As can be noted, I am new to the forum, and new to digital photography in general, and I am hoping for some critiquing on this photograph. (Was previously using a 1971 (?) Pentax, so the digital world is entirely new) Camera: Canon Rebel XT Exposure Time: 1/500 Aperture Number: 5.6 Now looking at the image, I would have included the shadow on the rock, as well as the lily, and also not 'crop' the image so close at the bottom. My first question is how to avoid the shadow on the petals, but not 'lesson' the effect of the shadow on the rock? Thanks!