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3.48 - "Solid" 

Lucky shot taken in Holland at the Postbank. Won different prizes during contests. Money, cameragear,....
Got me paid publications in several photographymagazines...

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9 Comments

Haike Lin's picture

Could go on an hallmark card. !! So lovely

Linn Eriksen's picture

so beautiful!

Matthew Alan's picture

After reading your critique stating your reasons for believing another contest entry was a composite and what could be done to improve it, I came back to give your entry a closer look. I thought you might like to know what could be done to increase your photos believability.
Its biggest problem is the sloppy clone work across the lowest 1/3 of the photo. A few places where it really shows are as follows : Along the very bottom in the closest foreground, the 2 largest clumps of flowers are exact duplicates. Also below each wing the tallest large clumps of flowers are duplicates,(Its harder to spot because only the left side of the left clump was copied). Slightly lower on the page, on the right side, the same exact very small flower bud is repeated at full opacity 3 times in a row, then repeated another couple of times in the same area at a lower opacity. There too may other repeats to point them all out. No need to point out the depth of field issues between the owl and the background because the many repeats in your clone work are glaring and in themselves put this in the 'needs work' category. I am lowering my score accordingly.

Kevin Plovie's picture

Hey Matthew, this was my first edit ( strange but true this got me some paid publications).The remastered version is without the sloppy duplicates. This picture is made in 2014. Now 5 years later my photography/photoshop skills are evolved.

Greets Kevin

Matthew Alan's picture

I feel bad I misjudged you a little. I thought you were taking a moral high ground over a composited image. I did not know that you freely admit you do the same. You have my respect for that, bro.

Kevin Plovie's picture

Don't feel bad about it. To me photography is art. what counts is the result, not the way you photographed or composed it 😉( my opinion)

Greets Kevin