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Wild at heart
Wild at heart

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Challenge: Macro V (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot SD400
Location: bedroom
Date: Jun 28, 2005
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jun 28, 2005

My cat Tobin
editing: crop, increased contrast, slight increase to saturation, minor cloning in eye, resize, sharpen eye and fur separately, add border.

I know it's focused on the nose, not the eye, but it was hard to get the shot while she sat still and I didn't have time to make the camera focus on the right spot.

Place: 65 out of 374
Avg (all users): 6.1102
Avg (commenters): 6.9091
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.3375
Views since voting: 1599
Views during voting: 351
Votes: 245
Comments: 27
Favorites: 2 (view)

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07/12/2005 04:27:55 AM
If I did not know better, I would say this was Ruben's long lost brother...
07/11/2005 12:43:38 PM
Thanks to everyone for the comments. I would also have liked to see the eye in focus, but I was working with my p&s as I don't have a macro lens for my big camera. It kept autofocusing on the nose. Oh, well, I still like the shot.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/10/2005 11:22:48 PM
Focus would be much more effective on the eye
07/10/2005 09:51:57 AM
great shot, almost looks like one of my cats. i like the composition but i think this would get higher scores if the focus point was on the eye. - 7
07/10/2005 12:02:54 AM
I would have liked to see the eyes in perfect focus instead of the nose....
07/09/2005 09:29:04 PM
I would have like to see the eye in focus too, but it still works really well
07/09/2005 01:14:57 PM
This really pops out at you. Very good.
07/09/2005 12:10:29 PM
This is one of the best and most intense cat shots I've seen. I really like the crop. The only (but very tiny) niggle is I'd love to see the eye as sharp as the nose.
07/09/2005 07:25:18 AM
Beautiful. You almost cant tell if it is a house cat or a mountain lion.
07/09/2005 03:13:55 AM
Should have focused on the eye.
07/09/2005 03:11:52 AM
Amazing ......10
07/08/2005 10:44:00 AM
best of the cat shots for crispness and compositon -- one of my favorites this challenge
07/08/2005 09:03:40 AM
not a fan of the frame, but everything is quite fine. The detail it excellent and your composition is as well. Like the eye and its great color but I wish it was as sharp as the nose and surronding hair. Works OK as DOF, I think, as it does give depth to the image.
07/07/2005 03:30:53 PM
Beautiful closeup
07/07/2005 04:40:21 AM
Nice close-up. I would rather like to see the focus on the eye which is more interesting and beautiful than the nose which is cute, but not as much as the eye.
07/05/2005 05:19:29 PM
I would like to see the eye in focus more than the nose.
07/05/2005 12:25:36 AM
great pic. I love the color and sharpness, very arresting image. I would like to see a slightly larger (taller) crop for comparson that would place the eye and nose more squarly on the "rule of thirds" lines.
07/04/2005 11:37:31 PM
7 - Good, but maybe more eye or, more detail in the nose or lips. Hard to go wrong with cats though, always make a good subject.
07/04/2005 02:16:03 PM
i love the detail of the texture... i wish i could get my cat to look at me straight like that.
07/04/2005 12:32:17 PM
I would have really liked to see the eye in focus instead of the nose.
07/04/2005 12:03:45 PM
Base: 5
Tech: +2

Total: 9
07/04/2005 11:58:35 AM
stunning picture 10
07/04/2005 10:00:20 AM
Best cat picture of the bunch (not comparing, just making a statement). Excellent composition. Wonder how selective desat of all but the eye would look like. Cliche? Maybe. Wish the eye was just a little sharper but image is great as it is. 8 from me - good luck in the challenge!
07/04/2005 01:20:24 AM
Nice cropping.. The composition is good. I wish the focus was on the eye and not the nose.
07/04/2005 01:16:05 AM
You´ve got the fur just right but not the eye that I think should be the strongest point, cute kitty..
07/04/2005 12:48:48 AM
nice cat's nose. you can also increase the dof, so the eyes are sharp, too.
07/04/2005 12:23:02 AM

Message edited by author 2005-07-11 21:05:10.

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