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Snail by RasmusWAndersen Snail by RasmusWAndersen
Close-up of a red snail.
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Vision

It is a good eye to see something so small as a snail on the wheat grains and the brings us the the world of the small bugs. The snail also in a good position making a lean to the opposite direction of the grains helps make it noticeable but in a subtle way. The color in the photo is also great. I can see some strong yellows and blues.

Originality

Most nature images are from a distance and this one is one of the up close. I would not say up close is new; however, most are of butterflies or flowers. A snail is a harder subject matter. We do not see much beauty in a snail as we do a butterfly.

Technique

The Photograph is very well balanced. Your photo is balanced in, tone, value, and texture. I can see some nice worm and cool tones in your photo. You also have the brightest whites and the darkest blacks. And the texture is not to grainy and yet not to soft. It is also impressive to get that close up of the grain and that the subject matter is the most clear part of the photo.

Impact

You may need to think about negative space and positive space in the use of aesthetics. What I am seeing is allot of negative space and that most of the time does not work in your favor. There are cases it can but this work I am not seeing it. It may have been better to do this photo in portrait rather than landscape.

Overall it is good work :thumbsup:
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zonnevlokje Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! The snail is so cute :3
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)
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aniribe Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Beautiful shot!
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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TeelaMonsterPhotos Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
I love the subdues tones, and the focus on the snail. Very serene and beautiful!
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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SophieShimazu Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Gorgeous! Love the gray, muted colors.
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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Anvanya1981 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Lovely photo, nice dof and very pretty colors! :)
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you ;)
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MikhailLifirenko Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
love
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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danceintherain1 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing picture!!! :)
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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TheRealFox Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
that's a really cool one =)

like the way it's shown :)
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)
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TheRealFox Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
;)
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cubicdemigod Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
I like this a lot, just wish you'd pick locations for your mark that had a more harmless effect to the pic..
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010   General Artist
I really like the details in the front stalk, but the background is so smooth, like it was pressed flat. It's quite appealing.
My only real suggestion is that I can't really see the snail much, maybe if you were closer, or even just more of him popped out (color wise).
Other than that, I think this is a lovely photo. The atmosphere is quite appealing and calm and the framing is quite nice too. Great work :heart:
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edleen Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Det er et ret lækkert skud det her, øv hvor er jeg misundelig på alle der har en ordentlig macro ;)
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Another wonderful piece!

First things first, though, I'm really not sure about the red border... I understand if you want to complement with the colour of the snail, but it clashes quite badly with the colours of the background, and it makes things more amateur, in a way. =/

Still, judging the piece by itself, I really like the depth of field and the quality of this piece. The positioning is lovely, and the atmosphere is well conveyed too, from the background and all. :)
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Updated. I tried with both a light gray and this green one. I found this the most fitting :)
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Olechaa Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
this is really awesome
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July 8, 2010
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Model
Canon EOS 450D
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F/5.6
Focal Length
194 mm
ISO Speed
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Date Taken
Jul 8, 2010, 8:34:18 PM
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