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Something a bit different from Westonbirt. The crop was difficult here and I'm still not entirely happy with it as it's a little messy at the bottom but I wanted to keep the proportion ratio of 4:6. Hey ho...what do you think?
+ve: excellent play on the colours, good lighting, and composition
-ve: The leaf, with its bright colours, looks a bit soft. I personally prefer brighter coloured subjects to be sharp (but thats just me!) :o)
It's the DOF that makes it look soft. It's pin sharp around the spider and soft everywhere else. I did try one that was sharp all over (using a smaller aperture) but it just looked flat to me.
I think the composition is more important than keeping the aspect ratio and the bottom does spoil the rest of the shot. Perhaps you could try cloning out the messy bits, but I'm not sure how possible that would be.
Great colours and spider.
Very nice: that red against the green background,
+ve: sharp detail on the spider, light's good
-ve: comp is set up for the leaf which is out of focus, red leaf is distracting
Be interested to know why you were anxious to keep the aspect ratio - and if still determined whether it would have worked landscape aspect. Tho' I'd have gone for square format, much tighter crop
Dunno...it's a weird little thing I have developed. LOL!
I'm really pleased I asked that question, then!
Think its superb myself, the bottom of the image is a lot softer than the main point of interest so doesnt distract the eye, in fact it complments the image..
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