Thoughts on this particular photo?

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  1. mdcrisp2000

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    I really can't decide if this works or not. It's titled 'Fear.'

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    I'd like to hear some more opinions on this...
     
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    I think the eyeball is too far up and too far to the left to have maximum impact. I have no idea what type of creature that eyeball belongs to. I would be tempted to crop off a small bit of the out of focus image at the bottom of the frame.

    It does not convey "fear" to me. It does look odd,however.
     
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    this doesn't really do anything for me, the eye is out of focus and it needs a closer crop
     
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    I also dont get the fear sense from it.

    Having more of the eye socket / moving the eye a tad closer to the centre would of helped to give more emphasis on the eye, which is the main fear element.

    I would of also like to have seen the eye in focus. Seems your focus point is just under the eye

    Is it a gator?
     
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    Thanks for the comments guys. It's actually an elephant.

    Something about its eye seemed fearful to me, but she was eating at the time, so I don't see why she would have been. I was going for something striking and unconventional, but I don't think it worked too well on this occasion.
     
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    Well I don't get the sense of fear either (maybe because of what looks like a tear) but I like the image nonetheless.

    Just change your title. Maybe something to do with remembering since elephants are supposed to have quite a bit of memory. And some memories can make you cry...:er:
     
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    Actually, I find it kinda frightening. It looks like a sinister rock monster or something. Very funny that it was an elephant, cuz I totally get the "oh crap, I need to hide before it eats me!" kind of feel from it.

    I think the biggest bummer is the focus clearly hit the eyelashes instead of the pupil, and with that shallow DOF the pupil is a bit out of focus.

    That being said, I really like it.

    Yeah, I think you could have composed it with the eye in a bit more, but I frankly like it the way it is.
     

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