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    In the pink...

    Dragonfly eggs.

    Could not get too many shots due to my precarious bent way over position.

    C&C always welcomed and appreciated.

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    Last edited by Bobobird; 27th May 2013 at 06:37 AM.

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    Re: In the pink...

    Amazing! I've never seen dragonfly eggs; very cool. Interestingly, before I saw shot two, I was thinking shot one would work well as a square crop, with the eggs being in the right half of the square (leaving a little bit of the green bg off the left). I was surprised to see shot two as a square after having though that for shot one (square crops are not common, but I think they work great here). Good job!

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    Re: In the pink...

    Thanks Matt.

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    Re: In the pink...

    I agree with Matt that they really are amazing. Am I right that the outer part of the eggs are a relatively soft material as opposed to a hard shell of a chicken egg? If so, what aspect of nature protects the wannabe dragonflies from predators?

    The first one really works for me, though I wonder if you'll consider trying a crop that has a vertical orientation.

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    Re: In the pink...

    Yes, amazing... #1!

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    Re: In the pink...

    Thanks Mike, Christina.

    Crops and orientation. I have done both suggestions - one square and the other vertical.

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    Re: In the pink...

    The square 1a is miles better for me than the original of that shot, however I prefer the PP of the original post. The original colors look more natural / softer to me, though I don't know which rendition is closer to real life since I've never seen these. I really like these eggs! ...off to research dragonflies...

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    Re: In the pink...

    Thanks Matt. The colours are most accurate in #2.

    When I redid #1 for the crops I found that apart from the crop nothing else had been done to the image. I was in the "soft" phase then.

    Edit - 1a and 1b redone and replaced. Colours in the redos should be closer to those in 2.
    Last edited by Bobobird; 27th May 2013 at 07:03 PM.

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