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Guinea Pig Trio by Blueeyes0001 Guinea Pig Trio by Blueeyes0001


:star: Was Featured in the :iconourarea51: Journal 12/17/2012!
:star: Was Featured in VampireKingdom Journal! 12/23/12
:star: Was Featured in hiram67 Journal! 12/24/12
:star:Entered into the FeedbackFrenzy  Critique Compitition.
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Hi, *twistedtyphoon :wave:
I am here to critique this piece for the second :iconfeedbackfrenzy: contest. :eager:
Please remember, that these are my opinions only. There is no right or wrong answer. :)

First off, I’d like to tell you, that you did a great job on this. Photographing animals is not an easy job, I know. They do have minds on their own – luckily. Animal photography is a very rewarding field, and sometimes it takes a long time to get a perfect picture, because they are moving around and some are really energetic. :heart:
It’s just always worth it in the end!

Okay, let’s get down to it! You have said in your artist comment, that you want us to take a look at quality, technique, and creativity, and that is what I will put most weight on in this critique.
One of the most attractive aspects of your photo is the composition and the subjects. They look like brothers – this brings out some.. Happiness in me. I can’t help but smile. :D

Your choice of colours is very good, because I feel like the noses match the background, and though the background and colour-scheme is very simple, that might actually be a very strong feature. The camera has been able to catch some texture in the “floor” and the transition from “floor” to “wall” is very well executed. I don’t know how you did it; do you have a “studio” of some sort? :O

The detail of the picture is excellent. I do wish that the picture was larger than 700px wide, though. Maybe it will be suitable with 800px or 900px, so you can really see the detail!
If I had to take this picture, I might have moved the tail of the left guinea-pig so it wasn’t visible in the frame. This would bring out some more symmetry (at least I think it’s the tail). As far as positioning the guinea-pigs, I don’t think I would have done it any different than you. I am looking for ways to bring out more symmetry, but as far as I can see, the markings on each of the subjects are asymmetrical, which means that I cannot choose which guinea-pig I want in centre. Have you thought about the positioning of the animals or did you do it by random?

I do feel like I have seen this sort of photography before; in particular this photo reminds me of *lieveheersbeestje’s guinea-pig-photos. I am sure, you know this artist – I respect her a lot, and I look up to her. When you said you wanted critique on “creativity”, I think that is what deviantART calls “originality”, so what I wrote above is the reason the score is below average. I would have loved a guinea-pig-tower where you could place them on top of each other – see that I haven’t seen! I’m sure it will not even be possible to do; they would probably fall down or refuse to remain in their place. I wouldn’t want them to fall. The little buggers. :)

The animal to the left has a very clear brown mark on its left front leg. It’s really charming, and you know what? I am glad it’s there! It adds some more “POW” to the picture, because if it hadn’t been there, the three animals would be very similar and the colour-scheme would then (in my opinion) be too simple.
Over-all you did an amazing job on this. It makes me want to get some guinea-pigs of my own! :heart:
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EYELIGHTZONE Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
awesome composition, light & cuteness! :)
Blueeyes0001 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you like it :hug:
SilverWolf915 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
theyre so cute~
Blueeyes0001 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed they are :)
easterntentmoth Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
aaaaaa too cuuuuute
Blueeyes0001 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HI how old were these cuties in this pic? I just got a little girl guinea and I think she's a tiny bit older
Blueeyes0001 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
At the time they were about 7 months old I think :)
TheCreativeUserName Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry to just jump in on this, but I think there must have been some confusion, by 6 months a Cavy is fully grown and ready to have babies. Those to me look to be around 2-3 weeks at most. Again, sorry to just jump in xD but really good photo, love it

( Source: ive been breeding and showing cavies for 7 years)
Blueeyes0001 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That makes more sense!:giggle:
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