First C&C submission

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  1. bazooka

    bazooka No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I haven't received my lens for my new (to me) 40D yet, and I can't wait to get out, but I would like to offer this pic I took a few years ago for C&C. This was taken with a Minolta 35mm Maxumm 300si. I scanned the 4x6 and did some PS touchup, mostly removing scan dust.

    I've hesitated to post this because I do like the shot, and I'm afraid to see faults in it, but I guess I won't improve if I can't learn to critique my own work. Thanks in advance!

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    This is one of those shots where the capture and the subject really transcend minor technical flaws. But the good things beyond the fact the capture is really impressive -- use of the stump and branch for a natural frame, the subject being adjacent to the brightest part of the frame (leads without bludgeoning over the head), non-distracting background, precise use of DOF. You might get some 'rule of thirds' bandwagon jumper comments, but I think the framing of the subject in the center works really well. I like the way the light hits it as it definitely gives it a feeling of time as well as 3D space and adds a perfect catchlight in the critter on the left.
     
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    Wow, thanks! I also re-thought the composition (I took this before I had any sort of photography knowledge) when I posted it and was worried that having the focus more or less dead center might feel awkward... I'm glad you feel it works.
     
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    This picture is gorgeous, there is a small amount of blown highlights like on the tree on the left side, but the cuteness of the picture really overshadows that little flaw. Great capture!
     
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    Thanks!
     

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