by javamooseComment by kteach:
Greetings from the Critique Club!
Well, 11th place, 35 comments, 2 favorites, and a score of 6.85. I don't know that I can be of much more help here!
Anyway, first impression was that I liked the slightly different take on the challenge. Not to photograph one of those big bubbles, but to focus in on the macro version. The shot is very... refreshing!
Composition is nice... grounded at the bottom, nothing cut off on the top or sides. Maybe just a bit too much empty space to the left? But I do like the few extra bubbles floating around in the background to keep it from being this stark whiteness, which you would have lost had you cropped the space on the left. The lighting is great, and allows the bubbles to be well defined. I love how they cover ever side of the leaves.
I think my biggest nitpick with this one is that red border. I'm just not a huge fan of colored borders. I think replacing that red with a simple white line would have worked better for me.
Congrats on a great image, and a new personal best! Looks like food is your thing to photograph! :)
Hope this has been helpful. Please feel free to PM me with any questions.