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"Say  cheeeese!"
"Say cheeeese!"
bandit


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Pet Portrait (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: My front yard, Taupo, New Zealand.
Date: Apr 1, 2005
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 1, 2005

Thank you all for your awesome comments and support! I am thrilled with my placing for this challenge, only the second challenge that I have taken part in. Watch this space!



I was lucky to capture this 'smiling' moment. The model is my cat Bandit. Always a willing and patient model.


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Crop, Sharpen, Gradient fill, Reduce size, Save for Web.


Nikon D70
2005/04/01 15:32:56
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: Large (2000 x 3008)
Lens: 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5 G
Focal Length: 56mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/320 sec - F/4.5
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Normal
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode Ia (sRGB)
Tone Comp: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: Auto
Image Comment:
Noise Reduction: OFF

Statistics
Place: 21 out of 273
Avg (all users): 6.4211
Avg (commenters): 7.9722
Avg (participants): 6.2720
Avg (non-participants): 6.6429
Views since voting: 5083
Views during voting: 565
Votes: 209
Comments: 72
Favorites: 54 (view)


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12/24/2005 03:14:52 PM
HA! I voted an 8 on this..very funny!
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11/14/2005 08:06:51 PM
What an awesome kitty! You can tell you are a true animal lover! Bandit should meet my flat faced calico, Callie sometime! She sat for the Portrait challenge for me a while back. I chopped off part of her ear in the photo but redid the shot with all of her. People think she is pretty but the vet says she looks like Oscar the Grouch! I think she is UNIQUE!
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11/03/2005 02:37:38 PM
Hilarious!
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11/03/2005 11:43:10 AM
Man, this old tabby sure looks ornery.
Great capture.
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11/02/2005 05:06:00 AM
OMG..... totallly agree with bradp... just priceless... into my fav's for the daily smile....
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08/30/2005 05:17:05 PM
how cute! did he just swallow a mouse? great capture!!
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07/02/2005 05:11:14 PM
I love seeing this shot come up often.

A person can be having a crappy day, one look at "Say cheeeese!" and it's all better! ' . substr('//users.pandora.be/eforum/emoticons4u/happy/046.gif', strrpos('//users.pandora.be/eforum/emoticons4u/happy/046.gif', '/') + 1) . '
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07/02/2005 04:57:44 PM
I love this shot! Great expression.
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06/30/2005 12:11:52 PM
I keep looking at this image and find it funnier and funnier every time I return to it.

With the set of teeth he has, I think he would have trouble saying "Cheese!". It would probably come out more like "Cheefth!". :)

Message edited by author 2005-07-02 11:06:16.
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06/14/2005 12:11:38 AM
I just found this. How cute!! I love cooperative pets! Good job!
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06/13/2005 08:18:44 PM
I just discovered this picture and almost fell off my chair laughing! Awesome capture.
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06/13/2005 12:17:11 AM
HAD to add this to my favorites so I wouldn't lose track of it again.

Prescription:
Take two views of this when having a crappy day and you cannot help but to feel better. Thanks - A classic!
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04/24/2005 06:46:36 PM
Hi! I just love this picture, I look at it alot...I actually have it saved as a favorite...I just makes me smile...now if I could only line up my 3 felines and get them to say cheese...one can dream can't they? Thanks for such a great picture! :}
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04/13/2005 04:01:15 PM
LOL. I Love this cat photo and the smile.
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04/11/2005 10:51:45 PM
"i wish you wouldnt keep appearing and vanishing so suddenly, you make one quite giddy."

"all right", said the cat, and this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone.


awesome, this is a real-deal cheshire cat if i have have seen one. :)
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04/11/2005 07:04:26 PM
too cute!! this is such a great shot and i'm so glad it finished so high. well done!
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04/11/2005 06:12:45 PM
This is a cool cat and caught him perfectly!That is cool and I like it so much I could just laugh out loud all day! LOL! I think that you could have got a higher place though.
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04/11/2005 04:36:52 PM
One of my few 10s. An awsome catch. Cats simply do not do this! And great angle and shape contrast with the background oof texture. I agree esp with graphicfunk's comments (as usual :)
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04/11/2005 04:26:57 PM
What a cool cat!
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04/11/2005 01:16:07 PM
Too too funny...a better contrasting background would make this a 10
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04/11/2005 06:27:25 AM
This is one of the funniest faces I have ever seen a cat making!
What a wonderful catch.
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04/11/2005 02:17:38 AM
I'm still laughing at this cat. As soon as this challenge was over I immediately scanned through the pictures to see where you had rated. What is different about this one versus the posed pictures is that this is an original. Even if it is a little out of focus, I still think it is great. One of my favourites, that's for sure.
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04/11/2005 02:11:50 AM
Well cngratulations 21st isnt bad at all. I thought this would ribbon, it was my absolute favorite in the challenge From one Kiwi to another.

