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Watchful Eye
Watchful Eye

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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: home
Date: Nov 3, 2005
Aperture: 10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 3, 2005

After delaying my cat's attempt at sleep I settled on this shot.

crop, levels, saturation/color adj, dodge, burn, neatimage, sharpen, save for web

Place: 207 out of 519
Avg (all users): 5.6779
Avg (commenters): 7.9333
Avg (participants): 5.6510
Avg (non-participants): 5.7467
Views since voting: 1363
Views during voting: 428
Votes: 267
Comments: 21
Favorites: 4 (view)

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10/02/2006 01:19:21 AM
this is digital art at its finest.
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02/01/2006 09:07:35 PM
i really like this shot. while it is slightly oversharpened i still think it should have ranked better...well done
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12/11/2005 03:28:12 PM
This was one of the most underrated shots in the challenge in my opinion.
How my effort finished 108 places higher, I`ll never understand.
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12/08/2005 04:13:29 PM
Thanks for the comments!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2005 09:31:27 PM
Is this Bandit? Beautiful eyes :)
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12/07/2005 03:21:26 PM
Beautiful photograph.
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12/06/2005 08:55:07 AM
Very original - I don't think I've ever seen a cat photographed in this way before :) Bumping this up.
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12/05/2005 05:26:19 PM
A very dynamic composition. Great work with light color and texture.
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12/05/2005 01:35:58 PM
I usually don't care for cat photos, but this one is very good. Nice composition and cropping.
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12/05/2005 12:30:41 PM
Super composition and detail combined with that little splash of colour.. really give impact to the image.
One of my favourites.
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12/04/2005 10:20:27 AM
wow, very nice photo with suiting title. The eye is just on the right spot in the frame and the burnt out dark areas near the edges make this photo outstanding! I would like to have this in my living room as a rug..

Message edited by author 2006-04-18 15:51:08.
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12/03/2005 10:05:42 PM
A visual that simply pulls the eyes in into instant gratification. Superb. Bumping up
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12/02/2005 04:52:49 AM
one of the better cat shots I've seen in a while. Angle works, nice comp.
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12/01/2005 11:39:43 PM
Great positioning on the eye, and the colors are spot on. The detail of the fur amd whiskers are wonderful
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12/01/2005 11:26:12 PM
"How dare you disturb my sleep yet again with that d*** thing in my face! You better sleep with your eyes open tonight Pal!" He looks a bit peaved with you!
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12/01/2005 02:59:06 PM
The detail in this shot is great. I'm sure that the cat is lying down but I'm still drawn to tilting my head to make it out a little better. Perhaps turning it 90 degrees would make it easier to look at. However, I still think that it is a strong shot. The eye color and detail in the whiskers and fur make it a desirable photograph.
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12/01/2005 11:51:31 AM
Wow... I'm not a big cat fan, but this is outstanding! Fantastic processing and the crop/composition is terrific. Great job! 9
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12/01/2005 10:35:15 AM
I luv a good photo paint...
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12/01/2005 07:21:16 AM
6 - Like the detail/texture. Good colors and contrast control. Criticism; 'if only' that eye were open more, good like this, but if it were open more or looking 'at', may have made this even better in my opinion. The detail is good, but especially on the 'brow' perhaps the lighting is just a fraction harsh, difficult to tell. Like the detail in the whiskers. I think the extra 10 pixels would have helped this, if you had the quality, or else just a 'wider' crop perhaps. Has the potential to be a good 'cat abstract', if that makes any sense, in my opinion.
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12/01/2005 04:57:31 AM
Great exposure and very nice composition.-8- like the touch of blue in the corner of its eye.
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12/01/2005 01:18:40 AM
Nice detail on the fur.
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