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Merry Xmas



Hie, guys! I was absent for too long :( I miss all my DA friends so much! Sorry if I can`t answer all your wonderful comments and notes! I promise to improve in the new year! I wish you all Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! And of course a lot of fun, love, health and creative  ideas! Love you! :hug: 
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Canon EOS 50D
Shutter Speed
1/512 second
Focal Length
50 mm
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Date Taken
Dec 24, 2013, 2:07:49 PM
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:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

<img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/w/w…" width="25" height="20" alt=":wave:" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="437" title="Hi!"/> Hello,
First of all a belated Merry Christmas, I hope your holiday was wonderful.
This photo is both eye catching and appealing. It stands out in it's own way from your average plain ornament, but I do have a few suggestions.
First of all I love the snowflakes and what they add to the photo, the natural looking fall of them is awesome.

My first suggestion would be perhaps if you could've gotten the snowflakes (at least in the front) a little more in focus so we could see some of their details as well. Towards the back the lack of focus is nice, but towards the front I feel like better focus would be nicer.
As for the background I love the color as well as the bokeh, it's very wintery and festive and keeps the color focus on the ornament instead which is awesome. It also compliments the silver spots in the ornament as well as the silver flakes very well without the photo looking overall "washed out".

Another thing I noticed is the framing, it's slightly off center, but only slightly making me feel like it actually should be centered. Perhaps if you had moved it over just slightly following the rule of thirds it'd seem a touch more balanced.
(also, but this is personally I would have moved it up a little bit as well)
I like the square framing a lot, it really keeps the photo together in a sense and works great for the photo (square crops with round objects always seem so odd to be perfect), but it looks awesome.

And; I have to mention this right here, is that a window you used for a background!? If so that is amazing, I didn't even realize that's what it was (which is an awesome thing) and I'm even more impressed by the fact it is!

Overall, I think there is some room for improvement but it also looks beautiful! Great work!

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*** please do not pay attention to the stars, the critique is in what I wrote! ***