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Underwater Photo Contest Entry

Taken by: Matthias Wildermuth

Threefin on a shoredive, size 2 cm
CanonD500 60 mm macro...
Threefin on a shoredive, size 2 cm
CanonD500 60 mm macro... by Matthias Wildermuth
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2012- (4/28/2012 3:16:00 AM)
Category: Macro - swimming
location: Pacific Australia
message  Dear Matthias,
You have requested a review of your photo. It’s again my turn to write you critical comments to help you to improve your work with an analytic review.
As you know, the objective is to see you here on UWP as a winner one day !
If you want to answer me, please wait until my review has been completed; as photo critics, we do this job as volunteers; a "thank you" is always appreciated smile

As you already know the foreword, I will directly start my review :

 
Raoul Caprez
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message  Photo Critique :


First impression :
Nice face to face … unfortunately with too many distracting elements


Technical ( score from 1-6, best is 6 ) :
Exposure : 4, Colours: 4, Sharpness: 4, DOF ( depth of field ) : 4, Contrast : 4

Suggested Solution :
Your picture looks quite good…. a sharp animal with a blurred background works usually well. In that case, the right part of the background is disturbing a bit for me (especially the white spot), … as something in the first plan on the left (composition part).
If you use a higher shutter speed and/or smaller aperture to darken the background (the right part in that case), it can help. It could help also for the sharpness… and DOF could be bigger.
Finally, and for the detail, sharpness could still be improved a bit on the eyes … where people look first (the focus point could be more on it).

 
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message  Composition :
You are close to your subject : good.
The place in the frame of your subject work.
You cut a part of the top fins of the subject, but it's not disturbing in that case
In addition to the white spot on the right, there is something in the first plan on the left that is disturbing too much for me.

Suggested Solution :
The real place for improvement here is just to take care of all the little things which could be disturbing between the subject and the lens … or just behind (like on the right)… playing with it can be done, but it is not so easy … a good viewer can help :-).



 
Raoul Caprez
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message  Subject
A great face to face with a nice subject. I love these little fishes :-).
These subjects require patience and you did well !

Suggested Solution :
Your angle of shooting is good.
Your approach could be still improved. Being just a bit on the right you would certainly avoid to have something blurred and distracting in the first plan… and you would have a more facing animal (showing the two eyes) what is always nice and often more impressive. Good luck for the next try :-).



 
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message  Epilogue
As you know, I like to say that pictures must tell something, they should pass on a message or transmit an emotion; a face to face is always a good way to show a nice interaction ... for sure, with a slight different approach you would have more votes.
I’m looking forward to see your next post.
All the best and happy bubbles.

Raoul (UWP Photo Critic)



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