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Photo Critique #134

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Friday Photo Critique is our weekly community project, where we publish a photograph submitted by one of our wonderful readers, then ask you all to offer constructive feedback on the image. It’s a great way to learn more about photography, express your viewpoint, and have your own image critiqued!


Quick Ground Rules

  1. Play nice! We’ve deliberately chosen photographs that aren’t perfect, so please be constructive with any criticism.
  2. Feel free to offer any type of advice – composition, lighting, post-processing etc.
  3. You can also link to photographs that you feel offer a great example of this type of image shot exceptionally well.

Without further ado, here is this week’s candidate for Friday Photo Critique!


The Photograph


Photo Details & Inspiration

  • Canon 400D
  • 50mm
  • f/2
  • 1/2000
  • ISO 100

I was visiting this park with many different flowers, and I thought it would be the perfect occasion to try out some "Macro" shots. I came across this beautiful lily pad where a bee was flying around. I wanted to capture the bee when it was slightly on the left of the flower. I took maybe five photos before the bee left.

Unfortunately, most of the shots had the lily pad in focus but not the bee, or the other way around. This is the only one where both subjects are in focus, probably because the bee is on the flower. I think this shot is very colorful, and the bee is bringing some life in the photo.

Please tell me what I could improve, and check the other pictures I took that day on my Flickr. Thank you.

Photographer: Aurelien Lina


Please let us know what you think in the comments – how would you have approached the scene or taken the photo differently? A massive thank you to everyone who commented last week.

The most constructive and helpful comments will be featured on the site. Interested in submitting your own photo? You can do so here!

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