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Portrait of a Cat
Portrait of a Cat

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Challenge: Triptych II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Sheffield, UK
Date: Apr 25, 2007
Aperture: F/2.8 - F/5.6
ISO: 320 - 400
Shutter: 1/125 - 1/250 sec.
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 26, 2007

Meet Molly.

Place: 45 out of 244
Avg (all users): 6.2817
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 6.1368
Avg (non-participants): 6.3983
Views since voting: 1195
Views during voting: 344
Votes: 213
Comments: 24
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/15/2007 02:16:25 PM
This is a great triptych! I'm glad it was presented in the "pick your favorite" thread so we could see it again!
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08/10/2007 12:30:12 PM
Cute as hell!!
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08/10/2007 12:10:29 PM
Hello Molly,

aren't you a cutie! running through the gate, making fun of that photographing guy who was following you around all day long.. ;)

your eye looks stunning today. did you use new make-up or something like that? :P

And, that portrait of you, you look so tough. Ben did good, what do you think?

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06/24/2007 09:56:28 AM
Nice pic! A TINY bit overzealous on the saturation on the reds and greens on the left and a very tiny bit soft on the segment to the right... also, could have done without the blurry blob in the foreground...

Still, an excellent pic in general.
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05/07/2007 04:30:49 AM
lovely triptych, ben. the first one with molly jumping thru the gate is my favourite.

Message edited by author 2007-05-07 04:31:09.
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05/07/2007 12:32:55 AM
by karmat

Hello Molly!

Compositionally, I think you have included some interesting shots on this one. They work together well, and give several different insights to this cat. The only picture I might suggest changing would be the one on the far left. I almost think it would better balance the shot if the cat were jumping the other way, and going out of the frame, so to speak. Likewise, the one on the right could be mirrored, as well, and it would be facing out of the frame as well. I *think* this would give a better impression of balance to the shot.

Technically, the focus, exposure, etc. is good. Nothing dramatic or earthshattering, but nothing that can be critically assessed, either. The red in the first picture really draws the attention, and it is interesting that each shot has something that seems out of focus. I didn't realize it when I was voting, but the first shot has motion blur, the second has a shallow dof around the eye, and the third has that oof "thing" in front of Molly. The overall effect, then, is that the compilation is out of focus, but in actuality, it is not.

Overall, good work, and definitely not a score to be ashamed of, especially considering how outspoken some forum-goers are about "pet shots."

If I need to further explain or clarify myself, please feel free to contact me.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/05/2007 05:17:56 AM
I like the abstract feel.
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05/04/2007 02:38:48 PM
Quite representative of a feline. Nice!
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05/03/2007 05:19:27 PM
nice layout. Don't ya just love cats...their evil looks?...lol
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05/02/2007 11:44:52 AM
Terrific concept and execution! Love the colors, love the variety of subjects. And you put them together nicely, too.
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05/02/2007 09:00:28 AM
The picture on the right is great. The middle picture is a nice detail shot, but could have been smaller and cropped at the top and bottom. The one on the left doesn't do a lot for me. Perhaps a different layout and swapping out the left pic would have improved this.
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04/30/2007 11:10:18 PM
Great set - But I feel the black border is to top heavy. Love the first pic!
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04/30/2007 08:12:56 PM
Fastastic presentation with strong visual impact.
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04/30/2007 04:30:24 PM
Since the eye (or at least my eye) generally moves left to right, I think switching the left and right images would have worked better. In other words, have the cat 'leaving' from the right side of the triptych. As it is, the cat is jumping 'into' it. Nice pics otherwise, and a great action shot of it jumping through the gate.
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04/30/2007 03:05:54 PM
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04/30/2007 01:32:42 PM
Nicely intimate. Rich viewing experience. 9.
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04/30/2007 11:37:06 AM
I like the use of different aspects of the cat...especially the eye in the middle...that's almost creepy! ;-)
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04/30/2007 11:18:53 AM
One of my favorites from the challenge! Great work....it's so "cat!" *9*
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04/30/2007 10:24:40 AM
slight blur of cat on left, but gives motion to the shot. Love the playful mood and flow here. 8
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04/30/2007 06:24:08 AM
The eye is the best one!!!
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04/30/2007 04:48:55 AM
Have to say I am not a massive cat fan but these photos are wonderful, and excellent for this particular challenge
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04/30/2007 03:52:51 AM
You seem to have captured the essense of a cat quite well here.
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04/30/2007 02:24:13 AM
Funny how it's the little things that count, the red bell ties in so beautifully with the gate and keeps me looking for more interesting details. Lovely.
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04/30/2007 12:35:49 AM
i would have put the picture of the cat in the middle, but maybe that's just me
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