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100% Pure Feline
100% Pure Feline

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Challenge: Fill the Frame (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: Their favorite chair.
Date: Jul 24, 2003
Aperture: f4.2
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/2000
Galleries: Family, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jul 26, 2003

These are my two cats Cleo and Oracle.

Place: 128 out of 142
Avg (all users): 4.5000
Avg (commenters): 4.9333
Avg (participants): 4.5934
Avg (non-participants): 4.3023
Views since voting: 968
Votes: 134
Comments: 19
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11/16/2003 12:50:01 AM
your cats are beautiful :D nice picture
08/12/2003 01:12:21 PM
Thanks for all the comments! I had a great time taking this shot...the cats are so wonderful together (mother daughter pair).
08/10/2003 04:41:32 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club --

This is a great motion capture, very sweet and nice to see.

Here are a couple of suggestions that could make this photo better:

Better lighting. I'm guessing you used the flash for this, which is why you could have such a high shutter speed. Unfortunately, it washed out the color of the cats and makes them look overexposed. You can try and adjust the levels or contrast to help counteract this somewhat...

Spot Focus: The focus is best at the bottom of the frame, when it should be on the face or tongue of the top cat.

Framing: I know this was a fill-the-frame challenge, but I think the tight cropping here might have hurt you a bit. I say this because the two cats are so similiarly-colored that it's difficult to discern between the two.

Congrats on a nice image.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/03/2003 11:17:03 PM
Very cute and amusing. The brightest white patches are just a little too bright, losing detail - other than that, this is gorgeous.
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08/03/2003 10:04:56 PM
a bit over exposed on the cat's face and ear of the second cat, but I love the mix of the two animals where they almost blend together, and that tongue is cute. :)
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08/03/2003 04:11:53 PM
Good subject, harsh lighting.
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08/03/2003 04:27:32 AM
Composition: Nice use of ROTs. My eye was drawn to the black part at the bottom though - I would have tried to crop this out, if possible.
Technical: The focal point for me is the cat's eyes/nose, which aren't the most in focus. I think this would improve the image quite a lot. (I realise it's a pain to work with animals!)
Meets challenge: Yes
Overall impression: Nice idea, but lacking a little technically.

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08/01/2003 06:00:27 PM
There is good focus on the one cat at the bottoms ear, then seems to get softer from there. the whites are a bit blownout. L like the overall color of them both filling the screen
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07/31/2003 05:58:11 PM
ahhh nice pussy. Could maybe do with a touch more contrast.
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07/30/2003 09:11:45 PM
would have been better if both eyes had been visible
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07/30/2003 12:10:07 PM
seems a bit overexposed
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07/29/2003 11:43:32 PM
Looks like my house. We have three orange cats. This is so typical. I like the little swirl in the upper right. I would say that the colors are a little muted.
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07/29/2003 12:03:49 AM
Cute...I didn't see that it is two cats right away, since they blend.
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07/28/2003 08:53:20 PM
Nice kitty...and composed nicely for the challenge. Brightness seems a little harsh to me, but both our cats are darker so I am sure this is the natural color. Focus appears to be a bit soft and would have been better if he(she) had cooperated and left both eyes wide open.
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07/28/2003 04:38:19 PM
The exposure seems kind of blown out, making the whiter bits featureless and the ginger bits washed-out-looking.
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07/28/2003 03:13:47 PM
This cat is too bright and overexposed.
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07/28/2003 10:26:21 AM
Sweet photo but the angle seems awkward....
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07/28/2003 01:52:32 AM
very sweet, it seems overexposed for me...
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07/28/2003 12:33:32 AM
Pretty kitties! I like the composition of this photo. Adding a little more contrast or adjusting the levels would have helped make it a better picture.
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