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Jun 25, 2013 12:57 |  #7456

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I like it, 7/10.. Just needs to be a bit more level maybe?..bit more to the left so the boy is straight up.

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Jun 25, 2013 15:31 |  #7457

I am a sucker for pet photography. I'd like to see a little more contrast with the white fur. Making it a little more punchy, I don't think it would alter the mood of the image. Maybe add a catch light in the eyes...!?!?!

I'd give it 7.5/10.

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Jun 25, 2013 18:42 |  #7458

8/10. great light, great pose, interesting colors, i like every thing about this.

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Jun 25, 2013 22:10 |  #7459

I like it, like the expressions on their faces, the only thing I think I might have changed is bring her right arm up maybe on his arm, or perhaps on his chest by her face, I know it's just me but I hate seeing cut off arms, fingers and such. 8/10
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Jun 25, 2013 22:22 |  #7460

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I like it, like the expressions on their faces, the only thing I think I might have changed is bring her right arm up maybe on his arm, or perhaps on his chest by her face, I know it's just me but I hate seeing cut off arms, fingers and such. 8/10
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I love the mountain view in the back of this, but I feel like there is too much foreground, to me that branch on the bottom right is particularly distracting. If it was cropped a bit more I think it would be a great photo, as it is now though I feel like the foreground doesn't add to the image. I don't want to give it a number since I'm not sure where it would be... I do like the shot overall though :)

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Jun 25, 2013 23:30 |  #7461

i like how the photo turn out , feels natural and no distraction. The lady is like telling him kiss me baby haha. 8/10

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Jun 26, 2013 11:40 |  #7462

8/10. the skin is a little blown out but it seems to work here as it draws me to her hair which frames her face well and then that draws me to the sunglasses and the neat reflection. Nice work

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Jun 26, 2013 12:11 |  #7463

3/10 for above.. not trying to be harsh but focus is way off, the colors make it look like it was taken with a point-n-shoot.. Look at examples and try to mimic what others are doing. You'll do great, just keep shooting

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Jun 26, 2013 12:38 |  #7464

@ Sens0r to respond to your criticism and no offense meant here either but I think you honestly missed the fact that it's a dead flower. There is a reason the colours aren't perfect. If it were a flower that had just bloomed it would be pink all the way through but that's not what I was going for. Secondly if you think the focus is so far off I think you either need your eyes examined or your monitor recalibrated as at normal viewing resolution on my monitor it looks fine and I'm wearing my glasses. It may look a tad soft blown up as it is and it's being hosted on photobucket so their compression probably has something to do with it.

Not trying to get snappy here and yes this is a rate the photo above you thread but I think that honestly your criticism is far too harsh and you come off as you're Ansel Adams or something. Why not take a look in the mirror and realize you're not a professional photographer by any means but judging by your gear simply a hobby shooter who apparently seems to have a rather high opinion of his own images.


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Jun 26, 2013 12:45 |  #7465

Sens0r wrote in post #16066829 (external link)
3/10 for above.. not trying to be harsh but focus is way off, the colors make it look like it was taken with a point-n-shoot.. Look at examples and try to mimic what others are doing. You'll do great, just keep shooting

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6/10 ..instead of the bird in flight the attention goes to the right side of the frame , i think a tighter crop or more focus on the bird was needed

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Jun 26, 2013 12:45 |  #7466

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@ Sens0r to respond to your criticism and no offense meant here either but I think you honestly missed the fact that it's a dead flower. There is a reason the colours aren't perfect. If it were a flower that had just bloomed it would be pink all the way through but that's not what I was going for. Secondly if you think the focus is so far off I think you either need your eyes examined or your monitor recalibrated as at normal viewing resolution on my monitor it looks fine and I'm wearing my glasses. It may look a tad soft blown up as it is and it's being hosted on photobucket so their compression probably has something to do with it.

Not trying to get snappy here and yes this is a rate the photo above you thread but I think that honestly your criticism is far too harsh and you come off as you're Ansel Adams or something. Why not take a look in the mirror and realize you're not a professional photographer by any means but judging by your gear simply a hobby shooter who apparently seems to have a rather high opinion of his own images.

