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David Fant submitted this image taken with a Canon Rebel XTi at 1/00sec, f/7, ISO 400.

David Fant submitted this image taken with a Canon Rebel XTi at 1/00sec, f/7, ISO 400. This image screams for a vertical crop. Work with the natural lines of the image, the grasshopper and the blades have a nice angle to them but they need room to extend in the frame. Avoid placing everything smack dab in the center of the frame. When composing your photo take a minute to think about what the frame will look like, if in doubt take multiple frames, both horizontal and vertical. The background is blurred nicely but it appears to be a pool with those colorful Styrofoam noodles, removing those from the scene would have helped. Another idea is to swing a little to your right to clean up the background or to change your perspective and shoot up. Your grasshopper is nice and sharp so your focus is good. Work on your composition.
—Melissa Macatee
Contributing Blogger

__This photo gets two and a half stars on the PopPhoto Flash rating system.

The PopPhoto Flash rating system.
*= 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!

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