FREE AS A BIRD
by MapleLeafComment by karmat:
CRITIQUE CLUB CRITIQUE
Very cool stop action captured here.
Compositionally, you have done well by having the subject in the left third of the frame. That gives the image both stability and balance. Also, it gives the eye somewhere to "go."
Technically, teh exposure is pretty good. Most of the colors are bright, but not oversaturated, and the details are visible throughout. The focus, though, seems off. The overall shot is a bit "fuzzy" which is odd considering your shutter speed is 1/1000 and that would indicate that all motion was stopped completely, or pretty close to it. However, even the stationary objects in the background are also soft. I think if you had used a larger aperture number, that would have allowed for a deeper depth of field, and the focus would have been quite so soft. (I'm wondering if the camera was focusing on something closer).
The size of your shot also hurts a bit, especially on larger monitors as the picture looks very small. The tutorial on resizing for dpc might help (Learn > Tutorial).
Congrats on entering, and I look forward to seeing more!