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Judi


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Challenge: Pet Portrait IV (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges Animals
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Australia
Date: Feb 5, 2009
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Animals, Studio
Date Uploaded: Feb 4, 2009

Yayyyy...my kitten Socks is seven months now. He is the same kitten in this challenge entry.
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Thanks heaps everyone for your votes.....except you pathetic low voters who like to vote under 4 for biased reasons!!!

Originally posted by NikonJeb:

If this doesn't ribbon, I'll clean that cat box for a month! 10 LOL!!!

FABULOUS LOL!!!


Well lucky for you it did ribbon...actually he doesn't use a catbox...he uses the garden!! LOL!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 278
Avg (all users): 7.0775
Avg (commenters): 8.3846
Avg (participants): 7.1714
Avg (non-participants): 7.0181
Views since voting: 9404
Views during voting: 642
Votes: 271
Comments: 91
Favorites: 14 (view)


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10/18/2017 07:49:07 PM
I just came across this (you know how looking at one thing leads to another, leads to another?) I love this pic. I can't understand all the 'exploitation' crap, nor the low votes. And the last thing I'd notice would be the dust spots.
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05/25/2011 12:51:48 PM
Just browseing and picking some Favorites ,Great image.
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02/24/2009 04:42:45 PM
so creative and excellent! You & Socks have matching ribbons now!

What our pets will tolerate from us eh?
now get him a nice bowl of kitty chow and maybe a little mouse to play with!
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02/20/2009 12:45:56 PM
And I 2nd that comment about the jealous insecure people who vote below 4 because they are so insecure about their own work!

This is amazing. She is a tiny little 7-month old, isn't she. I used to have a cat that was her twin. CONGRATULATIONS on a no-brainer for a ribbon :)

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02/20/2009 12:22:04 AM
I love this image Judi. It rocks!! Congratulations! :)
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02/19/2009 10:59:24 PM
:D best cat pic! He looks exactly like my kitty

Message edited by author 2009-02-19 22:59:42.
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02/19/2009 09:37:27 PM
I would have given this a 1 for that dust spot at the top.

;D
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02/19/2009 03:31:54 PM
Bloody excellent shot Judi - Hair of the Dog??? - so to speak - and yes I can't understand how a blue, red or yellow ribbon winner can attract a vote of 1, 2 or 3. Just idiotic morons.
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02/19/2009 02:18:13 PM
What a fantastic photo! Well deserved ribbon.
I still cannot figure out how you got him to sit still in that glass though!
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02/19/2009 10:22:07 AM
Amazind idea, great execution. I'm loving it
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02/19/2009 03:15:04 AM
congratulations for your ribbon... great idea and shot... i like very much this cat on the glass...
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02/19/2009 12:40:17 AM
Such an outstanding and fun shot!!! Congrats on your very well deserved ribbon Judi. He is totally adorable and this would make a cool poster.
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02/18/2009 10:09:21 PM

Thankyou for this. I am not saying that I shouldn't get low votes....because I believe I should get low votes. But to get low votes indicates there is an error in my skills. And I need to know where those errors are so I can improve. Just like any person on here. But how can that happen if the voters do not tell me where those errors are? [/quote]

well, Im retired and dont have the time to comment on hundreds of images that I rank low. I think you expect far too much here. hopefully this exchange will prompt more critique, but I doubt it. gl
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02/18/2009 10:02:26 PM
This is wonderful, congratulations.

Mac,
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02/18/2009 08:36:11 PM
Originally posted by bergiekat:

Congrats on the ribbon! Such a darling shot! (Extra points for the sensor dust! :P)
I love the pose, lol.


OMG!!! Now I see them...how on earth did I miss them...hmmm..maybe too much liquor in that glass for me!
02/18/2009 08:31:47 PM
Congrats on the ribbon! Such a darling shot! (Extra points for the sensor dust! :P)
I love the pose, lol.
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02/18/2009 08:01:22 PM
Originally posted by VitaminB:

Originally posted by oldbimmercoupe:

hope we see you win many more times; will be fun to see if your attitude ends up in the win column as well. best of luck.


Why some people feel compelled to chase some of DPC's most dedicated, cooperative, and hard working members away from these contests is beyond me.

I think all of us are frustrated by very low votes, and would like to understand them better. Judi, you have as much right to express your frustration, as they do in voting low to begin with.


