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The Prey's Perspecitve
1st PlaceThe Prey's Perspecitve
JoelHSmith


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Unusual Viewpoint (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Olympus E-10
Location: My house
Date: May 23, 2004
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 80
Shutter: 80
Galleries: Interior, Animals
Date Uploaded: May 23, 2004

I did curves on the eye and and nose since the flash didn't capture the true color of it.

I blured the blue channel to fix the noise.

I unsharp masked the red and green channel since they had less noise.

Yes, the mousehole is real.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 186
Avg (all users): 7.4321
Avg (commenters): 8.5714
Avg (participants): 7.3516
Avg (non-participants): 7.5352
Views since voting: 14283
Votes: 162
Comments: 71
Favorites: 47 (view)


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12/17/2007 07:24:24 PM
man! you are genius :)
08/02/2005 09:08:07 AM
This picture made me smile, very well done.
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07/29/2005 05:58:19 PM
excellent picture too bad u misspelled the name :)
06/18/2005 07:02:21 PM
Great shot!!!
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11/09/2004 10:16:25 PM
You captured the insatiable cat's curiosity perfectly! I love the use of the dark "mousehole." Excellent!!!
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06/05/2004 09:31:37 PM


deja vu!

if your an XP user, click start, then duble click on the picure at the top next to your user name to see this same pic (well almost). :-)

i like this picture better then the XP one though :-) good job!
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06/02/2004 01:54:47 PM
Light is great. But that is what we expect from the gig. Bet Monster is jealous.
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06/02/2004 01:02:51 AM
excellent shot joel, love the detail and the lighting. congratulations on a well deserved ribbon!
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06/01/2004 09:04:31 AM
Originally posted by Beagleboy:

Originally posted by soup:

i'd have to ask - if the mouse hole is real - how did you get behind it?


exactly :P Must have punched a hole through a wall! LOL! Also, that mouse must have used a scroll saw to cut out something so precise.


By real I meant I didn't add it in PhotoShop.... ooops!
06/01/2004 08:48:31 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon. It is an amusing and well-executed shot.
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06/01/2004 04:38:57 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon!
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06/01/2004 04:37:41 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon! Well done! :)
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05/31/2004 09:18:56 PM
Originally posted by soup:

i'd have to ask - if the mouse hole is real - how did you get behind it?


exactly :P Must have punched a hole through a wall! LOL! Also, that mouse must have used a scroll saw to cut out something so precise.
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05/31/2004 09:01:58 PM
i'd have to ask - if the mouse hole is real - how did you get behind it?

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05/31/2004 01:55:11 PM
Congrats on the ribbon ...
Could have worked better on the color balance on that shot though...
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05/31/2004 10:44:14 AM
congrats on the ribbon, this was one of my favorites through the contest as well! way to go! i think this would make a great print too
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05/31/2004 07:49:25 AM
well deserved blue, a creative and well-executed image
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05/31/2004 06:44:04 AM
Congratulations on your blue.
Thoroughly deserved for a very inventive image.

Gordon
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05/31/2004 05:04:12 AM
Congrats Joel. I told you this was gonna be a winner! Definately deserved the blue.
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05/31/2004 02:31:16 AM
Nah - cat photos? Everyone hates 'em :-) Great work, good result ... congrats on your first ribbon.

E
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05/31/2004 01:26:40 AM
Congrats, this was my top choice.

Awesome.
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05/31/2004 12:56:50 AM
I knew this would win. Congrats!
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05/31/2004 12:47:18 AM
This is really cool, Joel. Keep up the great work!
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05/31/2004 12:47:11 AM
I'm so pleased you got the ribbon for this. It's a deserving shot. Congrats!
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05/31/2004 12:42:02 AM
Glad to see you got the requisite vote of at least a single 1 vote, lets us know the interface isn't keeping the blind from voting. Great shot, proving that you can take a picture of your cat and make a not just a relevant shot , but a winner.
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05/31/2004 12:40:03 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon

Its a nice clean clear image and well deserved
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05/31/2004 12:20:02 AM
This was my choice for blue, congrats!!!
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05/31/2004 12:14:26 AM
Congratulations!! Beautiful shot (although ... I wish you wouldn't have entered it :)))

Ursula
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05/31/2004 12:12:39 AM
Wow! To think I almost didn't upload this pic! I was seriously worried that my "cat pic" would be crucified. Thank you for giving it a chance.
05/31/2004 12:07:03 AM
Very nice! A dreaded cat picture pics up a ribbon. I love it!

Congrats on your first ribbon!
TC
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05/31/2004 12:02:50 AM
Congratulations! This is awesome!
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05/31/2004 12:01:07 AM
YES!!!!!! Congrats! Wonderful Picture, I loved it!

