|Thank you for your critiques..
i)I don't share your opinion here; I know what you mean though. I think doing what I did increases the curiosity of the viewer..."what is not in the image...why is he mad..." something like this...
Besides the eye is at 1/3 horizontally.
ii) I do agree here; I often do the postprocessing rather quickly. I probably did a lasso tool selection around the animal and sharpened; inversed the selection afterwards to apply some Gaussian blur. And that's what you see; it is as you mentioned due to pp. Thanks for mentioning...
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