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Tiger in the Woods
3rd PlaceTiger in the Woods
AlexSaberi


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Challenge: Pet Portrait II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Home
Date: Dec 12, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 200
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 12, 2006

Thanks for all the comments.

This proved quite a hard photo to take. You cant tell a cat what to do. So with the help of my house mate Ella, she held some buffalo grass in front of Pushaq the cat. Pushaq was on a table with a softbox to his right and above. Also a silver reflector below him. Then we dangled a peacock feather in front to get some action. This is 1 of about 200 shots. B/w looked perfect for it due to the high contrasts.

Lucky I even got it in, as my internet went down as I tried to upload it on the last night of submission.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 378
Avg (all users): 7.4649
Avg (commenters): 8.6286
Avg (participants): 7.3944
Avg (non-participants): 7.5426
Views since voting: 13142
Views during voting: 514
Votes: 271
Comments: 84
Favorites: 56 (view)


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12/10/2009 01:34:38 AM
Yeah Tiger looking for more playmates no doubt... :P
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05/25/2007 03:47:26 PM
what a great shot!! everything is just perfect. you must have been happy when u saw the final.
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05/24/2007 07:46:38 PM
FANTASTIC SHOT, AND THIS CAT IS JUST ADORABLE!!!! LOVE IT.
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04/09/2007 01:15:21 AM
I love it :) Don't know how I missed this before :)
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01/29/2007 09:39:06 PM
beautiful!!
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01/24/2007 03:43:57 PM
i am still looking this photo once a day !
Too cute and great shot and too cute and too cute...lol
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12/23/2006 10:06:03 AM
Absolutely wonderful - a well deserved ribbon, congrats.
Happy holidays!
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12/22/2006 01:04:38 PM
This is an excellent shot! Congrats on your ribbon!
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12/22/2006 09:04:05 AM
Awesome b&w conversion, congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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12/21/2006 05:41:00 PM
Congratulations Alex. Nicely done!
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12/21/2006 04:33:18 PM
you had to dodge and burn this . Great job doing so, I think it's perfect.
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12/20/2006 09:25:15 PM
Congrats, great work on the bw.. Great photo :o)
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12/20/2006 07:35:39 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon. All the work involved in getting this shot was really worth it.
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12/20/2006 05:40:09 PM
This picture rocks! Great b/w high contrast! Congratulations on the ribbon
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12/20/2006 05:34:32 PM
exceptional work!
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12/20/2006 04:09:15 PM
The grass was an excellent choice with long whiskers! Excellent!
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12/20/2006 04:08:46 PM
Well done! What an amazing portrait. Excellent lighting and detail.
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12/20/2006 01:17:01 PM
Very beautiful cat - how old is he? Really like the high contrast effect combined with very dark eyes.
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12/20/2006 11:53:17 AM
Stunning lighting. Perfect detail. Congratulations on your win!
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12/20/2006 10:01:32 AM
This is such a geat shot!! Congrats on the yellow ribbon!!
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12/20/2006 09:53:04 AM
Great job Alex, the cat looks fantastic.
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12/20/2006 08:26:01 AM
Congratulations on this image...wow 200 shots!! you are very patient..
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12/20/2006 08:21:41 AM
Itís very fitting for you to ribbon with an animal. This is so sweet and perfectly done. Congrats :)
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12/20/2006 07:35:03 AM
Ohmy! How AWESOME!!! Congratulations. This is truly one of the most beautiful cat photos ever! And I so love it that 3 cats won ribbons!

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12/20/2006 07:25:20 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon!! Wonderful entry, works very well in b/w
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12/20/2006 05:20:58 AM
thats pretty dang cute if u ask me :D
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12/20/2006 03:08:23 AM
BEautiful shot, well deserved ribbon. Congrats!
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12/20/2006 02:25:48 AM
Another Yellow? Well deserved too. Nice shot.
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12/20/2006 01:33:32 AM
I loved this so much I gave it a 10!

