Congratulations on your DD. Even if it wasn't your most technically accomplished pieces, it shows growth and it drew a lot of attention to the rest of your beautiful gallery. I found other pictures in your gallery that make me want to watch you.
I just started doing the photo thing myself and I know mine are awful (we have a crap camera but I try with what we have), but the only issue I have is your lack of ability to take criticism on it. I like bright lights on a picture personally like in this, but getting mad at people won't help. I do admit the one thing I don't like are her lips. Other then that it is great, I even have that same wig. No, not everyone is an expert but we still respond to what we see. Learn from it and enjoy that the rest of us are still waiting for a Daily Deviation nod.
I understand criticism when I ask for it so when people start talking like they know everything is another thing. Like they didn't grow up with manners. If you have nothing good to say then don't say anything at all. I also know that they have the right to say what every they want but then so do I. I know they respond to what we see and I can do the same to their NOT well thought out comments. I actually don't need to learn from people who don't know what to say HOW to improve and in a mature way. Saying something maybe next time try this? Instead of saying this is a POOR PICTURE. Now who sounds immature? But thank you for your opinion as well