Jean Armstrong  

Untitled by Jean Armstrong

June 2021 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

Taken in Seattle last month at a garden near the Space Needle. I was using my Galaxy 8 note cellphone camera. Not much in the way of camera stats. I thought under the circumstances it was a pretty good picture.
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6 comments posted

Georges Dormoy   Georges Dormoy
It would seem that the original picture was very much cropped and lost resolution when showing only this area. Am I right ? The focu is not there with lots or artefacts.
Talking about the composition, I find it nice and the black contour around the leaves gives an interesting pattern.   Posted: 06/05/2021 15:27:46

Tracy Szela   Tracy Szela
Nice composition, I like the placement of the beetle on the leaf. However, I find the highlights are a bit distracting. Maybe dropping the contrast or highlights a little would help. Have you tried Snapseed for cell phone camera photo editing? It is easy to use and has some nice options.   Posted: 06/06/2021 14:29:48

Janet DiMattia   Janet DiMattia
Hi, Jean.
I agree with Georges about the focusing. I do find that the interesting edges of the leaves are well placed and add to the composition. However the white petal/leaf in the center is a distraction and draws you away from the beetle.
Good try. Janet   Posted: 06/08/2021 09:28:28

Charissa Lansing   Charissa Lansing
Hi, Jean.
I found Georges' statements about focusing helpful, too, but agree with Janet that this was a good try. Do you know what the white object is? I imagined it might be some type of insect silk, because that might suggest an interesting storyline about a ladybug exploring. In any case the white object competes for my attention toward the ladybug.

I played with your image in Photoshop Elements in an attempt to remove or clone out most of the highlights, define the interesting dark triangles that frame the leaf, and remove the heavy white border at camera left.

  Posted: 06/09/2021 14:37:08
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Dick States   Dick States
I like what Carissa did with this image. Agree with the other comments. Find the white object distracting. Great subject and like the pattern of the leaf edges.   Posted: 06/09/2021 15:51:47

Sandra Irwin   Sandra Irwin
I agree that the focus is lacking, and that the white thing is distracting. However, it's a nice composition and crop. Love the ladybug!   Posted: 06/13/2021 18:22:28


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