DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
What?
3rd PlaceWhat?
ErinKirsten


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Pet Portrait IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Date: Feb 10, 2009
Date Uploaded: Feb 10, 2009

WOW! I can't believe this got a ribbon - watching the score during the week I would not have guessed. Here are some outtakes, this first one I did more editing on after I pulled it since I wasn't restricted by Basic Editing rules 764845.jpg
I just liked this one - but it was a bit overexposed 764846.jpg

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 278
Avg (all users): 7.0412
Avg (commenters): 8.7333
Avg (participants): 7.1667
Avg (non-participants): 6.9636
Views since voting: 6164
Views during voting: 469
Votes: 267
Comments: 60
Favorites: 18 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
07/08/2010 12:38:46 PM
Certainly is a superb pet image,lovely.
02/20/2009 09:06:28 PM
Yeah... I know I've commented on this two times already... but I keep coming back to it, Erin. I think it's my favorite pet photo EVER. Beautifully perfect.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/19/2009 09:43:36 PM
Erin, this is such a beautiful shot!! you should feel so proud of it. I have to turn my head and smile every time I look at it! beautiful!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/19/2009 12:08:26 PM
I did see your comment in the scores thread earlier but unfortunately didn't get to comment much while the challenge was going:-)

First off, congratulations on your ribbon! Now off to my critique. The expression is priceless. The tilt of the head, the eyes that look straight at you unabashed and unashamed with any action this curious kitty may have done is what grabs and holds our attention. Love the title for it really captures what the cat is saying:-) Lighting is wonderful for the white on white hues are, for me at least, difficult to capture. The contrasts between light and shadow are perfectly balanced. Details are excellent too...from those lumunious blue eyes to the whiskers to the downy softness we see on the torso. I was going to suggest that a square crop would be better so the even more focus is brought to the cat. But if you did, you would loose the way the cloth falls in gentle folds as the cat plays under the sheets - and it would lessen the playful nature of the scene. So, the composition as it stands is perfectly lighted, focused and composed. Well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2009 10:20:15 PM
Soooo cute. I'm a kitty mama now so I have a greater appreciation for these sweet moments. Congrats on the ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2009 10:05:50 PM
Stunning photo of a beautiful animal, congratulations the ribbon was well deserved.

Mac,
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2009 06:03:03 PM
Congrats! I too have a Ragdoll -named Blueberry. He's a natural poser. I'd love to share photos.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2009 04:47:00 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon. Great cat portrait love the pose.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2009 12:32:41 PM
Great job...love the lighting and tones..Congrats!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2009 12:01:25 PM
well done and congratulations
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2009 12:00:53 PM
Congrats on the rest of the voters agreeing with me that this is top three of the entries. *grin* Lovely. Perfect, I think.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2009 08:53:59 AM
Great capture of expression and I'm sure this was the result of much hard work; congrats on a richly deserved honor! Nina
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2009 07:33:10 AM
OK, now tell us cat photogs how you get your Raggie to pose so adorably? Congrats on the ribbon, stiff competition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2009 05:49:06 AM
Congratulations on a well-deserved ribbon. The model is soooo beautiful!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2009 05:38:24 AM
congrats on the yellow and the new PB, this was my fav of the challenge, beautiful pose, love the softness of this image
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2009 05:29:13 AM
Big congrats on your ribbon, Erin. What a beautiful cat.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2009 05:28:10 AM
oh wow , she's so cute!! congrats
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2009 05:13:49 AM
Congrats Erin - Great finish and really nice shot
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2009 01:45:25 AM
Whoo Hooo...congrats on another yellow. I am so happy for you. He is a great little model. Great shot. Yeah!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2009 01:07:26 AM
She's so sweet.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2009 12:46:58 AM
Very nice! Gave it a 9! Congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2009 12:45:06 AM
This is superb....so soft and beautiful! Congrats.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2009 12:16:37 AM
congrats on 3rd, I really like the softness =)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2009 12:13:18 AM
Got more than a Top 10! Congrats on 3rd ... great lighting and cute shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2009 12:11:18 AM
Well done, congratulations of your 3rd place - Beautiful expression capture.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2009 12:04:35 AM
Ya....Congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/18/2009 12:03:01 AM
good for you!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/17/2009 08:06:24 PM
I think this is the most beautiful cat i've seen...
great portrait.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/16/2009 01:26:01 PM
precious!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/16/2009 02:38:51 AM
omg what a beautiful, beautiful cat! Love it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/15/2009 10:46:31 PM
adorable. how did you get him/her to do that?!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/15/2009 07:36:13 PM
Aawwww! Cute Ragdoll! If only my Birmans would pose like this for me! 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/15/2009 07:13:18 AM
The white balance seems off to me (slight redish tint), but otherwise I love this.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/15/2009 05:22:04 AM
With so many cats in this challenge it was always going to be tough to stand out from the crowd with a cat pic. This manages to do so, by an absolute mile. I really beautiful image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/14/2009 07:25:13 PM
this is just purrrrfect. :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/14/2009 04:51:46 PM
arrr great shot
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/13/2009 08:39:12 PM
sweet, lovely blue eyes, good portrait and nice soft colours
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/13/2009 09:13:18 AM
quirky pose; great title; wonderful blue eyes; one of my ribbon picks
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/13/2009 06:10:01 AM
omg....this one is GREAT. 10 from me (btw....I HATE cats...but this one is adorable)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/12/2009 07:28:54 PM
Beautiful. One of my favorites.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/12/2009 03:22:17 PM
Adorable! I have to show this to my girlfreind, she would melt at the sight if this cat! Such beautifull eyes too!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/12/2009 02:00:13 PM
How could you take the picture? without running to hug the kitten!!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/12/2009 11:10:36 AM
exellent...the white sheet against the white furr is just puuuuuuuurrrrrrfect.and to capture the cats expression is just fab.well done 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/12/2009 11:09:54 AM
Absolutely GORGEOUS! 9!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/12/2009 09:50:23 AM
Soft and dreamy and well done. Perfect, in fact. 10 (one of three).
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/12/2009 09:24:28 AM
What a beautiful kitty! Really beautiful photo too! 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/11/2009 11:09:19 PM
NIce exposure control.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/11/2009 10:48:04 PM
This is cute. I'm sure it took a bit of work to pull off. Congrats.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/11/2009 10:26:13 PM
my fav so far
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/11/2009 08:02:42 PM
Very cute! Shows some real personality!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/11/2009 07:27:29 PM
Cute!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/11/2009 05:08:46 PM
Adorable- I wonder how you got the head tilt-LOL !
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/11/2009 03:18:43 PM
too cute!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/11/2009 10:39:18 AM
too cute
is this a ragdoll?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/11/2009 10:15:36 AM
Completely adorable pose and expression. Looks like a Ragdoll; they're great cats. Nicely lit, too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/11/2009 09:06:56 AM
Beautiful work! 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/11/2009 09:01:33 AM
Very compelling image of a beauty. Outstanding control of exposure and great set up. 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/11/2009 08:34:11 AM
what a beautiful shot!!! and gorgeous cat!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/11/2009 03:46:52 AM
sooooooooo beautiful ...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/11/2009 01:47:41 AM
very cute and cuddly :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2018 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 09/19/2018 07:01:55 PM EDT.