CAREER OF A PHOTO
This picture is probably the most widely published one from my multiple award winning coverage on European kingfishers.
However, I never entered this one to any photo contest, because I do not like it so much. Better to say, I like others better.
Many of you do: it was intensively used by Apple, Huawei and National Geographic. Moreover, image became published in a small country where it was taken: Hungary. 7 years after the date of creation, this photo is on the cover of a book on birds, and advertised on large posters even at bus stops.
Never let your work being judged only by yourself! Ask other professionals, friends, relatives to criticize your masterpiece!
Methodology of improving your work will be detailed in my upcoming book on “PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES”.