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Backyard diva
Backyard diva
johst582


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX VR 55-200 f4-5.6 G IF-ED
Location: Karlshamn, Sweden
Date: Jul 19, 2007
Aperture: f/5,6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500 s
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2009

Noise ninja
Duplicate + blur a lot + low opacity on that layer
Exposure adjustment layer
Flatten
Resize to 1440
Levels: output 55-200 range to avoid clipping on sharpen
Sharpen, sharpen
Resize to 720
Levels, back to normal range.
A little smart sharpen
Some USM
More softness
Some selective saturation
Save for web

Statistics
Place: 500 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.6777
Avg (commenters): 6.7671
Avg (participants): 5.6796
Avg (non-participants): 5.6667
Views since voting: 1007
Views during voting: 691
Votes: 512
Comments: 82
Favorites: 4 (view)


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11/21/2009 10:31:44 PM
WOW .. this is such a fantastic shot .. capturing the posture like that .. excellent .. the whiskers and lighting are beautiful ..!!
love the title too .. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:55:39 PM
That is one adorable cat! Great use of shallow DOF, and lighting is also spot on.
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03/17/2009 10:32:58 PM
Ah! Peel me a mouse dahling...
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03/17/2009 09:01:59 PM
This reminds me of my famous cat Tim. Still missed after 20 years.
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03/17/2009 11:46:27 AM
She looks so happy stretching in the sun... I want to go outside and have a moment like that.
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03/17/2009 06:29:13 AM
Delightful shot of your cat.
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03/17/2009 04:01:37 AM
great capture and light on the face, I like the way the wiskers come out into the black part of the background really making them stand out.
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03/17/2009 01:31:37 AM
Great shot. Love the fur texture and those whiskers.
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03/16/2009 10:14:11 PM
Great shot. The shear joy of sunning comes thru loud and clear. 7
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03/16/2009 09:22:21 PM
"U mayz scratch kitteh under de chin. Now, hoomin!"
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03/16/2009 02:27:24 PM
LOL! What a cute pose! She's adorable.
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03/16/2009 02:03:55 PM
This was a bizare moment... Massive Attack - Angel on speakers, and at its climax your Diva shows up. I wouldn't have made it if it were in black and white, that would've been to much... Concerning the photo, well seen and captured! Amazing how many great photos one might come across by pointing the lens at a pet for a few minutes. Great sharpness, detail and DOF. 8 from me!
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03/16/2009 01:22:52 PM
Good shot. Good detail on the whiskers.
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03/16/2009 04:11:50 AM
Awesome capture and presentation. Gorgeous.
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03/16/2009 03:40:14 AM
what a lovely pet snap shot
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03/15/2009 11:25:00 PM
Sweet shot. Good colors.
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03/15/2009 09:11:43 PM
Beautiful light...
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03/15/2009 04:22:57 PM
awwww, great lighting
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03/15/2009 03:15:28 PM
I don't usually care much for pet portraits, but this one's the best pet candid I've seen in quite a while! I like it.
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03/15/2009 03:02:13 PM
oh, that's just precious!
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03/15/2009 02:52:50 PM
Interpretation of Topic: Nice Choice
Photography: Sharp
Viewers Reaction: I enjoyed this different angle and creative title.
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03/15/2009 06:26:53 AM
cute, I give 5 ;)
brano
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03/15/2009 02:41:59 AM
nice bokeh, good details, 7
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03/14/2009 11:08:04 PM
I love how the light has picked up the whiskers, a nice softness to this photo.
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03/14/2009 11:07:54 PM
check out those whiskers! Perfectly focused. Love the processing. I'm a sucker for kitty shots. :)
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03/14/2009 10:43:01 PM
good use of existing light
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03/14/2009 10:36:18 PM
good lighting
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03/14/2009 09:55:20 PM
DOF is barely enough. Nice kit.
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03/14/2009 07:26:37 PM
I'm to sexy for my hat... Looks like one satisfied cat.
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03/14/2009 06:01:46 PM
Cute! Great vivid tones!
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03/14/2009 05:32:26 PM
What a fitting title!
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03/14/2009 02:44:18 PM
She is, isn't she! lovely.
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03/14/2009 01:37:18 PM
Excellent sharpness and detail, great shot.
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03/14/2009 11:43:33 AM
Ha ha I love it. She is loving the sunlight. Nice timing.
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03/14/2009 09:51:48 AM
Good POV and exposure needs a closer crop for impact.
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03/14/2009 08:38:02 AM
Lovely to see her enjoying the sunlight. Nice colors
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03/14/2009 12:55:16 AM
Lovely kitty. Excellent capture!! 8
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03/13/2009 09:22:31 PM
I love this 10
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03/13/2009 09:10:23 PM
nice shot- she's right in the light,
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03/13/2009 08:41:00 PM
Fabulous light! I just love the pose with the whiskers catching the sun. Not exactly a portrait (I like to see eyes in a portrait) but a really fun image, and very well done.
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03/13/2009 08:19:55 PM
Very unique image, I really like the model's pose.
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03/13/2009 07:43:18 PM
Oh yeah- that really feels great! Love this!
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03/13/2009 07:42:59 PM
so funny! I love that everything is pointing upward..
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03/13/2009 07:09:25 PM
fantastic tines and great light
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03/13/2009 06:35:57 PM
I like how the light just peaks onto her face, like she is just stretching to reach it.
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03/13/2009 05:44:05 PM
oh i love those whiskers!! beautiful green, makes me reeeelly miss spring. great photo, makes me happy:)-7
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03/13/2009 04:54:00 PM
This shot's just the cat's whiskers! Great background bokeh as well.
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03/13/2009 04:16:02 PM
Excellent lighting. Great capture.
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03/13/2009 03:47:56 PM
This is purrrfect.10
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03/13/2009 03:10:13 PM
She certainly looks like a diva with that pose. Great lighting.
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03/13/2009 02:34:00 PM
Wonderful humor, love the DOF, spot on
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03/13/2009 01:45:23 PM
thats the life
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03/13/2009 12:02:41 PM
wow, this is beautiful
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03/13/2009 10:36:12 AM
Lovely image with lovely lighting but oh what a shame we can't see those eyes
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03/13/2009 08:59:12 AM
unusual angle.. love the whiskers
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03/13/2009 02:08:04 AM
Ahhh!!! This encapsulates "cat" so well!
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03/13/2009 01:21:58 AM
Unusual angle but good lighting
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03/12/2009 07:09:43 PM
Love the softness of this. The whiskers are the best. Truly a hidden gem, thanks for sharing!
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03/12/2009 07:01:45 PM
this made me smile as soon as I saw it, good job! and Great focus.
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03/12/2009 06:04:51 PM
I like that this isn't a typical capture of a cat. Nice detail of the whiskers. The lighting is very good.
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03/12/2009 05:08:08 PM
good light and shapness
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03/12/2009 01:58:11 PM
Everyone needs a good stretch once in a while.
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03/12/2009 01:19:38 PM
that's some really nice light 7
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03/12/2009 09:52:32 AM
how sweet, cute pose. love how she's stretching to the warmth of the sun, and how the sunlight illuminates the wiskers, well done
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03/12/2009 08:04:28 AM
Great capture, very pretty kitty. The title is perfect for her pose. Excellent focus and nice soft DOF.
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03/12/2009 04:24:56 AM
What a wonderful cat photo
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03/11/2009 08:53:47 PM
Beautiful focus and lighting.
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03/11/2009 08:41:54 PM
LOL @ the title. An unusual cat photo... dreamy.

