Water Dragon

by Schlaf Christopher

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Gallery: Macro

Tags: water dragon canon 40d canon ef 180 35l usm macro seeking critique

Category: Macro

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Software : Adobe Photoshop CS4 Macintosh

Published: Thursday 29th of January 2009 04:16:00 AM


Milena Safrova
Excellent work, the DOF, the texture, colours, bokeh ... everything perfect 7/7

Jim Downs
Nicely captured and nicely presented. Was this in the wild or in captivity? Either way, it is a delight to view. GJ

Christine R
Wonderful shot Great macro, very nice details and color.(7/7 an). Best regards Christine

Ralton Bentley
good grief, it is absolutely awsome!

Carl Wakefield
Absolutly fantastic, the colours and out of focus and in focus on the shot are just excellent. The composition is spot on, super super super.

Ryan Watts
Great photo. I love the colors here, they're so vibrant. 7/7

Botikario 2006
E X C E L L E N T !! !!

Leonid Dombrovsky
Excellent portrait! Superb.

Cherlyn .
A fabulous macro of Gorgeous sharp detailed details, great colours, exqusite light & excellent DOF .

Carlos Barriuso Amo
La luz y la nitidez son extraordinarias, es una foto muy buena.7/7 en anónimo. Un saludo

Yalcin Adali
Hi Wonderful image with nice colours..congrats.best wishes.Y/A

Jerry Matchett
Masterfully done!

Pamela Franklin
Amazing detail and color! You have captured the money shot here! My compliments!!! Best regards, Pamela

Walter Tatulinski
Really Nice... work on this one Chris! It would make a memorable print (or cover). Regards.

Ali Rezaeian
7/6 anon Masterpiece details , colours & light CHRIS ^^^ Another warm regards ***Ali***

Federico Fiorillo
great macro!

Oscar Vall Gallen
7/7 anon. rate. Congrats !!

Christopher Schlaf
Thanks everyone for taking the time to comment.

Afshin Azizi
Wow.What a great macro photograph , its colors really catch my eyes.Focus and depth of field are perfect and the sharpnesS and clarity are really wonderful.Perfect tonal color and quality too and Well edited just I dont like the endorsement size.Best Wishes

Sinh Nhut Nguyen
abosolute great, the use of dof is excellent in this image.

Trish vandenBerg
this is so so fantastic wow !!! amazing !! ~trish~

Alexandru Badulescu
This is great, colours and details are excellents! SUPER!

Eugenio Pastor Benjumeda
Stunning. Max and congrats. Eugenio.

Anna Trandeva
Very cute dragon! Perfect shot! Rgrds

Federico D'Isep
Beautiful image: great detaile and colours!!! Best regards.

Marsel van Oosten
Great detail, composition and use of dof. I like the vignetting you added too. Color saturation is a bit radioactive though. Great shot!

Mouzan Hamad
perfect , very nice colors

Kiki B
wow! exceptionally macro!

Glauco Dattini
Hi Christopher! Excellent composition, colors and sharpness! 7/7!

Carole Hibbert
This is what I would classify as a 'remarkable' image, in every way!! Well done!

Pierre Dumas
Excellent! PDE

Javier Camacho Gimeno
Una foto preciosa, buena composición, edición y colorido.

Mark Warrillow-Thomson
Stunning - this will look amazing blown up to A3 or even bigger perhaps.

Sonia Mason
Incredible detail, colour, DOF and perfect composition. This image is thrilling. I have to add it to my favorites!

Kaushik Chatterjee
Christopher, Awesome details and the DOF. Incredible light. Always 7/7. Rgds.

José R. Frontado
Una auténtica obra de arte. Es perfecta. Felicitaciones.

Kerri West
I really love this - the colors compliment each other very well, and the focusing is excellent. The lighting of his/her head is also wonderfully clean and even, allowing the texture to pop. Great job!

pooria ghadiri
Dear Friend PERFECT...

Allan Wallberg
Excellent Absolute great shot, very beautiful capture.

JD Hall
Absolute perfection! Vibrant colors and flawless sharpness. Very cool shot!

Kori Schei
Great shot! Love the colors and how sharp it is!

Jennifer G
Absolutely Beautiful!

Katya Lin
7/7 Wonderful image!!!

Joe Cockle
Great detail and the colour is outstanding

Armand Niculescu
Very nicely done! I love the sharpness, great detail and saturation! A masterpiece! Congrats!

brahami yacine
water dragon Belles couleurs et textures qui font le détail plus réaliste et spectaculaire. Merci

Aleksandar Vasic
Very nice!!!

Joan Manel Puig
Photo Cover of Digital Camera Magazine

I saw this photo in the Digital Camera magazine in Spain, very good, excellent light and good focus. Greetings from Catalonia.

Wendy de Kok

Excellent dof, colors and pose! Love it :)

Frank Sines

Excellent and what a pose. Nice work. FS

Patrick Hudepohl
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Water Dragon by Christopher Schlaf

Sorry I missed this one when it was posted. Fantastic capture and composition. I swear he's posing for you! Wonderful lighting and detail.... Mike

Ken Papai
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Some of the shallow DOF bokeh looks rather fake -- otherwise a fantastic image! Such color and sharpness with a subject willing to proudly pose.

Richard VanWart
Water Dragon by Christopher Schlaf

Spectacular image! Stunning clarity, amazing fine detail, really breathtakingly beautiful. Kudos on your terrific portfolio!

Aguinaldo de Paula
Water Dragon by Christopher Schlaf

The best lizzard shot I've ever seen!!!
Framing, focus, sharpness, color, everything perfect.
But, why two signatures?
There are many wonderful photos here ruined by intrusive signatures.

