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Challenge: Red VI (Minimal Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony Alpha a7 II
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Location: Home Garden
Date: Jul 1, 2017
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Jul 2, 2017

The blossoming of flowers caught my attention for this challenge mainly for the dominant red color of the flowers. I used a 100 mm macro lens and to my surprise this little snail in which I could see the path traveled by the snail. I am working to produce this composition which is very simple but which according to me tells a story

I remain awaiting comments

Place: 6 out of 42
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Views since voting: 257
Views during voting: 85
Votes: 50
Comments: 7
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07/14/2017 03:47:43 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Hi Marcel, this was a lucky little surprise to find amongst all those flowers you had to choose from :-) I too see and love the tongue-like aspect of the petal, and the tininess of the slug - this did very well considering that it's a slug and not something cute like a butterfly. The shallow dof works very well and all your settings look fine to me. Two small changes I might suggest is perhaps stopping up to f3.2 or f.4, as usually lenses aren't at their sharpest wide open, and as this was a Minimal challenge (and cropping ain't allowed) just doing more to fill the frame with the petal. The left half, though it does help draw the eye to the petal and slug, is a black void just sitting there twiddling its thumbs so it may as well be put to good use!

Overall a very good and charming image, and belated congrats on the top ten! Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing more from you in the future :-)

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07/14/2017 11:37:01 AM
quite arresting. the hated slug in innocent miniature on a long red tongue (petal). a triumph of minimals.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/13/2017 11:41:42 PM
I love this. I've never seen a tiny slug - probably because I'm just not that observant. It's such a cute picture.
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07/13/2017 03:05:59 AM
a nice little snap would like more contrast 5
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07/12/2017 06:06:13 AM
One of my favs in this challenge. 9
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07/09/2017 12:53:20 PM
I don't really care for slugs (destructive little things), but this is actually cute.
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07/07/2017 12:51:35 AM
My top pick for this challenge. So many shots just focused on something red rather than really thinking through subject and composition. This is one of the ones that stood out for me.
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