Curious Monkey


garian

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1. in what area is critique to be sought?
composition and exposure

2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
the curiosity of the monkey

3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
during feeding time of the monkey under not too sunny daylight

4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
like his cute curious expression of what is the food in his hand.

 

David Kwok

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So far so good. I do prefer a full body shot, with a simple rule of third composition. If you can actually capture the monkey looking at you, I say it's better, but this is good too. The bokeh is smooth and nice. The focus is on the dot.

What is it on the right ? Someone's OOF head ? Because once the image loaded, immediately I'm distracted by it. If not, it would be a better shot. If it is indeed someone's head and you don't get to capture the monkey's look at more, you can still take another shot with similar perspective to PP away when the person walk away.

Notice the top right hand corner, something sticking out ? Although it is blurred, but it can be removed using simple cloning and stamp in PS. Give it a try and see if it makes your picture better.
 

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garian

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Thanks David for the advice. I believe it is a OOF head of someone leaning slightly into my view cos it's feeding time so many people around, but not so sure what is that sticking out thing on top right, maybe a rod or something else. i will try do the cloning thingy, not so good in PS though. :)
 

David Kwok

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A sample above of your works to show you how much PS skill can savage your pic. This is simple because the backdrop is irregular and easy to fix. I crop further to remove the blur branch on the right. Work on some PS skill will bring joy to your works

Thanks David for the advice. I believe it is a OOF head of someone leaning slightly into my view cos it's feeding time so many people around, but not so sure what is that sticking out thing on top right, maybe a rod or something else. i will try do the cloning thingy, not so good in PS though. :)
 

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