No photomanipulation, but a lot of trying (There is also my reflection on the bubble... ) I'm so sorry for the huge watermark but is full of stupid people that use this image without link in to my page, or worst that add their watermark on it!
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haha, I'm not quite sure what I could say about this piece critique wise. This is very clever! I do wonder how many tries it took for you to get the bubble on the heart like that. It must have been rather difficult to get just right.
But a critique isn't a critique without a suggestion, so here we go. I do feel that the angle at which the photo was taken isn't as interesting as it could be. Now yes, I imagine it would probably be difficult to experiment too much. I'm sure the bubbles don't last very long at all, do that. However, if you do try this again, maybe for for something that's a bit more top down, or with the focal point of the heart off to the side rather than in the center. Rule of thirds!!!
All in all, though, I do live this piece. It's a very cute concept indeed.
Well done for capturing this first off! This must have taken a great deal of work to get just right. The dark background helps with the colours making the top of the bubble dome look lovely and capturing the reflections well.
The heart is what makes this piece jump out on a website full of amazing works. The rich colour and symbolic nature of it makes it very appealing. There is a lot of bubble art in the world so standing out is a job well done by itself.
The whimsical reflection gives it a spontaneous feel. As you have owned up to your hard work on this one that is a magical thing to recreate.
The bubble creates a clever frame for the main element of your photograph, the heart.
My one suggestion would be using a darker surface so the lower part of the bubble dome is equally colourful and beautiful.
Also the rules of thirds suggested by tennyomelime is a good one. In this case if you had placed your heart slightly off centre to the left, your reflection would provide an additional detail of interest to the right and the two would not have merged.
Altogether, well done and pat yourself on the back for this one.