not sure why... ref: File ID: 167473524
What was the reason given in the rejection notice?
If I were to guess, my guess would be noise.
It's especially noticeable in the out of focus areas. Note: this image is not blown up; this is viewing it at 100% zoom.
Just said technical issues. I thought noise/artifacts were a specific reason they could post if that were it.
Maybe it's a new guy that hasn't found the noise option. Maybe they meant to hit noise, but hit technical instead (I don't know how their system is set up). Maybe there is some technical issue that you and I haven't noticed. Maybe you need to do some more work on your keywords/tags?