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01/08/2009 12:58:00 PM · #1
I've only been around for a few weeks now (and I love it) but I have noticed an alarming trend. There are cats in every challenge. Not just one, sometimes three or four. No offense to all you feline fanatics out there, but I have yet to see a good picture of a cat. So I pose the question:

Are cats so evil that they can't be photgraphed well?

01/08/2009 12:58:52 PM · #2
The cats were brought in to try to solve the frog problem...
01/08/2009 01:04:39 PM · #3
Originally posted by Jdroullard:

I've only been around for a few weeks now (and I love it) but I have noticed an alarming trend. There are cats in every challenge. Not just one, sometimes three or four. No offense to all you feline fanatics out there, but I have yet to see a good picture of a cat. So I pose the question:

Are cats so evil that they can't be photgraphed well?


I saw a great photo of a cat in the latest free study. Moved me enough to comment.

Sometimes we let our personal biases over-run. I know I do it too frequently for certain things.

You're going to notice a lot of 'alarming' trends here as you stay and vote and enter and get to know the place. Best to either skip them and move along, or try your very best to look at them from a different angle and appreciate them if you can.

Also, I have to agree with Achoo.

Which is a first, and frightens me.
01/08/2009 01:05:50 PM · #4
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

The cats were brought in to try to solve the frog problem...


...and clean-up all the milk splashes
01/08/2009 01:06:54 PM · #5
My cats pose several problems....

1. They're quick. Need Really high shutter speeds.
2. They're black. Difficult expsoure to nail, especially considering how damn quick they are.
3. They're have no interest in anything I'm doing unless it involves food.

So to combat this I have tried 2 approaches. Shot them in window light at a high ISO. Used stuffed animal as stand in and lured cats with treats. Result - I have a really blurry shot of a leaping cat attacking the stuffed animal that he thought was going to eat his treat.

Second approach. Wait til they're sleepy and then set up my lights around them. Result - Caught the light as it was falling, still trying to drag cat out from under couch.

Will try when cats are the feline equivalents of octagenarians.
01/08/2009 01:08:19 PM · #6
Oh, and as for evil?

It's not that cats are evil. They just know they're superior, and they don't mind flaunting it.
01/08/2009 01:10:00 PM · #7
Originally posted by K10DGuy:

Originally posted by Jdroullard:

I've only been around for a few weeks now (and I love it) but I have noticed an alarming trend. There are cats in every challenge. Not just one, sometimes three or four. No offense to all you feline fanatics out there, but I have yet to see a good picture of a cat. So I pose the question:

Are cats so evil that they can't be photgraphed well?


I saw a great photo of a cat in the latest free study. Moved me enough to comment.

Sometimes we let our personal biases over-run. I know I do it too frequently for certain things.

You're going to notice a lot of 'alarming' trends here as you stay and vote and enter and get to know the place. Best to either skip them and move along, or try your very best to look at them from a different angle and appreciate them if you can.

Also, I have to agree with Achoo.

Which is a first, and frightens me.


Mostly I'm just off work today and bored so I thought I'd stir up trouble. Care to post that pic from the FS? I'm so lazy I don't want to go look through 400 pictures for it.
01/08/2009 01:14:21 PM · #8
Originally posted by Jdroullard:


Mostly I'm just off work today and bored so I thought I'd stir up trouble. Care to post that pic from the FS? I'm so lazy I don't want to go look through 400 pictures for it.


Yah, I finally got the jist of your post after posting my post, so I followed it up a little. hehe.

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*EDIT* Oh heck, I was just reminded that I left TWO cat comments. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' ristyz also got one!

Message edited by author 2009-01-08 13:54:05.
01/08/2009 01:18:06 PM · #9
Originally posted by Jdroullard:

Are cats so evil that they can't be photgraphed well?


Them's fightin' words according to my cats.... :-)
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01/08/2009 01:27:26 PM · #10
Originally posted by cgino:

Originally posted by Jdroullard:

Are cats so evil that they can't be photgraphed well?


Them's fightin' words according to my cats.... :-)
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There is something I ought to tell you, I... Am not left handed either!
01/08/2009 01:28:11 PM · #11
Originally posted by Jdroullard:



Are cats so evil that they can't be photgraphed well?


Mine is that evil
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01/08/2009 01:29:00 PM · #12
Not evil, just cute.

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01/08/2009 01:32:06 PM · #13
Originally posted by mindbottling:

Originally posted by Jdroullard:



Are cats so evil that they can't be photgraphed well?


Mine is that evil
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Yikes.
01/08/2009 01:34:34 PM · #14
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01/08/2009 01:36:05 PM · #15
I like a good cat photo. Evil photos are the best.

Here are cat photos by various photographers which are in my Favourites (so far, more may be added at any time...):

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ETA... My mother-in-laws cat (below) is VERY evil!

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Message edited by author 2009-01-08 13:37:18.
01/08/2009 01:36:59 PM · #16
Originally posted by Jdroullard:

There is something I ought to tell you, I... Am not left handed either!


Well, if that didn't strike terror into your heart, maybe this will!

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01/08/2009 01:51:00 PM · #17
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Lest we forget, what evil really is.
01/08/2009 02:05:12 PM · #18
Not only are they evil...they bitch a lot too:

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And this is my most faved picture...humor is a good thing:

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01/08/2009 02:11:38 PM · #19
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Looks like they didn't get all the frogs...

Message edited by author 2009-01-08 14:46:32.
01/08/2009 02:16:21 PM · #20
here's an evil one for you, Slippy

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01/08/2009 02:19:36 PM · #21
For the length of time I've been here, there have been many cat shots that I thought were "oh wow." Now if you don't care for cats, that might sway your opinion of the image, just like a cute child or baby would. Like any other subject, it is totally in the eye of the viewer. Granted, there are pourly done images of any and everything, but seeing no good cat shots? Look again. :~)

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01/08/2009 02:35:17 PM · #22
Not all cats have gone to the "dark side."

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01/08/2009 02:50:31 PM · #23
Originally posted by Telehubbie:

Not all cats have gone to the "dark side."

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may not be the darkside, but it may need therapy...
01/08/2009 03:53:41 PM · #24
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01/08/2009 04:30:44 PM · #25
How to photograph cats (and a dog).
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