Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

snail trail

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

PRIZES GALORE! Enter The ePHOTOzine Exclusive Christmas Prize Draw; Over £10,000 Worth of Prizes! Plus A Gift For Everybody On Christmas Day!
Add Comment

this is my first photo up for your opinions i would appreciate your comments good and bad and any advice on improvements thanks in advance

Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Lens:Sigma 150mm macro
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:snail trail
Username:span130502 span130502
Uploaded:10 Jul 2008 - 10:42 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
VS Mode Rating Unrated
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:Voting Disabled
Critque wantedCritique Wanted
Modifications wanted Modifications Welcome (Upload a Modification)
Awards have been disabled on this photo

Comments

This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.
gary_d
gary_d  7575 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2008 - 11:16 PM

Very warm wekcome Shaun, this is a nice first upload very nice clarity on the snail cropping off part of the bottom of the leaf would improve the composition,

Look and comment on other members photo's this will get you known quickly there are lots of very clever and helpful people on this site who are only to pleased to help. - gary

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Tony_W
Tony_W  7128 forum posts5 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2008 - 11:36 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Shaun, interesting idea showing the snail slime.
Couple of points strike me about the image. You have clipped the edge off the snail shell and a lot of the leaf is out of focus. Attention to detail will fix the first problem, if your garden in anything like mine you will have ample chance to try again.
When shooting with a macro lens the depth of field is very shallow. Try to shoot flat on to large flat subjects to get as much of the subject in focus as possible. This is especialy true of butterflies for example. If you intended part of the leaf to be out of focus then you have accomplished your vision but the advice will still hold for other occasions.
Above all else have fun with your photography. I usually enjoy taking the photos far more than looking at the results.
Tony

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.