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:icondeylac:
This piece is beautiful. The idea isn't really original, as we see really often this kind of close-up with a wide aperture.
But the composition is beautiful, as well as the tones and the light.
The texture of the plant is really interesting, and the shape of it in the middle of that square is pretty.

I regret that the plant isn't really focused and sharp. Isn't it a problem in the editing, or the focus wasn't good ? I don't know.

The result is great, but could be so much better with a truly sharp texture, and close up... closer. :)
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:iconsaniakob:
SanIakob Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I wander why photoraphers are so obsessed with focus and sharpness...blur also contributes to highlight aesthetical elements...I like the blur here since the idea is to cature the shape, the lines directions, the texture and the light...no so much the "fern"...
thanks :wave:
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:icondeylac:
deylac Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
I agree with you, in general. But here the impact and the interesting part is also that you have a foreground in focus, and a background out of focus. So I think it would be better that the part in focus was really focused.
But, it's a detail, a little thing. And I agree with you in general. I :+fav: and love a lot of unfocused pictures here. =D
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:iconsaniakob:
SanIakob Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Your point of view is perfect.
I said to the artist that I am also a painter and that I am used to the blurry touches of brushes...I think your point of view and mine are valid.
I didn't mean to be rude...:D
I just wandered why the first words of almost all photographers is "focus and sharpness"...
Thanks for your kind and respectful reply :#1: :hug:
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:icondeylac:
deylac Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
You're welcome.

When I critique a photograph, I always think that I need to give a piece of advice, or try to find the flaw. I mean, if a critique is just about "Oh god it's perfect"... I don't see the point.
So if I say something could be better, it doesn't mean the picture is bad.
And as a critique is personal and can be refused, I always write it thinking as the photographer himself. How could I do it better ? I don't say I could do it better, but theorically ! :)
I say that because in another critique I gave, someone thought I was "teaching" the photographer... And I'm so sorry about that.

It's hard to critique and not to be seen as rude and unrespectful.

Anyway, this picture is beautiful ! :heart:
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:iconmckenzie-james:
McKenzie-James Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea it wasn't a very well focused shot. maybe i should go out and re-take it some time. Thanks for ur thoughts :)
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deylac Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
It's still a beautiful picture, don't worry. :)
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McKenzie-James Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :)
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