Alex and DragonFly
by: © Lloyd Everson
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!
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!
Use of camera,
A brilliant choice. A smaller aperture would have really worked against this image. It all ties in perfectly!
Perfect! Daylight, white balance is spot on, shadows give depth without unnecessary contrast.
The focus and intensity of our child
Lens: Zoom: Variable focal
Exposure time: 1/200 ,
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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!
Study this image and try to follow what you managed to do here.
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