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Challenge: Silence II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-3020Z
Date: Jan 25, 2009
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 25, 2009


Place: 13 out of 178
Avg (all users): 6.1280
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.6949
Avg (non-participants): 6.2961
Views since voting: 1283
Views during voting: 351
Votes: 211
Comments: 10
Favorites: 2 (view)

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02/04/2009 12:20:59 AM
I gave this one a 9 and I have no idea how it would end up in place 14. I was sure you would be in the top 5....
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02/04/2009 12:17:50 AM
Thanks to all for your comments. This is only my second challenge attempt so I am excited to have placed so high in the competition. This shot was taken on a lazy Sunday afternoon as I awoke from a nap and saw my kitty sleeping at the foot of my bed. It was so tranquil and relaxing. Perhaps it was more of a sense of serenity than silence, for those who didn't feel it fit the category. Sorry for that. I look forward to learning more about technical aspects of photography so that I can improve and measure up to some of the awesome photographers on the site.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/03/2009 04:00:12 PM
This is my favorite. So sweet. 8
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02/03/2009 07:20:36 AM
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02/03/2009 02:27:06 AM
Absolutely fantastic. One of the best. Fits the challenge like a glove.

Message edited by author 2009-02-04 15:53:37.
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01/31/2009 12:07:31 PM
Very cute. :D Love the colors and the detail on the fur. Also has that quiet feel, but in a playful way which is nice.
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01/30/2009 06:54:51 PM
This is a lovely shot. (Helps too that I am a cat person, lol!)

Great use of thirds, the light is diffused well, the b/g colours complements the cat's coat. Foreground leg looks a tiny bit oof (out-of-focus) but am not on home computer, so can't be 100% sure. Many dpc'ers don't like quiet backgrounds, without much happening; I think they are fine for this challenge, as quietude of some sort is what is asked for.

Flaws...crop on right side and top looks very tight. Include entire ear and some space above it, so kitty can twitch his/her ear while dreaming and not slam it into the perimeter :-) Light on blankie towards left could be seen as glare.

If I were shooting I'd leave more room around cat's head and foremost leg. Easier to crop in from too big a shot, and resize, than shoot too close and not have any room to manuever.

I'll give this a 6 as is, but with a little work could easily go up a notch or two. Nice work! :-)
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01/28/2009 10:49:53 PM
all the cats in this challenge are excellent.
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01/28/2009 10:29:36 PM
Soooo sweet. But I hear purring.... Does the kitty have a nipped ear or is that overblown lighting?
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01/28/2009 12:07:43 PM
OMG this is gorgeous! I love the little kitty feet. Deb is this you?
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