Mo The image appears to have a more liquid metal look to it than water but I guess that depends on what you were trying to achieve.
It's Moe Howard of the Three Stooges, the most famous eye gouger in history. It may be an American thing -- not sure if they were as famous around the world (it's also a "male" thing usually -- women don't appreciate them as much)
Nice composition. Not sure of the heavy use of the filter.
To be honest, I wasn't thinking this was an award winner -- just thought it was silly and liked the idea. I tried to make it look good, but I didn't go for the realistic look on this one at all. Thanks for the comments though -- I'm glad someone enjoyed it.