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Here Kitty Kitty! Come play with me.
Here Kitty Kitty! Come play with me.
hahn23


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Kids With Toys (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Location: Estes Park, CO
Date: Dec 23, 2010
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 1000
Shutter: 1/50s
Galleries: Animals, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Dec 24, 2010

No children, but children are implied as part of the "story". Small children would like to play with a "pet" cat like this. I understand this is a shoehorn. Just didn't have any children around my neighborhood who were brave enough to go out and play with a wildcat in the yard.

Seriously, there are no children up here in the mountains in winter. My grandchild is 1000 miles away. I wish all those with readily accessible children the best of luck in this challenge. Unfortunately, children are not part of my neighborhood.

[Dec. 27th, 2010 11:25:52 AM]

As expected, lots of DNMC votes. It's okay. I expected that. For those who have suggested I should have placed this the FS for December, I already have a good image submitted, which is not like this one.

[Dec. 29th, 2010 05:56:45 PM]

Yes, this is a bobcat in the wilderness.

[Dec. 31st, 2010 05:22:46 AM]

Published in the Estes Park News, as a front page photo.
//www.myvirtualpaper.com/doc/estes_park_news/epn12-31-10/2010123001/1.html

[Jan. 1st, 2011 12:22:44 PM]

In response to all the stern DNMC comments, this image is an orphan. If I had not entered it here, it would not have been entered at all. There were several challenges in a row which excluded me, so this one went in to this challenge as a shoehorn.

Two "best buddies" continue to harass me on many of my images. I will always ignore them, as they seem to work together a lot. Maybe the SC will notice one day.

Statistics
Place: 50 out of 51
Avg (all users): 3.4685
Avg (commenters): 3.2667
Avg (participants): 3.4286
Avg (non-participants): 3.4815
Views since voting: 1058
Views during voting: 371
Votes: 143
Comments: 26
Favorites: 5 (view)


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01/10/2011 07:36:32 PM
A really nice shot like this is wasted here as a shoehorn in a challenge. So much better to put it in the Free Study. BTW, I'm envious. There are bobcats here in the wildlife refuges, but I've never seen one.
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01/04/2011 01:37:24 PM
beautiful shot, hehe, my daughter would definetly call him a kitty cat (kee-kah in her own words)
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01/03/2011 07:06:41 PM
Still a good photo and I think it's good that you still entered something into the challenge. Better than skipping the challenge.
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01/03/2011 01:14:38 PM
all I can so is... oh my. Richard, I read your comments to the DNMC comments, and still do not understand why you even entered this photo in this challenge. Wouldn't it be better to stop (your word) shoehorning pics and just put them in your portfolio? This is wasting the voters time having to see this and comment DNMC. If the photo doesn't fit, just don't enter it.
01/03/2011 10:49:06 AM
Wow - that's one mean pussy cat !!

My dog has nightmares over cats like this. lol
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01/03/2011 09:21:00 AM
LOL...I gave the highest score to the brown winner !

Originally posted by kenskid:

WOW...classic "I got a great photo and no contest to put it in" photo. This is an excellent shot but not for kids with toys. Surely will get many DNMC comments. I'll give it a 9. Would have given a 10 had it met the challenge.
01/03/2011 12:43:26 AM
oh heck, just leave it be as funny.
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01/03/2011 12:29:09 AM
Incredible. ALL your comments mentioned the DNMC! But the more I look at it, the more I think the kid might have been lunch.

Edit to add: you no longer have to shoehorn your lovely captures. There is an orphan thread for just such occasions.

Message edited by author 2011-01-03 00:31:06.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/02/2011 10:09:52 PM
Nice capture of the Lynx, no kid , no toy.
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01/02/2011 10:17:38 AM
great photograph, but i feel that it doesnt meet the challenge very well.
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01/01/2011 10:20:24 PM
lovely picture, but nary a child...?
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01/01/2011 02:06:41 AM
Obviously, DNMC.
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12/31/2010 11:21:32 PM
I'm sure I'm not the first to say that it might have been more fitting if the title were 'Here kiddie Kiddie!. Anyway, it sure is an excellent photo.
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12/30/2010 06:21:36 PM
Where is the child or the toy? This was shoehorned in
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12/30/2010 10:52:24 AM
Don,t think this fits the challenge.
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12/29/2010 01:44:19 PM
really cool that you were able to capture this if its wild, but i think you would have to agree that this was fairly shoehorned ;)
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12/29/2010 01:22:21 PM
DNMC since there's not child playing with a toy in your shot... Shoehorn.... but a LOVELY one! Well done, but I'll have to ding you pretty hard on the score. (not voting yet)
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12/27/2010 05:13:47 PM
Beautiful photo, wrong challenge.
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12/27/2010 04:57:34 PM
Wow thats a huge shoehorn, nice shot but its a DNMC from me.
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12/27/2010 03:43:46 PM
gorgeous, but really a stretch on the challenge!
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12/27/2010 03:15:33 PM
It's a beautiful shot, but I really don't think it fits the theme.
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12/27/2010 10:59:54 AM
WOW...classic "I got a great photo and no contest to put it in" photo. This is an excellent shot but not for kids with toys. Surely will get many DNMC comments. I'll give it a 9. Would have given a 10 had it met the challenge.
12/27/2010 05:01:34 AM
Great shot, but far too big a shoehorn for me vote it as highly as it deserves I'm afraid.
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12/27/2010 03:22:02 AM
I can't believe how close you got to this gorgeous bobcat!!! Sorry, no kids whatsoever in this image, so it DNMC for me. But I love it!!!
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12/27/2010 02:20:21 AM
nice shot but DNMC :(
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12/27/2010 12:12:47 AM
This is a beautiful picture, did you enter it in the wrong challenge? Ought to be in the Free Study!
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