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PlayPhotography Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213) [2006-05-15 21:03] - [workshop] [compare] [+]

So great in black and white!!!! You were lucky to capture the pattern of light and dark in the water. Even without the duck, this still would be an amazing picture. I think if you rotated the image a bit to the right, some of the lines would be more horizonal and it might look even better. I'll try it in a workshop. Great shot!!! Keep those black and white images coming! I've added this to my favorites -- it was hard not to after I noticed you dedicated it to me! :)

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PlayPhotography Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213) [2006-05-15 21:01]

BEAUTIFUL! This photo is amazing. The combination of colors is original and refreshing. Try selling this around Christmas time, and you might make a pretty penny! I love the contrast between the light flowers and the dark areas behind them. I also love how perfectly focused the image is -- the textures of the leaves just jump out. Very beautiful shot!

PlayPhotography Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213) [2006-05-14 23:16] - [workshop] [compare]

Interesting picture! Isn't it wonderful how life can appear in the strangest places? This photo seems to be lacking either contrast or color... or both.. I'll try a workshop to check it out. Other than that, I think the POV is good, and the focus is also good. Nice work!

PlayPhotography Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213) [2006-05-14 22:32]

Nice colors and composition .. I think the picture is a bit too soft. I'm glad you have your reasons for liking it that way though.. that's all that matters! I think a larger DOF might have been better for this shot because parts of the little tweet tweet are OOF (like the feet). Nice shot!

PlayPhotography Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213) [2006-05-14 22:30]

Nice shot... the texture of the surface of the water looks beautiful. I also like the way the rocks in the water are blurred so you can't see any detail, but they aren't blurred enough to let some nice colors show through. I saw this picture in the gallery and I had to critique it -- it reminds me of a VERY similar shot of mine called Soldier's Rocks. I think you'd like it.. check it out and let me know what you think. Thanks!

http://www.treknature.com/gallery/North_America/United_States/photo45608.htm

PlayPhotography Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213) [2006-05-14 22:28] [+]

Nice shot, and very interesting shape (?) -- was this shot taken as a panoramic or did you just crop it this way? Either way it turned out very nicely. The colors are beautiful, and the floweres are spaced so evenly apart. Great composition! Did you happen to use the flash? For some reason the picture looks like it has an overall artificial looking source of light, but I could be wrong.... great shot! If you like purple flowers, you must check out my "Water on Iris" shot. I think you'd love it!

PlayPhotography Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213) [2006-05-13 14:25] - [workshop] [compare]

Nice picture here! Nice DOF and good focus. I think the part of the plant that is closest to the camera is a bit dark, especially when compared to the background. I also think it might work better if rotated 90 degrees to the left. The picture has so much depth to it because of the long stem that gets closer and closer to the ground (and more and more out of focus as it nears the ground). I think rotating the picture would help people see that depth even more, because as they were looking "down" the stem, they would literally be scanning down the picture, instead of scanning to the left. I'll post a workshop to show you what I mean. Best of luck!
-Brian

PlayPhotography Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213) [2006-05-11 22:11] [2]

This shot looks a bit like an action shot -- was the owl landing on the branch as you took the picture? Although the picture itself isn't spectacular, it's hard to be too critical because owls can be so hard to photograph. You got a nice shot here... to bad you didn't have a bigger lens to get a closer look at the owl. Better luck next time!

PlayPhotography Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213) [2006-05-11 22:10] [2]

Hi Martin - great shot here! The colors and sharpness are BEAUTIFUL! The focus is great as well... the detail in the bird is just fantastic. Great work!
-Brian

PlayPhotography Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213) [2006-05-11 21:26] [3] - [workshop] [compare] [+]

So beautiful! This picture is amazing, but I'm not sure if it's because of the artistic quality of the photo or because I've always loved snow covered trees so much -- I think it's both. Nice arragement of trees in this picture. The focus is good, detail is good... color is enough to almost be distracting. I think a workshop is in order! :)
-Brian