wel deserved yellow ribbon ( I honestly expected it to be blue)
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12/20/2006 01:16:48 AM
Beuatiful...congrats.
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12/20/2006 01:10:08 AM
Alex, you're on a roll! Congratulations, this is truly a good photograph.
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12/20/2006 01:00:25 AM
A haunting image of feline beauty, grace and disposition. Congratulations on your Yellow!
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12/20/2006 12:52:48 AM
Every once in a while all my 'favorites' end up on the front page.
This is one of those times. Super image and super cat.
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12/20/2006 12:45:23 AM
This is a fantastic photo I love it
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12/20/2006 12:38:54 AM
stunning !
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12/20/2006 12:34:18 AM
Alex, whether it's people, landscapes or cats, you're always in the mix...you're a great photographer...congrats on the ribbon mate
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12/20/2006 12:29:10 AM
Beautiful cat and a stunning photo. Congratulations on your well deserved yellow, Alex.
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12/20/2006 12:26:41 AM
I really love this one, and actually gave you a "10", and I really did hope it would ribbon for you, and it has, well done.....
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12/20/2006 12:23:49 AM
This one makes me smile :-) Good on ya!
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12/20/2006 12:19:16 AM
Really stunning shot... for a cat anyway :oP
Love the sharpness, lighting, and especially the look in its eyes... Congrats on the ribbon!!
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12/20/2006 12:16:03 AM
One of my faves! Very excellent shot! Congrats
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12/20/2006 12:07:49 AM
Congrats - this was one of my few top picks. Love to see a cat sweep. Well done!
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12/20/2006 12:06:51 AM
Such a cool title for this. Congrats. Cats, cats and more cats!
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12/20/2006 12:06:34 AM
ooooooh so sweet. lovely processing too. congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/19/2006 09:39:25 PM
Very nice composition; wish that whole paw had made it into the shot.
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12/19/2006 05:14:54 PM
Double stripes!
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12/19/2006 03:20:00 PM
one of my top 5 choices, excellent shot, nice light in the eyes, nice b & W and your shot tells a story...and I don't even like cats : )
great work 10
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12/19/2006 11:06:41 AM
Perfect, amazing, electric, an outstanding execution. GL. I gave away 3 10's, 7 9's. Yours a 10! Great!
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12/19/2006 06:32:50 AM
nice
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12/18/2006 03:26:26 PM
Really nice composition!! Love the black & white, contrast is great. Really nice job!
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12/17/2006 08:37:13 PM
Great tonal range, first rate processing.
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12/17/2006 07:04:09 PM
this challenge has some amazing pet shots and this is one of them =10
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12/17/2006 01:33:50 PM
Nice capture, lighting, and focus.
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12/17/2006 12:43:12 PM
This is such a fun image - such a typical kitten expression. I like the lighting and the depth of field. Nice capture.
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12/17/2006 12:23:08 PM
ohhh!! 10, 10! would love to see it on my wall one day:)
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12/17/2006 09:35:08 AM
Hope to see this one for sale , I imagine it in big size and say WOW !
The black and white fits very well , it's an outstanding photo and the model is beautiful.
my vote 9 (bumping to 10 , it's my fav in this challenge).
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12/16/2006 11:55:09 PM
wow nice composed
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12/16/2006 10:25:45 PM
Love the lighting and creativity! Lots of wow!
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12/16/2006 10:06:30 PM
7 - Nice image. Like to have seen either full paw at the fore, with more focus on it as well, otherwise a much tighter crop to eliminate the distraction of the oof and gamma/something areas there. Fraction more space above the ears too.
12/16/2006 02:01:03 PM
Great composition. Love it. 9
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12/16/2006 08:18:04 AM
Most certainy one of my favorite shots! Great detail and I love the b/w. How on earth were you able to capture that? My cats would've never gone along with that! 9
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12/16/2006 08:10:40 AM
This is just gorgeous. Perfect in b&w. The contrast is great. Back to bump you up to 9.
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12/15/2006 03:14:15 PM
Very cute portrait, wish the paw at the bottom was cut off
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12/15/2006 03:37:58 AM
Wow! Amazingly beautiful cat and excellent picture! One of my favorites
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12/15/2006 01:05:00 AM
A 10! :)
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12/14/2006 02:01:29 PM
very nice. I like the dynamic nature of the shot and the composition and tone are spot on... gotta be a top 10
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12/14/2006 10:21:04 AM
Very strong image, well executed! Maybe a wee bit close to the ear.
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12/14/2006 08:50:06 AM
Nicely done. 9
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12/14/2006 04:13:59 AM
Like the B&W effect, and the lighting....Back to bump 10
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12/13/2006 10:21:09 PM
Interesting capture with solid tonal play. 8
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12/13/2006 08:12:27 PM
This shot is great in black and white. I love the DOF and excellent focus. The catchlights in the cat's eyes are great. Good composition as well.
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12/13/2006 07:24:04 PM
Excellent lighting and lines. Love it!!
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12/13/2006 05:12:36 PM
Wonderful picture! I love it in B&W as it blends the tones and makes for a very interesting effect.
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12/13/2006 04:23:37 PM
Excellent, great lighting and perfect (excuse the pun) focus and DOP. And a brilliant pose as well! 9
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12/13/2006 03:12:59 PM
I love the look of a cat on the hunt. The huge eyes, puffed out cheeks, whiskers to the front - you have a wonderful capture here. Great use of b&w ad just an overall excellent feeling pic. Bumpin gup to a 9 for now.
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12/13/2006 01:20:33 PM
I really like the B&W approach you took to this portrait shot. It really calls to attention the textures, shapes, and patterns of the cat stalking through the grass. Look at the great detail from the whiskers to the blades of grass to the hairs from the cat's ears! Exposure is just about perfect with the exception of the foreground paw that is in shadow. I think it would add greater visual impact if it was well light like the rest of the cat because then the impression/illusion of it stepping out of the tall grasses and coming towards us would be greater.
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12/13/2006 09:50:47 AM
Lovin this one. The grass really adds to the overall effect. Nice.
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12/13/2006 08:27:12 AM
great capture!
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12/13/2006 08:13:22 AM
this is a very good composition with excellent lighting..good sense of depth too...I like it a lot...the vignetting at the corners is a good touch.
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12/13/2006 08:00:42 AM
cute one!
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12/13/2006 04:22:31 AM
Different and effective.
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12/13/2006 03:16:31 AM
this rocks!
best iv seen so far.
your cat is soo cute!
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12/13/2006 02:16:59 AM
Love this one so much, and definately one of my fav's.....A "9" from me.
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12/13/2006 01:21:06 AM
great title and excellent image...I like the playfulness...contrats is great too
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