First of all, I'm sorry to be cheap on stars, it's not that I don't like your photo, well, let me explain. The photo is wonderful, or may I say, the original photo must have been excellent. Your model is very pretty, she has very sweet privates and the focused visual is mesmerizing. But I think you went too heavy with the filtering, the effect doesn't visually make much sense. The closer thigh looks like you've tried to achieve the depth of field effect, but it appears to be off, plus edge is way too soft and semitransparent (too much for a tele lens halo). In case I'm wrong with my judgment I owe you a big I'm sorry though. I understand you tried something you don't normally do, and to be honest I wish to have a picture like that taken, but my advice would be to go easier onto the post-process. I gave it 50% originality cause this has been done zillion times, but on the other hand, it gets people everytime. Overall, I would say your model is so hot she saves the picture and balances out its possible flaws.
Normally I don't like crotch shots because normally the people who do them show no respect for the female form. Most of the ones I see look like they were taken by a gynecologist. This is beautifully done. Not only is the model beautiful but the photographer did a superb job of composition and lighting. I think this is wonderful.
Beautiful photo,it's always difficult to photograph a womans' most intimate part of her body and make it tasteful. Thats because of over abundance of really bad attempts. I certainly see here you have succeeded . Simply stated BEAUTIFUL ! ! !
I love all of your regular work. You bring out the beauty in every woman you shoot. True this seems to be a departure from your normal style, but your normal talent still shines brightly. The personal beauty of her womanhood really shines.
If my children - or any child - aged any age, would 'accidentally' see this photo, I would not think bad. I'm sure they will not be hurt or damaged in any way by seeing beauty, whether it is a vagina or a face... I'm sorry, but I cannot see any bad in photographs like these.
see where you're going, very true that a children can get to see this photo in DA. but why all the trouble of making a registry, going to settings and turning off adult filter?! it's more easy to go on a google serach if the result wanted would be to see explicit nude or even sexual content. For that i believe no one comes to DA. i speak for myself when i say that i would be at ease if my 12y son would come to DA to see female nudity... what troubles me is all the other sites out there
Even though this is not your normal image, I have to say that it is absolutely beautiful. Kudos to you and the Model for performing this experiment, and for having the courage to put it up where it can be admired and critiqued.
I really think this photo is sensual and erotic!! Black and white was a good choice and I like the cleanness of the photo. Also, I like the no hair aspect, I find that hair makes a photo look less artsy. Great job, good choice, and good for you for taking the jump. If people don't like it, that's their opinion.