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Challenge: Free Study 2019-04 (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D750
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Date: Apr 28, 2019
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2019

This is the magnificent, magical, marvelous (and very bendy) Mercy Malick with her fluffy and adorable kitty Montezuma. In addition to being absurdly flexible and funny as hell heck, Mercy is a singer, actor, and artist. And impossibly nice. And gorgeous. Her 2 cats (the other is The People, not in this shot) are awesome characters as well.

Shooting with cats is always a challenge. They do everything you want when you're not looking, and refuse to perform when you want them to. Additionally, lighting is tricky because you can't use strobes: nothing with send a cat under the bed faster than the flash from strobes. So I used these little LEDs, which work great but aren't the brightest. And had the added inconveniences of spooking Monte - who showed extreme interest in them until I picked up my camera. We just couldn't get him close to Mercy's foot. We even dangled a Q-tip (his absolute favorite toy guaranteed to make him play) between her toes, but he was more interested in seeking safe haven from Joe - Mercy's boyfriend.

This was the ONE shot where he did go near her foot. I think it worked out just fine.

To see just how incredibly Mercy is, watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7RjynFYkPg

Place: 7 out of 64
Avg (all users): 6.3111
Avg (participants): 6.3871
Avg (non-participants): 6.1429
Views since voting: 328
Views during voting: 85
Votes: 45
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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05/08/2019 12:07:27 PM
Wow! I watched the link! Mercy, she's incredible! :D
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05/08/2019 12:22:36 AM
Colors are awesome as the bendy Mercy is! Great pic.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/05/2019 12:39:58 PM
Fantastic! This my favorite in the challenge. It makes me smile!
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05/03/2019 04:47:52 PM
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05/03/2019 03:30:44 PM
LOL at your title!

WOW @ her pose.

Well done all 'round!
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05/03/2019 05:54:06 AM
Oh wow!!! I want to be able to do that :-)Great picture and clever use of color composition.
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05/01/2019 02:26:31 AM
this is AWESOME .. :)
has a very Johanna feel .. which is a huge compliment .. as she is my very favourite ppl with their animals photographer ..
I want this to ribbon .. !!!! .... :)
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