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Bogart
Bogart
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Challenge: Pet Portrait II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Lakewood, Colorado
Date: Dec 9, 2006
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 9, 2006

My kitty Bogart.

Post Challenge -

This finished about .6 higher than I had hoped. I had serious reservations about even entering this one, since right from the start I knew this composition was a bit off.

So, I'm very surprised. Thank you for the great comments.

By the way, those are lentils at the foot of the crate. I have no idea why I included them.

Statistics
Place: 23 out of 378
Avg (all users): 6.6031
Avg (commenters): 7.6250
Avg (participants): 6.3609
Avg (non-participants): 6.8527
Views since voting: 1128
Views during voting: 368
Votes: 262
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/13/2007 02:29:25 AM
You know I'm a sucker for black and white photogrphy so of course I love this! Was almost gonna ask why you didn't use coffee beans instead of lentels but beans are beans I suppose. You know me, I'm kinda partial to the coffee bean. Nonetheless, great picture. Makes me want you to photograph me in black and white and...
Yeah, love the b&w. ~Paige
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12/20/2006 07:43:44 AM
Mark, GREAT finish in this incredible challenge. The scores were off the chart -- so 23rd place is awesome. This is definitely one of my favorite cat photos ever! CONGRATULATIONS!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/18/2006 04:32:54 PM
Great in B/W.
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12/17/2006 11:32:26 PM
i like this shot a lot one of my top ten, it tells a story and is well executed
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12/17/2006 05:19:49 PM
Really like the composition of this shot...very nostalgic feeling.
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12/17/2006 10:41:10 AM
Very creatived, great entry
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12/16/2006 11:44:40 PM
7 - Poor old Bogart. Could be just a visual thing, but this looks like it needs a nudge up on the right. Like the setup and composition just wish Bogart looked happier and dominated the shot/frame more - and possibly also 'at camera'.
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12/16/2006 09:53:02 PM
This photo is AWESOME!!!!!! I love everything about it! The tail and the paw slung casually over the side of the crate. The crate itself is so nostalgic -- and the cat! Could he BE any cuter of a model. The sharpness is to die for! One of my favorite kitty pictures of all time -- adding it to my favorites 10
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12/16/2006 08:53:08 AM
Love this shot. It looks classic. Great in b/w.
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12/15/2006 10:01:16 PM
I think b&w does this photo well. Nice capture.
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12/14/2006 09:01:10 PM
Nice job, love the use of black and white for this entry. One of my favorites in this challenge
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12/14/2006 09:24:06 AM
Cats will curl up just about anywhere they take a liking too:-) I like the sharp focus and the B&W tones are excellent. But I feel the composition needs tweeking. The jug with the asian characters and the 'rocks' at the foot of the crate really add nothing to your overall composition. They actually take some focus away from your main subject of this photo - Bogart. A square crop that shows us the cat and a portion of the crate would increase this composition's visual impact and appeal. Keep the "Arvada Dairy" in the cropped shot because the viewer will instantly associate the word dairy with milk and because cats stereotypically love milk it is in the crate. This is a good photo with some strong bones. It just needs a little tweeking to bring it out of the good category and into the exceptional category.
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12/13/2006 10:28:26 PM
I'c crop out all the props and just zoom in on the kitty.
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12/13/2006 05:17:51 PM
Nice use of props. Great shot.
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12/13/2006 03:26:10 PM
Nice shot. Good cleanimage and an interesting setup. 8
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12/13/2006 11:52:19 AM
cute one.
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12/13/2006 11:39:43 AM
No color works!
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12/13/2006 09:33:07 AM
Beautifully shot. I only dislike the white background and the crop. Over all this is really nice. Your black and white tones are very good.
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12/13/2006 09:24:07 AM
Interesting pose; I have *no* idea what that stuff is in front of the box. Please tell me it's not kitty litter!
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