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By Bernabedellamattia
From the series Texture

Tags: Cactus Texture Green Wildlife and nature

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I like the shot but IMHO I think it needs to stand out more from the background. I would darken the ground a touch and maybe darken the light stripes on the cactus to the right. All in all its a good shot.
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paulbroad 11 123 1264 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2017 8:41PM
The image is very sharp and I applaud that,but I wonder about your composition. It needs to be portrait to balance in a case like this. It is NH record and the blank sides are not needed.

banehawi Plus
14 1.9k 3954 Canada
7 Dec 2017 9:36PM
Good detail. I can look better with a closer crop as a record shot of this type of cactus.

I find the green is quite oversaturated, - as is yellow, so the mod has this modified and its cropped, adding a little more space at the top.


dudler Plus
15 739 1425 England
8 Dec 2017 6:57AM
Teh strong lines of spines in the background echo the shape of the cactus itself. Willie's square crop and recuded saturation make it a better picture, to my eyes.
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.3k 1979 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2017 8:22AM
The detail is good, but the green is hurting my eyeballs! It's the sort of ultra-vivid colour that is used for plastic toys to catch very young children's attention..

Does it look natural on your screen??
paulbroad 11 123 1264 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2017 8:28AM
The green is very - green indeed. The problem with such shots is, is it natural. Only the author knows but, of course, as an NH record, it must be.

dark_lord Plus
14 2.2k 556 England
8 Dec 2017 8:56PM
Off centre positioning of the main subject is best here.

However, I'd be ok with a central placement if the specimens behind were lined up parallel to the main subject, as it then becomes all about shapes and lines and repetition rather than a bog standard record shot.

If that green is an accurate representation, then fine, but it does look OTT here.

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