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Compound eye

Compound eye
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Copyright: Soumen Mandal (freakywindow) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 116 W: 39 N: 71] (990)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-26
Categories: Insects
Exposure: 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-03-29 5:04
Viewed: 1740
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another result from my inverted lens photography. This the time the close up of a compound eye of a dragon fly sitting on my keyboard. The compound eye may consist of thousands of individual photoreceptor units. The image perceived is a combination of inputs from the numerous individual "eye units", which are located on a convex surface, thus pointing in slightly different directions. Compared with simple eyes, compound eyes possess a very large view angle, and can detect fast movement. More info can be found in wikipedia.

Source: Wikipedia

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Hello Soumen,
Excellent macro,perfectly focused on the top of the highlighted portion, fine details and nice clarity.
Thanks and best regards,


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-03-29 7:32]

Hello Soumen,
The hexagonal ommatidia of this dragonfly's compound eyes are well in focus where they reflect the light with the rest of the head in softer focus but with good clarity and natural colours. Your inverted lens technique works well!
Thanks and best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-29 8:00]

Hello Soumen,
Incredible sharp detailed eyes in this macro in beautiful light and colours.
Enjoy the weekend,

hallo Soumen
very nice macro picture with good details and lovely colours
thanks gr.lou

Hello Soumen,
Good macro with great sharpness. you can try stack technique to get more good result.
best wishes,

Hi Soumen,a nice experiment but maybe you ask at your lens the impossible,the details are good but not the best,maybe you could to try a sharpnening process in PP the next time.Very interesting shot and perfect colors too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Very nice details, and colours you've captured...

Hello sir ...
It's really very good pic ..
You capture it with great sharpness
and good details ...Natural light
suplendid beautifully ...You focused
very well on your subject ....Thanks
for sharing ..

Hello Soumen.
Lovely details of the popping compound eye. Good effort from the reversing ring. As Samiran suggested, stacking will render a wider DoF with finer details.

Hello Soumen,
Nice macro.


Hello Soumen

Excellent photo of this insect with the focus
done at his left eye, you could pass from ISO200
to ISO400 and like that increase your shutter speed, TFS


Ciao Soumen. Good attempt MF! Colours and details are good too. Too tender sharp.


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