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Submitted on
December 9, 2013
Image Size
3.6 MB


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Camera Data

Canon EOS 550D
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Dec 3, 2013, 4:49:55 PM
Frosty Owl by Silvermoonswan Frosty Owl by Silvermoonswan
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Critique by Blackrosekane89 Dec 9, 2013, 12:17:56 PM
First off, I really like the lighting and overall color effect on this piece! The depth of field is nice too! These are just the kind of photographs I like taking! It's not particularly original, but I do enjoy this type of photography, none the less!

I think the composition could some work! I think it would be stronger if the clock was placed against the left side of the photo. As it stands now, there is too much empty space on the left side of the subject,

For the surroundings , the icy frost on the grass looks great! But my biggest criticism for this photo is the grass in front of the subject and in the foreground of the photo. You should bend down, or find a way to place your subject without the pieces of grass in front your subject and foreground.The pieces of grass impede your subject, but there aren't enough to create an interesting "subject hidden in the foliage" effect.

Overall, I think you did a good job!
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I would like to start off by saying I really love the idea behind this piece. The toning complements the subjects very well, and it's very clear the style that you wanted to achieve with this shot. I think the image was shot with a clear idea in mind, it just fell a little short in the technical execution.
The thumbnail of this piece on your gallery page looks very enticing and dynamic. However, once it's viewed at a bigger dimension, the depth of field (mostly in the foreground) isn't as contrasting as it appears in the thumbnail. If you can, I would encourage you to get a macro lens, which will help the depth of field pop like crazy. I saw most of your shots are close-ups of objects in your gallery, I think it'd really help you out since you love takin' pictures like this! :) Mostly I think there isn't quite enough blur in the foreground, it's in this uncomfortable middle stage of blurry and clear. Either is fine, just make it clear which one you're going for.
Lastly, the image is a little over-exposed...and having all that white in the right bottom half of the piece is detracting from the rest of the composition. But I get what you were trying to do.
You've got the most important aspects of a shot present and a clear vision for this piece, it just fell short on a few technical aspects. The feel of the piece is there, which in my opinion is the most important part, because you can fix the technical aspects with time...but creating a feeling of a shot comes from sheer talent. Very nice work with this, keep it up, and keep up the great gallery! :D
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Koyukichi Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great photo!
Love the idea behind it and the grass as background.
The only critique is that without the grass in front, the picture would look much better ^^
Silvermoonswan Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
Mrs-Durden Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! :wave:

Your artwork was featured in this journal:…

Please check it out and :+fav: ! :D

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Einbisschenkreativ Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it! Could you visit my gallery, please?
Shyba-Biscuit Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously beautiful!
Hawkheart29 Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute little owl.
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