The lovely Jan has been very, very brave to be the first up to send in a photo for everyone to look at and critique. (she has already given me her list of what she thinks is wrong!!) Please take a moment to leave a comment - even if you think that because you are also learning your opinion doesn't count, it does and will help, regardless of how much you feel you are able to contribute. Even if you don't want to comment on the technical side, just give your emotional response. Take a look at How to Critique a Photo for some questions to ask yourself.
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1) Take a moment to study the photograph and look at exposure, composition, white balance, depth of field etc. You can say how the photo makes you feel, or what your eye was drawn to in the image, or whether something distracted you. Take a look at How to Critique a Photo for more guidance.
2) Leave a comment below with your critique. Go further than just saying "nice photo" or "cute!" - be specific about the things you like and what you would change. Please always leave a comment that has an improvement tip, and remember to keep it constructive.
I'm going to write my critique after you have had a go, but please, please, please take the time to do so - you will start to find your eye for composition, color, exposure etc will start to kick in after you have done a few and I promise you will learn a lot about photography from doing so.
P.S If you would like to be a brave soul and put a photo up for critique, please get in touch through the comment form!