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Little Duckling Photo Contest Finalist
Little Duckling
Little Duckling
© Kimberly Cline
Nikon D70S Digital...
Steve Downen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/18/2006
    use the rule of thirds

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8/30/2006 7:14:27 PM

Mike Rubin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/15/2004

Usually "The rule of thirds " makes for a much more pleasing image However I like the circular pattern in the water and I don't think it would be as nice if you followed the rule. I do think that a lower POV would be good, but not low to the point that the pattern of the water would be lost.

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8/30/2006 7:38:51 PM

Rhonda Burger
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/6/2005

I agree Mike. The full ripple shows the vulnerability of the little duck. With the duck centered also emphasizes how small it is. I like it.

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8/31/2006 1:01:42 PM

Tarun Bose
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/25/2006

Congrats Kimberly for finalist.

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9/26/2006 5:00:16 PM

She-She Killough  

I agree with Mike and Rhonda..and you also would want to keep the reflection of the duck in front of him.
Kimberly you did a great job Keep up the good work. AND CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

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9/26/2006 10:59:47 PM

Steve Downen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/18/2006

I do like the elements of the ripples in the water as they produce the effect of showing the vulnerability of the duckling by framing it with a bullseye. However, I think you might consider cropping the picture so the duck is at the top left corner. Congratulations on the finalist, and congrats on a fine piece of art. I only critique the ones I like.'

PS- don't dwell on the angle of the photograph, it is something you cannot change; dwell on what can be done at the present.

-Steve Downen

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9/27/2006 9:51:02 AM

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