing
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:iconbardicone:
BardicOne Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007
Awesome shot, well done!

I've really got to get an EOS :)
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:iconaymstar:
Aymstar Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007
you havethhe most inspiring gallery, truly beautiful work! I can't even decide on a fave
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:iconwysseri:
Wysseri Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Truely wonderful and awe inspiring!!

I need a lens as good as that :D
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:iconitisdusk:
itisdusk Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006  Professional General Artist
You have really done a beautiful job.
Amazing!
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:iconstorm-seeker:
storm-seeker Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006
Wow. This is a beautiful capture! Thank you for sharing. :)
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:iconnovellineart:
NovellineArt Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
omg... :shocked:

...i cant seem to do much else in your gallery
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:iconbonfi:
Bonfi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
Incredble detail !
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:iconjazzkidd:
jazzkidd Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006
Oh my! Quite amazing. Well worth the wait I can see!
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:iconkissthecorpse:
kissthecorpse Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006   Photographer
Woah. Amazing!
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:iconsir-catherine:
Sir-Catherine Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Master photographer to achieve a close up of water droplets on an insect's wing. Very impressed.
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:iconill23:
ill23 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006
nice makro!!
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quicksimon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
:omg:
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