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Rain Drops Sisters

By SvetAriadne
Rain drops on the blade of grass soon after the rain.

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

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basith_am 10 7 Sri Lanka
29 Dec 2014 5:24PM
Amazing detail, well observed and captured.

xwang 13 56 8
29 Dec 2014 5:47PM
I quite like it... I'll leave the critique to the others who know more...
banehawi Plus
18 2.9k 4334 Canada
29 Dec 2014 6:41PM
Welcome to EPZ Svetlana. I hope you enjoy your time here.

This is the Critique Gallery, so you have uploaded this image looking for some feedback.

Its really good. You used the cameras programme mode, s nothing complicated, and with accurate focus and good light, youve captured the drops very well.

With a less colorful background, or one that didnt have red in it, the image may have made the drops even nicer. So if you have another opportunity, take note of whats behind the drops.

The exposure can be just a little brighter; the camera reacted to the bright area behind that centre long drop and reduced exposure a little, - but its a small point.

Sharpening a little before you upload the image will also make it look better on the site. Re-sizing can cause some loss of detail. It is quite good though as it is.

To see the difference a little more brightness and sharpening make, look at the mod I uploaded; scroll up and click the modifications tab, then view the image large. My mod is the second mod.
The colour red is less intense also in the mod.

Well done.


paulbroad Plus
15 131 1294 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2014 7:11PM
Very effective indeed, and from a compact. However, many good compact cameras can excellent at macro. All pretty close to correct for me. The sharpness could be a tiny bit crisper, but this could be compression and file size issues rather than a reality.

The effect is enhanced by the minimal depth of field.

For uses such as this, leave that logo off, or have it very small in a corner. It is rather eye catching here.

Nigeve1 9 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2014 8:04PM
Very effective close up shot with lovely use of light. The main grass stem and water droplets are captured just about perfectly and the composition / crop are great. For me in this type of shot, equal consideration needs to be given to the out of focus background as the main subject. For me, the out of focus stems below the main grass are fine and the red leaf? works fine too. It is the white area behind the middle droplet and the grass stem to the left of it which distract somewhat. A bit of 'gardening' in situ can pay dividends in the final result.
Overall very good though.
29 Dec 2014 10:16PM
I'm so happy to read all your critiques & comments. ..Thank you very much! I appreciate all of them immensely ! Smile
PranavMishra 10 52 18 India
30 Dec 2014 5:58AM
fine, lively image.. with a thoughtful composition / cropping..
full of energy and innocence.. may take one back to the purity of childhood..
pamelajean Plus
16 1.8k 2275 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2014 12:15PM
Well composed and very effective.

My only advice reiterates something that has already been said.
It's easy to forget your background when trying to get your subject just the way you want it. The white area at the top is an eye-grabber, taking attention away from your beautiful droplets. Avoiding that at the time of shooting would have been worthwhile.

I like the droplets being on top and underneath the stem, the interesting and different reflections making them look like glass paperweights, and the limited pallette, the two colours being all that you need.

30 Dec 2014 6:18PM
Pamela & Peekay2001...your comments much appreciated..Smile
Dudler......thank you for taking your time to modify the photo....really great Smile

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