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Ivory Cat
Ivory Cat
bryantbus


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Challenge: Light on White III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Olympus E-20N
Location: Buffalo MO
Date: Nov 24, 2006
Aperture: F8
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Nov 25, 2006

It was hard to get the cat to stay in the light box. This is my friend's cat and I chose her for her eyes. I adjusted the contrast and evened out the hightlights. I did take a small bit of the light box out in the left bottem. The exposure on the right (gold) eye had some grain in it, I painted over it at 10% to mask some of that in the eye.
Yes eyes are 2 colors! She is a cool cat.

Statistics
Place: 34 out of 233
Avg (all users): 6.2129
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.9570
Avg (non-participants): 6.4312
Views since voting: 1056
Views during voting: 313
Votes: 202
Comments: 27
Favorites: 0


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12/07/2006 08:52:19 PM
I like the way the cat just blends into the background. Those eyes are unbelievable. Congratulations on 6.
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12/06/2006 11:32:21 PM
I love the color in this picture. The fact that it's highlighted by white and different tones of grey make it that much more amazing.

this cat definately looks pissed.
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12/04/2006 03:51:34 PM
This truly is an exceptional photo of an exceptional animal. How you managed to keep all those whites without popping any is amazing. I expected this to score even higher. Great photo all around.
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12/04/2006 10:40:07 AM
This one did not suck. In fact, this is a gorgeous shot of a gorgeous animal! Excellent control of the exposure to keep good levels of detail in the fur - that's hard to do with cats in general, harder with white cats. Excellent shot, great score!
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12/04/2006 10:30:29 AM
I gave this a 9. I'm not partial to pet pictures, but this is an exception. This is a true animal portrait, and you have done a great job of capturing a white animal without blowing out the detail. I like the way the fur dissolves into the white background. The pink nose and ears are perfect for this challenge, and the eyes provide the wow factor. Too bad about the tip of the right ear.
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12/04/2006 10:27:37 AM
"It was hard to get the cat to stay in the light box."

Tell me about it. I have cats charging around all over the place (except when I'm not trying to take their pictures, of course), so I just fire off millions of shots in the hopes that one or another might turn out half-way decent. This is a great set-up and great capture. It's one of the ones I didn't vote on and it scored somewhere up in a rarified atmosphere to which I cannot easily adjust, but I'll swear it was well worth it, congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/03/2006 03:56:50 PM
Beautiful!
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12/01/2006 09:29:44 PM
Wow! Look at those different colored eyes! This is so incredibly pretty! I just love the way her fur fades into the white background, yet there is such fine detail in her white features! Good luck with this one! It's beautiful!
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12/01/2006 03:35:10 PM
Love this !!! Cats are so hard to photograh as they rarely do what you want or stay posed long enough !!! Beautiful focus !!!
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12/01/2006 03:03:59 PM
Beautifull, the different color of the eyes is stunning. Good luck
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12/01/2006 12:19:55 PM
Wonderful lighting and detail in this photo. Nice job of getting a white background (for the most part) in place for this. Only minor complaint I have is the composition; it would be stronger if the cat wasn't centered, and if both ears were included. Last, and certainly a very, very minor point - if you are going to use your pet as a subject a little extra attention to details like grooming might help a little (fur under the chin is kind of matted and would look nicer combed out). I know, I know...it's a cat, but still. :D Best of luck to you in the challenge.
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11/30/2006 11:36:54 PM
What an interesting face on this cat! It's difficult to photograph white fur. Looks like you did a nice job here.
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11/30/2006 10:46:56 PM
Those eyes, wow.

I but you vacuum alot. :) Great photo.
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11/30/2006 06:49:39 PM
Beautiful cat portrait. Are those eye colors for real?
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11/30/2006 06:39:52 PM
Had to look at this one for a long time.
Is that really the color of the cat's eye's?
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11/30/2006 01:48:48 PM
Wow eyes are incredible, are they really like that. Nice shot..
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11/29/2006 02:12:14 PM
Beautiful subject - great detail in the fur.
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11/28/2006 11:44:58 PM
you've got to tell if the colors are real.love the nose too. would like to see top of ears
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11/28/2006 05:02:49 PM
Sweet kitty. This is a lovely shot.
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11/28/2006 11:23:04 AM
Beautiful Kitty portrait, love the eyes.
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11/28/2006 06:54:17 AM
too much white
11/28/2006 03:43:07 AM
Oh my......you have one special kitty!! This is a very pretty image.
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11/28/2006 12:50:19 AM
Holy cow, that's a gorgeous cat! Fabulous photo.
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11/27/2006 08:03:13 PM
Wow, are those eyes for real?
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11/27/2006 09:18:05 AM
I like the David Bowie eyes! It would have been good to see a bit more detail in the coat, and it is a shame that the tipof one ear has been cut off.
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11/27/2006 06:25:09 AM
wow .. wot an unusual cat .... the fact that he/she has different coloured eyes really makes it very very interesting .... =8
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11/27/2006 02:57:28 AM
just beautiful
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