Thankyou for this. I am not saying that I shouldn't get low votes....because I believe I should get low votes. But to get low votes indicates there is an error in my skills. And I need to know where those errors are so I can improve. Just like any person on here. But how can that happen if the voters do not tell me where those errors are?
02/18/2009 07:59:37 PM
Originally posted by LydiaToo:

I like the white background, but that ribbon look wilted or something to me... and I still can't figure out what the blue stuff is.

Congrats on your ribbon, though. Socks has STILL GOT IT! LOL! :)

Edit to add... clean your sensor or clone. *grin* (preaching to the choir here... *sigh* )


Maybe I am not seeing it on my monitor...where do I need to clone out? And keep in mind it is basic editing.
02/18/2009 07:50:08 PM
I like the white background, but that ribbon look wilted or something to me... and I still can't figure out what the blue stuff is.

Congrats on your ribbon, though. Socks has STILL GOT IT! LOL! :)

Edit to add... clean your sensor or clone. *grin* (preaching to the choir here... *sigh* )

Message edited by author 2009-02-18 19:50:48.
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02/18/2009 06:09:01 PM
Did you velcro this beauty into the glass, seriously a very nice shot.
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02/18/2009 06:04:25 PM
Hey, love your photo, and great compostition! As a cat owner from way way back, I can relate to your picture in so many ways! Well done!!!! LO)
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02/18/2009 05:57:49 PM
Originally posted by oldbimmercoupe:

hope we see you win many more times; will be fun to see if your attitude ends up in the win column as well. best of luck.


Why some people feel compelled to chase some of DPC's most dedicated, cooperative, and hard working members away from these contests is beyond me.

I think all of us are frustrated by very low votes, and would like to understand them better. Judi, you have as much right to express your frustration, as they do in voting low to begin with.

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02/18/2009 04:54:31 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon very cute.
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02/18/2009 04:31:48 PM
wow! talk about "poor winner" - seems you have a very high regard for your work, which is terrific, but why such intolerance for criticism? you act as if we dont like your cat. we love cats, its just that some of us are not into the exploitive style of this concept. for the commercial photographers in our midst, Im sure they ranked it very high. for the fine art photographers, perhaps less so. and so on. hope we see you win many more times; will be fun to see if your attitude ends up in the win column as well. best of luck.

Originally posted by Judi:

Originally posted by Dan_Cottle:

"Thanks heaps everyone for your votes.....except you pathetic low voters who like to vote under 4 for biased reasons!!!"

Get over yourself. People can have there own opinions on what is good, bad, etc. Arrogance is not a good trait.


Oh don't worry I am over it. I am big enough to not let things like that bother me for too long!!!
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02/18/2009 04:04:05 PM
Originally posted by Dan_Cottle:

"Thanks heaps everyone for your votes.....except you pathetic low voters who like to vote under 4 for biased reasons!!!"

Get over yourself. People can have there own opinions on what is good, bad, etc. Arrogance is not a good trait.


Oh don't worry I am over it. I am big enough to not let things like that bother me for too long!!!
02/18/2009 02:55:15 PM
this is insane .. not only is it a fantastic take on the pet portrait and very original, but socks actually looks drunk .. brilliant .. congrats on your ribbon, funny, same colour as the one around his neck .. quite the coincidence .. lol .. !!..:)
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02/18/2009 02:38:22 PM
Very cute Judi. Well done.
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02/18/2009 01:23:13 PM
I gave this photo a 7 purely because my fat cat, Sammy, was jealous that he would never even FIT in the glass! Congrats on your ribbon!
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02/18/2009 01:17:21 PM
Clicking through thumbs the first day, I thought this guy was going to be a glass full of trouble! Not surprised at all to see it ribbon, good one.
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02/18/2009 12:52:14 PM
How adorable! Excellent capture!
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02/18/2009 12:31:37 PM
Nice work..tame that kitty!! lol...love this shot..Congrats!!
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02/18/2009 12:12:22 PM
"Thanks heaps everyone for your votes.....except you pathetic low voters who like to vote under 4 for biased reasons!!!"

Get over yourself. People can have there own opinions on what is good, bad, etc. Arrogance is not a good trait.

