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Feeding Time in the Reptile House
Feeding Time in the Reptile House

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Fear (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-20
Location: West Valley City, Utah
Date: Jul 7, 2002
Aperture: F2
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Emotive, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jul 8, 2002

No animals were harmed in the production of this photo.

It's grainy. It's a little blurry. It's intentional -- snakes supposedly see \"better\" with their tongue than with their eyes. Was trying to create a snake's eye view.

Place: 52 out of 110
Avg (all users): 4.9466
Avg (commenters): 6.3438
Avg (participants): 4.9213
Avg (non-participants): 4.9583
Views since voting: 1296
Votes: 281
Comments: 37
Favorites: 7 (view)

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08/07/2002 02:12:00 AM
Why is your name patella? Do you have a kinky fetish for kneecaps? I think you do ;)
07/15/2002 06:08:00 PM
And I'm sure the beer is just as afraid of being consumed by you as this rodent would be of being eaten by a snake. ;-)
07/15/2002 02:37:00 PM
I'd rather have a beer . . .
07/15/2002 02:10:00 PM
What an awsome picture!, the score really surprised me. Well from what ive noticed some of the best pics are never at the top.
07/15/2002 12:21:00 AM
Wow, totally surprised about this one. It was one of my top two. Nice work, Jeff.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/14/2002 11:00:00 PM
Normally I might knock the graininess of a shot like this, but for this shot and this challenge, I think it is perfect! Reallt conveys the topic well, I think. Nice composition too. Well done.
07/14/2002 06:37:00 PM
07/14/2002 05:28:00 PM
poor thing! - good entry-8
07/13/2002 09:37:00 PM
very nice! good composition. i like the empty space in the lower part. a bit grainy, can you explain why? i hope the mouse is well and alive...
07/13/2002 10:20:00 AM
07/13/2002 05:45:00 AM
what is it? It looks very cute and cuddly!
07/13/2002 05:10:00 AM
07/13/2002 12:07:00 AM
Something I've seen before; my dad is (among other things) a herpetologist.
07/12/2002 02:53:00 PM
oh my god that is terrible!!!!
07/11/2002 02:17:00 PM
strong image
07/11/2002 11:44:00 AM
The composition of this shot is excellent. I like the black and white as well. After I looked at this photo the first time, I didn't care for the grain, but as I look at it in more detail, I like it along with the motion blur of the mouse. It almost makes me feel like i'm the snake waiting to eat :) I bet this would look really neat with an IR filter or conversion as well :) great shot! = 9 - jmsetzler
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/10/2002 07:49:00 PM
Just what is the hand holding?
07/10/2002 04:07:00 PM
beautiful picture but i dont see fear
07/10/2002 03:33:00 PM
I'm not used to give pictures 10. I think this is my first 10 vote. Love the white space!

I used white space in my picture for the people challenge. Some people loved it... others hated it.

-Arnit (Árni Torfason)
07/10/2002 01:42:00 PM
is good picture and know that lots of people fear rodants
07/10/2002 01:42:00 PM
eeek! This gave me a sick kind of feeling in my tummy. It works for FEAR! :) Very nice picture.
07/10/2002 01:12:00 PM
I see it! I like this. I wonder if the little guy knows where he's headed-looks like it here. Personally, I like the softness/texture of the photo. I see - the softness and the seemingly gentle hand and then, the terror/fear of what's coming.
Great Work!!!! I think this is excellent!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/10/2002 12:08:00 PM
I like the grainy texture here. The overexposure also does well to take care of any background elements. Nice work
07/10/2002 11:59:00 AM
This is a terrible picture...definately portrays the topic well.
07/09/2002 10:56:00 PM
too much white space,but still pretty cool
07/09/2002 10:31:00 AM
what a cutie! I don't know how people can feed those adorable little things to ugly old snakes. The detail is pretty much lost here...poor image quality. Great idea (even though it tears me up)...the cropping is perfect too. 8 Lisa
07/09/2002 10:15:00 AM
Whoever you are great shot...love it...wish it were mine. I love blown out negative space. Its like a drug to me..more . more ..more.

Cool mouse..great framing on the hand..great idea on the B&W. Please quit picking on the DP challenge and go start selling your prints :-) 9 hokie...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/09/2002 12:51:00 AM
Good idea. Would have been more effective if the photo was sharper and less grainy.
07/08/2002 11:05:00 PM
07/08/2002 11:04:00 PM
Hehehehe. Poor little guy. Wonder who is more afraid, him or the ones viewing the picture that are afraid of mice/rodents? :-) For me personally, I would have liked a little sharper focus, just so you could see his face better. I like the space at the bottom. It gives a feeling of falling. karmat
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2002 07:35:00 PM
Fuzzy focus (and food). Going for suspense? I need closure, who/where is the eater? I like the idea, presentation difficult. 5 Swash
07/08/2002 06:19:00 PM
Great! (The photo I mean, not the fact that a cute living liitle animal is being fed to a nasty reptile :))
07/08/2002 05:49:00 PM
Too much dead space, a reptile in the bottom would be good.
07/08/2002 02:48:00 PM
The meal should have been more in focus.
07/08/2002 12:32:00 PM
I thought of doing a similar shot, but didn't have the live mouse. I was imagining a closer shot of the mouse's face, with a snake approaching in the background. I like how the reptile is implied here, and also how you have positioned the subject (white background works well too). Good job!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/08/2002 12:06:00 PM
cool! : ) shame abou the focus...
07/08/2002 09:15:00 AM
Why is white space so cool? I don't know it just is.

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