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Challenge: Say Cheese! (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: at home
Date: Dec 13, 2005
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 13, 2005

My cat, Clyde, contemplating a mouse made of cheese (mild cheddar for those interested). Luckily, he likes cheese almost as much as mice... I had difficulty keeping him from biting off its nose.

crop, levels, upped sat on yellows, USM, SFW

Oh WOW ! 2 ribbons in a week.... I obviously had a creative burst ! Thank you for the comments and votes, again I enjoyed taking this one; thank you to my husband who carved the mouse (to my specification!) and to Clyde, who although seems to be sitting quietly, wasn't easy to control at all ! Lots of outtakes, but luckily this one was just right. Thanks again.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 107
Avg (all users): 6.7904
Avg (commenters): 8.1071
Avg (participants): 6.6667
Avg (non-participants): 6.8205
Views since voting: 7906
Views during voting: 535
Votes: 291
Comments: 44
Favorites: 10 (view)


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12/25/2005 11:12:08 PM
Great idea and great execution. Getting a cat to sit still to order is quite a task. The background colour really complements the subject and is not overpowering. Incidentally, there appears to be a slightly paler band across the background just above the 'mouse'. Rather than detract from the image, I feel that this, too, helps to prevent the background becoming too much. Great look of curiosity on Clyde's face. He looks as though he's just about to swat the mouse.
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12/24/2005 08:44:19 AM
Sweet - and a certainly a photo that makes you smile moment. Nice background colour. Great capture of cat's eyes on the mouse carving of cheese(very original) Congrats froglet.
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12/22/2005 11:47:05 PM
A wonderful capture. Congratulations! If Clyde's anything like my cats, there will be no living with him now that he's a celebrity. ;) He's quite handsome, btw.
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12/22/2005 12:48:47 PM
Originally posted by TheLittleIsland:

I don't think you had a creative burst. Everyone did the mouse and cat thing.


hmm.. rude comment

Must be more creative then the others or he wouldn't have ribboned.
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12/22/2005 12:47:41 PM
This is to funny! Congrats
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12/21/2005 04:39:36 PM
I don't think you had a creative burst. Everyone did the mouse and cat thing.
12/21/2005 01:38:39 PM
Love this! Congratulations, well done, welcome to the 2 ribbons a week club ;)
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12/21/2005 11:49:05 AM
I see how you did it - a trip to Iceland and you get a top 10 and 2 ribbons all in a row! Ah HA!
Congrats on all the nice work. This week do you shoot for Blue, or has the IE worn off? (Iceland Effect)
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12/21/2005 09:14:39 AM
2 this week! Great job! Congratulations.
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12/21/2005 04:37:50 AM
Congrats on your second ribbon in a row! Blue next week? ;)
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12/21/2005 03:54:38 AM
Congratulations on yet another ribbon ! Well deserved !
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12/21/2005 01:51:15 AM
Congrats on the ribbon .. really do like this shot ... my cats are not quite able to sit as still as yours did :)
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12/21/2005 01:46:04 AM
Congrats on the red ribbon. Cute idea.
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12/21/2005 12:36:45 AM
The carvin is a charm. Congratulations on your RED.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/20/2005 08:41:56 PM
very nice..!! 10
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12/20/2005 07:05:27 PM
another well thought out, well executed photo!!
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12/20/2005 05:02:30 PM
The winner
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12/20/2005 01:50:58 PM
Great idea and execution, nice composition, color, and cheese carving. I wish for just a touch more DOF and sharpness. The image makes me smile, love it!
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12/20/2005 04:31:03 AM
Good work, but I don't get the point of choosing such a color for background.
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12/19/2005 06:43:19 PM
The background is great, really compliments the colours of the cat and mouse. The lighting is superb too :)
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12/19/2005 05:08:31 PM
Cute and well done.
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12/19/2005 01:30:09 AM
Ok how long did u spend making this?
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12/18/2005 06:31:50 PM
Such an intent look from the cat, and I love the way the 'mouse' is looking up at his predator! Nicely composed and captured. One of my favorites from the challenge! Good luck on a ribbon!
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12/17/2005 09:39:23 PM
I like this photo. Nice job.
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12/17/2005 08:56:17 PM
Fantasitc shoot. I know how disficult it is to get your cat to pose... 9 Good luck
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12/16/2005 10:12:06 PM
Very good idea. One of the better cleaner images I saw in the challenge.
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12/16/2005 10:04:58 PM
One of my favorites!!
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12/16/2005 06:59:56 AM
Made me smile....:)
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12/16/2005 03:10:17 AM
so cool I hope it ribbons the cats expression is priceless. 10
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12/15/2005 08:06:26 PM
Funny! Nice imagery.
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12/15/2005 03:09:23 PM
Nice picture! Very clean and well exposed
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12/15/2005 11:51:36 AM
This is just too beautiful. Did the cat get to eat the cheese-mouse?
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12/15/2005 11:00:34 AM
Very nice. Love the symbolism here. Good color too.
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12/14/2005 06:41:11 PM
Nice, I like the red background.
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12/14/2005 02:45:16 PM
It is beautiful the kitten, composition difficult to realize, the colors are appropriate well for the subject
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12/14/2005 12:42:25 PM
Well done, this one did make me smile.
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12/14/2005 10:11:36 AM
The background color is very unusual but still comlpements the subject very well, good choice.
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12/14/2005 09:25:06 AM
This is excellent. The cats face is really sharp and it's a nice DOF. Well done!
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12/14/2005 06:57:02 AM
nice shot
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12/14/2005 06:18:23 AM
This is so cute, and clever as well...........
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12/14/2005 05:34:25 AM
Thats great - love the cats expression, how did you manage to get it to keep still for that long, I can only photo my cats when they are asleep, never stay still!
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12/14/2005 02:40:41 AM
Brilliant! Top marks for composition, clarity, humour. This is great.
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12/14/2005 12:43:41 AM
How quaint.
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12/14/2005 12:28:27 AM
cutey pie, ribbon!
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