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Challenge: Textures V (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Yorba Linda, CA
Date: Dec 24, 2007
Aperture: f/3.2
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 25, 2007

Close up of my wife's cat. I chose f/3.2 to try to get most of the face sharp, yet blur out the rest of the image and remove distracting elements.

Place: 107 out of 222
Avg (all users): 5.5409
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
Avg (participants): 5.2353
Avg (non-participants): 5.6852
Views since voting: 868
Views during voting: 228
Votes: 159
Comments: 10
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01/02/2008 03:17:20 AM
Another entry that I voted high that has finished low! A lovely, sympathetic cat portrait revealing bags of texture.
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01/02/2008 02:21:07 AM
LOL! Love the comment about de-gooping the cat. And yes, it certainly does provide an indication of age. The texture on the fur is excellent - and I know from experience that isn't an easy thing to capture. There's something about the way light interacts with cat fur that always makes it a challenge.
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01/02/2008 12:10:53 AM
I like the DOF. It really helps draw attention to the nose and eyes. He looks kind of angry lol.
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01/02/2008 12:08:19 AM
I stand my Tiger's goopy eyes--it's a sign of age (I think he's like 16), wisdom, and natural beauty. And the goop has texture too! Look at that contrast between smooth goop and detailed fur.

Besides, this cat wouldn't let me get close enough to him to de-goop him.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/31/2007 10:03:34 PM
Very nice close up cat portrait! There is a bit too much noise (for my taste) in the lower left and right corners. The blueish left , a great color contrast, makes this photo interesting!
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12/30/2007 04:41:05 PM
Would like this better if the eye's weren't goopy...
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12/30/2007 04:15:37 PM
Too much noise, but nice texture!
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12/28/2007 07:07:46 PM
I like it, but maybe you could have wiped Tiger's eyes first on a close up like that.
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12/27/2007 09:21:38 PM
Love it
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12/26/2007 02:06:42 PM
very nice
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