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Cats Are Better Than Dogs: From a Cat's Eye View
Cats Are Better Than Dogs: From a Cat's Eye View

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Challenge: Book Titles (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus D-390
Location: Terrace
Date: Nov 10, 2003
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/107.5secs
Galleries: Family, Animals
Date Uploaded: Nov 5, 2003

He is my favourite pet. He is now 1&1/2 years old and he is really cute.

Now about the photograph: I opened the image in photoshop and cropped a little. Then added a framed.. thats it. no other adjustments..! Then resized to width 640 maintaining the aspect ration. I certainly dont know how to work on great with other adjustments. If you do know some ways by which i can improve this photo in photoshop, i'm really curious to know.

I know this isnt that good to go up to the top, but i am just curious to know what sort of ratings and comments i'm gonna get for this one...! After all, photography is all about learning and understanding rite? :)

Place: 165 out of 231
Avg (all users): 4.9732
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
Avg (participants): 4.7578
Avg (non-participants): 5.1805
Views since voting: 1463
Votes: 261
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/24/2003 11:50:42 AM
Hello from the Critique Club!

What a cutie to start with, I'm a cat lover myself. The expression on his face fits very will with the title, it's the same expression all my cats have, "You are here to serve me." :)

That said, let's talk about the shot. Thanks for the detailed comments, gives me an idea what you have done already. When you say you cropped it a little bit, did that include cropping off the tips of the ears? I think this might have worked better if one as more on a corner of the shot and leading you in and out of the shot. Or better yet if they hadn't been cropped off at all. The lighting is a bit dull to me personally, just a tad more contrast to make the pop a little more?

I do like the way the one paw is leading you in and out of the lower right corner. Very nice.

The border seems a tad heavy for this shot to me, maybe if it was just a little smaller, not so thick? I like the colors used, a good contrast and balance to the shot itself.

Again, a beautiful cat and and a lovely shot overall. Hope these comments help!

Good Luck In Future Challenges!

DNeufer@stny.rr.com if you have any questions or want to discuss this further!
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11/24/2003 10:31:09 AM
i just had to lie on the ground to take that photo! Atleast he is one good pet that i have who give me enough chance to shoot. My dog never gives me a chance!
11/24/2003 04:38:56 AM
He looks very loved and quite self-assured! Great angle that gets you down to his level, up close and intimate.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/16/2003 09:28:54 AM
I like the first white border, but think it would be better without the second border, it seems to close the picture in to much.
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11/15/2003 03:01:34 PM
I like this, the smug look on the cat's face looks as if he is saying,
"yea we are much better than dogs, thought everyone knew that!" ha ha good job
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11/15/2003 04:52:48 AM
I like the cat and the pic.
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11/14/2003 03:35:47 PM
Whoa, you must have been really reaked when you saw this looking in through the letter-box. Surprised there isn't more camera shake. Oh no, hang on, it's a border, silly me.

Good cat photo, well exposed, nice light in the eyes, and a pose that really says 'cat'. I just think thhe border is the most eye-catching thing about the shot by a street, and not a helpful street at that.
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11/13/2003 07:58:16 PM
While I enjoy the shot and espeically the way you chose to crop it, I think the border is a bit over-powering.
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11/13/2003 01:00:19 PM
Good detail, I ike the colors.
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11/12/2003 10:08:57 PM
This cat looks like he/she is planning to do something to prove the title :)) I like the whiskers.
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11/12/2003 09:53:55 PM
I find the border far too overbearing and obtrusive for this picture. The photo itself seems good but it's hard to focus on it because of the border. 4
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11/12/2003 09:48:28 PM
cats are excellent
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11/12/2003 06:41:48 PM
Great Pic for the title, or the other way around. Would have liked to see the background more blury.
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11/12/2003 02:21:32 PM
Too good to be bothered?
I like the way this shot was set up... and what beautiful clarity!
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11/12/2003 01:27:17 PM
The ears must be in the scene, your crop has this fault.
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11/12/2003 11:03:43 AM
The border is a little intrusive. In my opinion you'd be better off with maybe half the thickness so it doesn't take the focus away from the picture.
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