Albert Zabin  

The Green Dragon by Albert Zabin

October 2019 - The Green Dragon

About the Image(s)

Taken with a Nikon D100, with an18-400 zoom at 85,,,F13 and 1/160, ISO500. Processed in LR. Cropped to square format modest increase in contrast, vibrance, and saturation.

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5 comments posted

Jose Cartas   Jose Cartas
Nice monochromatic picture in green. Everything that has to be sharp is sharp, and the background is properly out of focus. It is a very dynamic composition, with the strong diagonal line of the dragonfly and its shadow on the curved form of the leaf. The only thing I'm missing is the end of the leaf on the right. I don't think that you cropped it inadvertently when making the photo square, so there is not much you can do here.   Posted: 10/08/2019 21:43:10

Bob Benson   Bob Benson
This is a good eye popping composition. I noticed in the upper right a couple of lines that look like the equivalent to scratches that can easily be removed in LR. I think that painting the brighter portion with a lower exposure under the leaf will push the leaf more forward, and separate it from the background some more.   Posted: 10/09/2019 10:04:10
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Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Wonderful catch! The creature is perfect in all the details-- catchlight, tiny hairs on the legs, position on the leaf with that fantastic shadow. Some slight marks need to be removed at top right corner, and if you can recrop, I'd add a bit of space above the image and on the right to get the whole leaf. If you can't do that on the right, try an edit tool that expands/fills to restore a little of the cut leaf. Whatever it gives you, you may need to clone/heal until it's realistic (tedious, but it works - with patience). Nicely done!   Posted: 10/09/2019 14:55:54

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
We have so many excellent nature pictures this month. Well done on capturing the dragon fly in such a good position. I love the all green monochrome effect, and yet the fly still stands out from the background.   Posted: 10/11/2019 12:21:17

Guy Hawkins   Guy Hawkins
Dragon Flies like this usually fly off before I get a picture like this. Great sharpness. I wish there was more space at the top of the picture and then I would lighten up the tips of the wings so they stand out more.   Posted: 10/26/2019 20:09:51