Good composition and there is a warm light on portions of the image. It seems the photograph would have benefited from a little processing, including removing the chromatic aberrations. Compare the side-by-side visual critique. Along with the processing for color and contrast, notice how the chromatic aberration was removed.
Interesting idea and artist concept. These type of images are hard to critique because it is presumed everything in the image is as the artist intended. I did however create a side-by-side visual critique, not for a recommended change but for an idea of color adjustment and contrast. Also; the double vision statement may have been strengthened if the ghost portion of the images was larger. I could have even been perceived as a mirage.
Good composition. The image looks a little muddy (grey). Some extra care in processing could have helped the color of the flower pop. See the side-by-side visual critique.
Who says there is no color in the Everglades. Great composition and the action adds interest.
Purple Gallinules are a vibrant bird. Your image seems a little bright for my taste. This brightness tends to washout (lighten) the color of the bird. Your choice of processing was your artistic statement. Compare my version. This is processed to my taste…no points were deducted, I just wanted to show the possibilities.
Yours on the left –My processing on right…what do you think?
Very stylized and artistic image. There are a few areas (I am going to call them flaws) that detract and diminish what this image could be. Instead of creating a side-by-side critique, I have added circles right on your image that correspond to the following: The circled rock on the left edge of the frame is out of focus. This out of focus area is inconsistent with the elements that are in focus in front and behind. The other elements that are circled are blown out. Also, keep in mind that reflections are darker than the element causing the reflection.
Well done…background and bokeh are appropriate…focus is good…processing is well done.
See the side-by-side visual critique. No points were deducted; I just wanted to demonstrate how a dark border/matt can change the way the colors are perceived. Do they look different to you?
Great capture of a difficult subject. Compare the side-by-side visual critique. What do you think? To dark? Richer Color? The eye has also been sharpened. Did the processing change the feel?
Yes, you can. See side-by-side visual critique for processing ideas.
Simple but appropriate composition. See the side-by-side visual critique. What do you think? Is the subject emphasized more?
The rainbow takes this image up a level. Compare the side-by-side visual critique. What are your thoughts? Did you notice the missing element in the visual critique?
Appropriate composition. See the side-by-side visual critique for processing ideas. What do you think?
This image does show the color in nature. The composition is simple and expected. For clarity, expected means average. Judges look for something above average in order to score higher. See the side-by-side visual critique for a processing idea. What do you think?
There is a rule in composition that you should not photograph even numbers (except for two). The rule – photograph prime numbers: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, etc… You have found a way to break this rule. While there are four birds, two art Rosette Spoonbills, one is an Ibis, and the other is a Redish Egret. Add to that…the Redish Egret is the anomaly since he is looking the opposite way of the other birds. See the side-by-side visual critique. Did the processing strengthen the image?
While you did capture color in nature, the image feels expected. Meaning, it seems to be an average composition. Compare the side-by-side visual critique for other potential changes. Do you notice the changes? Did the visual critique help or hurt the photo?
I recognize that place. That cypress dome off of Gator Hook trail hasn’t been that dry for a while. You don’t often see an image of this area shot tight with a portrait orientation. The vertical orientation works for this shot. The path leading through the image adds interest. The photo however looks flat. Compare the side-by-side visual critique. What do you think? Also zoom in tight to the upper left corner and you will see chromatic aberration fringing. This could have been fixed in Lightroom or Adobe’s Camera RAW.
Pretty subject and this classic composition is appropriate. Compare the side-by-side visual critique for processing ideas. Do the slight darkening, lightening, and contrast help?
Interesting composition. Typically having something in the foreground could be a distraction. The tree on the left in this image adds interest by framing the waterfall. It would be interesting to see a shot with a longer shutter speed to show more motion in the water. Also, see the side-by-side visual critique for processing ideas. Did opening up the colors help the image?
Good choice waiting for the Roseate Spoonbill to do something. Action like this adds interest. The Ibis does not add to the image and it is rather close to the corner of the frame. Also, notice the two small birds at the lower right corner of the frame. There is nothing neutral in an image. Elements will either help or hurt the photograph. See the side-by-side visual critique. What do you think? Is it a stronger image without the other birds? What about the processing? More dynamic?