And here I'm another time. I'm loving this image of yours... I was thinking to wait before chosing one of your pictures as a Fave, but likely that will be my choice.
The vision. The bright red is a marvellous contrast with the ground and the branch itself, almost wholly in various shades of grey and white; but I like the way the branch is slightly painted with small pieces in a pale yellow, because it adds a bit of colours which helps this pictures to avoid the resemblance with other pictures where the colour's focus is just upon a detail against a B&W background. Here the palette of colours is more complex, instead, and I just love it. The small reflections added has a texture in the lower part of the image are quite a nice touch, too. I like the way the whole lower side of the shot is focused, while the upper part fades gently in the distance. A full 5. The originality. You had a beautiful idea: and, perhaps there are other shots like this one all around DA, but here the brightness, once more, the composition, the focused detail, everything is particular and significant. Very, very, very nice. A 5 here, too. The technique. I've said already many of the things I could put here; let me add just that you were able to take a small composition and to change it into a beautiful image, lively, pleasant, bright. Focusing on details is quite hard, but you were able to do a marvellous job of it. A more than earned 5. The impact. If I was unable to put here the full vote is just because, once more, the small dimension of the image seems a bit to take away strenght and details to the picture. For everything else, your choice of red (and what a beautiful red!), your playing with lights and colours, the background, the composition, everything is, I think, absolutely perfect. Therefore, I put a 4,5 here.
What kind of posting do you mean? It can`t be used as a cover of books, wallpaper of the sites, modified and manipulated in ANY way. If you just wanna show it on facebook etc - you can do it. Just link me