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Puckzzz


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Challenge: Cardboard Box (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Pentax FA 28-80mm 3.5-5.6 AF - Silver
Location: Oosterwolde, Friesland, Netherlands
Date: Jul 23, 2008
Aperture: 6.7
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/90
Galleries: Animals, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jul 25, 2008

3 of the 4 kitty's at my sons house. They are too cute not to photograph!

Post challenge: Yeey!! finally on the frontpage again! I'm really pleased with the shot. here are some of the other shots to show you what ordeal we had to go through to get this one.

My youngest son Jimi is holding the backdrop. But he's 10 and his attention dropped every 5 minutes so I had to frequently tell him to keep the BG up. My oldest son Mitchel and his girlfriend are beside and behind me with all sorts of tasty treats to get the kittens to look my way. This went on for about 73 shots and I just got one or two I could use. But it was lots of fun and the kitty's finally got their treat. :)
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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 95
Avg (all users): 7.0567
Avg (commenters): 8.5625
Avg (participants): 6.7500
Avg (non-participants): 7.1812
Views since voting: 7675
Views during voting: 448
Votes: 194
Comments: 51
Favorites: 9 (view)


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11/05/2010 04:27:40 AM
LOL! As a foster for kittens, I know well the travails of getting more than one at a time to look at the camera at the same time :-)
08/20/2008 04:10:22 AM
great shot, congrats on the ribbon. :D

Good to see you found the time for photography again. *O*
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08/08/2008 06:12:39 PM
this was my favorite....congrats!!!
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08/08/2008 01:50:08 AM
Its an amazing shot Tanja! reminds me on those anne geddes pictures of kids in the cardboard boxes. Great timing and nice setup
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08/07/2008 03:32:28 PM
lots of work but the end result is priceless
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08/06/2008 04:50:06 AM
Love it. Yes I'd say you had great fun taking these shots as cats just love a cardboard box and twine, brilliant combination.
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08/05/2008 04:34:59 PM
Think laser pointer next time to direct the kitty's attention. Works really well. Great shot.
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08/05/2008 03:18:49 PM
Reminds me of Rachael Hale's kitten shot. Might be the eyes.
Kittens
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08/05/2008 09:42:33 AM
Wonderful shot, congratulations on your yellow.
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08/04/2008 09:06:10 PM
Needs to be DQ'd. Impossible photo!!!!!

No way to get three little kittens to pose all at the same time. The Laws of Physics just do not allow it!

- Jason
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08/04/2008 06:54:39 PM
I think I like the outtakes more, lol. Nice going and congrats for the yellow!
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08/04/2008 03:56:32 PM
Congrats on the Ribbon! and the outtakes are great too. Scott
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08/04/2008 01:09:30 PM
Such darling little "models" and such a sweet shot. Congrats on your ribbon! I loved this one as soon as I saw it!
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08/04/2008 11:20:26 AM
Very Cute.

Congrats on the yellow
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08/04/2008 10:46:53 AM
Yayyy, my favorite photo won a ribbon. You could not go wrong. . .all of your outtakes are ribbon winners too! :)

CONGRATULATIONS!

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08/04/2008 10:03:49 AM
Tanja's back! With a winner! Great shot! I'm surprised you got it in 73, with 3 kittens. It takes me 50 to get a good shot of my adult dog.
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08/04/2008 09:46:23 AM
congrats on the ribbon. What a cute & lovely shot!!
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08/04/2008 09:09:19 AM
Congrats! Very cute and I'm NOT a cat person! This should sell well on Stock.
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08/04/2008 09:01:11 AM
Congratulations. Very cute photo of the kittens. I hope you treat your photographer assistants to a treat, too. :)
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08/04/2008 07:30:21 AM
I really hoped to see you in the front page. Image is wonderful. Congrats
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08/04/2008 05:41:50 AM
Congrats on your ribbon with this beautiful shot!
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08/04/2008 04:35:10 AM
Congrats on the PB, very nice picture.
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08/04/2008 04:00:47 AM
Oh wat een leukerds! Zou zo op zo'n Hallmark kaartje kunnen ;)

Gefeliciteerd!
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08/04/2008 02:34:38 AM
Congrats. I was not even close to you :)

Maybe next time :)
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08/04/2008 02:15:54 AM
So damn cute...congrats on your score, PB and ribbon Puckzzz!
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08/04/2008 01:30:41 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and an excellent and adorable photo! Well done.
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08/04/2008 01:20:35 AM
Just wonderful, and one of the BEST kitten shots I seen in a long time. So pleased it ribboned for you. This would make a great greetings card.
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08/04/2008 12:38:15 AM
Who could fail to love this, it's beautiful. Congrats on your ribbon, Tanja.
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08/04/2008 12:36:07 AM
Congratulations. Well done...especially considering there were so many cats in boxes.
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08/04/2008 12:08:22 AM
Congratulations, Tanja. Now you're in 4th place of the K10D page - not me. ;-Þ
They sure are cute, but is the rope tying them together?
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08/04/2008 12:08:13 AM
Of course, how can not a cat entry win this one? LoL
This deserves among the top three. This shot takes merit. Grats
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08/04/2008 12:04:16 AM
a real cute entry...well done on the yellow
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/03/2008 11:29:39 PM
Those kitty's sure like the boxes and they're so photogenic. Good one.
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08/03/2008 08:58:07 PM
Very cute, I could see this on a poster or calendar. The cats have a bit of a "cut and paste" feel to them, I guess you edited them separately from the background. Still a sweet photo.
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08/02/2008 05:54:59 PM
Ohmygosh! If this one doesn't have a ribbon to match that ethereal blue backdrop, I'm afraid the voters will have lost all credibility in my eyes! This is flawless in every way: technically, appeal, and an off-the-chart cute factor. If I could, I'd give it a 15. 10
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08/02/2008 03:56:54 PM
A classic, almost "stock photo" shot. Nice job.
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08/01/2008 08:29:31 AM
All 3 holding still AND looking at the camera! You're good :-)

Something about the background is bugging me, especially where the kitten's furry edges are. Like it should appear farther behind them, maybe? The scene feels flattened back to front, I think.
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08/01/2008 12:25:36 AM
I'm not a cat lover but this is adorable. Nice lighting and the blue background really compliments their eyes. HEHE
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07/30/2008 08:45:32 PM
Just purrrr-fect !
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07/30/2008 04:02:37 PM
Nice and crisp in presentation. The colors all work well together and there is a sense of sophistication that is missing in some of the other animal shots in this challenge.
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07/29/2008 08:28:40 PM
Great shot. I love the background.
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07/29/2008 08:04:58 PM
Awwww. Love the blue eyes matched with the blue background.
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07/29/2008 01:25:15 AM
Oh My God! They are just too cute! At least I don't think they are the same kitten! Great photo!
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07/28/2008 08:59:07 PM
This has to be the winner....very fine job
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07/28/2008 07:48:24 PM
super pic you must have a lot of patience or some very obedient kittens
very nice work 9
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07/28/2008 04:33:59 PM
How can you not do well with three times the cute factor?
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07/28/2008 11:31:56 AM
WOW! Simply perfect.
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07/28/2008 05:32:08 AM
great lighting and pp! My personal choice for the blue!
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07/28/2008 04:29:23 AM
OMG - they are too cute!
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07/28/2008 01:18:47 AM
here is a big "cute-factor"! They are so lovely! Also like the composition and the blue background
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07/28/2008 01:09:24 AM
great choice of colors! 8
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