Michael Ging
Water Dragon by Christopher Schlaf

This is a Great photo, that gives you a view of a reptile, that you only got in 1950's Godzilla movies. Well done and congrats on the POW.

Ken Thalheimer
Water Dragon by Christopher Schlaf

This really beautifully done & presented. The lighting & DOF treatment are excellent. Also excellent is the detail where it matters. Without question very deserving of POW

Marielou Dhumez
Water Dragon by Christopher Schlaf

Stunning macrophotography.
The bokeh is perfectly true because of you can see the decreasing sharpness on the branch.
colors are stupendous.
Congratulations for being choosen for POW !

Helen Clement
Water Dragon by Christopher Schlaf

Christopher this is one stunning photo. Clarity and colour are excellent. I really like this.

Art Xanthopoulos
Water Dragon by Christopher Schlaf

Brilliant, stunning, skilfuly conceived and presented.... These are but some of the words and phrases I would use to describe this image. I mean, it has vibrant colours, good use of DoF, and a wonderful composition through skilful lens perspective and of course the subject is a handsome model. This photo could easily adorn the walls of many nature lovers, zoos, wildlife societies etc... Christopher, you have done a great job here and the elves have gotten it right once again.

Bill Tate
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Love the shot. Very nice and sharp, but the out of focus area is possibly too abrupt. Was it "helped along" by adding blur? I am bothered by this striking photograph for having too many photoshop cutesies included...

First is the copywrite, then the signature, a frame and finally the shadow behind the picture. To me this is too much. Try eliminating any two of those. I think the colors, although I like that green very much, are a bit too exagerated.

Additionally, I would crop it away where your signaure is, and add about as much to the top and left side. That would put the center of attraction in place for following the "rule" of thirds.

...Willie the Cropper

Bobby Karimipoor
Water Dragon by Christopher Schlaf

i really like the shot and it`s gesture...............wonderful colours and fantastic work..........regards((bobby)).

Lei Cai
Water Dragon by Christopher Schlaf

To me, this photo was perfect.
Because I can not imagine any better composite or color. What I can do to impove it is only to wait for the mercy the gods provide.

Goran Anastasovski
Water Dragon by Christopher Schlaf

Amazing detail and color. Fantastic shot. BRAVO

Christopher Schlaf
Water Dragon by Christopher Schlaf

Hello everyone
I would really like to say thanks to everyone for taking the time to comment.I have quite a few people who dont like my name on the side and Im one of them.I did a little recearch and found quite a few of my images floating around the internet and that is the only reason Ive done this.As of the way I frame my shots Ive had many people ask me how I do it and would like to do the same thing and many people who just dont like it.Thats up to you.Once again I would like to say thanks to everyone including the Elves.Im really glad to see people intersted in something that I enjoy so much.

Xiao Cai
Water Dragon by Christopher Schlaf

Very well describe the important information by the relationship of “focus” and “blur”, and if this relationship were achieved by Photography technique such as DOF, this picture would be really into photography’s areas…

Holger Stelljes
Water Dragon by Christopher Schlaf

Outstanding, I would not have thought such a green background would work with the subject. Obviously thats not true. Great photo, it really works well.

Marc Epstein
Water Dragon by Christopher Schlaf

Yes, not only a great shot but it's great photography. I also agree with Chris and support the use of watermarks for internet image display. Watermarks are commonplace with internet use and are not commonly used in published works, like commercial or editorial stuff. Protecting your images and your copyright is a professional side of photography that goes another step beyond taking a snapshot. The color, intensity, and detail of this image are a reflection of the skills of this photographer.
Great image, Chris.

Minh Nghia Le
Water Dragon by Christopher Schlaf

I guess this is the BEST macro work I've ever seen :). The composition, moment, color are fantastic !

Rohit ( Perpetual Chonking) Sarwate
Water Dragon by Christopher Schlaf

Brillient picture. Like the sharpness around subjects eyes and the vibrant colors.

Eduardo Agustin Carrasco
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hola i think is a wonderful shot, the colors, the light and the detail are the best, congratulations

Melanie Little
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Everything is perfect in the shot and the expression the little guy has is priceless

C.K. Lee
Water Dragon by Christopher Schlaf

Wow awesome. Now you make me think I should pose my brother's bearded dragon for some shots...

Richard Armstrong
Water Dragon by Christopher Schlaf

Congratulations, Chris, on another excellent image and presentation. As I have mentioned before, you set a very high standard for others to work toward achieving. I enjoy everything you present and am very happy that you are a part of this community!
Best regards,

Cary Maures
Water Dragon by Christopher Schlaf

That is an amazing image. Congrats!

Daily Photograph
Water Dragon by Christopher Schlaf

beautiful image, very nice focus and DOF

Fred Scalliet
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Impressive portfolio !

Jana Vanourkova
Water Dragon by Christopher Schlaf

Portrait of a Dragon. It shows his character and dignity. Excellent animal photography. cheers Jana

Dror Baldinger
Water Dragon by Christopher Schlaf

i like the little fella, striking creature, striking colors, what else can one ask for?

Kristina Kraft
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The dragon looks like he is aware of your lens. His eye is awesome and it pulls my attention into it.

Zack Hussain
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Absolutely Marvellous.

Rolph M.
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Amazing Christopher ! How do you get those incredible colours ? ? ? Excellent pic. Keep on shooting. Best regards, Rolph ;)

Raymond Borg
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This is an excellent capture. This image work very well as it has no destructions. It also has superb details in the dragon and the lighting and colour are fantastic. Very well done. Congrats.

Response to Water Dragon by Christopher Schlaf

Hi Christopher ! Congrats with the front page on the swedish magazine "Digital Foto " We read it yesterday, and reckonized your image at once. Interesting to read the story behind it too :-) Keep up your good work !
Warm regards, Anne & Runar :-)

Christopher Schlaf
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