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03/11/2009 07:14:36 PM
The whiskers make this shot.
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03/11/2009 06:30:59 PM
Wonderful DOF. The image is very sharp and crisp which is accentuated by the darker tones of the background. Nice capture.
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03/11/2009 06:14:46 PM
Love the detail in the wiskers. Looks like she's enjoying the sun.
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03/11/2009 04:58:45 PM
oh, that is me at my 20% mark commenting...(with your photo!!) excellent colors, nice sharp detail...excellent
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03/11/2009 04:23:15 PM
Great choice of DOF on this... good detail on the cat, and nicely composed overall.
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03/11/2009 04:13:20 PM
OMG, this is just priceless. Perfect light, perfect spot. The color of the fur on the ground looks a bit funny but it is nevertheless a great photo. 8.
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03/11/2009 03:54:34 PM
Oh what a terrific shot. I love how she's just taking it all in. I don't get a sense of diva at all, but just her pure joy of that moment in the sun. The whiskers make the shot. :~) Thanks for putting a smile on my face.
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03/11/2009 12:15:27 PM
It's like she's throwing her head back with a great basking sign...a charmed life she lives.
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03/11/2009 11:29:08 AM
great composition
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03/11/2009 08:51:42 AM
Great shot. Love the lighting and vignette.
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03/11/2009 08:16:14 AM
I vant to be alone...
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03/11/2009 08:00:17 AM
I like the soft effect and the cat enjoying the sun. Its a different then normal cat picture. Nice.
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03/11/2009 07:23:26 AM
Nice DOF and light especially the effectiveness of the dark background. I would have liked to see the cats face however. Best of luck.
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03/11/2009 12:22:40 AM
Soaking up the moonlight like a true diva.
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