The first thing I noticed was how it appears as if the girl is almost melting into the brush. I love the mystery of this piece. I also enjoy the contrast in beauty between the girl and the bird, as well as the warm and cool contrast in the background and foreground. Everything is so intense; the girl's expression; and especially the colors in this piece. It's sensual, mysterious, and captivating. It may just be me, but in my opinion her hand could've been curled more... where her face and body language shows interest her hand does not. I love that it almost looks as if she's leaning in to kiss the bird; as if it's going to turn into a handsome prince.
Here is my first critique that I've written on dA; lets hope its adequate.
First off, I love this piece, for many reasons. Its remarkably different from your other works, though a strong sense of gravity, nature, and femininity still effortlessly flows through it. I like this piece mostly because of how bold it is --the colors are striking. Also, the roses colors: white and red. This could reference the Wars of the Roses, civil wars for the throne of England fought between supporters of two rival branches of the royal House of Plantagenet: the houses of Lancaster and York (the "red" and the "white" rose, respectively).
I don't know how to end this critique, as I have nothing really bad to say about it, or any clever way to close it up nicely. So, this has been a critique. You are a wonderful photographer, and your girls and your photos of simply beautiful to an astonishing degree. Thanks for sharing.
Waaaah, it's so beautiful how her hair makes a good contrast with the purpleish background, yet still resembles the straw (?) in color! It's really such a nice idea, I can't help staring! Aboslutely beautiful. Thanks for your work