I submitted this photo and it was rejected for Technical Issues without a specific issue mentioned, can anyone help with some tips?
Looking at the photo with fresh eyes, I can see it's definitely too saturated (my bad for trusting "Auto" in Camera Raw). But aside from that, I didn't see anything too bad. It's been a couple years since my photography class, please let me know if I'm missing anything glaringly obvious. Or if it was just the saturation that got it rejected.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Focus problems. The depth-of field is too shallow.
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It does see a bit too brilliant, and as Nancy, too little of the image is in focus.
I don't see your exif data, so I'm missing some of the information I use to judge the pictures.
If the background is snow, and you trusted the camera settings, you have identified one of the problems. I think that it is underexposed and that the white background needs to be more radiant white. In addition, I see some traces of over processing. There is a kind of halo around the berries and the branches. I suspect sharpening pushed very high with a lot of noise compensation.
I would also adjust the white balance to the warmer side.