Can someone please me what is wrong with this picture. The rejection reason is too much grain and noise. It seems that I get that every time. I have shown my images to several other photographers, including professionals and no one can seem to find your problem with it.
Noise is not the problem, either artifacts and aggressive processing and denoising. I do not know who the professionals are, but as soon as a pro looks into this image, he should be able to tell you what wrong is!
You're pictures should be nicely edited, but always give the impression as they would come as this out of the camera. That is the art of photo editing. And to start, you need a high quality picture out of the camera that is technically correct and where you add the wow factor.