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Shadows & Echoes
Shadows & Echoes

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Challenge: Leading Lines III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ5
Location: The Garden
Date: Sep 19, 2006
Aperture: F4
ISO: 80
Shutter: 160
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 17, 2006

I took this picture of a grasshopper who lives in the garden of the swimming pool.

Place: 135 out of 294
Avg (all users): 5.3093
Avg (commenters): 6.8667
Avg (participants): 5.2500
Avg (non-participants): 5.3509
Views since voting: 977
Views during voting: 282
Votes: 194
Comments: 19
Favorites: 2 (view)

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08/01/2008 07:20:35 PM
Oh, I like this tons. The texture of the hibiscus and the hopper interacting with the shadow raises this to a new level entirely.
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10/11/2006 07:34:07 PM
Ha! I like this one. The lighting direction and the shadow are great.
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10/03/2006 02:12:24 AM
::: Critique Club ::: [The Saj]

First Impressions: Oh no...not another flower. Oh wait..there's more! :)


Composition: Composition is good on the foreground (flower & hopper). The biggest issue I see with the composition is the background which is very distracting.

Subject: Subject is of a nice flower could be considered typical. However, the placement of a secondary subject (hopper) makes this entry stand out beyond the normal flower entry.

Technical (Colour, focus, and light): Focus is good. Color and lighting is good. However I feel the image could be brighter and might benefit from an increase in hue saturation, particularly in the green.


To improve?: Consider a different background. This may seem crazy, but you could hold a white piece of paper behind the flower.

Summary: An interesting capture. I like the shadow of the flower overlooking the hopper. Background is overly distracting.


It is my hope that these insights are helpful, and constructive. If you have any questions regarding this critique, please feel free to PM me. Also feel free to PM me with any feedback on this critique. And please remember to mark it "Helpful" if you found it so.

- Jason "The Saj"
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/26/2006 08:08:33 PM
Amazing shadows and highlights. I love the bug it's so detailed.
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09/26/2006 03:51:55 AM
Nice image, crisp and clean, great colours, compositon and layout is good, sharp shooting 8
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09/25/2006 11:45:44 AM
Nice picture. My only suggestion would be a closer crop to lessen the background distraction. Not sure how you could do that however co nsidering the horizontal and vertical aspects of the subjects (stem and grasshopper).
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09/22/2006 04:42:00 PM
Excellent! Different components and colors, it looks quit surreal.
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09/22/2006 09:03:49 AM
What stunning colours.
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09/22/2006 03:15:38 AM
great shot but does not meet the challenge. So i give you a 7
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09/21/2006 05:16:08 PM
Nice Photo. I think the background is a bit distracting, maybe a tighter crop.
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09/21/2006 10:18:42 AM
Great close-up.....
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09/20/2006 11:54:33 PM
I like the lighting!
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09/20/2006 11:10:44 PM
Um Im sorry I dont see any LL beautiful flower though ^_^
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09/20/2006 06:35:28 PM
Fantastic image! But I'm struggling to see the leading lines.
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09/20/2006 06:18:04 PM
I like this, the best thing for me about the picture is the cool shadows. Maybe you could have made more of them and also got rid of the yellow house in the background, which I find a bit distracting. I like the colors of the bug and the flower, they compliment each other nicely.
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09/20/2006 03:16:13 PM
This picture would look really cool if the background was entirely black. I know you wouldn't of been able to do it with the challenge.
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09/20/2006 12:27:48 PM
hyper-reality :)
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09/20/2006 10:35:27 AM
Lovely colours and sharp focus. Quite a drama really. 8.
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09/20/2006 10:06:28 AM
The background is a bit distracting but this is a lovely image that makes your eye travel around.
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