Robot Day 2011 entry?
You should re-tag with "robotday2011" to submit to NewGround's Robot Day contest, too.
The shading and reflections, particularly that glow, are wonderful and nice to look at. The perspective is also fantastic, highlighting the dragonfly and the robot with equal weight while delivering the robot as huge. The attention to detail on the robot's structure really convince me that he's made of metal, and a really polished and shiny metal at that! The logo on the forehead, the sharp angles for the eye-rims, and the reflections on the shoulders are all wonderfully explicit details. The level of detail is so good, in fact, that even in full-view it remains intricate. And THEN, there's the lack of color, the apathy of the robot's black and featureless eyes, the absence of background action. You manage to tell us, unequivocally and with such deliberation, that this humanoid robot is completely devoid of humanity.
It's a fantastic piece in technique, delivery, and content. And at worst, it deserved to be entered into robotday2011. In the meantime, it might be the next picture to hang on my office wall.