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 Focused Feline
Focused Feline
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Macro V (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S3000
Location: Hamilton New Zealand
Date: Jul 1, 2005
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jul 3, 2005

This cat came and sat on my fence for a few moments, I think it belongs to a neighbour down the street so I thought I would enter this. I love the way the wind is blowing its fur up and the intent look in its eyes. It look a happy cat!
I'd liked to have cropped closer but it would ruin the look of the fur which is what attracted me
I guess all D P C cat haters will not approve
But I like it! It will probably end up around the 5 mark I at least hope so.I think its worth a 7.2 score and a ribbon LOL! If only!
All I did was crop and cloned of a few minor crusty bits on the cat Yuk!

Statistics
Place: 135 out of 374
Avg (all users): 5.6148
Avg (commenters): 6.5238
Avg (participants): 5.5625
Avg (non-participants): 5.7143
Views since voting: 964
Views during voting: 383
Votes: 244
Comments: 28
Favorites: 5 (view)


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07/28/2008 07:47:24 PM
This is a prize-winning image, even if not in that particular Macro Challenge.

Great reflexes to capture this beauty.
07/11/2005 05:01:39 AM
I love cats and this one is sooooo beautiful, great shot, one of my favs in the challenge, had to snatch it also for my favorite folders :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/10/2005 11:10:57 PM
Great intensity in the cat's eyes.
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07/10/2005 04:13:17 PM
Lovely shot. I like the way you put his fur against the blue backdrop.
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07/10/2005 02:05:09 PM
Great lighting. He looks ready to pounce on something/anything.
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07/10/2005 11:16:42 AM
great color. many will say not macro, but it is close up so I say shut up. Although a pet picture I find this photo tells a story.
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07/10/2005 10:16:49 AM
I'm a dog person, but this shot is so good I may change! Beautiful lighting and capture. Bumping up.
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07/10/2005 03:35:38 AM
Lots of wow factor to this shot. Soo cute with the wind blowing and solid background. Hope you don't suffer from the "not close enough" votes. Great shot. 9
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07/09/2005 09:45:33 PM
Dem :) 8 here
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07/09/2005 02:45:59 PM
Fit to challenge criteria: 2 /2
Contrast/Colors: 2/2
Photo Quality: 2/2
Composition: 1/2
My subjective affinity: 1/2
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07/08/2005 04:09:21 PM
Great shot, almost looks like one of mine since I have a cat that resembles this one to a tee. Too bad about the lower right side how the furr looks over exposed at the edges due to the direct sun but still great colors. Good Luck
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07/08/2005 12:12:29 PM
really nice detail here! excellent exposure and focus...the windblown look is right on. Good job! bumping up
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07/07/2005 06:16:22 AM
Nice close-up. Excellent lighting. I really like the intent expression. Beautiful cat and I'm a sucker for good animal pictures.
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07/06/2005 08:27:14 PM
This is a nice portrait..I like the fur around face looking like the wind is blowing it...did you put a fan behind this cat or is he outdoors? Wonderful portrait and close up shot..the lighting is great; it appears to be direct sunlight but I may be wrong...7
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07/06/2005 04:26:20 AM
Nice shot. The blue background and sharp focus makes the shot.
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07/05/2005 07:54:03 PM
wow it jumps off the screen 9
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07/05/2005 05:07:24 PM
Great capture of a cat close up! I love the bright feel of it, not to mention, beautiful cat!
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07/05/2005 12:19:38 PM
This could have win a ribbon in the Pet Portrait Challenge. Beautiful in every way, but doesn't fit in the Macro challenge .... sorry :(
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07/05/2005 08:43:13 AM
Very nice shot of the cat - but I don't think its really a macro - unless, this is a very small cat :)
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07/05/2005 07:56:26 AM
Very appealing picture of a nice looking moggy. 7
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07/05/2005 02:15:52 AM
Good clarity and detail. Nice colors on this shot as well.
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07/05/2005 12:34:36 AM
7 - Very nice shot, but for me, not close enough for a 'macro'. All that 'mane', a closer cropping perhaps, a different angle, not sure. Good 'portrait' though.
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07/04/2005 10:09:38 PM
Nice kitty shot
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07/04/2005 03:24:52 PM
This is adorable! I love how much his/her fur is flying everywhere, and he/she reminds me of my cat, Rusty. I can't vote right now, but I could, I'd give you an 8.
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07/04/2005 09:45:36 AM
Base: 5
Tech: +1
Subj:+2
Chln:

Total: 8
Meow!
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07/04/2005 06:10:06 AM
macro ?
07/04/2005 03:45:17 AM
Beautiful shot, not very macro but nicely done..
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07/04/2005 01:21:05 AM
I like the wind effect. Seems a touch overexposed.
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