Us Destroyer 1000 6.5 7 7 20.5 Roy Oldfield Pictorial Gold
J2 Good documentary of the ship. Specially like the scale established with the sailor amidships. Consider removing some of water with a crop. A pano may suit the ship's shape and prominence.
Green Mountain Road View 6.5 7 7.5 21 James Hamilton Pictorial Gold
J2 The chosen scene has a great deal going on within it. What do you want the viewer to focus on? There are very nice complimentary colors to contrast the tree trunks. The overcast light adds warmth of the color tones. Did you consider opening the aperture up to reduce depth of field? Keeping focus on front two trees but let the remainder of scene go out of focus. The eye would have a place to rest on the trees (try squinting to see the affect). Image appears to be over sharpened, may be software
Author: JULIE PURVIS
Author: MARINO FAVRETTO TakeAnotherSHOT
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: Marino FAVRETTO
Louie 6.5 6.5 7 20 John King Pictorial Gold
J2 Pose, color rendition of dog are good. Consider reducing opacity of the vignette so it is not as noticeable. Dog is very tightly cropped, so right ear, and part of tail are out of frame.
Copyright: John E King
Reflection 7.5 7.5 6.5 21.5 Elzbieta Piskorz Pictorial Gold
J2 Inventive image with the spoon reflection. The use of lens to distort dimension adds to image. There is a very bright edge and spot at tip of spoon that draws the eye. It stops the eye from wondering around the pattern and back to spoon. There are some areas of the spoon handle which should be cleaned up with the healing brush. This matters because the remainder of the image is blemish free.
Author: Elzbieta Piskorz
Camera: NIKON D610
Copyright: Ehla Ela Piskorz Photography
Virginia Rail Preening Its Mate 7 7 8 22 Geoff Dunn Nature Gold
J2 Good light. If one can, a viewpoint at eye level with the bird will make a more compelling image. Take a lower position and move a little to the right. J3 The image tells a strong nature story. The focus is sharp with good depth of field, and captures lots of detail in the feathers. The lighting is a bit harsh and unnatural. Perhaps toning down the fill flash would render a more natural result.
Sunflower Detail 8 8 7.5 23.5 HM GPP Roy Oldfield Pictorial Gold
J2 Very nice image showing texture and detail. Light is even across the image. The centre leaf with vein running down to lower leaf could be toned down, so it does not draw the eye. Bottom leaves are sharp which is excellent to allow the eye into the image. Good composition and crop.
Covid Entertainment 6.5 7.5 7.5 21.5 Victor Turczynski Pictorial Gold
J2 Wonderfully thoughtful image. Many good stories within the image.
One technical issue with the image; at right side foreground, the tree and grass look as if there is some chromatic aberration. Try the lens correction tool in L R.
Author: Vic Turczynski
Copyright: © 2020 Vic Turczynski
Young Lioness 6.5 7.5 7.5 21.5 Leonie Holmes FCAPA Nature Master
J1 The eyes are sharp and the toning is good. The over exposed grasses behind the animal is distracting, softer lighting conditions during golden hour would help there. Crop is a little tight, allow more room at the bottom of the frame and include the whole animal for stronger composition.
Camera: NIKON D600
Pitcher Plant In Habitat 6 7 7.5 20.5 Roy Oldfield Nature Gold
J1 Harsh lighting conditions causing many over exposed elements in the background water diminished the impact. The top down viewpoint really doesn't allow for the flowers to stand out as the focus of the image. Maker could try to get down low and closer so that the flowers are larger and more prominent.
Neowise Comet 7 7.5 7 21.5 Geoffrey Skirrow Nature Gold
J2 Image maker has done well with exposure and composition. Composition including the reflection, adds some light into bottom 20% of image. Comet is very small component of the image, and while the trail of comet is visible, it seems insignificant to the image. Image maker's choice was to include a large starry sky. Is this necessary to communicate your message? Try a significantly progressive crop.
Author: Geoffrey Skirrow
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Great Grey 7 7.5 7 21.5 Dan Copeland Nature Master
J2 Great eye contact! Very good close up, with close to correct exposure. Whites on the beard show little detail. If the whites are not blown out, brush in some detail. Background is good, not any distraction. Personal choice of the image maker to crop as tight as it is. Would be nice to see more space around the bird and perhaps more of the bird itself.
Author: Dan Copeland
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: 905-921-3571 Hamilton ON CAN
Osprey Vs Gold Fish 7 7.5 7.5 22 Greg Alderson Nature Gold
J1 Great story element in this action shot. The face on the Osprey is in focus but the rest of the bird is not in focus, which could be a depth of field issue. Zoom out to get the complete subject in the frame and check out a Depth of Field App to gauge the minimum requirement for a sharp shot when zooming in on a subject.
Camera: NIKON D500
Daisy Fleabane 7 7 6.5 20.5 John Strung Nature Gold
J2 Think about simplifying the composition. Does the bottom bud add or detract?
Author: John D. Strung
Caption: Lower Spring Creek Trail, Dundas, Ontario, Canada
Copyright: John D. Strung
Fall Path At Dundas Valley 7 6.5 7.5 21 Andy Langs Creative Gold
J1 The meandering path brings the viewer right into the scene, and the lavender tone of the path is very pleasing. The lone walker added a good story element but suggest the maker move it in post processing while also cleaning up the green lines on the walker's black coat so that it is not merging with the tree trunk for a cleaner story.
Copyright: Andy Langs