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  • Caught

    In no art form should you ever harm the subject. Sorry, not impressed.
    • 30 Sep 2012 8:23PM
  • Autumn is here


    I appreciate that this is your first attempt but it doesn't quite hit any notes for me. It's not sharp enough and there is too much going on for the eye to focus on any particular point. The candle is too bright, from a personal note I would of used a little faster shutter speed also making the shot sharper.

    One possitive you clearly understand the rule of thirds.

    Keep trying though, practise makes perfect!

    • 30 Sep 2012 8:18PM
  • Storm Coming In

    It is an excellent spot, it looks as though there could possibly be some buildings or something below not allowing to get any lower because I find theres too much empty space above the cloud. Excellent cloud formation though.

    • 29 Sep 2012 3:44PM

    Agree about the twigs infront of the bird, if you just moved around to the left a fraction you could of got the clear shot, Robins are normally quite happy for you to move about as long as you don't get too close. Also if you moved round and got the Robin then looking into the camera could of been an excellent shot.. It's very sharp and the exposure is spot on so well done there.

    • 29 Sep 2012 3:42PM
  • Celtic Cross

    I'm afraid this image doesn't work for me! The flare is distracting, too many shadows with no detail and the direct light has not helped the shot at all. It's good that you spotted the subject which is something that would grab my eye but next time you come across something like this. If you are ever unsure take photos from every angle so you get an idea of how the light effects it.

    • 29 Sep 2012 3:31PM
  • floating in the grass

    Agree with Paul, plus I'd of kept the front of the boat in focus and calmed down the saturation in the greens.

    • 28 Sep 2012 8:43PM
  • RIU

    Technically good. Tiny bit over exposed.

    Shame you couldn't get directly under because I think that would of made for a great shot.

    Your photography is clearly coming on.
    • 9 Aug 2012 10:28PM
  • Secure Parking.

    Really like the HDR effect Ben. Purely from a personal point of view I may have tried another angle as the post covering the nearest quad is a bit of a distraction. Great effort none the less.
    • 9 Aug 2012 10:26PM
  • Hope

    Thanks ever so much guys, I'll upload the bigger one! Smile
    • 29 Jul 2012 10:25PM
  • The ghost

    Thanks guys! My highest voted picture to date, woop!
    • 29 Jul 2012 6:58PM
  • St Mary's Church Cheshunt

    Excellent first attempt mate. I agree with the crop suggestion, a definate for me. Improvements to be made, but a fantastic first effort to be proud of. Have not walked through there in years! Nice little church.
    • 10 Jun 2012 5:29PM
  • Silhouette

    Bril! I just liked the simplicity. Thanks
    • 31 May 2012 7:45PM
  • This is my park

    Thanks guys, really appreciate all your advice and mods. Some fantastic points that I can definately see as improvements.

    Thanks guys
    • 30 May 2012 8:22PM
  • Meeting

    Thanks guys!

    The logo thing comes up allot I'm always surprised how people feel about these. There is a reason why I use them and that's because a company has used a couple of my pictures before and sold them as little postcards. Iv never personal had a problem with other people using them as they don't take away from the image for me but we all have our thoughts!

    Tha ls for the comments guys, always appreciated.

    • 26 May 2012 3:59PM
  • Woooosh

    Thankks guys!

    Niknut, I should of called the shot arrowhead, love it!

    • 17 May 2012 4:23PM
  • It's all white.

    I didn't realise you were the critique police. I put the photo on here and the user above you managed to give good critique but for some reason even though I said ignore the logo, you can't look beyond it. I don't want preferences on logos I wanted critique on the image.
    • 13 May 2012 4:22PM
  • Charlie

    Thanks Darryl!

    Much appreciated Smile
    • 27 Apr 2012 7:48PM
  • Welsh Bogland

    Thanks Darryl Smile
    • 24 Apr 2012 7:30PM
  • Reflections

    Super image just one thing for me that lets it down, grass is a little too saturated! Otherwise great image.
    • 18 Apr 2012 9:38PM
  • Trapped

    Not to my taste I'm afraid. Can't imagine many people would want to see a mouse that had been killed.
    • 17 Apr 2012 8:21AM


    The problem with this image here is that there is no focal point, wheres the interest? If it were autumn with lots of color it would probably work better for me. Plus from a purely personal point of view I don't like the angle it's been shot at.

    Next time try and include some interest, a "focal point".

    • 17 Apr 2012 8:18AM
  • P-78 Cazadora

    Lovely shot Ben, great detail. Improvements wise I'd recommend including either more sky or sea so the horizon is not as central and try and capture a bit more detail in the sky. Though to be fair I can see visibility was not great! Great effort though.

    • 7 Apr 2012 4:02PM
  • American Eagle

    Again with this image I would crop some of the space to the right, I get why you did it like this though as it is where the bird is looking into, I would personaly of cropped a little tighter but fantastic detail. Eye is pin sharp. I have shaky hands and sadly never get my images PIN sharp!

    • 4 Apr 2012 7:57PM
  • Black Kite

    Excellent shot Ben, I would crop some of the green at the top off to make it tighter but otherwise superb shot! Great detail.
    • 4 Apr 2012 7:54PM
  • In the pink

    Hi Kathryn,

    Well, there are a few things here to bare in mind for next time. For me the image for a start is too dark and doesn't show the full potential of the beautiful flower. The other flowers are distracting and not really needed in the shot so maybe a square crop of just the main subject.

    The main issue is down to sharpness, I would say the lighting was not great meaning the shutterspeed was not quit fast enough and looking at the exif data 1/17th of a second hand held is not quick enough. I don't feel there is much need to upload a modification, I would just take this into consideration when taking your next shot!

    Experiment, thats the beauty of the digital age Smile.

    • 29 Mar 2012 8:11PM
  • Red Rose


    What post processing did you use on this image?

    Absolutely gorgeous colour, love it!

    • 24 Mar 2012 8:44PM
  • Take Off

    I really like this image, the only thing for me that hits me is I feel around the eyes the image could be quite a bit sharper! I have tried many times to photograph Canadian geese and it's hard because we have all seen photos of Canadian Geese, but this is a real good effort.

    • 24 Mar 2012 6:49PM
  • Fisherman, Kochi

    3rd Mod is exactly what I was thinking in regards to cloning out the ropes and bits going across the photo, I like your exposure and composition, its just those bits needed cloning to make an excellent shot!

    • 5 Mar 2012 10:42PM
  • Sunrise Over Cape Town

    Nice shot, constructive criticism for me would be too saturated and surreal looking. I would also tighten the photo by removing some from the top. Uploaded a mod for what I feel helps the shot! Smile

    • 5 Mar 2012 10:28PM
  • Harness race

    I feel this shot would be greatly improved by a steadier hand (though very hard I know on a moving subject) and only one of the horses in the shot, with the two there is just too much going on for me and I don't know where to look.

    • 5 Mar 2012 10:20PM