The Dragon Face

© paul parent

The Dragon Face

Sisterlisa B July 08, 2007

It's amazing how dragonflies really do look like today's cartoon characters. ;O)
Great shot! #687211

Tamara K. Walker level-classic July 08, 2007

Wow, awesome, I agree it looks like a cartoon character. #4484407

Michel Lalonde July 08, 2007

W O W
Great capture, I like the effect of the wings ! #4484448

Patrick Rouzes level-classic July 08, 2007

WOW!!! Paul!!! Incredible indeed!!!! #4484452

Roberto Michelin July 08, 2007

Amazing Colors, details and I also love the wings effect. #4484466

Derek D. Dafoe July 08, 2007

Nice job Paul!! #4484468

David L. Luchowski July 08, 2007

Greayt capture,Paul. Color and clarity of detail are excellent. #4484509

Amanda Chapman July 08, 2007

Paul...seriously...you should publish your own macro book full of these outstanding images! #4484628

Lynne Morris July 08, 2007

WOW Paul this is an awesome macro, the colours and details are outstanding, A WINNER in my book. #4484859

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict July 08, 2007

A Winner for sure Paul, This is awesome...Dominick #4484932

David Phalen July 08, 2007

Awesome! Love the colors and details. #4486167

Paul G Slate July 08, 2007

Wow Great capture Paul!! #4486197

Sam Britt July 09, 2007

WOW!!! Fantastic macro, Paul. #4488591

Michelle L. Frick July 09, 2007

Amazing macro Paul! #4490467

Allison Gaulin July 10, 2007

OH my gracious- this is beyond SUPERB, Paul. Your entire gallery is incredible- I am wowed!!!!!!!!!!!! #4493899

Lorri Shank July 10, 2007

Simply stunning, Paul. I just love everything about this. It really looks like the fly is LOOKING at me!
Great job. By the way--I found this on Editor's First Picks! #4494254

Faisal Almalki July 12, 2007

This is insanely cool! Fantastic shot, details, colors, everything. Well done. #4501015

Sherri Gorman July 12, 2007

AWESOME!!!! #4501611

anonymous July 12, 2007

Awesome Macro Paul! #4502049

Debbie E. Payne July 12, 2007

Paul - This is just an amazing photograph - your entire gallery takes me into a whole new world! Thank you for sharing your incredible "visions" with all of us! #4502654

Duane Carter July 13, 2007

A perfect specimen, and a FANTASTIC job of capturing it!!! I think this is a winner, Paul. I love what the motion of the wings done for the composition, a nice soft fluid motion, while the face and eyes are tack sharp. Fantastic!!! #4504668

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic July 13, 2007

Editor's Picks!!!
(and I'm sure this should go further!)
Wonderful color and clarity.
Magnificent, Paul!!!
--lisa #4505504

Revonda L. Gentry July 14, 2007

Wow!! No doubt we will see this one again!! Amazing capture!! #4507597

David Pratt July 17, 2007

Amazing macro Paul! The details and colors are simply fantastic. #4518027

Lynn Haack July 28, 2007

Paul...This is one amazing macro. Wonderful detail, color and comp. EXCELLENCE at it's very best...Lynn #4572272

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic July 30, 2007

This is SUPER!!! I love those Colors and the POV!!!! Great work! #4578946

Emilie Meudic-Parent August 05, 2007

Awesome Macro #4605936

Bill Wyatt August 16, 2007

Wow Paul this is fantastic and sure to be in the winners circle!!! #4655580

Janine Russell level-deluxe August 20, 2007

Paul, excellent colors, detail, clarity and point of view. #4676235

Deon August 21, 2007

Paul, this has to be one of the best macros I have ever seen. It is just incredible. Amazing colors. Sure to be a winner. Good luck.

Deon #4679125

Cathy Stancil August 25, 2007

This is absolutely incredible, Paul !! Bravo ! Your efforts definitely paid off, and we should see this beauty again very soon... #4698034

Marsha S. Smith August 27, 2007

PERFECTION! Nuff said! #4706173

Erin Tyler August 27, 2007

Congrats on your Finalist! #4706358

Lynn Haack August 27, 2007

Paul...A BIG CONGRATS ON THIS EXTRAORDINARY FINALIST! Lynn #4706549

Duane Carter August 27, 2007

Congratulations Paul, it's a magnificent macro!!! #4706582

anonymous August 27, 2007

Congratulations Paul on your awesome finalist! B- #4706790

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic August 27, 2007

YES! One of my favorites!! Congrats! #4706910

Laurie Daily level-deluxe August 27, 2007

Love this Paul...what great colors and details. Congratulations! #4707514

Sam Britt August 27, 2007

Congratulations, Paul! #4707515

Michelle L. Frick August 27, 2007

Congratulations Paul! Amazing colors on this beautiful finalist!! Happy to see this one again! #4708503

Connie J. Bagot August 27, 2007

This is awesome---congratulations on this amazing image. #4708591

Jennifer L. Alder August 27, 2007

OUTSTANDING FINALIST, Paul--
congrats!
:) #4708742

Su Sana E. P level-classic August 27, 2007

Congratulations on this amazing finalist, Paul!! #4709261

Jennifer L. Alder August 29, 2007

A WINNER!!
CONGRATS PAUL! #4717949

Don Johnson level-deluxe August 29, 2007

Fabulous shot! Congratulations! Well deserved. #4718022

anonymous August 29, 2007

Congratulations Paul on you fantastic second place win! B- #4718047

Laurence Saliba level-classic August 29, 2007

CONGRATULATIONS Paul!!! #4718228

Catherine Anderson August 29, 2007

This is an absolutely superb shot. Look at those colors! Congratulations! #4718458

