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Rain drops keep falling on my head !!



LOVE Dragon Faces…!! (my made up name for these guys:) .. this guy wasn't happy when the clouds let the rain out…! :):)



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LOVE Dragon Faces…!! (my made up name for these guys:) .. this guy wasn't happy when the clouds let the rain out…! :):)



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JeffreyA PRO
 
JeffreyA July 28, 2014
outstanding work. Love your dragon faces! The Detail is awesome. You really have a skill there. :)
Vince542 Premium
 
Vince542 July 28, 2014
This is my favourite by miles!!!! Love it Hunny!!!!
Ayersphotography PRO
 
Ayersphotography July 28, 2014
Love it!
KenBrakefield PRO+
 
KenBrakefield July 29, 2014
Wow, just look at that color. Very well done Steph
geertweggen PRO
 
geertweggen July 29, 2014
what a great details
AnneDphotography
 
AnneDphotography July 29, 2014
this is outstanding , and to get the droplet on his head is amazing !!!!
dajett1
 
dajett1 July 29, 2014
WOW, very cool image!!
SaintMarino
 
SaintMarino July 29, 2014
Ohh man...another masterpiece! Amazing clarity and detail!
shannon4462
 
shannon4462 July 29, 2014
awww he got all wet and hated it BUT I bet YOU LOVED IT! :) great shot!
LouisaAnn
 
LouisaAnn July 29, 2014
Wow ... amazing shot!
Vasanthakumar
 
Vasanthakumar July 29, 2014
no words to say
mountainman70 PRO+
 
mountainman70 July 29, 2014
hey he is all puckered up - very nice macro work
jries77
 
jries77 July 29, 2014
This one is rad! Nice job!
njkerosky PRO+
 
njkerosky July 29, 2014
Sweet Perspective!!!
Barniegoog
 
Barniegoog July 30, 2014
A stunning shot, congratulations.
chrisjarvis PRO
 
chrisjarvis July 30, 2014
awesome photo :)
yanika
 
yanika July 30, 2014
amazing!!!!! Wow
pat-rice440
 
pat-rice440 July 30, 2014
cool perspective..great clarity and love the DOF of the wings
VHiggins
 
VHiggins July 31, 2014
fantastic! love this head on shot!
traceprinslooreppin
 
traceprinslooreppin August 01, 2014
...a masterpiece :-)
RAPJones
 
RAPJones August 01, 2014
Wonderful shot!!! COOL BEANZE :)))
nitti
 
nitti August 03, 2014
What can I say...outstanding
Esilva77
 
Esilva77 August 04, 2014
Wow!!! Awesome capture:))
KAM1975
 
KAM1975 August 06, 2014
Amaaaaaazing!! Whoever would have thought they have funny little faces like this!! ;))
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer August 09, 2014
look at the clarity! a dead on dragon face - wow and wow, Steph!
vojce PRO
 
vojce August 11, 2014
amazing shot
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis August 12, 2014
Amazing work:-)
Flosno
 
Flosno August 24, 2014
Great face off....wonderful colours....as always great work Steph
skywatcher
 
skywatcher September 03, 2014
The water droplets are amazing...like the one on his mouth!! So cool :3 What lens are you using?? You do wonderful work
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz September 08, 2014
Brilliant capture!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta October 02, 2014
Nice macro. Congratulations on being Featured.
kasper PRO
 
kasper October 02, 2014
Congrats on your feature. Great shot.
traceprinslooreppin
 
traceprinslooreppin October 02, 2014
...congrats on your Feature Princess :-) :-) :-)
cmsimon Premium
 
cmsimon October 02, 2014
great shot, congrats!!!
robhansen
 
robhansen October 02, 2014
Awesome !!! Congrats! : )
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 October 02, 2014
Awesome macro shot Steph! Congrats on being featured!
iceman2
 
iceman2 October 02, 2014
Excellent macro capture.Congrats!
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 October 02, 2014
Fabulous macro, great detail and colors. Congratulations on your feature!
Inspire4More
 
Inspire4More October 02, 2014
Congrats well deserved......Awesome :)))))
joecas
 
joecas October 02, 2014
Congrats! Amazing shot!:)
Bruz PRO+
 
Bruz October 02, 2014
Congrats on the feature Steph. Nice macro.
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi October 02, 2014
Wowwwww, what a big surprice ! Congratulations !!!!!!!!!! ;-)
glennhart
 
glennhart October 02, 2014
absolutely amazing x congratulations :)
vojce PRO
 
vojce October 02, 2014
WOW fantastic,bravo
GregDaddyMac
 
GregDaddyMac October 02, 2014
Wow! Excellent macro!
DeonHamilton
 
DeonHamilton October 02, 2014
So you did too, dam this is awesome Steph well done :-)
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis October 02, 2014
congratulations Steph well deserved award:-)
BendtheLens
 
