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Hanging On by ArtFreek Hanging On by ArtFreek
Taken a few hours ago....I have so many tics and mosquito bites from trying to get this shot :ohmygod: But it was worth it!
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Swordstoo Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011   Photographer
I don't know how you managed to get this shot. Absolutely AMAZING!
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RosethornCGart Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
wonderful photography! Also I want to thank you for the comment on my artwork! Cheers!!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008   General Artist
very nice shot :D
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leocbrito Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
Great photo! would you like join in my club *Insect-Lovers-Club?
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ArtFreek Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
Thanks :)
Sure, I'll join!
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leocbrito Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
;) thank you :)
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lnfectedxangelic Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
Gorgeous insects, aren't they :heart:
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ArtFreek Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
They're definately interesting =p
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pinguino Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
omg AMAZING pic. and you have the same camera as me! must have an awesome lens to get something like that.
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ArtFreek Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
I love this lens :nod: This is the one I took with it: [link]
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pinguino Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
niiice
i dont have any macro lenses really
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ArtFreek Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Thats my only one =p
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marquiswyld Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can appreciate how long this must've took.

there were so many that I've done that will just end up getting deleted as they weren't quite right.

However, the series I've just done was a real pleasure to get... young dragonfly

Still there where a lot of shots that just didn't make it. The main issue, as mine isn't an SLR - the range finder is slightly offset from the lense.
And as it's autofocus only :omg:

It was a real hassle to get it to focus on the insect and the background.
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ArtFreek Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
I'll make sure to check yours out :) Mine was actually on autofocus, and I had a somewhat easy time with it. I'm still trying to learn the manual settings!
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hanni29 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007
I love your works, and again.. this is wonderfull :heart:
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FLuKee Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
Beautiful shot of this gorgeous dragonfly. Love the colours! Well done :clap:
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ArtFreek Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
Thank you :)
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Custard-Cream Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
Woo, thank you for making it a print, it will be my next purchase for sure =D
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ArtFreek Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
No worries =p
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Custard-Cream Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
Beautiful capture, i just love dragonflies, especially blue ones. I love the way their faces almost seem like they are smiling with their huge almost manga like eyes.

Faving, Epic Win!
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ArtFreek Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
Thanks :)
I love that too about the mouth. I have this blown up on my wall, and it still amazes me with how it apears to be smiling :lol:
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Custard-Cream Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
Can you add this as a print please, so when i have money i can have it as well.

I'm ammasing a secret Dragonfly army, *manic laughter ensues*
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imnotu Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I believe that it was worth it!!
Do you know what species it is?
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ArtFreek Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
Thanks.
And no, I don't ^^;
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Jeans16 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
This is just so stunning, hun! :O
You have so much patience - I reckon your strong points are definitely macro's and portraits, but your landscapes are very strong too! You are a very versatile photographer!
I just love his/her eye, and the dryness and colour of the grass :heart:
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ArtFreek Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
Thanks for saying that :love: I've been trying to give other subjects in photography a try :) I just want to get good at everything I can so that my options are more open :nod:
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susanm1981 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
I'd say it was very worth all the bit marks! :wow:
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ArtFreek Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
I agree ;p
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susanm1981 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
I'm glad you do ;P
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minime2210 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow I never realised what their mouth was like!! Well done on capturing such a hard subject!! We have so many that visit our pond yet I can never get a photo of one and deemed it impossible. Thankyou for reigniting my hope :D :clap:
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ArtFreek Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007
I was super lucky...the thing just didn't move. So I started from far away, so I wouldn't scare it off, and then I just got closer and closer. I even ended up leaving it there :lol: I got the shot I wanted without it taking off! Good luck too....I'm working on getting a good butterfly one now ;p I attempted yesterday and got an ok one....not as close up as I like. But I ended up getting poison ivy up my arm :| Damn it lol
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minime2210 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, what a photogenic dragonfly ;P
Hopefully mine will get used to me poking my nose around then lol.
I've taken a few decent pictures of butterflies, not uploaded them because they are all brown and white. The day I take one of a blue one it'll find its way onto DA ^^
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ArtFreek Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007
Yeah, my butterfly ones aren't great :shrug: They're in focus but its nothing stunning :p
And I caught one midflight! :wow: But you can see my shadow....:ohmygod:
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minime2210 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww no!! Well good luck with finding the perfect butterfly shot ... I look forward to seeing it ^^
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ArtFreek Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
I've finally succeeded! :#1: :lol:
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minime2210 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D :D :D Can't wait to see!!
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Celebrityx0xSkin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
Super awesome!
yay!
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Celebrityx0xSkin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
Super awesome!
yay!
:clap:
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Poser1005 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007   Photographer
great shot! these new ones are incredible :)
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ArtFreek Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
I love my new lens :D Thank you!
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rscorp Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
Know what I love the most? It almost looks like he has a set of fake, gigantic teeth :)
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ArtFreek Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
I never knew how ugly they were up close =p
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LindsayRose-M Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007  Student Interface Designer
oh jeeez. i hope you dont get lime from the ticks...i treid getting a dragon fly once, it just wouldn't stop flying...bugger.

but this is great!
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ArtFreek Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
Thanks :D I was lucky. He was just hanging out on this and never moved. I think I got 10 frames before I was satisfied and left the little guy there ;p
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LindsayRose-M Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007  Student Interface Designer
heheheh. i went running after one...nearly ran into a tree, tripped over myself and at that point and i was like, nope i'm absolutely done with this.
hahaha =]]
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ArtFreek Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007
haha, I went out yesterday and chased after a butterfly....I'm covered in poison ivy....so wasn't worth it :no: The shot wasn't that great :thumbsdown:
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LindsayRose-M Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007  Student Interface Designer
i can never get butterflies, i think they've all been drugged. i used to be able to catch them and have them on my hands, but this year its been like...spazflies, i'm not sure what's going on...
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ArtFreek Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007
I have really awful luck with insects in general :unimpressed: bleh
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o-kaykay Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome shot babe! I've featured it in my journal :aww:
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ArtFreek Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
Thanks Kay :aww:
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Canon
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Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
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1/200 second
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F/5.6
Focal Length
100 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Jul 21, 2007, 12:11:51 PM
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