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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Olympus C-770UZ
Location: Lower Hutt New Zealand
Date: Nov 8, 2005
Aperture: 3.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2005

My cat wondering what on earth I am doing! I was just following this particular cat around outside taking shots when I could and came up with this doozy!
Hardly any editing just a little touch of contrast and that is it!

Place: 260 out of 519
Avg (all users): 5.5200
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.4877
Avg (non-participants): 5.6111
Views since voting: 1073
Views during voting: 404
Votes: 275
Comments: 17
Favorites: 2 (view)

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12/11/2007 05:06:34 AM
I think this photograph with proper post processing could have scored much higher. I am going to spend 10 15 minutes with it and lets see if anything could be improved.

Edit: okey I spent 10 minutes with it, and this is what I could come up with. [thumb]621429[/thumb]

have a look.

Message edited by author 2007-12-11 05:58:46.
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03/31/2007 01:58:27 PM
What were voters thinking? This deserves a much better shot then 5.5
The color is spot on. The blue background is perfect. My only suggestion is to try to be mindful of whats in the background, the smaller blurred objects in the background are a minor distraction. Overall though-great capture, love it.
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06/18/2006 09:32:15 PM
Am I crazy? This picture is really amazing and 5.5 is just a slap in the face. I can't even believe the voting here! It's probably because you just cut off the ear, but there are so many other redeeming qualities. I liked it, and that's what matters ;)
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06/17/2006 06:35:56 PM
World cup comment
Excellent shot, great clarity where you need it and excellent colour for background. The only suggestion I can offer is to try a frame. This may remove some of the niggles about cutting the ear off.
Congratulations on the draw.
As for the name, our labrador is called Lace and the 19 year old tabby is called Willow. Antipodeans always seem to get things upside down!!!!!! haha??????
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03/16/2006 01:47:10 PM
I can't believe I never commented on this. Really a GREAT close up and not typical - I like the tilt of it. Lovely image. What a pretty kitty!
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02/05/2006 03:01:55 PM
What a wonderful expression! Nice detail and a complimentary background. Great shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2005 05:08:33 PM
Good cat photo, the cat is well positioned inside the frame.
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12/07/2005 08:08:20 AM
Wow! Nunca habia visto los ojos de un gato tan de cerca!! son impresionantes en esta foto.....la nitidez es increible que hasta las venitas de sus ojos se logran ver.
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12/05/2005 08:42:33 PM
Very nice cat portrait. I do wish the eara hadn't been cropped off.
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12/05/2005 08:36:11 PM
Nice kitty, like he's pusching through the crt to see me. -7-
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12/05/2005 09:17:41 AM
is this the cats name or are you referring to the whiskers
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12/04/2005 03:09:05 PM
perffect shot v good
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12/02/2005 11:32:52 PM
What a lovely arresting stare. A beauty. Bumping up.
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12/02/2005 02:52:24 PM
Lace? No, that's my cat Binky! I'd swear they were the same cat! :-) Great picture! Perfect lighting, DOF, great colors in the pic - I like it!
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12/01/2005 11:23:17 PM
7 - Very good. Looks like a familiar shot but likely just the 'tabby effect'. Criticism; the cropped ear(s) are noticeable, but this also works as is in my opinion, maybe some 'fine tuning' with it (zoomed/cropped tighter or ears included (depending what you had to work with obviously)), may have made this better in my opinion. Like the vivid color in the eyes and the seemingly horizontal 'patterned reflection' adds an off-setting element to this too. Nice focus on the brow and eyes, like the whiskers' contrast, difficult but with the nose and whiskers even sharper may have made this even better - but likely difficult to get 'it all' in good focus so not sure. Background blue is nice and enhances those eyes.
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12/01/2005 07:57:13 PM
My cat actually rated this higher, but I gave you a 7
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12/01/2005 10:58:21 AM
STRIKING! Beautiful! Hope you score well with this one, the colors are perfect!
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