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02/18/2009 12:01:02 PM
well done and congratulations
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02/18/2009 11:51:58 AM
Congratulations Judi, This was my to scoorer.
Either you have a drinking problem and drink big martinis, or your cat is very small
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02/18/2009 08:45:05 AM
WOW! Drinking at such an early age. Nice setup.
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02/18/2009 07:39:42 AM
Congrats, Judi. Nice job.
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02/18/2009 07:30:05 AM
very cute, wish I would get my cats to cooperate and hold still long enough for a shot like that! Congrats on the red!
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02/18/2009 06:44:06 AM
so cute...congrats!!!!
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02/18/2009 06:36:44 AM
Stunning Judi, congrats on the ribbon. ;)
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02/18/2009 06:25:14 AM
You are Dr Dolittle Im sure!! You have such a way with animal shots. Congrats
I tried a simple set up shot with my cat and he wouldnt co-operate however many treats I offered him so well done for that and also for the great idea of this shot : )
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02/18/2009 05:54:22 AM
My favorite kitten! Good thing you're a half planet away or I'd steal 'im! LOL!!! "Grats, dear lady! What a HAM!!!
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02/18/2009 05:45:09 AM
I new this would be up in the top 3. Great shot, Congratulations Judi!!
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02/18/2009 05:25:14 AM
love the humor in this one - congrats on the well deserved Red
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02/18/2009 05:24:00 AM
Wonderfully done Judi. Congrats !!
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02/18/2009 05:22:20 AM
Originally posted by ubique:

Originally posted by Judi:

... I am not offended by your view....but am very appreciative that you took the time to explain why....

Class reply! Gotta respect that.

Absolutely! Great shot, Judi and a well deserved ribbon.
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02/18/2009 05:11:51 AM
very cool indeed. love it. I reckon it might of even won if you had a party backdrop with people lights etc etc. (would have been v.hard to pull off though)
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02/18/2009 01:22:01 AM
Originally posted by Judi:

... I am not offended by your view....but am very appreciative that you took the time to explain why....

Class reply! Gotta respect that.

Message edited by author 2009-02-18 01:34:13.
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02/18/2009 01:03:17 AM
Wonderful shot - very cute indeed!! Congrats on your ribbon - well deserved!
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02/18/2009 12:57:18 AM
Originally posted by ubique:

Originally posted by judi:

Thanks heaps everyone for your votes.....except you pathetic low voters who like to vote under 4 for biased reasons!!!

I gave it a 3, and in view of your quoted remark I feel compelled to explain why. First, I thought it was tacky; putting an animal into this contrived situation is to me not all that far removed from bear dancing. It is no defence that this cat may not have actually objected ... it remains exploitative and does you no credit. Second, it lacks any but the most base of aesthetic purposes. How is my world (indeed anyone's world) broadened or affected in any meaningful way by this picture of a cat in a cocktail glass? What is the point of it? It is bereft of both feeling and purpose, and for me that's a 3. I accept that few people will agree with me on this, but I'm not asking them to do so. Nor am I insulting them for how they did vote.

Please remember, I would not have spoken, would never have said a word, had you not made your offensive and presumptuous accusation in the Photographer's Comments box.


Thankyou. Now THAT is a comment that I can respect. Your views are real and you based your score on that. My comment in my about was more referring to the people that do NOT have a reason for their low vote except to push their image that little bit higher up the results ladder.

You just need to look at many of the ribbon winners to see that. I would estimate that 95% of ribbon entries have 1's, 2's and 3 votes...with no explanation.

I am not offended by your view....but am very appreciative that you took the time to explain why. Thankyou so much for that.

Edit for typo.

Message edited by author 2009-02-18 01:23:58.
02/18/2009 12:48:54 AM
Originally posted by judi:

Thanks heaps everyone for your votes.....except you pathetic low voters who like to vote under 4 for biased reasons!!!

I gave it a 3, and in view of your quoted remark I feel compelled to explain why. First, I thought it was tacky; putting an animal into this contrived situation is to me not all that far removed from bear dancing. It is no defence that this cat may not have actually objected ... it remains exploitative and does you no credit. Second, it lacks any but the most base of aesthetic purposes. How is my world (indeed anyone's world) broadened or affected in any meaningful way by this picture of a cat in a cocktail glass? What is the point of it? It is bereft of both feeling and purpose, and for me that's a 3. I accept that few people will agree with me on this, but I'm not asking them to do so. Nor am I insulting them for how they did vote.

