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Dreaming of Catnip
Dreaming of Catnip

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Fantasy (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Compact Hyperzoom Aspherical for Canon
Location: Hagerstown, MD
Date: Jan 22, 2006
Aperture: f 5.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/50 s
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 22, 2006


Place: 94 out of 109
Avg (all users): 4.6168
Avg (commenters): 5.3077
Avg (participants): 4.3824
Avg (non-participants): 4.6942
Views since voting: 866
Views during voting: 410
Votes: 274
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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02/02/2006 03:37:51 PM
Hello from the Critique Club!

What a cute shot! Technically the focus and lighting are fine, if not very creative. Obviously, you've caught kitty in a fun pose. I usually try to determine which challenge a critque photo has come from, before I actually look to see which challenge. I had no clue with this one, other than possibly the "Best of 2005" challenge. It does not convey fantasy to me at all. I suppose, given the title it could fit, but I would not give any extra points at all for meeting the challenge well. While I wouldn't deduct points (I'm pretty liberal with the challenge interpretations and give the photographer the benefit of the doubt) I think your score probably did suffer froma poor connection to the theme.

As it is, it's a cute kitty shot but not unique enough or creative enough to carry a wow factor for the viewer who doesn't have a connection with this particular cat. There is nothing technically I think you should change about the shot. I like how the eyes are looking right at the camera. I didn't not vote in this challenge, but if I had voted, I would have given your kitty shot a 5.

I hope this is helpful.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/29/2006 10:28:51 PM
These guys are into their own special little world. Bumping up on great seductive pose. lol
01/29/2006 01:33:15 AM
love it great shot great cat 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/28/2006 12:29:05 PM
I'm glad it's not just my cat that does that.

I like the B&W conversion on this.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/28/2006 02:34:56 AM
01/27/2006 12:27:20 PM
Nice black and white of a cat, but the ground choice could have been better.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/27/2006 07:15:52 AM
Nice cat but no fantasy!
01/26/2006 07:52:24 PM
Good image balance and color balance
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2006 02:34:50 AM
That Cat has had enough it looks like, I love his/her expression!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/25/2006 11:19:25 PM
This looks like a snapshot. The title feels like a halfhearted attempt at making this meet the challenge topic.
01/24/2006 12:04:55 AM
Not related to fantasy.
01/23/2006 06:30:08 PM
i'm sorry, but i don't see the fantasy here.
01/23/2006 06:06:06 PM
I like it..!! 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/23/2006 05:39:03 PM
Ah yes. The obligatory cat picture.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/23/2006 08:17:17 AM
Looks like kitty's already been rolling in it - LOL!
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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