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Challenge: Black and White Portrait (Classic Editing)
Collection: Stock
Camera: Olympus E-10
Location: our house
Date: Dec 28, 2002
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Dec 29, 2002

portrait of my new kitten tycho's face

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 90
Avg (all users): 7.0521
Avg (commenters): 8.5417
Avg (participants): 7.0282
Avg (non-participants): 7.1200
Views since voting: 8210
Votes: 96
Comments: 52
Favorites: 83 (view)


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08/26/2006 01:08:12 PM
outstanding work!!
01/11/2006 07:57:30 PM
fantastic image. the contrast is perfect. and your choice of composition/crop works very well. clarity is great, and the kitty is beautiful too. :)
04/25/2003 04:53:11 PM
This is an extremely beautiful photo. I placed it onto my desktop immediately.... extremely rare. I love coming back to the detail in the fur, and my only critique is that Tycho's right eye is a tad dark. Nice work...
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04/19/2003 12:36:27 AM
Mag. I really like your print with the eyes in color. Lovely pet shot.
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03/06/2003 06:28:08 PM
Great shot! Animals always give you something great to work with!
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01/10/2003 10:22:14 PM
Mag - This an excellent photo! So technically clean - as usual - and extremely emotional. I would've voted it a 10, had I voted.
Ruthann
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01/10/2003 07:40:43 AM
I think the low votes are indicative of hard-line "does not meet the challenge" opinions. Also, believe it or not, there are people that see pets not as individuals with personalities, but more as something akin to inanimate objects.
01/10/2003 04:35:45 AM
How anybody could give this a '1' I'll never figure out. Obviously there are people here who simply do not care about photographic qualities, or the fact that "cats are people too." :-) Just look at that face!!! All I can say is "great job" and this should've been number one!
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01/07/2003 05:10:22 PM
How did this not come in 1st? I'll never know.
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01/06/2003 07:44:33 PM
Just perfectly exposed.. I love the feeling that the cat is staring straight through my soul.. one of the best pet shots ive ever seen.
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01/06/2003 09:05:01 AM
congrats! very evenly lit pet photo - must be those soft boxes :)
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01/06/2003 08:21:31 AM
Thanks. 43 challenges entered and my first ribbon :). Now I've lost my claim to fame as being the only photog in the site favorites without a top 3.

Thanks for recognizing the technical and subjective qualities of this shot in spite of her being a cat, and not a homo sapiens.

Message edited by author 2003-01-07 15:18:22.
01/06/2003 07:31:16 AM
Congrats! Lovely shot and I love the square cropping. Welcome to ribbonville. It's all downhill from here (well, at least for me.... LOL) Rob
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01/06/2003 06:45:15 AM
Right on! What a deserving photo!
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01/06/2003 01:34:28 AM
Congrats Mag !!! Awesome photo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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01/06/2003 01:20:10 AM
You were robbed, mah fren.
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01/06/2003 12:56:12 AM
Mag!!! Awesome!!! Congrats!!!
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01/06/2003 12:32:05 AM
Congrats, Mag. Nice shot. You deserve it.
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01/06/2003 12:31:09 AM
YAY mag--congrats on the ribbon! and what a cutie kitten! ;) awesome shot.
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01/06/2003 12:23:27 AM
Very Nice Mag... One of my favorites this week. Congrats...

Bob
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01/06/2003 12:18:07 AM
A long time coming... the texture and tones in this shot are second to none. Well-deserved ribbon. Congrats :)
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01/06/2003 12:16:35 AM
Your too much! Great work, congrats to you!!
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01/06/2003 12:16:23 AM
SO my friend, you have entered ribbonland. Hope it feels great. Its about time.
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01/06/2003 12:10:30 AM
Congrats, loved this shot. Glad to see that portrait did not just mean a human photo to a lot of the voters of this challenge.
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01/06/2003 12:08:46 AM
Congrats on finally placing! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/05/2003 09:50:23 PM
In general, I didn't score animal shots so well because the dictionary calls a portrait an image of a person or human. This shot is exceptional, though, and I'm giving it a 9! Well done and good luck in the challenge!

JD Anderson
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01/05/2003 08:27:54 PM
Awesome shot. The detail is absolutely fantastic. I really hope this doesn't get marked down for being non-human.
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01/05/2003 05:04:57 PM
Those eyes are really amazing. Wonderful shot.
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01/05/2003 11:33:06 AM
i love this you have captured the cats personailty,beautifl- anz
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01/04/2003 08:23:53 PM
Amazing eyes. Well chosen close up and cropping. 8
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01/04/2003 02:17:52 PM
What a sweet little kitty!!!
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01/03/2003 03:18:52 PM
very good, the clarity is amazing -10
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01/02/2003 08:53:08 AM
The unequal and bright spot in the eyes is distracting to me. KNowing how hard it is to take a picture of pets, it is otherwisw very good.
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01/02/2003 02:17:14 AM
GReat shot, gave it a 9. The only thing I might change is the harsh hightlights in teh eyes. Beautiful lighting, crop, and contrast.
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01/02/2003 01:37:28 AM
Well done a great photo works so well in B+W
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01/02/2003 12:55:39 AM
I really like this photo. Its very clear and sharp, I also like the detail in the eyes and on the nose. Cool Photo!
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01/01/2003 07:55:26 PM
I love this sweet face! Good job!!!
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01/01/2003 12:29:26 PM
wow, i think this might be the winner, great job, unbelievable
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12/31/2002 11:18:38 PM
Purrrrrrfect!! You really nailed this one! My fav for this challenge.
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12/31/2002 11:15:21 AM
this kitty has nine..............
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12/31/2002 05:33:37 AM
A terrific close up shot! I love the composition.
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12/31/2002 12:03:18 AM
What a great shot! Good lighting, depth of field, and exposure control. And especially those eyes. 10!
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12/30/2002 06:33:17 PM
Got sharpness?
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12/30/2002 06:00:25 PM
Great shot. Real nice use of b&W. I was hoping for the best cat shot, but you beat me big time. Good luck. Jacko 9
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12/30/2002 03:02:52 PM
Nice work, good tones, focus and light. Good work, good luck.
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12/30/2002 02:26:14 PM
Nice shot. I wish the catchlights were a bit smaller in each eye.

It has NOT affected my vote, but I don't think this colour border works well here.
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12/30/2002 12:18:06 PM
It's a shame that people will vote this down for being an animal shot. This is a stunning example of Portraiture. I give it a 9. I don't give 10's so this is as high as I go.

Everything is good in this shot and I am jealous that I didn't take it...
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12/30/2002 10:03:37 AM
Nice photo.
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12/30/2002 06:11:31 AM
Now this is what I call an awesome macro shot. Very expressive for a cat. Clarity and composition is fabulous. Well done. 10
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12/30/2002 12:52:04 AM
Beautiful ! Shiiizzzam
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12/30/2002 12:38:15 AM
You got that right about the eyes. What colors are they. Looks like yellow and maybe blue. Am I wrong but is the right eye a little more dialated than the other? Maybe just the way the flash went off. Beautiful close up. Beautiful cat, and beautiful photo. It'd be an 8 with me. PTL
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12/30/2002 12:22:43 AM
this is a very well executed pet portrait... i didn't think i would give any tens for pets but you get one... great work... - setzler
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