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Challenge: Best of 2009 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Rockdale, New York
Date: Dec 27, 2009
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500s
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 21, 2010

Taken two days after Christmas 2009. It was one of those times where you see something you like and run back and get your camera. I love how the cats are nearly alternating black/tiger/black...oops...black...what are you doing there? Get to the back of the line where you belong. LOL.

I love this shot and wanted to give it a chance. I hope people appreciate the humor and score it fairly. It has an almost old school feel to it.

[Jan. 27th, 2010 11:09:38 AM]

I'm so THRILLED with how well this photo is doing. Thanks to all of you for the awesome comments and votes! I'm also estatic that to this point 3 people liked it enough to "favorite" it. That really makes all of this worthwhile.

Currently sitting at my personal best with just over 6.2. Finally breaking the 6 barrier is a great milestone for me and I hope it's the start of a trend that continues forward.

Having my first 6+ score, by far the most comments and favs during any of my previous challenges...and having this occur during a "Best of 2xxx" challenge where the field is incredibly strong is a fantastic ending to last year and a great start for the coming one. Thanks again everyone for your comments and votes!

[Jan. 28th, 2010 11:46:17 PM]

15 minutes left!

Thank you everyone for making this my most successful challenge to date! I just wanted to thank everyone again for the amazing comments (40), those who were kind enough to favorite the photo (5) and of course those that liked it well enough to make it my personal best! It's been a great week. Good luck to all!

Votes: 258
Views: 395
Avg Vote: 6.2558
Comments: 40
Favorites: 5


[Jan. 28th, 2010 11:48:12 PM]

Oh, and my cats deserve a lot of the credit and they will be getting extra treats from me after this! :)

Wow, I made the top 100 in a "Best of 2xxx" challenge! Thank You! :) To make it even sweeter and meaningful to me it's my B'day (29th) and a great present! ;)

Statistics
Place: 93 out of 445
Avg (all users): 6.2353
Avg (commenters): 7.2105
Avg (participants): 6.2157
Avg (non-participants): 6.3137
Views since voting: 1468
Views during voting: 396
Votes: 255
Comments: 51
Favorites: 13 (view)


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08/15/2011 12:08:19 PM
Originally posted by melodicgrace:

Oh I love this! It makes me want to go find my kitten (who is probably sleeping under my bed) and snuggle.


Thanks Amy, it's one of my all time favorites as well. :)

Dave
08/14/2011 11:10:17 PM
Oh I love this! It makes me want to go find my kitten (who is probably sleeping under my bed) and snuggle.
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01/30/2010 10:27:01 PM
Originally posted by vawendy:

Congrats on your PB!! And what a wonderful shot. I loved it when voting and still do. This better be framed and hanging in your house!!


Thanks Wendy, I'm glad you loved this shot! Not framed yet, but working on a print to do just that! :)
01/30/2010 06:29:31 PM
Congrats on your PB!! And what a wonderful shot. I loved it when voting and still do. This better be framed and hanging in your house!!
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01/29/2010 03:24:16 PM
A kind of sneaky BW: it gets better the more you look. So glad this wasn't arranged and that you went back for your camera.

