I just made a print of this and the first thing I noticed was this spot below the leaf. While I was moaning about that I realized that the bottom right corner area is too light on the print. To me, the little dot and the light area in the corner ruin the print. But on-screen they aren't objectionable at all. (Seems like, with the greater contrast of the screen, the reverse would be true.)
I used to make 4x6 proofs of everything before I made an enlargement, because even with soft-proofing I needed to be sure the colors, contrast, etc were good. But now I can pretty much judge by the soft-proof, so I didn't do that this time, just printed it right up to 8.5x11 without the small proof. What a waste!
I see this happen often, little details that look fine on-screen (or aren't even noticeable) are totally unacceptable in the print. So I'm wondering if anyone has any little tips or tricks to prevent this, other than, "pay more attention!"
(I know the leaf isn't in focus; my wife loves the shot so I printed it.)