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The Pounce
The Pounce
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study XIII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon MF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AIS
Location: Edinburgh
Date: Sep 2, 2006
Aperture: F2.4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/160sec
Galleries: Animals, Action
Date Uploaded: Sep 9, 2006

The lighting in this shot is just available light coming in through my bedroom window. I was lying in my bed under my duvet with the camera ready. Cat sitting at my feet. Then patting the duvet from underneath made her jump.

It took a lot of tries to get the timing and focus right. I don't think the cat minded. She likes playing.

Post processing:
Adjusted levels, curves, resize, neat image, unsharp mask and save for web. Basically doing all I could to brighten up the image. The original was too dark.

Statistics
Place: 331 out of 615
Avg (all users): 5.5266
Avg (commenters): 6.7647
Avg (participants): 5.4885
Avg (non-participants): 5.6579
Views since voting: 1327
Views during voting: 309
Votes: 169
Comments: 31
Favorites: 8 (view)


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10/23/2009 01:58:19 AM
What a fun and terrific image!!!
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10/22/2009 09:43:43 PM
The action with the shallow dof is Great!
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10/22/2009 09:18:53 AM
Very cool pounce..My kitty doesn't pounce at all..
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10/22/2009 08:52:59 AM
Perfect focus; great action shot.
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10/21/2009 06:05:00 PM
such a cool shot .. usually see the dogs doing stuff like this so its great to see a cat getting in on the action .. love that intent expression and the great focus on her face .. :)
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03/11/2009 10:01:00 PM
very adorable.
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03/11/2009 12:34:28 AM
Wow, I only wish I could get a shot like that. Excellent anticipation of where to place the focus.
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04/06/2007 05:42:54 PM
Awesome capture!
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11/18/2006 11:38:32 PM
great action shot. Your cat is quite the athlete.
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10/29/2006 01:12:14 PM
This is an amazing shot. I wish my cats were this cooperative. As soon as I pull out the camera, they pretend like they have never done an interesting thing in their lives. ;o)
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10/09/2006 06:02:07 PM
this should have been rated far higher - great photo!!
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10/09/2006 05:42:05 PM
Ha, ha! Good capture.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2006 10:53:32 PM
Brilliant timing. I love the crop as it wouldnt be the same if the whole cat was visible. It accentuates the sense of action well. Very nice lighting and colors. Bumping up and adding to favs.
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10/06/2006 10:56:09 PM
Nikita! She's a beautiful cat.
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10/06/2006 05:26:14 PM
Nnnnnnnnnnnnnice!

i love the action!
cats are nuts!
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10/06/2006 03:33:29 PM
This is amazing! Wonderful capture. Love the markings of the cat. Really love the look it has.
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10/06/2006 12:13:12 PM
I don't think I've ever seen a cat with such unique patterns and colors...very cute...and a perfectly timed shot, as well
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10/06/2006 11:46:54 AM
Focal point is too high up on camera so your eye is searching for "what? is in focus"
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10/05/2006 07:22:35 PM
this is my red ribbon. it is the essence of photography. you rule the moment! you have mastered motion, licked the leap... transformed energy into matter. Life has become art. It might have been an accident that her ears were cropped off, but it is a stroke of genius. She is now a gorgeous curving rectangle intersecting the rectangles of bedframe?(molding?) and blanket... a tornado of rich color. simply perfection. and a favorite. 10
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10/03/2006 02:46:58 AM
Great shot
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10/02/2006 10:18:29 AM
Her face is a bit too dark for my taste, but the pose is a great capture, and your focus is right on!
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10/02/2006 09:03:28 AM
Nice action shot and goo job selecting the DOF for this shot as well
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10/02/2006 12:20:14 AM
really cool shot! love it!
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10/01/2006 08:18:35 PM
Wonderful! And what a catch! the DOF is perfect as is the gaze of the puss. Really, this is a great shot!
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10/01/2006 06:03:43 PM
Great capture, crop is the weak point. Getting the whole cat would have been awesome. Still, a nice capture.
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10/01/2006 05:17:13 PM
I reckon that this is a good attempt at a fairly difficult action to capture because of its speed.
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10/01/2006 04:02:10 PM
Great catch mid pounce! How many tries did that take?! :)
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10/01/2006 12:47:57 PM
Looks like a greeting card. Cool stop action!!
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10/01/2006 12:03:45 PM
Cool
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10/01/2006 08:16:19 AM
FANTASTIC shot! 10 and fav...truly unique.
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10/01/2006 06:21:56 AM
Clever...
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