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Don't Center Your Subject
Don't Center Your Subject

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Challenge: Breaking the Rules (Standard Editing*)
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1
Lens: Olympus 150mm f/2.0 Zuiko Digital
Location: Brazos Bend State Park, Texas
Date: May 20, 2017
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: May 23, 2017

An American Alligator (Alligator Mississippiensis) eating a Red-Eared Slider (Trachemys Scripta Elegans) at Elm Lake in Brazos Bend State Park, Texas, USA.

Place: 44 out of 66
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06/07/2017 05:26:21 AM
Hello from the critique club

An interesting image that meets the challenge

Oh, is that poor animal still going through that nightmare? Well you certainly managed to get up close and personal during this encounter didn't you…? Your title suggests the way in which you intended to fulfil the challenge brief though I have to agree with some of your commenters perhaps overexposure may have been more appropriate. As such, I have to assume your overexposure was unintentional and whilst it gives good detail of the poor turtle the rest of the image has suffered as a result. Although this is still an amazing image your other is the piece de resistance.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/05/2017 02:00:59 PM
poor turtle, still being chomped on two weeks later...hope it tasted good
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06/04/2017 01:49:29 PM
And, don't blow out the highlights. ;-)
06/03/2017 12:31:14 AM
Great view! The highlights are a tad bright for me. I like where you can see texture of the skin.
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06/02/2017 06:26:39 PM
ah, the full face on horror.
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05/31/2017 09:43:50 PM
Your other capture of this captivating scene is much better than this one. I think the rule you'd need to have listed is "Don't overexpose". Still very interesting!

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