Are you two trying to simulate the character flying?
If so, I think it might have helped the image if she was flying in a direction where you could see her face a bit more clearly. When I look at this, it just looks like somebody jumping off the bench, but there is no "focus" for my eyes.
Technically, the photo is fine. This is just a creative suggestion.
Life imitates art! Some cosplayers want to pose like the art.
Anyway, I didn't know what you two were going for. I was just giving my impression of the image and offering a suggestion. I am sorry if I made you feel defensive about it. If you prefer, I will just keep my mouth shut. XP
Oh no, please do not have the impression that I was being defensive about this. There's really nothing to gain from doing so.
Why would explaining that this shot was deliberately or purposely done in this manner = considered as being 'defensive'? This is my style, so while I do appreciate feedback I don't see the point of me shooting in a manner that I am not aiming for?