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UPY British Waters Compact - Runner Up
'Hermit crabs hanging out' - Polly Whyte
It’s fair to say I am a little bit obsessed with hermit crabs. I think they’re funny little critters, often walking around with bits of seaweed and other marine life stuck to them. This pair caught my eye during a week spent doing shore dives on the west coast of Scotland in November last year.
Judge's comment: Martin Edge: Yet another common subject but the double-up and size ratio to each other, balance the frame particularly well. The black background is effective to eliminate visual clutter and the precise positioning of the centre of interest - 'the two pair of eyes' is compositionally very strong.
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