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By manjoy
A snail nestling in a cactus plant.

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

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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pablophotographer 6 889 323
8 Apr 2012 3:02PM
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 14 1.1k England
8 Apr 2012 3:26PM
I suggest a square crop (see modded image).
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3840 Canada
8 Apr 2012 4:53PM
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.


mhfore 11 6 176 England
8 Apr 2012 5:06PM
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


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