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Underwater Photo Contest Entry

Taken by: Reinhard Arndt

-Jellyfish Lake-
-Jellyfish Lake- by Reinhard Arndt
VOTES: 27
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Posted: Sunday, May 15, 2011- (5/15/2011 4:19:00 PM)
Category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
location: Pacific Palau
message this message is important Dear Reinhard,
...welcome back ! As I see you a beeing quiet diligent here at this contest, I'll do my best to "follow your speed" smile And here we go again :

Photo Critique

First impression
"looks interesting !"

Technical ( score from 1-6, best is 6 )
Exposure : 4, Colours: 5, Sparpness: 5, DOF ( depht of field ) : 4, Contrast : 5


Suggestions :
Considering that the "black zone" in this photo came out of your creative mind, I have found this photo technically well done. Maybe slight to much "colour boost", but well....people like colours, don't they ?

Composition
"Snell's window" is an interesting "creative tool". The jellyfishes do look like a little bit "mixed up" to me. In my opinium it would be better to have only 3 or max. 4 of them in this kind of composition.


Suggestions :
As jellyfishes don't have ears ( lol ! ) it's difficult to give them a proper pre-dive briefing.
 
Rico Besserdich
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message ...so it is up to you to show some more patience and wait for an better opportunity. They ( the jellyfishes ) at least don't swim so fast - there should be plenty of time to wait for having them in a more "pleasing" formation ( like 3 of them in the blue, 1 or max 2 in the black ). However, this is an interesting shot and "to be different" can't be wrong in this competetive world ;-)

Subject
Many people don't like jellyfishes, but I think they are very interesting and even quiet "fotogen" lifeforms. In my personal opinium, jellyfishes are beside the plancton the very best examples for "pelagic" marine lifeforms and therefore "cool" smile

Suggestions :
Jellyfishes do have moving patterns that you can understand and use for better photos....if you are willing to spend time on it.

Epilogue
You are doin' well but need to compare your own photos more with those of others in an analytic way. Compare and learn.....

All the best,

Rico

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Rico Besserdich
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Answer Hi Rico,
thank you for your comment. My problem by making my photos in Jellyfish Lake was that it is still prohibited to dive there. The only way to get photos is to snorkel. So there was pretty short time to plan and arrange pictures. So I made lots of photos hoping to get a handfull which are not too bad. Some of them I'll submit the next weeks.
By the way, the "black zone" in this photo "came out of my creative mind". It's the edge of the forest at the bank of the lake.
Best wishes
Reinhard
 
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