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What the cat saw

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Challenge: Halloween IV (Expert Editing)
Collection: 2012 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: near Chateau Snaffles
Date: Nov 4, 2012
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Nov 5, 2012

This lovely little tortie lives in a dairy barn and was supervising me taking photos of cows and other critters while she watched from atop bales of straw. I don't know what she's looking at, but I like the ominousness of the chain visible in the background. And she is a tortie, and black/orange are traditional Halloween colours :-)

pp: altered RAW, crop, dodge bg a bit, brightness/contrast, vibrance/saturation, resize, sharpen, save for web

Place: 38 out of 67
Avg (all users): 5.1241
Avg (commenters): 6.6667
Avg (participants): 5.0526
Avg (non-participants): 5.1515
Views since voting: 296
Views during voting: 278
Votes: 137
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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11/14/2012 11:45:00 AM
Oh just now getting back to see the placeings, I am thinking WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY under appreciated!!!! (but still kinda tickled with meself for guessing who is was)
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11/14/2012 01:45:46 AM
Under appreciated. Very well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/13/2012 11:25:30 PM
very 9
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11/12/2012 08:29:29 PM
This cat should be black
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11/10/2012 04:09:09 PM
Beautiful portrait that fits into the challenge. One of my favorites for this challenge. Well done.
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11/08/2012 03:55:49 PM
What a mug. Love this sweetie
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11/08/2012 03:51:05 PM
Voted earlier coming back to comment.

This is a great photo of this calico cat. However, there are not many strong visual clues/cues in the photo to associate this capture with Halloween. I am looking in the cat's eye to see if there is something there (which there may be) but it is too small to make out what might be reflected there. I know animals have been said to sense paranormal things but this cat doesn't look frightened or threatened. It is just sitting there calmly. I do see the chains in the backdrop but again how does this connect with the cat and what it sees? I feel the image has potential but just need stronger visual cues within the photo to strongly associate this with Halloween or something spooky.
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11/08/2012 09:01:17 AM
That chain really creeps me out!!! :)
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11/07/2012 10:22:38 PM
Dont't know what I like the most, the cat or the shot
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11/07/2012 09:16:09 PM
Is the cat hanging out in some sort of torture chamber? 'Cuz that chain does not look like something I'd expect in a "normal" house.

Nice light on the cat.
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11/07/2012 12:21:22 AM
hummmm I'm thinking the cat saw a horse....
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