Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 72
Tells a story. Subject is sharp and well positioned in frame. Cropping a little (leave room for subject to move) from right would eliminate some of the highlights that pull the eye away from the subject. Although the background is out of focus, it is still a little distracting. The eye is drawn to the specular highlights in the foliage, the area between the birds neck and snake as well as a merge with a background element between his neck and back.