by snowleopard10101Comment by sarampo:
Hi Nitin, greetings from the Critique Club!
Regarding your photo:
The image flows very well, I really like the bokeh on the background.
The way the petals are just hanging over the bottom of the image is very peaceful and tranquil.
I imagine it must be hard to get all in focus at f/5.6, you were probably on the long end of your lens? Maybe some ISO could be sacrificed in order to get a smaller aperture and get everything in focus.
Just as a lot of people said, the tones are so vibrant, and the colour rendition is very good.
Lovely whites and yellows.
Effective, very low profile but it did the trick.
Overall, I think you were downvoted because of the flower issue. Although it's not just a flower, it becomes a great part of the subject matter. The winner is also a macro but without flowers, so I guess that you could have scored higher if it was all in focus and you didn't have such a big flower in your shot.
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