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Red Berries

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Challenge: Shallow DOF in Red (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D
Location: Battle Creek, Mi
Date: Jan 8, 2012
Aperture: F3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jan 8, 2012

There is not much that is red outdoors in Michigan in the winter.These red berries are the last color (before the birds eat them). I had some sun which helped accent the "fron" berry.

Place: 95 out of 123
Avg (all users): 5.1504
Avg (commenters): 0.0000
Avg (participants): 5.0820
Avg (non-participants): 5.2083
Views since voting: 418
Views during voting: 251
Votes: 133
Comments: 1
Favorites: 0

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01/20/2012 11:28:25 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

First impression: Nice shot but I feel it is unbalanced, find my eye drawn to the glare on the berry.

Artistic: Very pretty and definitely a shallow dof, but maybe almost too shallow?

Technical: I think more of a crop on the right and less crop at the bottom would have given you a stronger image. A faster shutter or smaller aperture may help reduce the sheen on the berries. They feel a little too jammed into the left side and then have too much negative space on the right.

Overall: This was a very punishing challenge in terms of votes, so don't feel too bad about the score. If you are able to reshoot then go out and mess around a bit, see what you come up with.

Feel free to PM me,


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