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Day 17: Going Hell for Leather
Day 17: Going Hell for Leather

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Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: Polvadera, New Mexico
Date: Jul 17, 2007
Aperture: f/4.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 18, 2007

Viewed: 401
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

Edit: Had to change the title to something Jon(frommk) said in his comment... I've never heard that expression and wouldn't even know what it meant but I love it so much! So, I've changed the title from boring 'Wrestling' to what you see :-)

I pretty much spaced on taking normal pictures all day. I had taken lots of cat shots though for the 30-day pet side challenge, so y'all are stuck with my cats again! This was one of the worst of the cat shots, completely blurred and blown out spots. But I liked it anyway so did some cropping & processing and voila -- a blurry, blown out image of two cats wrestling in black and white, LOL :-) Ah well, not all efforts turn out great art...
By the way, these are my two boy cats, Ajax and Skootles, and they are not seriously fighting, they are actually best friends and just love to wrestle like all little boys do!

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08/05/2007 08:42:42 AM
I can almost feel the bite (somehow I always feel like I'm the one being bitten). Great capture.
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08/02/2007 09:17:15 PM
lol...I should get my cats doing this, except they are both black so it may become a blur blob. :P
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08/01/2007 10:16:56 PM
Cats are some of the best blur models...I really enjoy both of these shots.
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08/01/2007 01:27:29 PM
ROFL. This is definitely Yin and Yang - great idea.
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08/01/2007 12:53:18 PM
awwww hahahah my cats do the same :)
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07/23/2007 06:31:48 PM
Wow, they are sure after each other. Cats wrestling each other is such a funny sight!
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07/19/2007 02:49:44 PM
yipes - good thing they are friends lol cuz this is a pretty ferocious looking shot. Great capture - too bad the dichotomy challenge is over lol.
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07/19/2007 01:05:21 PM
Great job on the processing - it looks a lot like a pencil sketch.
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07/19/2007 11:08:56 AM
Love it! I think we (here in dpc) often don't post cool shots like these for fear of the techno grumps. But really - this is an awesome photo, completely conveying the heat of the battle. Well done!
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07/19/2007 09:13:08 AM
It always amazes me how some of these shots that come out "wrong", can so capture the essence of the subject much better than the perfectly focused, perfectly exposed ones.
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07/18/2007 07:38:59 PM
Ooooo... in the heat of the battle! I always think about cats playing to learn... and that's what this image reminds me of. Very nice!
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07/18/2007 07:26:55 PM
Ha...weird shot, they almost have a ying and yang thing going on there. Because of the PP and the blur they really look as if they are going hell for leather at each other so glad to hear that they were only playing (though as my gran used to say....'it will end in tears')
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