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After a long tiresome day
After a long tiresome day

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Challenge: Still Life (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 775
Location: Cyprus,famagusta
Date: Nov 3, 2003
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/9 s
Date Uploaded: Nov 3, 2003

I took this photo when i was in university.I had two little turtles.This is one of them.He yawns in this shot:)

Place: 299 out of 326
Avg (all users): 3.7210
Avg (commenters): 4.8000
Avg (participants): 3.6403
Avg (non-participants): 3.8404
Views since voting: 668
Votes: 233
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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11/18/2003 03:19:27 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

I like the expression that the turtle has in this shot. However, there are a number of things you could improve for this shot:

1. Focus: Your plane of focus doesn't seem to include your turtle's face. That draws the eye of the viewer to the back of the turtle, but that is covered up, so attention is lost.

2. Composition: There are a few elements in the photo that seem to be out of place. That red box in the back doesn't seem to add anything to the shot, and the white piece of paper in the foreground covers up most of your subject and more than half of your photo. It seems that you just took a shot of the turtle wherever he was, without giving any thought to composition or other elements in the shot.

3. Challenge topic: Most people would not consider a shot of a live animal to be a "still life" shot. I'm sure many of the low votes were for that reason alone.

I see that this is only your second submission in about 18 months! I hope to see more of your work in the future. Just take your time and think about your shot to make it look just how you want it.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/10/2003 02:43:50 PM
11/06/2003 09:27:21 PM
Webster online dictionary
Main Entry: still life
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural still lifes
Date: 1695
1 : a picture consisting predominantly of inanimate objects
2 : the category of graphic arts concerned with inanimate subject matter
11/06/2003 09:50:53 AM
focus appears a bit off to me
11/05/2003 05:55:45 PM
my eye goes first to the bright red box which really isnt part of the shot and should be removed.. then i wonder what the large white area along the bottom is.. why is it there? the turtle is cute but if he is the subject then he should be in focus.
11/05/2003 06:32:30 AM
better focus will make the picture better....
the red box in the background is distracting as well...
11/05/2003 06:32:11 AM
Uahhuhh, a dino is coming. Hi, he is not a Godzilla´s cousin? Stunning. Bu you loose the focus, probably in a turtle´s movements. I guess that you whant to focus the head. But still a great shot.
11/05/2003 04:47:04 AM
Good timing.Congrat.10

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