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07-02-2012, 10:21 AM   #1
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Droplet On A Branch
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A shot I've made today.
I tend to make my pictures have high contrast. Sometimes I wonder if I'm not overdoing it. What can you say about this example?

07-02-2012, 07:19 PM   #2
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Hi. The droplet itself is excellent. Nice and bright and it shows a whole world inside. I would like to see more of that if possible also crop to remove the white patch on the left.
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I don't think you're overdoing the contrast, but I'm more disturbed by the leaf on the center of the frame partially in focus. Also, as mentioned, an even tighter crop would maybe be even neater.
07-03-2012, 11:35 AM   #4
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Thank you for your critique.
I've made other variants of this shots, some of them with much tighter composition. However, I found this one most appealing - seems like some space on the left side adds balance to the whole.
I agree about this patch on the left - it's a cut-down bokehly thingie. I should clone it.
As for the leaf - I like how it pops in front. However, the fact that it's front side isn't wholly in focus may disturb a bit.


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