This is uber cool. I thought it was one of those action shot things at first... I couldn't tell it was 'shopped (which is when you know you've done it right). Kind of mind-boggling. And it's especially great for your first of that kind of thing. I can't think of anything to say you should improve on. And I'm under the word limit so I will type some more words. I really like the colorful focus and the less colorful background to draw your eye to the subject. I also really like those shoes. So yeah.. awesome awesome job!!
Awesome. =] The ONLY critique I have is that you can see her shadow on the leaves but not on the deck. If the observer can see a shadow on the ground out there, then you *must* be able to see shadow on the deck.
I noticed that too, but unfortunately I noticed after the shoot when I was editing. Originally, there wasn't much shadow on the deck anyway, but you're right about how it makes the image look. Next time I'll scoot up a little further from the edge so that my shadow hits the deck. <3 Thanks for the feedback!