|No harm in asking for a critique, it's not a sign of weakness. It means that you want someone to do an honest teardown of your pic and give you ideas as to where you missed, and where you hit bang on, and how to improve in the future. I often requested critiques in my early years here and depending on the critic, they could be a little scathing but overall correct in their assessment in what I had done wrong and how to improve. I know next time I'm over at Ryan's, he's going to sit down with me in front of his comp and tell me what's good and what needs work in my wedding photography. This is because I was his 2nd shooter at that wedding, and I've asked it of him. I know he will be honest which is what I want, and fair.
So now I am back to being an active CC member, I promise to be gentle if I do get an image of yours to critique! Don't be afraid to put them out there.