This image of an egg was sent in by Joel Dennis. It was taken with his Canon Powershot A80 at 1/100 sec and f/8. I can see what Joel was after but there is room for improvement. First the positives here are the leading lines of the wood, I really like the fact that Joel got low to get a different perspective. I also like the colors at work here. The foreground is so out of focus and there is so much of it that it is a distraction. I would suggest a different crop. I know Dennis tried a lot of different crops but I would suggest cutting out foreground and isolate the egg. I intentionally cropped in to remove the sunlit top of the image since it draws your eyes away from the egg. —Melissa Macatee
This photo gets three stars on the PopPhoto Flash rating system.
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*= This part of the camera is called the lens
**= Don't quit your day job
***= Good, but not yet great
****=So close you can taste it
*****= Yes, a thousand times yes!