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Challenge: Cats (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2013 Challenge shots
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Oct 1, 2013
Date Uploaded: Oct 1, 2013



[Oct. 8th, 2013 11:51:10 PM]

So this is indeed Moriarty.

And yes, it was indeed difficult.

Simply because, I didn't have a cat wrangler this time!! I tried doing it myself!

Try placing a pencil on a book and taking 2 quick steps backwards to try and get the shot before he knocks it off. Or, worse yet, before he jumps off the table.

That's what he did most of the time -- just jumped off the table.

The pencil really wasn't all that interesting.

I'd set him on the table, slide him around to the other side of the book, shake the pencil back and forth over and over again, run back two steps, just to have him stare at me...

and jump off the table.

I only got two pictures where he actually touched the pencil and one where he was just staring at it.

The rest of the time, this was his attitude:

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Thanks for all the wonderful comments!!

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10/11/2013 02:53:12 PM
I congratulate you on your first place ribbon. Capturing a black cat by itself is one thing and without a "cat Wrangler" is the hardest thing to do with a cat you did an amazing job and deserve that ribbon. I take photos of cats on the weekends for a nonprofit group and even with a "cat Wrangler" there to pose the cats it is still a little crazy with the cats jumping down or moving around and once they let go there is no telling what will happen! so I applaud you on a great photo you deserve that number one spot!  =^..^=
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10/11/2013 06:45:49 AM
This is the best cat photo I have seen here bar NONE. congrats excellent photo that I am sure would sell very well as poster, postcard, stock... well, you get my point.
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10/10/2013 03:41:33 PM
Outstanding. The lighting is super. Congrats on the ribbon, it's no easy task with the cats for sure.
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10/10/2013 10:33:20 AM
This really is impressive, what a great capture!
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10/10/2013 04:02:30 AM
wow
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10/10/2013 03:02:29 AM
Great picture, Wendy!
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10/10/2013 12:28:16 AM
Gorgeous image Wendy! Congrats on your ribbon!
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10/09/2013 09:45:47 PM
Beautiful shot Wendy.
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10/09/2013 08:02:46 PM
You ran away with it with this picture. Knew it was a Blue ribbon the minute I saw it. I said to myself "damn, why didn't I think of that?".
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10/09/2013 01:14:58 PM
It's amazing that some people gave you a 2 for this...
Ay, humans...
Well done, superb picture, rich and beautifully lit!
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10/09/2013 12:58:41 PM
Congrats Wendy, always love those stories....
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10/09/2013 12:34:53 PM
congrats Wendy! He looks exactly as our Basya. And just as enterprising
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10/09/2013 12:19:01 PM
Wendy great shot, love the concentration the cat is showing that you caught at the right time, well done on the Blue ribbon
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10/09/2013 12:07:05 PM
VaWenDy Les Bateleurs!
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10/09/2013 11:36:37 AM
Well done Wendy.
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10/09/2013 11:27:53 AM
Ain't that the truth, Wendy. 100s of shots hoping to get just the one. Especially with cats ;-)

Congrats. Knew that paw would win.
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10/09/2013 10:49:08 AM
Congrats Mo.
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10/09/2013 09:11:18 AM
Congratulations, Wendy! Your patience and perseverance was worth it.

Message edited by author 2013-10-09 09:11:46.
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10/09/2013 08:45:45 AM
Great work, Wendy. Lovely creative idea and composition.
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10/09/2013 08:15:34 AM
WTG Wendy- Congrats.
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10/09/2013 07:29:29 AM
Wendy this is just a fantastic shot. Congrats on the blue!!!
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10/09/2013 02:56:44 AM
By far the cat with more ribbons :)

Adorable!
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10/09/2013 01:11:58 AM
Congratulations Wendy. He looks so well trained ;-)
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10/09/2013 12:05:45 AM
How about that? WTG, Big shot!
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10/09/2013 12:04:14 AM
OMG a DOUBLE CAT-ulations for not having cat wranglers!! It ain't ez! I love this shot!!!
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10/09/2013 12:01:25 AM
Look at you...you got the Blue...Got you home just in time...wink
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/08/2013 11:59:47 PM
perfect!
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10/08/2013 10:33:20 PM
Beautiful shot. I love everything about this. Top 3.
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10/08/2013 10:22:40 PM
if this is not Moriarty then it must be his twin. Get him more pencils will you?
charming
bump
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10/08/2013 09:06:33 PM
Moriarty? What a great model. Beautiful light.
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10/08/2013 05:25:26 PM
Wonderful! 9
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10/08/2013 04:09:11 PM
By far the best cat image. Original, creative, nice details in the dark furr. Great image!!
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10/08/2013 03:17:31 PM
One of my favorite shots!
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10/08/2013 12:35:49 PM
Nice but I bet it took a lot of shots to get this one.
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10/05/2013 06:22:19 PM
Moriarty is the most cooperative cat I've ever seen! And your lighting is spot on, as always. Good luck teaching him to read! :-)
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10/05/2013 01:42:56 PM
awwwww great shot, great cat! 10
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10/05/2013 12:45:40 PM
Curiosity is taking this cat to front page - top 5 in my opinion. great shot.
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10/05/2013 12:28:59 PM
Nice lighting. Cute kitty! This is my favorite in ths challenge. It reminds me of one of my kitties too. Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1082013.jpg
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10/03/2013 01:30:50 PM
So cute. You have some good lighting set up and an interesting pose. Nothing bad to say at all. Black cats are some of the hardest to capture! 10
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10/02/2013 10:22:05 PM
everything is perfect in this shot!
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10/02/2013 02:29:22 PM
If this is Mo, and I'm pretty sure it is, this is a glorious, adorable portrait of him. The delicacy of that paw melts my heart
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10/02/2013 12:03:30 PM
Excellent. From experience I know black cats are hard to photograph. You did a wonderful job on this and also got a good composition in there too. Nice one.
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10/02/2013 09:49:11 AM
OMG this cat is a natural born thespian or you have the patience of a saint!
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10/02/2013 01:52:48 AM
An Oscar for Moriarty and his acting talents!
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