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Challenge: Wildlife II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Kodak CX7430
Location: Kingsville, OH
Date: Jan 20, 2006
Aperture: F/2.7
ISO: Auto?
Shutter: 1/32 sec.
Galleries: Emotive, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 23, 2006

A gift of wildlife from our cat.
Bad kitty!
I expect voters to say that the animal is domesticated...I hope they take the unfortunate wild chickadee into consideration.
Pulled it, then reconsidered & resubmitted.


Statistics
Place: 180 out of 261
Avg (all users): 5.0886
Avg (commenters): 5.1333
Avg (participants): 4.3091
Avg (non-participants): 5.4458
Views since voting: 914
Views during voting: 515
Votes: 350
Comments: 32
Favorites: 1 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 08:35:13 PM
Its an awesome photo, not sure how well it will do, but I scored it high.
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01/31/2006 05:17:33 PM
at first I was annoyed by the typical cat picture, then I got to the bird. what would black and white do for this?
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01/31/2006 02:33:07 PM
A present for mommy/daddy...? He looks so proud of himself
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01/31/2006 02:29:31 PM
"Wildlife" should be considered non-domesticated mammals...

Okay, the bird is wildlife, but the subject is the cat. Good DOF, but the background is distracting.
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01/30/2006 05:23:09 PM
aint that the truth ;)
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01/29/2006 10:32:34 PM
I LOVE the cat's fixed gaze. Marvellous shot.
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01/29/2006 06:13:07 PM
Ahh yes, the obligatory cat picture!!
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01/29/2006 07:21:36 AM
I am assuming that this is a domestic cat ... it looks so well groomed. If so, it does not meet the challenge criteria: '"wildlife" should be considered non-domesticated mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians living in a natural environment.'

The focus is good because it is on the eyes. The colours are a bit dull, and I am sure that saturation and levels could have made a difference.
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01/28/2006 07:46:52 PM
Nice shot, but it seems to be lacking something I can't quite put my finger on.

I think if this had been set on a lawn or had something a little more colourful in the background it would have lifted the image. I think the lack of colour is what I dislike.

Would make a good B&W image though, the composition is nice and its pin sharp too. Good effort
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01/28/2006 12:02:56 AM
good composition......... sure wish the cat had a bell
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01/27/2006 02:34:25 PM
even if feral, that is a domestic cat, by definition, sorry
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01/27/2006 10:05:43 AM
AWWW. Maybe have the focus on the bird, as it's the wild life - with the blur on the kitty??
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01/27/2006 05:31:31 AM
isn't cat supposed be a domestic animal?
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01/26/2006 06:09:32 PM
nice perspective...might trouble the animal lovers
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01/25/2006 10:32:30 PM
I love the feel here. Nicely done.
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01/25/2006 10:20:56 PM
Shame on that mean ole putty tat! (I would have to give it a 0!) Nice shot, good luck in the challenge.
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01/25/2006 08:59:11 PM
Interesting take. Shot okay for sure to me
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01/25/2006 08:10:20 PM
Sad and yet I find this picture funny:)
It's going to my favourites!!
BTW it's a nice presentation of the food chain.
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01/25/2006 07:56:08 PM
Hey... this is my cat... ;-)
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01/25/2006 04:13:29 PM
nice Kitty
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01/25/2006 03:45:32 PM
Would have given you a better score if you had used shallow DOF to make the bird the focal point and the cat out of focus in the background. As it is, your attention is drawn to the cat (technically not wildlife).
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01/25/2006 03:15:40 PM
While there is a wild bird in the shot, the main focus seems to be the domestic cat - challenge was supposed to showcase wildlife.
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01/25/2006 02:55:37 PM
awwwwww how sad.... damn cat (and I love cats) ;-(
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01/25/2006 02:33:43 PM
Accurate capture of a killer. This is why cats should NOT be allowed out. They are ruthless killers, and have played a major role in the demise of many song birds, and other native wildlife. This is a pity. I love cats...I have two, but this is senseless.

I may as well add more since I'm already upon my milk crate. It's a dangerous world out there for domestic cats. Fights with other cats, dogs, and wildlife, hit by cars, illnesses, and not to mention that they spread disease to wildlife. They've also been known to cause auto accidents due to people's attempts to avoid hitting them.

Well, I hope I haven't offended you or others. It's certainly not my goal, but I do aim to educate.

Hereis a video.
Here's an article.

AnotherASPCA

Regards,

Grayce
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01/25/2006 01:10:21 PM
Fantastic photo! A great candidate for first place!
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01/25/2006 11:47:52 AM
This is a domesticated animal that caught a wild bird. The bird, had it stayed alive, would have been the better choice for your entry. This is a DNMC and my score reflects that.
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01/25/2006 10:59:39 AM
The subject of this picture (and title) is not a non-domesticated animal so doesn't meet the challenge criteria.
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01/25/2006 10:10:37 AM
Poor birdie! My mom has a cat that even in her dodderage (she is 13) manages to bring down a squirrel or two and has even at one time killed a crow. This certainly counts as wildlife to me (albeit dead wildlife). I wonder how you're doing in the voting? Some people might nitpick that the bird isn't in a natural environment. I'm guessing there are some bird-loving, cat-haters who will vote this down based on an emotional response. I like it though (I'm a bird-loving, cat-lover). It is well done and rather powerful in an odd way.
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01/25/2006 10:07:40 AM
The cat seems to be the main focus of your photo, cats are domesticated animals, not wild.
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01/25/2006 08:29:16 AM
very nice!
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01/25/2006 02:18:42 AM
The subject should be a wild animal...
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01/25/2006 01:50:56 AM
:(
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