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Purrrrfect Silhouette
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dmmonty


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Single Light Source (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: New York
Date: Nov 15, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Nov 15, 2005

Much obliged post voting commentary: Thank you for your constructive and congratulatory remarks. This is no doubt a major case of beginner's luck. Many thanks to my cat for enduring the photo shoot. She appears steady and calm here in the picture but make no mistake, those darkened eyes spoke silently "I'm going to bite your head off." Blue ribbon rubbed in a little catnip and all is forgotten

Backlit with desk light. Bumped up contrast and turned b/w. It's no cookie keeping my cat still for a picture in the dark.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 291
Avg (all users): 6.8135
Avg (commenters): 7.8158
Avg (participants): 6.5673
Avg (non-participants): 6.9372
Views since voting: 48356
Views during voting: 535
Votes: 311
Comments: 66
Favorites: 53 (view)


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12/07/2006 07:03:12 AM
:) I've been looking through my faves and wanted to coe back to say how much I lvoe this photo!:)
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11/22/2006 03:51:58 PM
one of the best cat photos I have seen!!
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11/28/2005 06:59:09 PM
This is truly a spectacular shot (and I'm not a cat lover)! Congrats on your well-deserved blue!
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11/27/2005 04:12:34 AM
I knew it was going for a ribbon.
It is now my screen saver.
Bravo.
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11/24/2005 10:34:57 AM
absolutely deserved blue! i'm going to have to see if i can keep my cat still for such an awesome shot! every time i come to this site, i see your picture and think, "yep, that one totally deserved to win!"

congratulations on a beautiful capture with no serious injuries by your cat in the attemtp! ; )

jeannel
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11/24/2005 09:53:58 AM
How nice to see a cat in the top spot! Congratulations on this wonderful capture. I admire your patience!

Message edited by author 2005-11-24 19:02:09.
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11/23/2005 07:28:36 PM
Good one! Congrats!
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11/23/2005 11:53:26 AM
great cat!nice composition....
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11/23/2005 09:08:12 AM
Congratulations on your first Ribbon and a BLUE with this awesome shot! Everything is just right! Great job!
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11/23/2005 07:13:49 AM
Awesome job..I love this picture...!!!
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11/23/2005 05:08:39 AM
Awesome mate! "Bandit" is so jealous!!! Better then beginners luck, this shot is well deserved.
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11/23/2005 05:01:54 AM
Congrats on your blue ribbon.
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11/23/2005 03:29:45 AM
odd - this is showing in the DQ section when you look through the gallery...
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11/23/2005 03:02:11 AM
Love cats! Congrats on your blue ;)
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11/23/2005 01:11:18 AM
Congrats on your blue .great photo
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11/23/2005 12:50:11 AM
You have come a long way in 8 challenges. WTG!
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11/23/2005 12:47:31 AM
Super shot, congrats on your ribbon and your model's cooperation.
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11/23/2005 12:43:09 AM
Very dramatic. Must have been a tough shoot with a cat. Congrats. :)
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11/23/2005 12:35:44 AM
Congrats on the blue...well deserved!
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11/23/2005 12:24:12 AM
definatly a perfect one. I think this is one of the best photos that fit the topic , that has ribboned in a while.
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11/23/2005 12:23:01 AM
you nailed this one,... bloody awesome.. congrats on the blue.. very well deserved...
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11/23/2005 12:22:55 AM
Excellent capture.

