Alex and DragonFly
by: © Lloyd Everson
10
Overall
Rating
10
General
impression
10
Subject
of photo
10
Composition
& Perspective
10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
10
Depth
of field
10
Color &
Lighting
10
Focus
General
impression
I think this is probably the first critique I have given all 10's to. I truly love this picture, the subject matter and your technique! It is either a very well staged photo or a fantastic grab of a spontaneous moment, but I couldn't really tell and that's what makes it so good. The child's face takes up the majority of the frame which makes the contrast with the small dragonfly really apparent. The dragonfly sits on a withered flower (brilliant) with its stance nearly looking like it bows to the boy or is trying to look at it from a bowing stance. The fact that it is a child rather than an adult works perfectly as it gives the sense of pureness and curiosity, with lack of awareness over the power it has over the dragonfly. The background blur ties in well and is non-distracting, your angle leads the view to the dragonfly but not in an aggressive way. Seriously, well done!
10/10
Subject
of photo
Well done!
10/10
Composition
& perspective
Perfect! Maybe the only thing I would have done in post processing would be to crop a little off the left. But I can't take a point off for that. Just brilliant!
10/10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
Perfect!
10/10
Depth
of field
A brilliant choice. A smaller aperture would have really worked against this image. It all ties in perfectly!
10/10
Color &
Lighting
Perfect! Daylight, white balance is spot on, shadows give depth without unnecessary contrast.
10/10
Focus
Perfect!
10/10
Description
The focus and intensity of our child
Technical Details

Nikon D200

Lens: Zoom: Variable focal
Exposure time: 1/200 ,
F-stop: F4
ISO: 200
Flash: None
Reviewed by GuruShots Pro
Chris Con
10 Years
Greece
People
67 Jobs
How to improve your photo
1.
I can't really give all 10's and presume that there is any room for improvement, at least not in reference to this image. If you have been shooting for a while I think this is probably one of your 10 best photos. If you have just started then DON'T STOP!
2.
Study this image and try to follow what you managed to do here.
3.
Keep shooting!
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Chris Con
Experience: 10 Years
I've been a photographer for the past 9 years. My main experience is in photojournalism, working for newspapers, news agencies, and have also served as official photographer to the Mayor of Athens and the Prime Minister of Greece. I am a full member of the Union of Press Photographers of Greece...
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Location:
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