Tried to capture not only the color, but the artistic element to some degree. Please help...what did I do right? where did I go wrong? Thanks so much!
beaucamera said:Interesting pics, Leigh. I liked #2 here best because it is the most eye catching. The first one is cute, but to me it would have been better to have one, not two subjects. It's hard to combine two features effectively. Maybe a closer crop on the grasshopper would be fun.
I'd like the last one better if it had a greater DOF.
Hope this helps.
greyflash said:While the little grasshopper does fight with the center of the flower for attention I think it is really cute. The colors and the crop on the second image are right on and I like it a lot. I really see what you were trying to accomplish artistically with the last image but to me you have some things working against you. I feel you have included too much; i.e., try holding a paper over the right 1/3 of the image and see what you think. Also, it lacks a vibrance that could easily be brought up with further processing. Try just a tad more contrast and suppress the green channel saturation a little. These are just a few of my thoughts for what they are worth. All in all a good photo outing for you and I can see you are learning every day.
4labs said:Leigh one thing I learned from a friend when shooting these types of pics is to use a tripod if you can. You will notice a huge difference in sharpness. I drink too much coffee to have steady hands.
cmpalmer said:I think that in pic #1, the idea of a tiny grasshopper being overwhelmed by the size of the flower makes it visually interesting.
#2 is very striking, also.
daodang said:Hi Leigh,
Nice pictures indeed. The green grasshopper in #1 is a little touch needed to attract viewer's eyes to the whole picture. Nicely done.
I'm neither a good artist (nor a good photographer) but IMHO. the #3 shows your very promising potential to see forms in subjects. That's one of the qualities of an artistic photographer. Develop that quality and soon we'll see in this forum an emerging artist.