on the first image the main subject appears to be two flowers which one (Bottom) is out of focus. Also the exposure is on the high end. The second image only parts of the butterfly are in focus and the exposure is on the high end again. Try to pick one main flower and bokeh the rest of the image to make is more interesting.
Hi @beaver1234 ,
Both images are not completely sharp. Both photos have too much of a shallow depth of field. The first either needed you to back off a bit or more depth of field to capture both flowers sharp all around.
The second also needed more depth of field if you wanted to capture the surrounding of the butterfly. Otherwise you should have taken the butterfly closer. Too much of that framing is out of focus.
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Adobe Stock contains millions & millions of perfect flower images already. For this reason, flowers are a low % seller.
In addition to what @tiger622010 said, I notice many white spots probably caused by dust on your camera lens or sensor.
Hope that helps.
white spots are water dropplets
white spots are water droplets
Regardless of what they are (sensor spots, dust, etc...), they are undesirable. Unsightly spots diminish the commercial value of your stock photograph with potential buyers.