BendtheLens October 02, 2014
Congratulations on being Featured. Well deserved. Great shot.
jennert
 
jennert October 02, 2014
YAY!!! Congrats on the Feature girlie!! = )
wendysmith
 
wendysmith October 02, 2014
Excellent shot
Angelvel
 
Angelvel October 02, 2014
Another featured shot...awesome, sweets.
lmsusin
 
lmsusin October 02, 2014
AMAZING!!
anjulishankhwar
 
anjulishankhwar October 02, 2014
Great image ...love the color of eyes ...."Blue eyes"..:)
annharris
 
annharris October 02, 2014
WOW! What can one say that has not already been said!
annharris
 
annharris October 02, 2014
Magic! :)
Aranka
 
Aranka October 02, 2014
wow
nitti
 
nitti October 02, 2014
You did good Steph! Congrats
LesGreenwood
 
LesGreenwood October 02, 2014
Really awesome shot...great work!! What lens are you using?
JeffreyA PRO
 
JeffreyA October 02, 2014
Outstanding! !! Congratulations on the feature
HeidiMills
 
HeidiMills October 02, 2014
beautiful colors! Amazing picture!
JulianGwilson
 
JulianGwilson October 02, 2014
wow love it!
argento73
 
argento73 October 02, 2014
great capture!
Doc-Holliday PRO
 
Doc-Holliday October 02, 2014
Congrats on being featured yet again. I wont ever forget your image of of the canon lens and the knife btw.
KAM1975
 
KAM1975 October 03, 2014
Yaaaaaaayyy!! Clever girlie! Mwah!!! ;)))
mariafielbak PRO
 
mariafielbak October 03, 2014
Amazing beautiful!!
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita October 03, 2014
thought i recognized this....congrats on the Feature. Fantastic achievement!
kristinaki100
 
kristinaki100 October 03, 2014
Great picture!!!! What kind of lens do you use?!
Akire
 
Akire October 03, 2014
Outstanding Work! Congratulations on being featured!
ncpcov PRO
 
ncpcov October 03, 2014
Outstanding capture, these insects are def my favourites
scruffyherbert PRO
 
scruffyherbert October 04, 2014
Now who's clever :) - What a shot of Mr Spectacular. More than well deserved feature and thunder clapings fro this part of the UK :) :)
KatieMcKinneyPhotography
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography October 04, 2014
Fantastic capture!!! Congrats on being featured! :)
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo October 04, 2014
Wow, Steph!! I think he's drooling the way I am over this shot! Congrats on being Featured!
hotpixel
 
hotpixel October 05, 2014
Congratulations Stephanie... terrific feature photo (:
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 October 05, 2014
Congratulations on your Award.
garvinjabel
 
garvinjabel October 06, 2014
awaresome shoot................the time speaks fo itsself
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life October 07, 2014
Thank you SOO much, Admin for the Featured picture! I'm honored!! I love love looove this site!! :):) I also want to thank Admin for all the invites to -Behind the Lens- !! I love watching this site grow with us! :)

Also a HUGE thank YOU to each and every one of you for the Congrats compliments and continued support and friendships!! You guys are SUPER STARS! :) Thanks for inspiring and teaching me! :):)
markr1963
 
markr1963 October 07, 2014
Great shot!
Anneja
 
Anneja October 09, 2014
Awesome
shannon4462
 
shannon4462 October 10, 2014
:)) nicceeee ly80bb
JoseV
 
JoseV October 11, 2014
Superb capture.
AliZackerGalePhotography
 
AliZackerGalePhotography October 11, 2014
exceptional capture
keithhallett
 
keithhallett October 14, 2014
One word Brillient. !!!!
SherranAndersen
 
SherranAndersen October 14, 2014
Love the colours.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 October 23, 2014
Congrats on being featured , well deserved
Wizzard PRO
 
Wizzard October 24, 2014
Magnificent work,Steph! Congrats on your feature! Awesome!
DonnaMarie77
 
DonnaMarie77 October 26, 2014
Dragonflies are my favorite. This photo is stunning.
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 October 31, 2014
Wow Congratulations on your Award Steph.
Cuscus
 
Cuscus November 02, 2014
WHAT LENS DID YOU USE???
srimanta
 
srimanta November 08, 2014
excellent shot....love the color and detail......congrats.... :) Sri
Joerg PRO
 