Please remember, I would not have spoken, would never have said a word, had you not made your offensive and presumptuous accusation in the Photographer's Comments box.
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02/18/2009 12:46:07 AM
hahah. So cute! Congrats!
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02/18/2009 12:33:30 AM
Congrats Judi. Can't say much more than I already did.
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02/18/2009 12:29:57 AM
This was my favourite shot of the challenge, and my only 10. Congrats on your ribbon.
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02/18/2009 12:26:48 AM
Congrats on the Red!
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02/18/2009 12:21:49 AM
Congrats Judi on the red.
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02/18/2009 12:20:54 AM
Great photo. I can't imagine either of my kittens holding still long enough for such a shot.
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02/18/2009 12:15:07 AM
cute shot, congrats on 2nd!
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02/18/2009 12:12:12 AM
Congrats Judi ... this is a fun shot with great technicals. And wearing the red bow foreshadowed your well deserved red ribbon finish. :)
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02/18/2009 12:10:22 AM
Congrats, a great execution of a fantastic idea! Maybe if you had used a blue ribbon on your subject...?
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02/18/2009 12:04:30 AM
Excellent composition, the Cat actually looks comfortable, I'd be afraid that glass would tip over! Congrats on a well executed and creative portrait.
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02/18/2009 12:03:55 AM
Congrats, Judi! This was one of my favorites of the challenge! How you got your cat to cooperate for this - I will never know! Mine would have run away screeching! (and hissing and growling..) Wonderful image...well deserved ribbon. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/17/2009 10:04:47 PM
oh...that's to cute...great shot.
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02/17/2009 07:14:10 PM
Nice...
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02/16/2009 10:55:58 AM
LoL
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02/15/2009 12:56:50 AM
At least he's wearing his tux! lol Very innovative concept and nicely portrayed. 10
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02/14/2009 09:03:02 PM
hilliarious
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02/14/2009 05:06:30 PM
nice shot
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02/14/2009 03:20:55 PM
Clever. I particularly like the cat's expression. The illusion of size is fantastic.
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02/13/2009 07:12:13 PM
This is great. Very creative. Excellent shot!
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02/13/2009 04:52:17 AM
Funny. Nice shot.
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02/12/2009 02:56:18 PM
Too much Catnip?
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02/12/2009 01:54:58 PM
great idea!
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02/12/2009 12:58:23 PM
my favorite, well done!!
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02/12/2009 12:44:34 PM
I think the red adds some nice detail, but I think the blue might be a little distracting.
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02/12/2009 11:31:29 AM
lmao....to me this is the winner...well in my eyes it is..just fantastic and nice to see some creativity. 10
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02/12/2009 11:10:57 AM
Excellent example of anthropomorphism. Cute and clever. Bumping this up on review. 9
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02/11/2009 09:22:14 PM
Best set up of all. Just wondering, is that a HUGE glass or a TINY kitty? Wish the lighting hadn't been so even - having the light fall off towards the back would have reduced the horizontal line and made the kitty portion more prominent.
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02/11/2009 09:13:56 PM
If this doesn't ribbon, I'll clean that cat box for a month! 10 LOL!!!

FABULOUS LOL!!!
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02/11/2009 07:54:05 PM
He does not look happy but it's an excellent shot!
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02/11/2009 07:30:22 PM
Creative!
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02/11/2009 03:03:43 PM
This is so cute I don't know how you got the cat to stay for the shot. 10
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02/11/2009 01:14:09 PM
This is cute and very well done!
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02/11/2009 01:12:56 PM
Nice photo. You probably had about 1/2 second to get it before he/she sprung out. Is the cat that small, or the glass that large?
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02/11/2009 11:48:49 AM
well you know this is on the front page with blue attached to it!!! fabuous shot, well done
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02/11/2009 10:50:35 AM
Wow! I don't know how you did this?! That must be one cooperative cat and one LARGE glass!!! Bravo!
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02/11/2009 10:30:02 AM
Original!
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02/11/2009 10:14:58 AM
Very cute idea and nice execution. You must have an extremely tolerant cat!
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02/11/2009 09:59:33 AM
OK. You win. Excellent excellent excellent. And I vowed NEVER to give a cat photo a 10. Nice work.
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02/11/2009 09:06:16 AM
Such a cute idea, and well done.10
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02/11/2009 01:01:25 AM
Really like this. The only thing that bothers me is the white line across the back, so I gotta give you an 8. Great idea and I love your cat! hehe
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02/11/2009 12:52:34 AM
Great shot! Well set up and posed. Did the cat lay there on its own accord or did you have to coerce it? I like the break in the horizontal and vertical.
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