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The secret life of Tony James Bond
The secret life of Tony James Bond

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Challenge: Art of 2017 (Standard Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
Location: Chateau Snaffles
Date: Oct 18, 2017
Aperture: f.4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/400
Date Uploaded: Feb 1, 2018

There's a long story behind this cat. Essentially, he was born this past spring on the farm across the road from me. By last fall he was this big healthy tom, but was scrounging food out of my compost bin, so I began to leave out food for him. At the same time, unknown to me, a new neighbour was also feeding him.

I put up a post on FB in the lost pets section and continued to feed him, as I thought he might be a local pet just playing at being a feral :-) The last time I saw him in the wild, was on my birthday in late November...then I saw his food was going uneaten, or eaten by bluejays. I resigned myself to the fact that Bond, as I had named him, was gone.

But then an admin from the FB page contacted me and that's when I learned that he not only had a home, but it was with the new neighbour! I was shocked to see pics of this hefty former feral - he weighs around 12bs - being cuddled by a lovely young lady who has since become a friend and guine pig for my yoga teachings :-)

Place: 82 out of 92
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Views since voting: 75
Views during voting: 115
Votes: 68
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02/20/2018 08:59:58 AM
Hello from the critique club

An appealing image that contributes to the challenge well

A lovely natural portrait Susan. I like the composition and pose looking over his shoulder, the DOF is perfect too, nicely isolated with just the right amount of detail, though I would have been tempted to remove that sprig of foliage on the bottom left. I certainly feel it deserved a higher score, 007 would have been proud of it.

Now I understand the guinea pig comment…!
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02/19/2018 12:15:11 AM
I can't believe this didn't make the top 5. This is a beautiful photo and it shows every aspect of a work of art. Sometimes I simply shake my head. I gave you a 9 on this one.
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