Michelle L. Frick August 29, 2007

Congratulations Paul! This definitely deserves gold under it!! #4718669

Christopher Budny level-deluxe August 29, 2007

Spectacular Win, Paul! Congratulations! #4718801

Tarun Bose August 29, 2007

Big congrats Paul, for your second place winner. #4719557

Claudia Kuhn level-classic August 29, 2007

Wonderful macro Paul, big congrats on your win! #4719588

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic August 29, 2007

Congratulations on your second place winner. #4719822

Daniella Puente August 29, 2007

What can I say...this is one of the most impactants macros I've ever seen...an impressive winner!!!! #4719902

Marsha S. Smith August 29, 2007

Congrats! This is one of my all time favorite shots. The kind of macro I aspire to, but haven't hit yet. ;) #4720063

Laurie Daily level-deluxe August 29, 2007

Congrats Paul on this magnificent macro!!! #4720291

Crossroad Photography August 29, 2007

Congratulations on this fantastic winning image! #4720419

Cheryl E. Molennor August 29, 2007

Excellent! Congratulations #4720633

Su Sana E. P level-classic August 29, 2007

Paul...you da Man!!! Congratulations on this second Win!! That's double again!!! Wow!! ♥♥♥ #4720965

paul parent level-deluxe August 29, 2007

Again, thanks to all of you for such nice comments. #4721151

Jill Flynn level-classic August 30, 2007

WOWZA .... so cool! Awesome job on this Paul. A big congratulations on your winS!!!!!! #4724590

ALLEN O. HOWARD August 30, 2007

Congratulations Paul! Excellent!!!!!!!! #4724648

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic August 30, 2007

Oh my goodness, Paul...this is AMAZING!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! <>< #4724682

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict August 31, 2007

Awesome image, Paul, congratulations on your win!!! #4729566

Janine Russell level-deluxe August 31, 2007

Paul, big congratulations on your Second Place Win! #4730227

Nancy (Peaches) Harker September 15, 2007

Paul this is AWSOME, such a GREAT capture. BIG congrat's on your second place win!
Your gallery is awsome and I have enjoyed viewing, keep up the GREAT job! #4794604

Bill Wyatt October 12, 2007

I saw this in Pop Photo mag. Congratulations Paul it is beautiful! #4918024

October 15, 2007

I bought the Nov. issue of Pop Photo last night. I saw this one in the mag and recognized your name. I knew I'd seen it and you on BetterPhoto.

Congratulations. GREAT photo! #4928223

Roberto Michelin October 15, 2007

Congratulations Paul,
I saw it too in the Novmber issue of Pop Photo Magazine ! #4931202

Cheryl E. Molennor October 19, 2007

I just saw it myself and recognized you. A big congratulations on an awesome win Paul . #4950812

Alison Krylowski October 21, 2007

I just found you in the Pop Photo magazine too! I also recognized your name! A HUGE congrats to you Paul on this fabulous winner! What an honor :) #4956003

Stan J. Bendkowski October 29, 2007

Congratulations Paul! Fabulous capture. #4999023

Imar De Waard October 29, 2007

when I see your works, I am thinking AMAZING!! wonderfull!!
greetz
Imar #5001098

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic October 31, 2007

Congratulations Paul on your photo being put in the Pop Photo magazine. That was really great. Also congratulations on your second place win. #5011744

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 31, 2007

Outstanding details, colors and design. A superb macro, congratulations Paul! #5012338

Erica Erica Murp Murphy level-deluxe November 08, 2007

Congratulations Paul!! This is gorgeous! #5044715

James Quantz Jr. November 08, 2007

Incredible colors and symmetry, Paul! Great gallery - you have an incredible hold on saturation! Best- JQ #5045015

Pradeep Alengatt Subramanian December 30, 2007

graet macro shot.congrats for the winning shot.wish you a happy new year #5269332

Cheryl E. Molennor January 04, 2008

Amazing! #5293317

Jennifer A. Lambert May 03, 2008

What a GREAT CATCH....beautiful colors too ! CONGRATULATIONS !! Stunningly beautiful shot !
Blessings, Jenny #5878327

David Van Camp December 20, 2008

Great shot, Paul! congrats on the win! #6915963

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna January 01, 2010

Beyond and over the top mind-blowing capture, Paul!!! You have a FABULOUS gallery!!! :-) k

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! #8261860

Bill Houghton January 29, 2010

Paul, this is such a beautiful macro. Just a great capture. Have a great weekend, Bill

If you have time, check out my website:

Bill Houghton Photography

#8340812

Tiia Vissak January 30, 2010

a fantastic image! #8342802

Linda M. Walker January 31, 2010

Awesome and a big congrats! #8343939

Tori A. Gonzalez February 07, 2010

Congratulations and such a fantastic shot! Your images are absoultely amazing! #8363455

Debbie Hartley level-deluxe February 21, 2011

Beautiful macro and lovely colours Paul! Congratulations! #9252592

Robert K. Bemus level-classic May 06, 2011

Beautiful color and detail, Paul-- Congratulations!!! #9392628

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Description

Sigma 150mm Macro, f5.6, 1/500, Manual white balance, shutter priority
I took many shot of it while it was resting, ( the wings were moving).
Filter & Crop using Ps.
Canadian Geographic's 2008 Photo of the year (insect)
National Wildlife 2009 Honorable mention


Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: +0, Exposure Time: 1/100, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 800, White Balance: auto white balance, Focal Length: 100mm, Camera Model: D200

Uploaded on July 08, 2007


BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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