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23/09/2014 - 6:39 AM

Bad Lazy Rose

Bad Lazy RoseAs said above the background is overly busy and very distracting.

You have managed to capture the rose nicely with nice vivid composition. I would have flipped the rose towards the left, but i have Picasa only as i'm on my laptop and it does not have that feature.

Also it is screaming for tighter crop, bit squarish. Have done it in my mod along with few tweaks.

13/09/2014 - 4:27 PM

Honey, honey

Honey, honeyLovely work, though i wouldnt crop it off. Just tweak the V2 a bit.
Such an intense crop leads to reduced quality.

06/07/2014 - 11:54 AM


HummingbirdA lovely capture of hummingbird hawk moth, which are hard to find and quite tough to capture Smile

I see there is movement blur on the wings, which indicate that it might have been flapping its wing. A much faster shutter speed would have helped. Or you could have shot on Burst mode.

I would have reduced the ISO, and also decreased the EV to give a darker composition.

Mod to follow.

19/06/2014 - 12:48 PM

Just another yellow field.

Just another yellow field.A Lovely shot.

The yellow fields look over sharpened, and has lost its natural look. ( Personal opinion )

Also, if possible, i would have preferred a straighter alignment.

I would have took 2 steps to my right, and would have told the person to walk just a bit towards the left, instraight to that narrow gap.

18/06/2014 - 9:01 AM

Silky way

Silky way
THE SHADOW in the foreground creates a relation between the elements of the frame suggesting that there should be a human (owner of the shadow) which is gonna pass the passage and climb the summit.

I like your idea, well thought out, nicely executed too Smile

But i have concern regarding your this line of the comment:

Quote: About the sky this is called a high key shot and this technique is mostly used in portraiture the technique is based on intentionally overexposing the whites and reaching a white with no detail background specially the sky the idea is to get a clean and bright look. The reason I used this technique on this landscape is to give a cheerful and also divine look to upper parts of the frame (the summit and the upper ridges)

I also like high key shot but they as you said, usually work in portraiture where the nearly all the focus should be on the person. But in Nature shots, this doesnt work for me. You have captured a natures scenery and it would be a shame to remove the clouds from it. It does give a clean look, but the blank, bright white space doesnt hold any interest to me. A bit bluish clear sky, few clouds would have worked well.

I will also ask you to upload the original shot, and then we can compare that whether the clouds go with the image, or have to go out of the image Smile

15/06/2014 - 7:04 AM


DreamyA beautiful Close Up shot Smile

I would have liked a more fine details and that bees head not to be blown but thats just down to personal opinion.

I like the fact that you have given the flower a breathing space, but i think its too much. It may have worked if those orange blobs ( which i take as blurred flowers ) weren't so over exposed, and hence, taking the eye towards them acting as a distraction point.
And all that blank space doesnt hold much interest to me.

I think the image is a bit too soft but its what you wanted so its ok Smile

Have loaded a mod with a tighter crop and few tweaks.

04/06/2014 - 8:22 AM

Loves hurts

Loves hurtsThere are 3 Meerkats in your image, and your crop will be on the basis of which one you want to focus on and whichever suits your caption. I take it that you wanted the last one to be on full focus, right? Because somewhat it suits your caption too Grin

Frankly, im not much into healing tools and cloning stuff currently. so i could just advice you to do what you did on your previous image, and remove the middle Meerkats head. so that it doesnt look tatty and proves a distraction Smile
Followed by some tweaks.

My mod is of what i would have done with the picture . I would have liked to include all of them in frame, with the first one who is not looking in the frame wont be much of a negative point for me, as it would have been a natural shot. Ofcourse if it too was looking in the frame, Bingo! Smile
Followed by some tweaks

01/06/2014 - 4:51 PM

Pink-Yellow-Black Combination

Pink-Yellow-Black CombinationA lovely shot, pink with black working splenddly.

"just" toned down a bit to remove that bit of green and to tone down the light on flower.

Else a brilliant capture Grin

22/04/2014 - 3:53 PM

The Entrance.

The Entrance.A very nice capture, and you can almost ' feel ' yourself being in the image, and thats what photography is Smile

Well your " Film Grain " setting has worked splendidly by providing too much grain in the image, ie , the noise level.. 1600 ISO is too high and will produce much noise.
I would say if you had chosen any other preset mode the image would have been splendid because if there is any wrong in this image, its the noise level.

Also i would have cropped a bit from the right to equal the wall level with the right one.

Else a brilliant capture, mono working brilliantly with the situation Smile

13/04/2014 - 7:23 PM

On Guard version 2

On Guard version 2No wonder dogs are the most trustable animals. He/ She is guarding with such attention and you have captured it nicely. Smile

But the image is quite rough and hard. This may be due to over sharpening or high ISO. If you ask for critique please provide the EXIF data so that it is easy for us to know where you went wrong Smile

I think you have over sharpened it.. If thats the case, then it can be easily rectified. You have a deep background, and if you sharpen it a touch more than necessary, the image will look very hard. Plus the dogs fur has lost its definition due to this.
I took it to my photo editor but strangely it isnt showing any EXIF. But i think the ISO is quite high. Higher ISO will provide brightness but on the cost of producing heavy noise in the picture.

Focus on the eye is brilliant. You could almost ' feel ' the intensity with which the dog is watching.

13/04/2014 - 2:40 PM


Spike...A very extraordinary reaction, I must say! but your dog is exceptionally sweet Smile

Would reduce the ISO though, 1600 is too high ( Was the lighting too dull? ) because the amount of noise is increased because of higher ISO.

B/W is working splendidly and the focus on the eye is spot on!

Also you could have tried and included much more of its top part though, its looking just a bit cut off

Anyway an awesome capture

06/04/2014 - 5:12 AM

Yelllow Flower

Yelllow FlowerLovely Detailed shot. Is this a new variety of sunflowers? Grin

Focus on first two flowers is spot on. Though i'm not so sure about including so much sunflowers in the background which are not focused on quite well. I would have tried and snapped only those front two, and excluded the rest.Because its making the background quite distracting.

The picture also needs a tighter crop especially from the top and left to remove as much unnecessary part as possible.

I have done a mod showing the crop and some tweaks.