A few more of us and we can take over.!!!LOL
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04/11/2005 12:25:26 AM
This expression alone deserves a ribbon. The photojournalist captures the image the best he can. Sometimes we catch an image which falls short on the technical side. Well, this is a portrait challenge, but I would have gone with this exact image in place of a slicker one. Well, you have made an exceptional capture here and I congratulate you for it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/10/2005 11:58:54 PM
Fantastic 10
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04/10/2005 11:53:35 PM
My favorite for this challenge.

Looks like someone put too much sour in the Sweet & Sour sauce. Great opportunity shot. Very good editing too. Should do well.

Would fit the extreme action challenge too.
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04/10/2005 10:50:03 PM
Now, here is an image that is not technically correct, yet the projection is amazing because of the funny expression. I can not overstress the power of this image. It is at once my favorite for this challenge. Bump! And another bump.
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04/10/2005 09:28:40 PM
nice expression.
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04/10/2005 03:51:29 PM
LOL! This image makes me smile. It is great portrait and I hope it places well.
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04/10/2005 03:18:22 PM
LOLOL....how did you get him to do this??? awesome!
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04/10/2005 03:18:14 PM
Made me laugh! Cute picture.
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04/10/2005 12:27:35 PM
I laughed out loud at this one!! Great capture.
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04/10/2005 12:06:04 AM
This is adorable! 8
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04/09/2005 10:59:01 PM
this is the best yet....
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04/08/2005 11:15:47 PM
Very cute, very funny, made me laugh out loud, literally. I'm guessing you burned around the edges to create the vinette feeling, doesn't really work for me, I would rather have the coloration and lights. The darkened areas end up competing for my attention. For humor you would win hands down, but I'm feeling a 6 here, might be back to bump it up :)
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04/08/2005 12:55:51 PM
Funny!
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04/08/2005 09:19:38 AM
Wonderful picture!!
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04/08/2005 07:18:08 AM
nice bokeh, fabulous smile.. bumping up on my 3rd run.
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04/07/2005 11:57:47 PM
awesome!
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04/06/2005 09:26:56 PM
cheeeese! oh my, a 7 for the giggle :)
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04/06/2005 08:04:26 PM
Too funny! Excellent shot.
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04/06/2005 06:10:50 PM
Would have been better with sharper focus but this is a great expression
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04/06/2005 05:20:11 PM
One of the best in this challenge. Nice work
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04/06/2005 01:44:55 PM
LOL, that's priceless!
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04/06/2005 11:49:22 AM
Very funny , have to show this photo to my babies (2 beautiful she cats) !
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04/06/2005 10:19:23 AM
LOL! Never saw a cat make this kind of face before, what a great capture! 8
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04/06/2005 09:58:52 AM
:) great portrait
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04/06/2005 05:24:25 AM
Thank you for making my day Absolutely Bloody marvelous 10. this should ribbon.
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04/05/2005 11:37:55 PM
LOL!! Nice humorous catch!
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04/05/2005 04:00:57 PM
This is a favorite already...made my day :)
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04/05/2005 08:01:33 AM
this pic is hilarious...I'm thinking what a great story he/she would make....love it!!!
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04/05/2005 07:33:28 AM
LOL You should put this on www.mycathatesyou.com
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04/04/2005 11:14:25 PM
Have to find out how you get him to do that!! Nice shot!
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04/04/2005 07:46:04 PM
omg how did you get him to do that??? 8
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04/04/2005 04:17:37 PM
This is very funny cat picture. Made me laugh. Good catch.
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04/04/2005 03:28:02 PM
Too funny! Great shot!
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04/04/2005 12:51:05 PM
This is a great picture, congratulations on qetting this.
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04/04/2005 12:47:58 PM
Excellent, well trained model, I laughed out loud
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04/04/2005 12:45:23 PM
Thanks for the giggle! Was that just luck, or training? Nice bokeh, too.
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04/04/2005 11:06:12 AM
Awwww. . . .what a perfect capture. How CUTE!!!
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04/04/2005 10:20:50 AM
LMAO!!!!
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04/04/2005 10:19:37 AM
LOL...that is tooo funny! Nice capture!
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04/04/2005 09:58:05 AM
that is the most comical expression I have ever seen on a cat... great capture.
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04/04/2005 09:25:26 AM
What a great smile! Great capture :) 9
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04/04/2005 08:20:52 AM
best expression in the competition. good job.
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04/04/2005 06:27:36 AM
Really funny title for this one! I can't stop laughing! Those are some huge teeth!
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04/04/2005 03:53:17 AM
What a look!
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04/04/2005 02:57:27 AM
LOL, love it!! I used to have a kitty just like this one. Great shot!
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04/04/2005 12:40:24 AM
YES! Thank you! I was getting so bored looking at these pet snapshots. This is tremendous! Love it.
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04/04/2005 12:25:43 AM
This is so cute! I love it! 9
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04/04/2005 12:23:06 AM
Smile Bandit! Good luck Tony.
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04/04/2005 12:15:08 AM
That's absolutely hilarious! 10
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