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Challenge: Free Study 2008-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Beagles and Friends
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 Zuiko Digital
Date: Oct 26, 2008
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 27, 2008

This is our new kitty - Butter! He is a stray who just showed up at our door in the beginning of October. I'm a dog person and not a cat person so I didn't want him in the house. So I put a box on the porch because it was cold. Then I bought him food. Then I let him in for a bit. Then I let him in even longer. Then I got him fixed and bought him a collar. lol yeah, he suckered his way into my life. He's such a sweetie! And he has arrived about a month shy of the 1 year anniversary of our losing our very first beagle, Barney. I'm thinking that Butter might just be some kind of gift from above :)

Place: 191 out of 394
Avg (all users): 5.6794
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 5.7753
Avg (non-participants): 5.4762
Views since voting: 659
Views during voting: 217
Votes: 131
Comments: 10
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11/10/2008 01:12:54 AM
What a beautiful boy! Lovely picture of him, too, by the way - color is rich, comp is good - all that stuff. But then I'm a sucker for kitty portraits. And yes, you've learned that we don't choose cats, they choose us. Butter chose well. :-)
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11/08/2008 09:27:03 PM
"Oh NO! What did I get myself into? You didn't show me the camera before I moved in!" LOLGreat shot of Butter! Love his bright, inquisitive eyes.
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11/08/2008 11:43:30 AM
Ohhhh. . .Butter is BEEEEAUTIFUL! He jumps off the page at you! I think he was indeed a gift. I am so sorry for the loss of your beagle. After a year, does it still hurt? I lost my cocker spaniel just a bit over a month ago, and I still cry for her every day. I'm starting to wonder if I will ever be able to not cry when I think of her.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2008 02:42:59 PM
Gorgeous eyes, great pose
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11/06/2008 07:53:32 AM
nice shot, sharp where it matters most. Maybe just a bit more punch in the colors... , 7
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11/04/2008 10:54:52 PM
Gosh, how's that for eye contact. 9
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11/02/2008 03:23:26 PM
He stared at his owner, who stared back. It was working! As the limpid pools of his eyes began to swim, a morass of color and swirling energy, Butter knew he had done the impossible. He'd found the power of hypnosis.

In his mind, he sent the message. You shall get me Whiskas, and you shall get me Whiskas now.

"I shall get you Whiskas", said his owner, "You are a good kitty. Good kitty."

Butter grinned inwardly. Oh yes, the power was his, and Whiskas was only the beginning.
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11/02/2008 11:16:38 AM
Fantastic study of a cat. You get an 8 from me.
Ps. I have an entry in this challenge myself as well but it's not really going anywhere.
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11/01/2008 12:32:51 AM
that's an excellent kitty portrait. Great DOF and not too saturated (which seems to be the case this challenge). Nice~
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11/01/2008 12:27:17 AM
Not scoring...just commenting :)

BEAUTIFUL shot. Focus on the eyes is fantastic, expression is fantastic...beautiful colours! Well done!
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