Self Critique

There comes a time in every photographer’s life when they become very critical of their own work. I loved this shot, but after I finished putting the final touches on it, I decided there was something that didn’t sit right with me.  And if it was visible to me, it would be visible to others.  It wasn’t the subject, because it is cute as a button.  It’s sharp, and the background is clean. Had I gotten down to the bird’s level, the viewer would be pulled in more and captivated by the cuteness of this little guy.  Using a shallow depth of field, rendering the background out of focus would have drawn the eye straight to the chick.  Next time, I will remind myself, to get down low.

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