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Baby's First Steps
Baby's First Steps

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Challenge: Stock Photography (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-5050Z
Location: Zilwaukee Township, MI
Date: Feb 22, 2003
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400s
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 23, 2003

A friend's kitten taken at his house on a white fleece cloth and one 120w flood halogen cliplight.

Place: 19 out of 90
Avg (all users): 6.4536
Avg (commenters): 6.7000
Avg (participants): 6.4154
Avg (non-participants): 6.5313
Views since voting: 2203
Votes: 97
Comments: 25
Favorites: 11 (view)

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10/24/2004 07:37:25 PM
This is truly adorable!
04/15/2004 04:01:29 PM
Oh my go that is so sweet
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/02/2003 09:29:40 AM
As much as I love kittens, I've always thought newborns looked like mutants! You did well to take what seems like a really formal, studio style photo of this guy, but there are some problems with it. I like the soft focus look, I think that's fine, but the tonal depth is a bit flat, the composiiton doesn't seem tight, and it seems a little bit underexposed to me. The huge shadow over the kitten's front paw (the one on the side near the camera) has an odd effect.
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03/01/2003 08:15:09 PM
Love it! That looks like a brand new addition to your family. The subject is utlra cute and I like the tones of the picture (sepia?). Jacko. 10
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02/28/2003 07:12:35 PM
Ahhh, very cute! Interesting ears and tail. Seems a little too young to be weened, did you get the "parents" permission for this photo (child protection laws...joke!) The spotlight on the background might be a little too strong, but the foreground is very, very nice. Good detail. 8 Swash
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02/27/2003 06:00:45 PM
Very sweet and I love the lighting!
02/27/2003 01:50:51 PM
I just love this shot! I would like to have seen light fill in some of the shadows, especially on the little kitty, but overall the photo really appeals to me.
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02/27/2003 11:22:18 AM
This is a great subject, but it looks like you tried to save it with the use of sepia. Probably a little underexposed and this is as good as you could get it. I'll give you a 5 for all of the effort.
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02/27/2003 11:05:48 AM
What a great photo. This reminds me of one of those photos I saw in the library when I was a kid for motivation or whatever. It meets the challenge to me. Good work and good luck.
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02/26/2003 08:23:44 AM
I really like this. The colour tones are very nice, and the expression on the kitten is excellent :)
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02/26/2003 12:15:34 AM
Wow, that is a "baby". Must have just "popped out". :) Nice shot!
02/25/2003 10:09:56 PM
Precious...I love it!
02/25/2003 07:33:26 PM
Nice, but the lighting is a bit harsh
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02/25/2003 02:40:40 PM
Very nice picture, well framed, nice coloring.
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02/25/2003 10:57:28 AM
this is such a cute photo, i love it
02/25/2003 08:24:58 AM
cute cat :) good compositoin and interesting lighting also.. nice work :) - setzler
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02/25/2003 06:57:35 AM
Awe what a little cutie pie. You can really see by looking at this kitty that he/she is really trying his best to 'take his first step' Lighting, colour and subject is awesome. Excellent job and a great emotional capture. GL.
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02/24/2003 11:04:24 PM
That's cute! too bad you have those harsh shadows under the kitten though. I'm undecided as to whether or not I like it as a stock photo though...
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02/24/2003 09:24:43 PM
This photo seems a little washed out. Cute kitten but the body shape -- or maybe it's just the angle of the camera -- make it look almost like the kitten has a slightly deformed body. While you never know what will sell, I don't see this as an image which would be sold over and over again from the portfolio of a stock photographer. The border helps the image but doesn't redeem it.
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02/24/2003 08:28:19 PM
Oh My Sweet Goodness! Is this the most wonderful vision! Look at that little paw up in the air and the tail too. I would have liked just a little more light on the kitten on his/her upper right quadrant but it's still a wonderful photo.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/24/2003 04:00:40 PM
Awwwwwww. Okay, you got the cute vote from me, I admit it! Wonderful shot. the coloring is great, and it is a great capture of this little guy!
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02/24/2003 03:18:12 PM
Challenge met. Very cute shot, they grow up too fast. I like how the kitten is stretched out and still not very long., The background goes with it nicely, the shadow from the tail is something that I'd expect you to tone down for real stock photography, but of course spot-editing isn't legal for DPC. :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/24/2003 03:03:00 PM
This is an incredible capture. Beautiful picture. Good composition, lighting, the works.
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02/24/2003 02:12:27 PM
Absolutely beautiful photo. Should have cropped it a little closer on the right, as close as to the back feet. Wonderful composition, great photo.
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02/24/2003 11:19:50 AM
On a greeting card?? Think of the caption possibilities. Wipe out his eyes though.

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