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Hi, I submitted these two photos to Adobe stock, can anyone have a crack at explaining why they were rejected?
@jacobd33780880 It looks to be that your telephoto lens is zoomed all the way to 300mm and there is a lot of noise in the background of the first image. Did you do very much post processing on these? You may need to use a faster shutter speed when zoomed to the max at this crop. I've never had much luck trying to shoot close with zooms myself but some can really master the sharpness with a variety of techniques. If you want to take macro shots it's better to get close and use the right lens, although who wants to get that close to a bee!
Neither have sharp focus on the bee, and too many blurry parts of the image in general; the 2nd is underexposed except for the flower petals, and could have been cropped closer had the bee been in sharp focus.
What is your subject -- the flower or the bee?
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The focus isn't good in both pictures - both the bee and the flower, and there is noise in the background.
It's noticeable when you zoom in to 100% or more.