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William
Mar 5, 2020 3:57 PM CST

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This thread is for those that learn best from positive feedback. Here we only focus on the positive sides of an image. This thread may very well be the best choice for you, if you are totally new to image critique.

For those that comment, it is better to be precise when commenting. Rather than just saying "Great shot", it is better to say: I love the light, nice composition, wonderful color and so on. Concentrate on the elements of the picture that you really like. Smiling

What photos are suitable?

Your very best gardening related photos or those images that you feel you need some help with. Simple!

What else do I need to know?

Include which camera (and lens if applicable) that was used. ISO, shutter speed and f-stop if you know them. Did you use a tripod, flash, reflectors or a diffuser ? It is also good to tell if the image is cropped or if any significant post processing was done.

The reason to include this info, is that it helps those that see your image to understand how it were created. This way they can provide the best possible feedback.
If you welcome others to edit your photo, to see if they can enhance it, please state that when posting.
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William
Mar 5, 2020 4:53 PM CST

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Puschkinia scilloides
Nikon D300 + Nikon 300 f/2.8 VR, f/3.5, 1/100, ISO 200, tripod, no crop

Shot through tall grass to give a pea soup effect.




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csandt
Aug 16, 2020 2:53 PM CST
I would appreciate feedback on this photo, especially about composition; please feel free to edit.

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Editing: Optimized in iOS Photos; tiny bit of cropping to minimize buildings in upper right.

Thank you.
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William
Aug 20, 2020 9:43 AM CST

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A nice kombination of foreground and background elements, providing depth to the image. Compositionally this works well for me!
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plantladylin
Aug 20, 2020 10:30 AM CST
*Blush* I posted this a week ago to the wrong thread so I'm copying and pasting it here for critique and suggestions.

Even with being inexperienced and not understanding the technicalities of photography and cameras, I still enjoy taking point and shoot pictures and I did learn about cropping images from others on this site. My camera is a Canon PowerShot SX60HS with a fixed lens. I keep the setting on P which my husband reminded me was for Program and although I don't know how to program anything, I seem to have better luck with it set to P rather then the Automatic (A) setting. When it's on automatic, it seems like the little green box always wants to be in the bottom left in the viewfinder, or somewhere other than where I'm trying to focus.

I really enjoy taking pictures of our backyard birds but sometimes they are here one minute and gone the next. I had cataracts removed 2 years ago but I've been having vision issues again and apparently need a laser procedure but due to Covid and my age, my appointment with the eye doc keeps getting rescheduled. When taking pictures of birds, I zoom in and keep clicking but I never know for sure what I've captured until I get them downloaded to the larger screen of my laptop.

Anyway ... I recently took this photo of a Woodpecker in my backyard and cropped out the part of the tree that was visible on the left side and I do think it looks much better but once I put it on the computer, I zoomed in further before cropping and I think I zoomed a bit too much. Suggestions/Advice on what I could have/should have done differently are much appreciated! The blurred background was due to it being a windy day but I like the look.

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KFredenburg
Dec 18, 2020 12:03 PM CST
plantladylin said:
The blurred background was due to it being a windy day but I like the look.
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I like the blurred background! It makes the woodpecker's red-orange head stand out. Great job! Thumbs up
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