Sacha Schweda submitted this image taken with a Nikon D300, with and exposure of 1/45 sec at f/22, ISO 200, and 1/3 underexposed due to the bright sunlight hitting the tortoise shell. This is one of those photos that it isn’t obvious as to what it is so it needs to stand on its own technically. The two shells create nice lines to follow throughout the image. The detail on part of the shell on the left is interesting and the depth of field also brings attention to the left shell. The light it hitting the back shell and the lighter area where the light is bouncing off unfortunately distracts from the left shell. This is a nice shot considering the harsh light, a different time of day would have yielded better light, better color and a more detailed image but Sacha worked with what she had and created a visually interesting photo.