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Color A On Topic

Dandelion Seed - Julie S Johnson
Judge: Stephen Coleman Total Score: 95
Technique: 30 Impact: 32 Composition: 33
Very nice image. Good use of depth of field and composition. Keeper

September 2020 - Macro Photography - 9/1/2020- CID:115

Color A On Topic

Praying for Aphids - Judy Boyd
Judge: Stephen Coleman Total Score: 93
Technique: 30 Impact: 31 Composition: 32
Good find. Background is clean. A tad over contrast, but a good image.

September 2020 - Macro Photography - 9/1/2020- CID:115

Color A On Topic

Giant swallowtail - Bill Down
Judge: Stephen Coleman Total Score: 90
Technique: 30 Impact: 30 Composition: 30
Good isolation shot. Low f-stop helps make the focal point clear. I might have placed the butterfly's eye area more toward the one third area.

September 2020 - Macro Photography - 9/1/2020- CID:115

Color B On Topic

Bubbles - G Daniels
Judge: Stephen Coleman Total Score: 95
Technique: 31 Impact: 31 Composition: 33
I like it. Nice lighting, good tonal ranges and clean background. Good use of composition and the lines the bubbles form.

September 2020 - Macro Photography - 9/1/2020- CID:115

Color B On Topic

Lonely - Judy A Vaughn
Judge: Stephen Coleman Total Score: 93
Technique: 31 Impact: 30 Composition: 32
Simple, but good. like the fact that just a little color shows through and the rest is muted down.

September 2020 - Macro Photography - 9/1/2020- CID:115

Color B On Topic

Shelter in Place - Joan V Smith
Judge: Stephen Coleman Total Score: 90
Technique: 30 Impact: 30 Composition: 30
Good angle on isolating the main part of the flower. The lines on the petals draws your eye toward the stamen.

September 2020 - Macro Photography - 9/1/2020- CID:115

Color B On Topic

Hood Ornament from Yesteryear - Joan C Dias
Judge: Stephen Coleman Total Score: 87
Technique: 28 Impact: 28 Composition: 31
Nice sharp image, clean lines and good exposure. Lines form diagonal flow for the viewer.

September 2020 - Macro Photography - 9/1/2020- CID:115

Color B On Topic

Compost Mushroom - Jerry Wieland
Judge: Stephen Coleman Total Score: 89
Technique: 30 Impact: 30 Composition: 29
Good use of light on the subject matter. Could it had been better shot at a lower angle, maybe. It is a little noisy.

September 2020 - Macro Photography - 9/1/2020- CID:115

Mono A On Topic

Bugly - Julie S Johnson
Judge: Stephen Coleman Total Score: 95
Technique: 31 Impact: 32 Composition: 32
Good lighting with clean background. Nice studio setup. I might have added a little to the bottom.

September 2020 - Macro Photography - 9/1/2020- CID:115

Mono A On Topic

On time - Bill Down
Judge: Stephen Coleman Total Score: 93
Technique: 31 Impact: 30 Composition: 32
Very nice shot. Just enough depth of field to make the watch go with the train set. I might have added a little more lightness to the watch to make the whites pop out more.

September 2020 - Macro Photography - 9/1/2020- CID:115

Mono A On Topic

Monarch - Tom Buckard
Judge: Stephen Coleman Total Score: 90
Technique: 29 Impact: 29 Composition: 32
Good detail. Add a little more contrast to get more variances in the tones.

September 2020 - Macro Photography - 9/1/2020- CID:115

Mono B On Topic

The Sands Of Time - Joan V Smith
Judge: Stephen Coleman Total Score: 94
Technique: 30 Impact: 31 Composition: 33
I like the lighting to bring out the texture of the shell. The focal point is in the correct position.

September 2020 - Macro Photography - 9/1/2020- CID:115

Mono B On Topic

Wherever you may find yourself..grow. - Kristin Schlegel
Judge: Stephen Coleman Total Score: 92
Technique: 32 Impact: 31 Composition: 29
I like the soft light on the mushroom. Could use some light on left side.

September 2020 - Macro Photography - 9/1/2020- CID:115

Mono B On Topic

Frills - Joan V Smith
Judge: Stephen Coleman Total Score: 90
Technique: 29 Impact: 30 Composition: 31
Good lighting from two sources. Not sure the sepia tone helps it or distracts it. I like the patterns it makes.

September 2020 - Macro Photography - 9/1/2020- CID:115

Mono B On Topic

A Stitch in Time - Deborah Painter
Judge: Stephen Coleman Total Score: 88
Technique: 30 Impact: 27 Composition: 31
Good use of contrast between the light and dark elements. Needed a little more depth to have the backside of the sewing machine needle base to be in focus.

September 2020 - Macro Photography - 9/1/2020- CID:115

Novice On Topic

Swallowtail on Milkweed - Tracy Dreyfus
Judge: Stephen Coleman Total Score: 93
Technique: 31 Impact: 31 Composition: 31
Good capture. Nice clean background with just enough color pop on the flowers.

September 2020 - Macro Photography - 9/1/2020- CID:115

Open Topic

Bug Patrol - Julie S Johnson
Judge: Stephen Coleman Total Score: 95
Technique: 31 Impact: 32 Composition: 32
Nice capture.. Good time on the movement of the frog with leg and tongue. Might want to come down on the exposure some to see it helps.

September 2020 - Macro Photography - 9/1/2020- CID:115

Open Topic

. - Howard Winkler
Judge: Stephen Coleman Total Score: 93
Technique: 32 Impact: 30 Composition: 31
Good timing, good stop action, good framing.

September 2020 - Macro Photography - 9/1/2020- CID:115

Open Topic

HAWK - Kathy Buckard
Judge: Stephen Coleman Total Score: 90
Technique: 30 Impact: 30 Composition: 30
Nice clean shot. Texture in the feathers show up well.

September 2020 - Macro Photography - 9/1/2020- CID:115

Open Topic

Three Puffins - Tom Murray
Judge: Stephen Coleman Total Score: 88
Technique: 29 Impact: 29 Composition: 30
Good capture. If you didn't realize it using off numbers like this creates a triangular affect that a famous photographer used W. Eugene Smith. It helps stabilize the image

September 2020 - Macro Photography - 9/1/2020- CID:115

Open Topic

Classy Glass - Tom Buckard
Judge: Stephen Coleman Total Score: 87
Technique: 29 Impact: 28 Composition: 30
I like the fact that you used different colored lights to create a nice atmosphere with nice reflections.

September 2020 - Macro Photography - 9/1/2020- CID:115