Message edited by author 2010-01-30 19:01:29.
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01/29/2010 10:25:22 AM
Thanks again to all for all the positive comments and birthday wishes! :)
01/29/2010 09:06:10 AM
Happy Birthday! And congrats on your new PB :)
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01/29/2010 08:50:27 AM
Poster worthy. Adorable.
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01/29/2010 01:20:29 AM
Placed pretty darn high with this. Got a 7 from me. I think we will see all those 5's gone from your profile page in the near future.
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01/29/2010 12:20:47 AM
Really sweet! Just a wonderfully warm and enjoyable photo - congratulations on a well-deserved personal best with this one!
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01/29/2010 12:18:51 AM
You should park them there more often! Great shot and nice processing too.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/28/2010 11:27:54 PM
Timeless! Wonderful in every way!
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01/28/2010 11:05:01 PM
How cute is this? That is adorable. What time of day do these guys all sleep together like this? Love it.
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01/28/2010 08:41:22 PM
OMG, that's adorable!!! In a windowbox, no less. Great capture :-)
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01/28/2010 06:38:21 PM
I'm hanging this in the Posthumous Fantasy Art Gallery.
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01/28/2010 03:12:21 PM
7 - Ha. Wish the clarity was a little better.. but good little family portrait (just in time by the look of far left, but plenty of time by the look of far right). The b&w works well.
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01/28/2010 08:32:34 AM
Very cute capture and works well in b&w.
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01/28/2010 07:34:13 AM
Oh so sweet. Lovely little pile of fur balls warming themselves in the sunshine.
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01/27/2010 03:53:58 PM
What an amazing catch and you didn't even wake them! :)
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01/27/2010 01:54:46 PM
cute kitties!
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01/27/2010 09:13:14 AM
Quaint image.
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01/27/2010 08:20:29 AM
this just makes me smile
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01/26/2010 10:06:01 PM
LOL!! what a shot !, the B&W decision is good . wonderful symmetry & nice textures. 8
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01/26/2010 07:54:13 PM
this is such a wonderful picture...did you "set" this up? almost to much....
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01/25/2010 04:49:54 PM
REALLY a cute shot. WHAT a find this is. I'd like to see the bottom cropped a bit to remove the shadow. This shot rocks.
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01/25/2010 04:42:47 PM
Love the B&W. Nice image.
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01/25/2010 04:42:10 PM
Awwww! I love this photo! You can't stage something like that. What a moment!
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01/25/2010 10:12:27 AM
what a cool image ... this should be in a calendar somewhere ...
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01/25/2010 09:50:07 AM
LOL, that's great! 7
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01/24/2010 08:11:24 PM
Ha, what a great unusual shot. I take it they do that by themselves as there's no way you would get that many cats to pose for you!
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01/24/2010 07:39:50 PM
lol, love it.
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01/24/2010 06:32:18 PM
thats so good and like the B&W
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01/24/2010 05:48:19 PM
Awwww! This is really cute.
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01/24/2010 05:46:37 PM
Oh too cute!! What a lovely group shot!
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01/24/2010 08:33:19 AM
That's gotta be one of the cutest pictures I have ever seen! What a pile of slugs! LOL!!!8
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01/23/2010 09:32:07 PM
Sooo darling. Love the composition. This is one of those cases where the big black frame really works. Great BW tones, too.
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01/23/2010 05:51:35 PM
Such an adorable picture. Works well in b & w. Looks like they've appointed the far left side kitty to be look out!
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01/23/2010 02:55:56 PM
This is really nice! Nice detail and cute.
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01/23/2010 11:26:22 AM
That is just great. Wish I could see it HUGE. :)
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01/23/2010 09:52:13 AM
Very cute. I can never get them to cooperate long enough for a shot like this. Well done.
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01/23/2010 06:26:35 AM
You gotta be kitting me...!!! Fantastic!
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01/23/2010 03:20:40 AM
Great capture!
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01/23/2010 12:58:25 AM
3rd fav cats in this challenge.
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01/22/2010 07:46:19 PM
Wonderful critter opportunity...monochrome works well
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01/22/2010 06:51:19 PM
now thats cute, looks great in bw
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01/22/2010 06:12:06 PM
Amazing scene! Well executed too.
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01/22/2010 04:28:21 PM
This is really a fun photograph showing perfectly what life of a cat is all about :)
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01/22/2010 03:59:51 PM
What a great moment to find and capture! All these cats slumbering in the window box is so adorable! The B&W treatment was, I believe, the best choice. Color would have been too distracting on the eye - this way the cats in the box (cat in the box...wonder if one is called Jack;-) ) are more prominent. Not to mention the details, shapes and textures in the environment of the shot is much more present.
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01/22/2010 02:06:15 PM
Oh good heavens this is precious!!! A fave and a 10 from me! :)
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01/22/2010 05:09:27 AM
That's about as cute as cute gets. It works great as a black and white, but I bet it works very well in color too.
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01/22/2010 03:10:02 AM
:)
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