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Challenge: Stopped Motion III (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Sigma 50-500mm f/4.0-6.3 EX APO RF HSM for Canon
Location: London, UK
Date: Aug 4, 2006
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Animals, Action
Date Uploaded: Aug 6, 2006

Hi All.... Thanks for the many kind words...

I'd like to say that I am a photographer with a talent for exceptional timing and a creative eye... but if I am I didn't really use it for this entry :-)

I was testing out my Bigma (50-500) and my cat happened to be sitting conveniently 20 yards away on a bench... I took a couple of shots from cover but was spotted... hence the pissed expression. (He really hates having a camera pointed at him and 80% of my shots turn out to be of the other end of him as he walks away!!)

One of three shots produced this entry and to be 100% honest it was only as I sat browsing through my weekend shots that I checked to see if I had a 'fit' to a challenge. I thought the mid-lick might qualify for stopped motion.

1/250
ISO 800
500mm
Canon 5D
Sigma 50-500

Post Processing: RAW - Photoshop CS2 - Desaturate, Tone, Square Crop, Re-size, Sharpen and Save for Web.


Statistics
Place: 4 out of 212
Avg (all users): 7.0366
Avg (commenters): 8.4783
Avg (participants): 6.6753
Avg (non-participants): 7.2807
Views since voting: 4430
Views during voting: 362
Votes: 191
Comments: 46
Favorites: 24 (view)


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11/16/2008 05:27:11 AM
This is really a great capture. I might've lightened the eyes up just a tad in photoshop.
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04/04/2007 05:25:07 PM
The black and white was just right for this picture! Great work!
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12/17/2006 11:20:58 PM
Ohmy!!! I'll say you can get amazing results with whatever you did! WOW! This is one of the most awesome cat photos I've seen.

Just went straight to my favorites!

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12/17/2006 05:32:18 PM
I've just found out you are one of my top 3 statistically fave photographrs to date:) and I came to take a look at your portfolio. and I've been here for a while already:) I LOVE this photo!!!!
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08/29/2006 02:17:42 PM
I love this shot!
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08/19/2006 10:09:45 AM
Congrats to your 4th place, great shot!
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08/16/2006 01:39:54 PM
great shot...congratulations on 4th place!
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08/15/2006 10:53:41 PM
Super impressive image. Congratulations on your 4th place finish.
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08/14/2006 09:49:19 AM
Congrats, I love this shot!!
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08/14/2006 02:54:49 AM
Congrats to your 4th, wish it had ribboned...
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08/14/2006 02:22:34 AM
Wow! to this. What a great shot. Congratulations on your 4th place.
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08/14/2006 02:14:12 AM
Hi All.... Thanks for the many kind words...
I'd like to say that I am a photographer with a talent for exceptional timing and a creative eye... but if I am I didn't really use it for this entry :-)

I was testing out my Bigma (50-500) and my cat happened to be sitting conveniently 20 yards away on a bench... I took a couple of shots from cover but was spotted... hence the pissed expression. (He really hates having a camera pointed at him and 80% of my shots turn out to be of the other end of him as he walks away!!)

One of three shots produced this entry and to be 100% honest it was only as I sat browsing through my weekend shots that I checked to see if I had a 'fit' to a challenge. I thought the mid-lick might qualify for stopped motion.

1/250, ISO 800, 500mm, Canon 5D, Sigma 50-500

Post Processing: RAW - Photoshop CS2 - Desaturate, Tone, Square Crop, Re-size, Sharpen and Save for Web.

Thanks Again...

Chris
08/14/2006 01:55:17 AM
Congrats! You placed high AND followed the challenge description. Kudos to you.
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08/14/2006 12:38:55 AM
Really crisp and clean, PLUS an utterly out of the box take on the topic, really. Great finish!
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08/14/2006 12:15:45 AM
congrats on 4th!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/13/2006 10:48:29 PM
I am a sucker for a great cat shot. Bumping up a couple.
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08/13/2006 10:44:19 PM
Details ... details, de-tongue is purr-fect.
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08/13/2006 01:24:34 PM
Color would not have added anything to this. Wonderful shot!
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08/13/2006 02:43:51 AM
amazing. 10.
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08/12/2006 11:48:23 AM
i love this one, great capture.
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08/11/2006 07:16:21 PM
I love it..perfect composition and awesome capture!
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08/11/2006 05:03:12 PM
what a weird cat
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08/11/2006 04:12:09 PM
Love the square crop. That's got to be one of the thickest cat tongues I've every seen although I'm sure it's just the angle of it.
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08/11/2006 11:22:56 AM
Cat lovers will be all over this one! ;^) Myself included. Great detail and I like your choice to go B/W tone. How in the world did you get this shot anyway? Just wait? After feeding? Hmmm. Well, I hope this does well for you. No, it's not as high tech or as fancy as some of the light bulb or splash shots, but it's fun...so good luck.
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08/11/2006 10:23:35 AM
nice tones! GJ
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08/10/2006 08:46:56 PM
Very, very nice kitty picture!
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08/10/2006 06:13:32 PM
Back to bump you up. Excellent shot. Nice B&W. 9
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08/10/2006 08:58:54 AM
yes, you caught a moment, and the expression is priceless. although my initial reaction was tepid, i do think this is an above average image.
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08/09/2006 04:40:49 PM
lovely

made me smile at first, but the eyes are too scary

very different from the others and imho the ribbon stuff
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08/09/2006 04:31:23 PM
6/7/6..7 - Good capture. Even more 'stopped motion' and little less 'blown' make this even better in my opinion, but you likely know all that. Good composition with the square crop - wish it were 640.
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08/09/2006 12:59:18 PM
Heh I laughed when I saw this. Looks pretty sexy actually. Great shot! :)
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08/09/2006 08:53:23 AM
Nice catch!
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08/08/2006 07:06:06 PM
It may just be a soft spot I have for kitties but I love this shot. Timing is priceless! (10)
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08/08/2006 02:56:21 PM
NICE THIS IS SO COOL
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08/07/2006 06:35:50 PM
Great capture here!
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08/07/2006 05:12:21 PM
Awsome! Amazing how you got the cat to stay still to take the shot.
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08/07/2006 10:02:13 AM
haha cool one, nice timing!
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08/07/2006 09:27:39 AM
Very goos a great shot here and hope it does well.....I give you a "10" as I have bumped this already as I can't get it out of my mind..... I love it.
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08/07/2006 07:15:22 AM
well captured, excellent sharpness and detail. might have been better in color or toned - 8
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08/07/2006 06:11:43 AM
Too cute! Great catch and love the compostion/frame fill!
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08/07/2006 02:43:20 AM
There are shots like this that are few and far between cat shots here on DPC. This one is AMAZING! Nothing I'd change about this at all. Well done, 10 from me.
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08/07/2006 01:23:21 AM
this will do well with all the cat lovers in dpc land, excellent shot
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08/07/2006 12:58:31 AM
Cool shot...great timing and you did a great job with the fur in b&w!
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08/07/2006 12:51:45 AM
My kind of shot. BRAVO! Hope that kitty had something good.

Great focus and tight crop.
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08/07/2006 12:45:46 AM
this is an awesome shot. 10!
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