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... Luminous ...

Water droplets on the petals of a pink rose, shot in Super Macro mode. Square, soft, simple, just the effect I wanted to achieve...

Dedicated to :icondsyncstudios:
for his kind compliments, support and encouragement. Make sure to drop by his gallery and you won't regret it! ;D

Shot with a Canon PowerShot SX1 IS
Full View recommended | I hope you'll like it!

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Silvia Colombo . 2012 - All rights reserved.
You are NOT allowed to use (reproduce, copy, publish, transmit, duplicate, redistribute, edit, alter, manipulate, print, sell, download to re-upload) my art in any way without my written permission.

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First things first: The vision of the picture is beautiful. It manages to show exactly what it is supposed to. The focus is spot on, while the balance of the droplets on the frame is pretty good. In my opinion, it's not perfect, as I think that the big droplet could have been positioned a bit to the left, but just a bit.
The colours are spot on, in order to accent the rose's natural colour.
I'm not a great fan of high-key/low-contrast shots, but I do appreciate the fact that they're popular and I do understand their purpose, so no complaints here.
I have a slight objection with the crop. Besides the fact that I prefer the 4:3 aspect ratio for photographs as something that is more natural for the medium and I have an issue with the Instagram type of square crops, in some cases it might even work. In this one, though, the main subject is on a horizontal line, which means that you had to crop more of the petal in focus in favour of the out-of-focus background. The picture might have looked more "conventional" as a 4:3 crop, but I think that it would have better (even though I'm only guessing what's on the right and left of the frame).
Lastly, I think that the picture is a bit noisy for its purpose and I'm sure that it's not your camera's fault, based on the rest of your gallery, which I consider to be magnificent! Perhaps some extra noise reduction might have been beneficial.

All in all, I'm nitpicking on a beautiful shot, but I hope I'm making some useful points for consideration. Please keep enriching your beautiful gallery!
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The technique is great (Macro shots are difficult to handle, so Congratulations!)

The pink creates the soft look that when you look at this shot, it's harmless (it doesn't intimidate, I mean). It is new to me to have square shots (or did you cut some parts?) - it creates a cute look. The square cut reminds me of how Japanese origami papers are packed - always in squares.

Generally, the picture has little technical disturbance (rule of 3rds). If you had the portrait picture, your picture would have followed the rule of thirds, if we base on horizontal grids but just contrary with the vertical ones. I also think the picture is alright with a portrait because of the angle preferred.

Let's all keep learning!
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fansjaguar Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
SorbetBerry Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist
wow. simple gorgeous! amazing colors <33
beeyoungkuh Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
alone-maggie Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! :wave: Your photo is participating in today's Mini Contest organized by :iconfeaturing-nature: - Featuring Nature Group. Thank you for submitting! We will inform you in case you win. Good luck! :wave: :heart:
PhotographsByBri Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
:iconblueheartplz: Featured: [link] :iconpinkheartplz:
WishmasterAlchemist Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks! :+favlove:
PhotographsByBri Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
your welcome, glad you liked it. :heart: :D
PictureByPali Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful and delicate at the same time well done
RushingRivers Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Gourgous!Pink isn't my preffered color and all, (I like blue and green better,) but this is really gourgous!I love the shade of pink, and the rain drop on the leaf.Wonderful job, yet again. :clap: :iconamazingplz:
pinestater234 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012   Photographer
Very Nice. There's a lot of people who have attempted this kind of shot. You've nailed this one. Fav.
TheLazyDaisy Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. That is amazing.
RAIS1 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1-90 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice photo.
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