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"There's ... something... on my face... right?" *awkward silence*

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Challenge: Distracting Elements (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Oct 19, 2012
Date Uploaded: Oct 19, 2012

I was shooting this turtle for the current Relection Without Mirror challenge when he suddenly went into the water started swimming.

"Oh dang. He's gone", I said to myself.

But, he swam the entire length of the pond... just at the surface, and then came out in some weeds on the other side.

"Dang", I said again, "Those weeds are too distracting! Arg!"

Then, it hit me. (no... not really hard. But, it was right between my eyes.)

Two distracting elements.

The piece of stuff on his face was pure GENIUS on his/her part!

Thank you, Mr/Ms Turtle! You're brilliant!


Place: 26 out of 79
Avg (all users): 5.8053
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 5.6667
Avg (non-participants): 5.8873
Views since voting: 368
Views during voting: 248
Votes: 113
Comments: 9
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10/31/2012 02:00:30 AM
Perfect, and the title too. Thanks for the laugh, and your notes.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/29/2012 08:07:47 PM
That counts as one, what's the second?
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10/24/2012 03:29:56 PM
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10/24/2012 01:11:34 PM
Top 5
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10/24/2012 08:41:10 AM
This was my top pick.
Of course the dead weed on it's face is a distraction but the piece of
grass on the right with the "H" on it is also distracting. It looks like
someone tried to sigh there initials on the grass.
I like the way this is framed and the eye just pops.
Well done.
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10/24/2012 05:41:27 AM
Seems low on contrast, I would of bumped it up, and the colours as well. Still maybe you wanted it that way.

Cute turtle though~
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10/24/2012 03:13:20 AM
Slightly awesome. :)
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10/24/2012 01:35:28 AM
*Snort* Excuse me but you've got a wee bit o Turtle snot hanging from your head.... This is great very distracting, yet perfection in the portrait!! May be the best in this challenge!!
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10/24/2012 01:11:48 AM
This little guy made me laugh! Nice shot!
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