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Eduard: I like your selective focus and shallow DOF choices here. The main subject is nicely emphasized by the comp and the POF. Very well done. >=))>
I like shallow DOF photos rather than fully focus-stacked ones. This DOF choice is wonderful. Good lighting and nice composition make red bud pop up against green BG.
Eduard, I like your choice to emphasize the most mature bud and the large number of surrounding buds. I do think that some burning-in of the bud tip (for a bit more color there) and of the very oof whites in the lower quarter would let your main subject stand out even more.