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It's a hard life...
It's a hard life...
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Challenge: Simple Pleasures (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot SD10
Location: Edinburgh
Date: Sep 3, 2006
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60 sec
Galleries: Snapshot, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 5, 2006

I know this photo is not technically spectacular but it is the best match for this theme, of the photos I have taken since the challenge was announced.

Taken with my snapshot camera rather than the DSLR. It's hard to plan around animals.

Editing: Tweaked with levels, curves and colour balance adjustment layers. Cropped.

Statistics
Place: 91 out of 266
Avg (all users): 5.5253
Avg (commenters): 6.1364
Avg (participants): 5.2597
Avg (non-participants): 5.6714
Views since voting: 1466
Views during voting: 454
Votes: 217
Comments: 33
Favorites: 4 (view)


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10/29/2009 10:10:14 PM
Love the posture, love the markings which are strangely amplified/echoed in the drape of the shorts and the sheet. And now of course I want one.
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10/22/2009 10:37:55 AM
Gorgeous !
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10/22/2009 08:52:12 AM
Talk about relaxed! I agree about Bengals being a special breed; the ones I've met have extreme moods for the most part. They love you, love you, love you .... HISS, they've had enough for now ;-) Gorgeous beasts, though.
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10/22/2009 03:30:40 AM
Your cat has absolutely incredible markings. Beautiful animal. Looks pretty good mannered, too :)
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10/22/2009 12:18:52 AM
Nice shot. The cat looks so contented. I like the colours, it looks like a mini tiger.
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10/21/2009 08:24:46 PM
What a cool looking cat.... the next cat I get has to be striped like this one :D
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10/21/2009 06:12:41 PM
lol .. I LOVE THIS SHOT .. her cute legs all curled over .. the way she's enclosed and supported .. the look of absolute contentment on her face .. her markings are amazing .. she really does have the look of a wild leopard .. brilliant .. :)
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09/13/2006 03:35:20 AM
Good job on your first entry. Your kitty caused quite a stir! :)
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09/13/2006 02:44:56 AM
To answer everyone. The cat in the photo is my Bengal cat Nikita.

Bengal cats are a fairly new cat breed. They were created by hybridising together a wild spotted cat called the Asian Leopard Cat and normal domestic cats. Her pattern is only this dramatic on the belly (the wild cat has a white belly, most bengal cats don't but their underside is much paler and clearer than their bodies.

Her back and sides are a nutty brown colour with black spots, some of them multy toned. I love photographing her and I'm trying to get beyond the typical "cat snapshot" although I confess this photo could have been set up better.

For those of you who are thinking about getting bengals. Do some research first but overall they are very energetic, fun, active and clever cats but they can be quite a handful so if you want a low maintenance cat Benals aren't the right breed.

Thank you everyone for your comments and votes. This was my first challenge entry and I was hoping I wouldn't tank completely
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/12/2006 06:10:22 AM
That is a gorgeous cat. Looks like a baby tiger. I love the idea. Strange as it seems, I think the color choice for the clothes behind the cat kind of take away from the brilliant color and markings.

I do have cats, and I can definitely appreciate this image.
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09/12/2006 04:38:41 AM
What a pretty cat! He/she looks like Garfield - orange and black. My cats like to snuggle like this, too.
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09/12/2006 12:28:46 AM
that is the coolest looking cat!
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09/11/2006 01:10:29 PM
What is the race of the cat?... We are looking for a cat since long and we like very much yours.
About the picture: I think is a very good idea, maybe I wouldn't crop your feet and put another color in the bed because pure white is very dificult to manage in a picture
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09/10/2006 07:32:39 PM
That's an awesome cat! What kind is it?
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09/10/2006 01:40:35 PM
What a fabulous cat!
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09/10/2006 04:35:00 AM
nice cat mate, want to sell it? 9
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09/10/2006 02:15:37 AM
this is a great shot, AND I WANT THIS CAT!!!!!!!!!
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09/09/2006 04:20:28 PM
Good lines. Definite movement in the picture towards the cats face.
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09/09/2006 10:41:04 AM
What a gorgeous cat! Please post in comments as to what kind it is. And it looks very, very relaxed!
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09/08/2006 12:13:07 PM
nice!!!
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09/07/2006 10:59:59 PM
great image, interesting marking on the cat.
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09/07/2006 09:53:21 AM
Surely a Bengal cat? What a lovely creature. Nice photo, BTW.
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09/07/2006 09:10:26 AM
This may have been difficult, but I would have liked to see the cat on a simpler background so the focus is solely on him instead of sharing it with the photographer's legs.
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09/07/2006 08:48:46 AM
That cat looks so cool!
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09/06/2006 11:02:19 PM
That is one pretty cat. It must be a hard life. Great focus.
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09/06/2006 06:39:37 PM
That is the cutes cat I have seen in my LIFE it looks part leopard. *
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09/06/2006 11:11:09 AM
Always love their front leg positions. 7 on first pass.
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09/06/2006 09:30:35 AM
That is one cooooool looking cat! What kind of cat is it?
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09/06/2006 09:18:05 AM
nice cat
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09/06/2006 09:04:21 AM
Beautiful Bengal.
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09/06/2006 07:44:02 AM
that's fantastic! that looks like a tiger!
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09/06/2006 05:00:21 AM
what lovely detail good luck
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09/06/2006 01:06:58 AM
Oh wow that cat has awesome markings!!
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