Handling Criticism

I just recently had a photo critiqued on Photiqued on Facebook. I was extremely nervous to put my work out there to other professional photographers, with much more experience, to have them find fault with it but this is a way to grow and be better at this art so I posted it and held my breath! The critiques I received were very kind but straight forward. I appreciated how they didn't just say kind things to make me feel good but gave honest advice and I think this photo is so much better for it! I very much appreciate places like Photiqued to be able to get kind, honest feedback that will improve what I do! Here is the before and after...20131230-151237.jpg20131230-151321.jpg