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A snail nestling in a cactus plant.

I would like to hear comments about the sharpness and composition of the photo.

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S1600
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:6 Apr 2012 - 8:46 AM
Focal Length:5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.1
Aperture:f/6.4
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:64
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Hide and Seek?
Username:manjoy manjoy
Uploaded:8 Apr 2012 - 12:51 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Wildlife / nature
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pablophotographer
8 Apr 2012 - 3:02 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

It is fine for me as a picture.

Well spotted, well executed.

I have no problem with the format either, I would just explore the black and white version because it would give a greater ambiguity I think.

Another suggestion would be the use of a light diffuser from the right, or a light reflector from the left or both in an attempt to remove shadows. If that plant is in yur garden, I would take it indoors to photograph it under studio lighting too.

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rossd
rossd  111061 forum posts England
8 Apr 2012 - 3:26 PM

I suggest a square crop (see modded image).

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10781 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2795 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2012 - 4:53 PM

Its a nice find. I would crop space from the left, where its quite bright. This crop also places the snail on a third. Tone down the green a little, increase the contrast and sharpness on the snail, and I think its an improvement.


Loaded a mod, hope you find this helpful.




regards



Willie

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mhfore
mhfore  7 England176 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2012 - 5:06 PM

Hi Manuel,

Simple things can sometimes work, and this does although I think this can be made to it stand out more. Compositionally I think you need to crop some off the left handside to balance, well it works for my eye's, I would then add some contrast and darken slightly, see mod.

Manuel you have a nice pf with diversity, well done.

Take care

Martin

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