May I have some constructive thoughts?

New Here ,
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This photo of mine has been recently rejected. I wonder what professionals see I could improve on. I would love to enhance my photography skills.
Thank You for your answer in advance!

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Adobe Community Professional , Oct 19, 2021 Oct 19, 2021

Very little is in focus due to a too-shallow depth of field, and there is digital noise.  

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Engaged , Oct 19, 2021 Oct 19, 2021

On top of what others have already said with shallow depth of field/soft focus/noise in the photo, I can't tell what exactly is behind the leaf and how I might use this photo commercially.  I believe whatever is behind the leaf takes away from the composition and doesn't add anything to it.

 

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Very little is in focus due to a too-shallow depth of field, and there is digital noise.  

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The focus flummoxed

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Take some photography classes.  Join a photography club for feedback and constructive criticism.

Practice, practice, practice.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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On top of what others have already said with shallow depth of field/soft focus/noise in the photo, I can't tell what exactly is behind the leaf and how I might use this photo commercially.  I believe whatever is behind the leaf takes away from the composition and doesn't add anything to it.

 

George F, Fine Art Landscape Photographer

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