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Hi, just curious on what technical aspect caused this photo to be rejected? Thanks!

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Nov 18, 2022 Nov 18, 2022

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Community Expert , Nov 19, 2022 Nov 19, 2022

If viewed at 300% you can see artifacts around the yellow pedals. I would also do some sharpening. It is not quite in focus. Also I would darken up the background.

The search for "sunflower blossom" brought 512k results. The search for "sunflower blossom black background" only brout 19k. Where are your chances better?

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Community Expert , Nov 19, 2022 Nov 19, 2022

Nice picture, but seen at 100%, you see that the hearth is not 100% sharp. In addition you see those artefacts, introduced by the denoising. You took your picture at ISO 3200, which is very high for such a motive. High ISO generally has an influence on sharpness and noise. For stock, you should avoid that. 

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You also need to know that flower pictures need to be perfectly perfect to be added to the database, because there are abundant numbers of flower pictures. So even if this picture is general

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Nov 19, 2022 Nov 19, 2022

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If viewed at 300% you can see artifacts around the yellow pedals. I would also do some sharpening. It is not quite in focus. Also I would darken up the background.

The search for "sunflower blossom" brought 512k results. The search for "sunflower blossom black background" only brout 19k. Where are your chances better?

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Nice picture, but seen at 100%, you see that the hearth is not 100% sharp. In addition you see those artefacts, introduced by the denoising. You took your picture at ISO 3200, which is very high for such a motive. High ISO generally has an influence on sharpness and noise. For stock, you should avoid that. 

051AA0B4-ADF3-43F8-942F-A1CA008E6A34.jpeg

You also need to know that flower pictures need to be perfectly perfect to be added to the database, because there are abundant numbers of flower pictures. So even if this picture is generally not too bad, it will face more stringent scrutinity as any rarer entry. And sales will be low to none.

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