- skot (453)
- [2008-01-28 0:17]
I saw this on the uncritiqued section and thought I'd give you some feedback.
I looked through your portfolio and have to say that you do have some great shots. You seem to love to take macros of insects and definitely have some wonderful compositions to prove it. Unfortunately, this is not one of them.
The colors are great, the framing is pretty good, and your background is wonderfully simple, but there are some major items that let this photo down.
You missed the depth-of-field and/or shutter speed and about 2/3 of your subject is out of focus. I don't think this is DOF related, but rather a shutter speed too long to stop the ladybug (as I call them) in action.
There is a major spot in the bottom-left of the frame. Initially, I thought there was something wrong with my monitor, bot soon found that it moved when I scrolled down to post this critique. I find it super-distracting.
You have some other insect photos in your portfolio worthy of great praise (notably your previous "Ladybird" and "Fly" from 9/17/07). Insect macros are incredibly difficult and you should be commended for your ability.