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on edge but ready for the challenge
on edge but ready for the challenge
gzjamal


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: For Dallas (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-1100D
Lens: Canon 250D 58mm Close Up Lens
Location: garden
Date: Apr 22, 2012
Aperture: dont know
ISO: auto
Shutter: dont know, plz tell
Date Uploaded: Apr 23, 2012

captured in afternoon light, camera in hand, macro shot. increased contrast and decreased brightness

Statistics
Place: 69 out of 94
Avg (all users): 5.6857
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.6774
Avg (non-participants): 5.6923
Views since voting: 437
Views during voting: 280
Votes: 140
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0


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05/16/2012 08:36:06 AM
CEJ:

I just read ur comment here and that too, due to the fact that i got an email about your being curious at my not responding to this critique. Believe me, i didnt know i had recvd any feedback after the challenge was out. I truly appreciate all that u pointed out and ofcourse, found ur comment helpful. thanks very much. i do wish i couldve gotten sum sort of notification of ur msg so that i cudve replied promptly. accept my apologies. i would be vary the next time.

GZ
05/07/2012 08:12:33 AM
Hello from the Critique Club!

I have studied your image and have the following to offer:

Composition/perspective: The balance between subject and 'negative' space is well proportioned. The crop is everything here and you chose well. The angle of perspective is spot on as well as it emphasizes the intended motion of the bug. Caught on the edge and appearing ready to take off your timing was excellent. The image it gives me in my mind is that the colored wings are just for show and to bulk up the bug as the real bug underneath is small in not very imposing.

Light: I think you have achieved a nice balance here as well. The reflection/highlights on the wings are bright enough to allow some clear definition but not too bright to distract. The scene as a whole is even and free of hot spots or dark distractions. well done.

Color: the background is neutral enough to allow the color of the bug to stand out and provide a bit of pop to the image. Colors appear to be true to natural and not forced or processed into submission. The good lighting for the scene seems to have abetted here.

Challenge: This is where my format falls away from form...the challenge was asking for a specific reaction from a specific viewer. I cannot answer for that. However, from my perspective it may not have been enough as a single bug may not have enough impact to achieve the desired or intended result.

Overall/my opinion: Although I appreciate your photo for the quality of and control over exposure you have demonstrated, I feel for a small boy one single lady bug may not have been enough to raise his spirits. I certainly applaud your effort and contribution to the challenge and perhaps I am wrong - he may have loved the bug more than any other for all I know - it just did not hit me as the most exciting in the group. Since the photo is good quality, this may be why it scored lower in the group.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/29/2012 01:47:36 AM
Kids love bugs and this one really stands out on the neutral background.
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04/28/2012 10:40:05 PM
About to take flight. Boys do tend to have a fascination with bugs!
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04/25/2012 01:11:39 AM
Great shot.
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04/25/2012 01:04:57 AM
Inspireational!
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