Congrats on the blue.
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11/23/2005 12:20:06 AM
A superior image to run away with the BLUE. Most impressive. Congratulations.
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11/23/2005 12:18:59 AM
OMG YOU SUCK!!! That's it! I quit! LOL Total 'grats on the blue, DM! You totally deserve it!
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11/23/2005 12:15:23 AM
WOW - blue. COngrats to you!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/22/2005 10:49:32 PM
nice shot. good effort on the cat's part for sitting still for that long.
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11/22/2005 10:35:58 PM
Outstanding and piercing.
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11/22/2005 08:33:37 PM
very cool
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11/22/2005 06:19:47 PM
This is my favorite of this challenge,
ILove it
10 from me
good luck
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11/22/2005 11:58:12 AM
Interesting what the hair does under this condition. Exposure must have been tricky.
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11/21/2005 10:55:08 PM
I love it, well done.
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11/21/2005 04:50:57 PM
Purrrfect!!! 10
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11/21/2005 01:39:07 PM
Love this photograph.....i love the look of silhouette.....very nicely done....
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11/21/2005 10:06:03 AM
Great shot, love the detail and use of space. Nicely done!
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11/20/2005 08:05:35 PM
Purrrrfect single source of light.
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11/20/2005 08:23:20 AM
Good one. Creative and well executed. Good luck.
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11/20/2005 06:07:12 AM
GReat idea. Cats do have magnific profles...
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11/20/2005 04:48:38 AM
beautiful silhouette
11/19/2005 09:57:00 PM
7 - Like this. Criticism; difficult, but I wonder about a different framing, perhaps vertical, but the horizontal works well here so who knows. I am sure you are aware of the 'specks' in front of the cat. Maybe, just the 'front' lit up, and the 'back' not visible at all may have given this an edge, but I do like the slight 'touch' on the back giving shape and context so who knows, just make them different, but still good, shots. edit:typos & congratulations

Message edited by author 2005-11-23 00:59:34.
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11/19/2005 06:52:45 PM
Great picture. The title says it all!
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11/19/2005 02:47:44 AM
WOW!!! Can you say talent?! Dude, incredible job. I love pictures like these.
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11/19/2005 12:32:33 AM
Sweet action. I'd give it a 10 if it were just a tad sharper. The chest hair looks a bit blurry. 9
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11/18/2005 09:40:53 PM
Love the way the light shows off the fur and whiskers! Simple but purrrfect! ;) Nice job! Now, how did you get the cat to sit so still with such an attentive posture?
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11/18/2005 09:35:38 PM
Really nice job with the backlighting.
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11/18/2005 05:02:41 PM
I love this--one of the few I have seen where the light adds drama.
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11/18/2005 01:48:48 PM
Nice shot
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11/18/2005 12:16:46 PM
Great shot. I think there might be too much negative space on the left, but that's just personal opinion. 8
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11/18/2005 12:08:38 PM
nice I like this one good for this challenge
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11/18/2005 02:57:27 AM
Ahh back lit. My favorite thing.
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11/17/2005 07:22:32 AM
Wonderful picture. It helps to love cats! Will be one of my favorites!
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11/17/2005 02:53:53 AM
Nice go.
I think the light might have worked a bit better more to the right of the cat.
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11/17/2005 02:28:06 AM
Purrfect shot - great lighting.
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11/17/2005 12:05:34 AM
this is one of my favorites in this challenge.. such a brilliant capture. 10.
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11/16/2005 10:53:20 PM
This is very nice and original! I think that perhaps cropping so the light line of the cat's fur wasn't right down the middle might have made this a stronger picture.
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11/16/2005 08:12:08 PM
I like this, but then I am a cat lover! - Sounds petty, but it's a pity about that white spot near the middle of the frame, it was the first thing I noticed. Anyway, this is a great idea, well executed. And how did you get the cat to sit still for so long?
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11/16/2005 06:50:22 PM
great job!
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11/16/2005 02:50:21 PM
Lovely! and I am impressed that the cat sat still for you.
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11/16/2005 01:57:11 PM
Given that most of us are probably jaded by cat shots, I think that this shot is exceptional and fitting to the assignment. Nicely done.
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11/16/2005 12:06:43 PM
That is ADORABLE! Did you train the cat to stay like that?
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11/16/2005 11:21:40 AM
good use of light
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11/16/2005 09:42:18 AM
You get a higher score, just for getting the cat to stay like that...unless it's stuffed(?)
:-)
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11/16/2005 09:23:34 AM
LOVE THIS!!! Great use of backlight. This would make a good poster. I think I'd crop about an inch and a half off of the right side. Just my personal taste. 7
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11/16/2005 02:28:55 AM
The image is good, ther is that one white spot in front of the cat that kinda bothers me.
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11/16/2005 02:23:53 AM
Best pet photo I've seen in a while. I like this a lot.
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11/16/2005 01:58:36 AM
Love your title... ha ha ha ha! Nice shot!
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11/16/2005 01:26:19 AM
I like the black-on-black silhouetting. nice one.
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