No, you missed focus, unless you meant to focus on the back of the bloom. You can see focus behind the flower slightly, looking at the leaf behind the dangling petal.

I would not say it looks like a point-and-shoot, but it's oof.

Don't take it personally though. I had about a two years worth of improving photos before my eye was critical enough to realize that I had been missing focus on most of my sports shots. Then I got the 1D3 and thought it was the bees knees right out of the gate. Over the next year, I slowly realized that I had still been missing focus (much better than before, but still imperfect). Just this last month I feel I've finally conquered the 1D3 settings to the point that I'm nailing it in tough sports situations.


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Jun 26, 2013 12:47 |  #7467

Sorry, but I agree with Sens0r. I'm having trouble finding the point of focus. Looks like the little brown innards are in focus, as well as some areas of some petals. I think a smaller aperture would have been beneficial.

While I understand the colors being muted because it's a dead/dying flower, the subject doesn't do it for me. There really isn't anything interesting about it. And to beat you up even more, the blue thing in the BG is distracting, and the cut off leafs on the left and bottom left kind of bug me, as well as the phantom leaf on the lower right.

Remember, the point of this thread is (or should be) to hear the harsh criticism, as a way to learn and improve. If he had rated you an 8+, and said "Great shot!", would you have ever learned anything from it? None of the ratings should be taken as a personal blow.


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Jun 26, 2013 12:55 |  #7468

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Sorry, but I agree with Sens0r. I'm having trouble finding the point of focus. Looks like the little brown innards are in focus, as well as some areas of some petals. I think a smaller aperture would have been beneficial.

While I understand the colors being muted because it's a dead/dying flower, the subject doesn't do it for me. There really isn't anything interesting about it. And to beat you up even more, the blue thing in the BG is distracting, and the cut off leafs on the left and bottom left kind of bug me, as well as the phantom leaf on the lower right.

Remember, the point of this thread is (or should be) to hear the harsh criticism, as a way to learn and improve. If he had rated you an 8+, and said "Great shot!", would you have ever learned anything from it? None of the ratings should be taken as a personal blow.

I shot it a f/8 the focus point was on the innards in the center and I was shoot portrait orientation. To get the composition I wanted pre crop and so the crop wouldn't be too tight I used what would be the outer right focus point on the grid. Lens was my 28-105 USM II. I just personally think 3/10 is way too harsh not saying I can't improve but holy &%$!, I think at the end of it the issue with it has to do with hosting as on my machine it's sharp across the image. Photobucket has been doing weird things to images lately


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Jun 26, 2013 13:06 |  #7469

I think (and I don't know because I'm not sens0r) the DOF and the subject were behind his reasoning. 3/10 may be a bit harsh, but rather than dwell on the 'score', listen to what folks are saying, and use that during your next outing. Using DOF preview may have helped, and because of the close distance, I'm guessing f/16 or f/22 would have given better results. Just remember not to take the rating too seriously, or personally. ;)


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Jun 26, 2013 13:28 |  #7470

icacphotography wrote in post #16066891 (external link)
Not trying to get snappy here and yes this is a rate the photo above you thread but I think that honestly your criticism is far too harsh and you come off as you're Ansel Adams or something. Why not take a look in the mirror and realize you're not a professional photographer by any means but judging by your gear simply a hobby shooter who apparently seems to have a rather high opinion of his own images.

easy now, its their opinion, you may not think you have missed focus but what ever you did focus doesn't contribute to an appealing image for them and whether you think you hit focus is irrelevant if the viewer doesn't see it.

also criticizing someones gear is way off base as gear has no bearing on whether you can judge a good photo or not. it was a cheap shot and uncalled for.

IMO there is no place for crude responses like you gave, they weren't trying to be harsh and they gave a good explanation for their rating. responses such as yours give some folks pause to give an honest opinion. sure "thats great!" and "awesome image" comments strokes the ego but when you play in the CC section you better have the backbone to handle it when your perception of your own work may not be reality.


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