Joerg November 13, 2014
nice macro
joecas
 
joecas November 19, 2014
Very Great shot! Congratulation!!
gg91
 
gg91 December 05, 2014
Amazing macro shot.
NoveenKhan
 
NoveenKhan December 05, 2014
Ohhh yes-love this!
DeadEye PRO+
 
DeadEye December 24, 2014
Great macro - Love it! --Richard--
DVallas PRO+
 
DVallas December 28, 2014
here's looking at you kid....great capture
mikeconley PRO+
 
mikeconley January 20, 2015
Incredible macro shot
Abhilashxavier
 
Abhilashxavier January 23, 2015
Great!
BrianaK
 
BrianaK February 02, 2015
Nice macro.
DarkStarPhotoUK
 
DarkStarPhotoUK February 24, 2015
Wow!!!
ilyk
 
ilyk May 25, 2015
BEAUTIFUL! Congrats, your work is amazing!
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography May 28, 2015
cool!
leethompson
 
leethompson June 22, 2015
Wicked, inspirational photo for people to aspire to, Very nice macro, long or short macro lens? was it a big one....180mm +
Capture-Life
Capture-Life July 23, 2015
Thank you SO much! I actually didn't even use a true macro lens at all.. I didn't have one :):) I used my kit lens 18-55mm and my extension tube for this.. before I got my Macro lens a few months back (March), all of my macros where taken with my kit lens and tube(s). :):)
Capture-Life
Capture-Life July 23, 2015
were taken ** not where. lol
paramasivamtharumalingam
 
paramasivamtharumalingam July 23, 2015
Perfect shot.
paramasivamtharumalingam
 
paramasivamtharumalingam July 23, 2015
Wonder what lens you are using.
malcolmbowey
 
malcolmbowey December 25, 2015
This is certainly an awesome macro
RuiFarinha_Photography
 
RuiFarinha_Photography January 10, 2016
Awesome shot and gallery! :)
kasiasoszka
 
kasiasoszka January 15, 2016
Just awesome!
Jonathan_Leonard_Dass
 
Jonathan_Leonard_Dass January 17, 2016
This is a stunning macro image. I love it :)
karensommerslohre PRO+
 
karensommerslohre March 26, 2016
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOH! so beautiful & scary at the same time~You rock, Lady!
mjhousto
 
mjhousto June 13, 2016
Amazing macro, Steph! This is just gorgeous. Great work! I love your choice of title btw...
Eddieuuu071 Premium
 
Eddieuuu071 July 09, 2017
I see you!
texaaronpueschel PRO
 
texaaronpueschel January 03, 2018
Incredible macro. This one gets it! A winner.
texaaronpueschel PRO
 
texaaronpueschel January 03, 2018
Incredible macro. This one gets it! A winner.

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in my back yard. This guy was resting on my spent lilac stems. He was quite the poser, let me get really close!
Time
I honestly don't remember the exact time of day, but it was between 3-5pm. It was fairly overcast because it just rained, so the lighting wasn't harsh.
Lighting
Thankfully the lighting worked for me here. It had just rained, and the sun kept peeking out behind the clouds. I waited for it to come from behind the cloud again and snapped multiple shots. I spent awhile out there with this guy. Lol!
Equipment
Shockingly, I didn't have a true macro lens yet. For this shot, and many macros in my gallery were taken with my canon kit lens 18-55mm and some cheap (under $50) tubes. Zeikos tubes, to be exact.
Inspiration
I absolutely LOVE dragonflies! I'm always capturing captures of them. I especially love taking macros of their eyes and wings. No two are ever the same.
Editing
For this shot, I adjusted the levels a tad, and sharpened slightly. I really didn't have to do much else on this one.
In my camera bag
Ahh, that's a loaded question lol. We photographers carry so much equipment around, lol! My camera equipment usually depends on my destination. If I'm going out of town. I've got all my equipment. If I'm headed for a day of shooting, I have a couple lenses with me and filters. I don't use a tripod nearly as much as I probably should, lol. My lenses are Canon 18-55mm, 70-200L, 50mm 1/8 and 1/4, 100mm, Sigma 10-20mm and I also use some old vintage film lenses on my SLR. Those are too fun.
Feedback
Shoot with your heart. I see a picture before I snap the shutter. I live, eat and breathe photography lol. Natural lighting is always better. As for bugs and dragonflies, they're very skiddish... sometimes it takes a long time and lots patience to have them let you get in close. But don't give up! It'll pay off. :)

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