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blackberry leaf
blackberry leaf

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Challenge: Green Macro (Basic Editing)
Camera: Sony Alpha NEX-5N
Lens: Sony 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 (E-mount)
Location: garden
Date: May 24, 2012
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: May 29, 2012

i took this shot after the rain, when the sun came back in my mothers garden. it was a very special atmosphere.

Place: 100 out of 141
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Votes: 131
Comments: 5
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06/10/2012 07:58:29 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Yes, there is a lovely atmosphere here, but it needs a little more. Atmosphere alone cannot carry a shot, it can only add to one that is already good. The composition is basic but good, though you really don't need that oof leaf in the top right to draw attention away from the nice jagged edges you have going. Any item that draws the eye away from your focal point will automatically weaken it, especially here.

Might I also suggest that you invest in a tripod, even the most basic model will suit you fine for now. Your settings suggest a handheld shot, and a tripod would allow you to set a deeper dof and longer exposure...not to mention stability! Though there is no evident camerashake here, you shot fairly fast with a high ISO for a macro.

Hope this critique has been of help. Feel free to PM me with any questions or comments.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/05/2012 10:50:34 PM
Lovely colors (subject & BG).
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06/05/2012 06:25:25 PM
Decided to try to comment on my middle of the road votes this time. The focus on that centered triangle of leaf just above the mid point horizontally is excellent. Wish the bottom was as sharp and more importantly I find the upper right corner very distracting. I don't often use a square crop but here's an image I would consider one for; lose the right third and a bit off the top and see what you think.
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06/04/2012 05:34:04 AM
Nice effect of shallow DoF but I feel it could be a bit lighter
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05/30/2012 02:28:18 AM
Oh lovely. Drops are great and the different colours, lovely 8
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