Deannda
Adding it to my favorites right now!
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05/31/2004 12:00:56 AM
Congrats! I love this shot!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/30/2004 10:32:14 PM
Cute capture and a great photo.
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05/30/2004 07:16:34 PM
Wonderful idea! Sharpness on kitty's eye is terrific. Great job!
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05/30/2004 01:14:23 PM
One of my top three images for this challenge. You have excellent sharpness in this image. The color contrast of the cat and the dark mousehole works well. Looks like he has a little eye schmutz which you might have cleaned. But that's just me being incredibly picky. Great DOF on the cat/background. Best part is getting the cat to agree with what you wanted him to do. As a cat owner, I know how tough that is. Very nicely done. 10
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05/30/2004 12:53:14 PM
I couldn't be more pleased that one of the finest photographs in the challenge is of a cat. I'm sure this will do very well.
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05/30/2004 09:40:08 AM
breaking out the utility knife for this one I bet. cool idea. still a cat shot.

great light on the cat
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05/29/2004 10:45:23 PM
This is one of my top picks!, very creative photograph, hope you score high :)
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05/29/2004 03:24:11 PM
Excellent,10 !
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05/29/2004 02:47:09 AM
Very cute, well carried out idea for the challenge! I just love the look on the cat's face.
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05/28/2004 05:09:18 PM
Cool perspective. Hole looks a little cardboardy. What a good word.
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05/28/2004 11:54:26 AM
Ow, awesome! It's razor sharp, composition with only one eye showing (and right in the middle) creates real tension, and lighting is perfect. Makes me feel like a scared mouse :-)) Only thing I wonder is whether less black on the left and right sides would improve even more.
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05/28/2004 03:47:43 AM
FINally! a cat picture with some purpose / relevance to the challenge! well done you! the mouse in a hole point of view is bordering on genius, and i can't imagine how this might be better improved (some mouse furniture maybe, but that's it). the hole to picture ratio is perfect, the focus on the cat technically brilliant... his expression and poise ideal. seriously, this is a 10 and no mistake
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05/27/2004 11:31:45 PM
Very nicely done. Excellent sharp focus. Good luck
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05/27/2004 04:59:50 PM
How perfect for the theme. I'd be scared if I were a mouse for sure. One of my top rated photos.
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05/27/2004 10:43:02 AM
Great 10
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05/27/2004 10:38:25 AM
I usually vote down the cat shots, but this is great!
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05/26/2004 05:35:27 PM
Neat idea and extremely well done! Great composition and exposure. I usually like to make a suggestion for improvement, but there absolutely nothing I would suggest. Congrats on meetung the challenge in an artistic and techically correct way!
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05/26/2004 04:04:38 PM
Excellent sharpness, composition, lighting and eye contact make this a super photo!
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05/26/2004 02:37:46 PM
Good idea, nicely done. Love the whiskers!
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05/26/2004 01:02:22 PM
This is great.
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05/26/2004 10:31:27 AM
Excellent framing, very cute photo.
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05/25/2004 11:51:00 PM
Excellent for this challenge. Several notches above similar approaches. Beautiful capture of the cat; its eye, whiskers, fur. Also, good call framing it so you only see one eye.
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05/25/2004 09:54:05 PM
Simple, but excellent idea. I feel like a mouse. It is difficult photograph cats; they move around a lot. Great job! (10)
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05/25/2004 06:16:44 PM
I typically don't like cat shots :), but this one is great. You'll sell a ton of prints.
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05/25/2004 05:53:38 PM
Well done!
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05/25/2004 04:46:46 PM
Creative and funny. Color, contrast, and clarity are excellent.
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05/25/2004 12:29:22 PM
Great interpretation and shot...
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05/25/2004 11:25:30 AM
Clever.
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05/25/2004 12:24:44 AM
Nice capture fits the challenge.....8
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05/25/2004 12:05:29 AM
beautifully executed...perfect focus and composition. funny too!
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05/24/2004 07:34:58 PM
What a great image.
The detail in the cat'sface is very clear, and the "mouse hole" is out of focus enough to give depth to the shot.
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05/24/2004 03:32:16 PM
Purrfect 10
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05/24/2004 02:42:02 PM
awesome! i feel like the kitty is staring right at me and wants to eat me!
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05/24/2004 01:24:32 PM
That's an absolute best. Hope you win
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05/24/2004 12:23:04 PM
Very well planned and well thought of. The placement of the head off center is quite pleasant. DOF is quite good too. Maybe reduce the grain through neatimage. But overall, a wonderful effort. (How on earth were you able to get your cat to cooperate in this shot?) I give it a ten. Hope you do well.
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05/24/2004 11:56:06 AM
Very nicely done.
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05/24/2004 08:51:23 AM
Great shot
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05/24/2004 03:54:08 AM
Nicely done. Composition and exposure look spot-on. Good DOF too..... 8
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05/24/2004 03:41:31 AM
Wow, best cat photo I have seen for a long time. This should even challenge the "Cat phoyo, must gibe a 1" people :)
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