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Mackenzie in the Cherry Tree
Mackenzie in the Cherry Tree
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Trees (Minimal Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II
Location: Huntingdon, PA
Date: Feb 21, 2007
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 21, 2007

Taken at my In-law's home in Huntingdon, PA.

In camera before taking the shot: +1/3 exposure. Boosted sharpening, contrast and saturation. Used a circular polarizer to bring out the blue sky in the background.

Post Processing: Resized once.

I like the minimal editing thingy. Makes you get more creative and more involved in the taking of the photo.

And after showing my mother-in-law the photo, she informed me that it's an apple tree, not a cherry tree. :)

Statistics
Place: 19 out of 287
Avg (all users): 6.5254
Avg (commenters): 8.1000
Avg (participants): 6.5455
Avg (non-participants): 6.5000
Views since voting: 2043
Views during voting: 397
Votes: 177
Comments: 33
Favorites: 9 (view)


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11/04/2011 06:15:03 PM
Gorgeous kitty! White kitty against sky can be a tricky exposure; you nailed it!!!
08/25/2007 12:57:11 PM
This is great. The beautiful white cat really stands out against the blue sky! Well done.
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08/25/2007 12:46:23 PM
Nice! That's a really awesome exposure!

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08/17/2007 10:17:41 PM
*sigh* Thats like heaven.
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08/17/2007 09:21:48 PM
What a perfect kitty shot! Anyone who has tried to take a photo of an all white or all black cat knows how hard it is. You found the perfect lighting and background for this gorgeous shot. Purrrfect detail and exposure.
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03/02/2007 02:16:10 PM
That is the shot I liked best in this challenge - the contrast in colors between the sky and the cat ist great.
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03/02/2007 09:22:40 AM
I really thought this would ribbon, considering it was a minimal editing challenge it is stunning but as you will find on here there are a lot of people who just see a kitty cat and vote it down which is a pity. Great finish for your first challenge though, look forward to seeing more entries from you.
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03/02/2007 09:02:22 AM
Thank you for all the great comments, everybody. I had a blast taking the shots that day, as Mack puts on a great show. He loves climbing around in the fruit trees. And I got so lucky that there was a beautiful blue sky that day to shoot him against. A top 20 finish in my first challenge here, I'm a happy boy.
03/02/2007 01:43:29 AM
I was hoping this would ribbon. Really wonderful shot. Congrats on top 20 :)
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03/02/2007 12:08:56 AM
You are the master! This should have ribboned IMHO! Congratulations on the top twenty.
Thanks for sharing your methods. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/01/2007 11:43:23 PM
Ten from me.
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03/01/2007 09:50:20 PM
The winner!
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03/01/2007 12:42:52 PM
I think this is one of the few times where the cat adds interest to the shot.
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02/28/2007 09:59:11 PM
Really lovely exposure on this!
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02/27/2007 09:31:14 PM
My favorite in this challenge, if this doesnt ribbon it will be a crime!! Beautiful shot and perfectly exposed. 10
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02/27/2007 01:54:14 PM
This is AWESOME!!!! What a BEAUTIFUL cat! Talk about adding a touch of CLASS to a bare snarly tree! What a wow impact this photo had immediately as it popped up on my screen! 10
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02/25/2007 03:59:05 PM
I don't know about the tree but this is a nice picture...
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02/24/2007 08:20:15 PM
nice clarity and focus on her face. i like the colour composition.
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02/24/2007 11:48:26 AM
Beautiful
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02/23/2007 11:48:12 PM
great use of the tree, the cat is a beauty, and in fantastic focus 8
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02/23/2007 05:58:06 PM
Wow. Gorgeous!!!
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02/23/2007 05:05:39 PM
HOW did you manage to get her up there ? Beautiful cat.
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02/23/2007 05:02:30 PM
This is excellent. Love it!
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02/23/2007 02:15:32 PM
Wonderful!!This is my pick for the blue! I'd love it in any challenge but it's even more exceptional in this Minimal Editing challenge!! How on earth did you get such a beautiful blue sky like that, yet the cat is a lovely white with no over-exposed areas? I hope you'll share you secrets with us!
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02/23/2007 10:04:16 AM
I really like this image but find it a little distracting that the cat's face is not in sharp focus.
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02/23/2007 09:55:49 AM
:D *lolol* sooo cute :))))
lovely idea!
beautiful cat.
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02/23/2007 09:05:20 AM
Nice clear picture, good colors, no editing??
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02/23/2007 02:31:08 AM
911. Nice white & Blue.
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02/23/2007 02:02:15 AM
That's a gorgeous cat. Nice tree too. :)
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02/23/2007 01:05:01 AM
I really like this! 8
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02/23/2007 01:02:24 AM
That is some gorgeous kitty!! WOW I love how her eyes mimic the sky tones. And that pink rosy nose!!! Very pretty.
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02/23/2007 12:39:12 AM
Aww, how cute! Lovely contrast too.
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02/23/2007 12:20:46 AM
Beautiful cat, nicely focused.
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