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Challenge: National Parks III (Archival) (Standard Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1
Lens: Olympus 300mm f/4.0 IS PRO M.Zuiko Digital ED
Location: Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Texas, USA.
Date: Nov 5, 2017
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Jul 28, 2020

A very curious baby American Alligator (Alligator Mississippiensis) swims towards me after I lay down at the edge of water that him and his siblings call home at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Texas, USA.

Place: 39 out of 60
Avg (all users): 5.7843
Avg (participants): 5.7500
Avg (non-participants): 5.8421
Views since voting: 117
Views during voting: 93
Votes: 51
Comments: 1
Favorites: 0

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08/10/2020 03:46:34 PM
Greeting from the Critique Club!

First, this is a lovely image. Tack sharp where it needs to be, with great contrast on color and surprisingly pleasant bokeh effect considering this was shot at F5.6.

Honestly, I really think what held this image back from a higher placement was the challenge it was entered in. Put this in a Free Study or an Animal / Wildlife based challenge and it would probably be on the front page. The Top 10 and beyond is pretty much all landscapes for the National Parks challenge. It was a challenge full of beautiful images with very strong competition.

Would I change anything on your image? Nope. I'm not seeing any flaws really. It's a keeper - just not the right challenge.

My apologies if this 'Critique' falls short of expectations. Hard to see anything obvious to point out from a technical standpoint.

See you in the upcoming challenges I'm sure. Good luck!


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