New Blog: The Fox & the Mouse Game I'm sorry for being so quiet for ages. My cam went broke and after that I did lots of things, but not so many photography. Except some snow and winter photography of course, I just can't resist that! I hope you haven't forgotten about me and I hope to be a little more active here soon! , ~thrumyeye
i have heard that you rate the picture with vision, Originality,Technique and Impact here on DA so i will do the same
vision: well can i say i love it, you managed to capture a fox in a hunt for some rodent in mid air this is really really good, i it shows that you meant to do it also precision work this takes time this is jsut perfect i give you 5/5
Originality: I think you managed to make a fairly original capture here sure i have seen it before but still it´s not something you see every day to see a wild fox hunting like this is really good and shows much skill to get the fox to relax with you presence. I give you 4/5
Technique: i like to divide this in 2, camera technique and editing technique, i start with the camera the focus is right great colour and this sharp and have a great DOF and it shows great stamina to get this right the composition is also good, the only thing i have some issue with is the editing it seems that you brighten the snow in a way that it looks unnatural you cant see any detail in the snow, which in my mind is something i´m sure you did on purpose for some reason, which in my taste draws down the the grades in my mind, i give you 3/5
Impact: The impact is amazing if only you had some great light here it would have been a contender for National Geographic front page. have said that it´s still a great capture you should be proud. I give you 3.5/5
Haha, Thanks Peter, Your extended critique is highly appreciated. Like most of us I'm still learning....so another vision is always welcome....
I think I mostly agree. And according to the very bright snow: It looks a bit natural indeed and yes it's a conscious choice. It's a matter of taste (I know that a lot of people don't like it). I guess it has something to do with they way I experience being in the snow: It's all white and especially on cloudy days there aren't much details to see in the snow.... so for me it's pretty close to reality