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Hush.....Don't Let The Cat Out of the Bag
Hush.....Don't Let The Cat Out of the Bag

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Challenge: Pet Portrait III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: home
Date: Feb 21, 2008
Date Uploaded: Feb 23, 2008

This is Holly, she is just 1 years old. You'd think that I had to catch her in a bag and quickly shoot this image. However, I pushed her in the bag, got into position, adjusted the camera settings on the camera, then scratched my finger under a napkin and shot away. I was able to get about 30 frames of her just like this before she actually moved. She was a great little model.

Place: 5 out of 261
Avg (all users): 7.0616
Avg (commenters): 8.1111
Avg (participants): 6.9252
Avg (non-participants): 7.2019
Views since voting: 4144
Views during voting: 417
Votes: 211
Comments: 43
Favorites: 10 (view)

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03/07/2008 12:03:36 AM
Beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL image.
03/03/2008 09:52:19 PM
Ha ha, I love when our own cats play with paper bags - they get like kittens again. So glad to see this earned at least an honorable mention - it was my favorite from this challenge. I just loved the sense of depth and the apprehensive look on her face. The image is very compelling and is one of those shots that are just fun to study!
03/03/2008 03:47:57 PM
You got a 7 from me, and I likely would have bumped it higher had I the chance. Easily the best shot in the Top 5.
03/03/2008 01:05:54 PM
I was sure this would ribbon - great shot.
03/03/2008 08:22:22 AM
I think this was my "best in show" -- great shot. Glad it did so well!
03/03/2008 06:41:32 AM
Congrats on the HM Jennifer, this was a really great photo. One of my favorites in the challenge. Way to go above and beyond a standard portrait.
03/03/2008 03:03:06 AM
Congrat on your HM, Jennifer, very well deserved. Would make for a nice postcard.
03/03/2008 02:48:32 AM
well done,lovely portrait
03/03/2008 02:45:40 AM
really nice shot! I'm lucky to see it in the Top 5! Congrats on this nice finish!
03/03/2008 01:02:27 AM
One of my faves in the challenge...well done on the HM
03/03/2008 12:57:19 AM
Great idea and an awesome image. Fantastic work, Jennifer and congrats on top 5.
03/03/2008 12:26:48 AM
I adored the tension in this piece, with such original framing and authenticity. Congrats on the top 5!
03/03/2008 12:14:16 AM
Congratulations on an honorable mention with this AWESOME photo!

03/03/2008 12:03:02 AM
Nice shot! Drop me a line and tell me how you are doing!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/02/2008 11:41:00 PM
I just love this shot as iyt is so appealing and fun as well.....
03/02/2008 09:07:14 PM
I like how you framed this and went for shallow DOF - one of my 10s for this challenge.
03/01/2008 11:34:32 PM
Fairly flat lighting meets great idea... and great idea wins by a mile. LOL
03/01/2008 11:51:06 AM
Very sweet. A classic cat shot.
03/01/2008 10:40:48 AM
Nicely done.
02/29/2008 09:32:12 PM
I like this very much and using the paper bag as the frame is great 9
02/29/2008 03:48:59 PM
Adorable shot & a great title.
02/29/2008 02:16:34 PM
Excellent light, great tones, and wonderful use of the bag for framing.
02/28/2008 09:39:53 PM
Nice job making a cat photo that was unique. I can only imagine how challenging that might have been.
02/28/2008 09:09:37 PM
Excellent composition, great lighting... love the focus and expression of intensity in the cat's face. Well done.
02/27/2008 05:23:34 PM
Well done
02/27/2008 09:53:41 AM
:) !

Such a classic perfectly executed cat-photo. Well done!!!!
02/27/2008 07:30:49 AM
8 - Shhhhh
02/26/2008 11:50:29 PM
i bet you this one gets a ribbon
02/26/2008 07:44:02 PM
Love the concept!
02/26/2008 05:59:35 PM
Nice lighting on subject. I stopped buying my cats toys because the ignore them and go for the bags.
02/25/2008 09:44:40 PM
Nice concept and lovely photo.
02/25/2008 08:43:39 PM
Spectacular capture in context. Love the lighting and the way you've managed light. Composition is fantastic. Terrific in every way!
02/25/2008 07:33:43 PM
What a fantastic idea and a great execution of it!
02/25/2008 03:46:21 PM
A wonderful capture of a beautiful cat. Love the eyes.
02/25/2008 03:27:45 PM
Very clever - lovely work...
02/25/2008 02:32:48 PM
Terrific framing, subject, toning.
02/25/2008 02:17:15 PM
02/25/2008 02:05:44 PM
OH, this is perfect!!! Anyone who has ever owned a cat has had their cat looking at them with the same exact expression from within a bag! Love how he looks like he is about to pounce! PERFECT!!!! 10
02/25/2008 10:29:14 AM
lol. Creative. Great tones. Good luck.
02/25/2008 08:52:47 AM
Creative concept :-) I think the cat is about to leap out of the bag whether you like it or not LOL. The intense expression, tensed body and twitching tail (I'm guessing but it looks like it was in mid-twitch) all add up to a very playful image.
02/25/2008 08:39:11 AM
Love this. Classic kitty. I wonder if a bit of sharpening tool on the eyes, nose would help since the true focus is on the top of the bag, but I still like it. Great overall composition and light. 7
02/25/2008 08:31:32 AM
good lighting and expression
02/25/2008 12:22:06 AM
great image...love the bag and the creativity of the idea...

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