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Old Dec 10, 2011, 10:22 PM   #1
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I took this photo after a welcome rain, which does not happen to often in South Australia.

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Old Dec 12, 2011, 11:55 AM   #2
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Very nice! Looks a little oversharpened on my screen... the leading edge on the right side has almost a fake sharpened look to it.
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Hey Griddi ..

I like it ~ g-r-e-a-t
cc if I may ... I would crop out the very bright spot at the top centre
then it would be 10/10 to my eyes

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Old Dec 12, 2011, 3:22 PM   #4
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Thank you Perdendosi, regarding the oversharpening, I agree with you, as I often tend to do this, will have to work on this.

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Old Dec 12, 2011, 3:33 PM   #5
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Hi Phil,

Thank you. And you are absolute right about the bright spot at the top centre, to tell the truth I posted this photo at another forum, and got the same message there, as yours, so in a way, I posted the photo here, to see if I was getting the same reaction.

It has teached me, that I have to be more aware of the background.

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Old Dec 13, 2011, 1:38 AM   #6
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Excellent detail on the parts of both branches that are in focus. I'm liking the composition (the edge of the leaf with the water drop works well to tie those two areas together, highlights on the right edge of both the stalks guide the eye to the leaf at the Y of the two branches and back up).

I'd clone from the blue blurred part of the background to cover both the white spot and the black spot in the upper right corner.

A lot of us don't notice what's going on in the background, especially in our own images. Here is an image on another critique forum where the photographer worked with a model and studio lighting but failed to notice the relationship between the model and some electrical conduit in the background.
http://www.photosig.com/go/photos/view?id=2508239
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Old Dec 13, 2011, 4:33 PM   #7
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Hi Griddi

Great photo, though I do agree with the other comments (oversharpened, and if you can clone out the bright spot in the background, that would improve it).

The composition and detail is both a simple, yet powerful image. Taken in Adelaide?

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Thank you pj1974.

Yes, the photo was taken in Adelaide, in my garden.

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