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    Portrait of a damsel

    Decided to do a portrait of this fly. This has a unique metallic color. Would love to hear any comments or critique on the composition, pp or any areas which you think I could improve on this picture.

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    Portrait of a damsel

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    Re: Portrait of a damsel

    Alienish shot. I like the head-on particularly the way the eyes have turned out. The highlights at the front are a bit distracting and drawing attention away from the eyes.

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    Re: Portrait of a damsel

    Bobo, thanks for pointing it out

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    Re: Portrait of a damsel

    First, I love the colors, and the hexagonal shapes/detail of the eye? ...but I notice it gets very soft on the edges. I wish it wasn't so close- would like a bit more dept of field. I think the straight on shot is a bit boring and maybe a different composition would be better.

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    Re: Portrait of a damsel

    It's so good it's creepy. I like the composition. Maybe a bit less saturation on the greens --they tend to multiply in the mind and it looks (to me anyway) like there is way too much green. They eyes are fantastic!

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    Re: Portrait of a damsel

    Now that's close!
    Very tricky target with all that reflective green everywhere. As Bobo said if you could tone down the highlights, it would be great.

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    Re: Portrait of a damsel

    thanks for taking the time to comment on this photo.

    Kristina, you read my mind. I was also thinking how approach it from a different close up perspective.

    Gretchen, I did think if the green was too saturated, but this damsel is from the jungle and somehow their colors seem to bright and metallic in colour which was why I left it as they were.

    Thanks again

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