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Feline Eyes
Feline Eyes

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Challenge: Selective Desaturation (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Back of living room sofa
Date: Jun 15, 2004
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 16, 2004

This is Frankie, he looks alot meaner than he really is. I think he was just a bit peeved at me waking him up from his nap by shoving my camera in his face. :)

Created a layer for each eye and up'ed the yellow and green saturation as well as the contrast of each. Lowered the saturation of all the other colors on the rest of the cat leaving a little yellow in the fur. Added a duplicate layer and color burned it, also burned around the edges of the photo as well as parts of the fur. Used the clone tool to get rid of a long hair going across the left eye. Resized and I think that's it.

Place: 75 out of 227
Avg (all users): 5.4798
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 5.3697
Avg (non-participants): 5.6456
Views since voting: 968
Votes: 198
Comments: 16
Favorites: 2 (view)

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08/10/2005 12:11:01 AM
He's saying 'Don't Mess With Me'. Good colour and contrast. Maybe a little too shallow on the DOF.
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07/01/2004 02:23:37 PM
I just wanted to say thanks to those who took the time to comment and vote on my entry. After reading some of your comments I thought I'd post my first idea for this challenge, tighter crop and complete desaturation of color (except the eyes). It just seemed a little stark and not quite as crisp as my actual entry. Thanks again everyone!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/26/2004 02:16:35 AM
Powerful image. One eye looks lazy though. I like that the color isn't over saturated like some of the others in this challenge (including my own).
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06/25/2004 12:41:58 AM
This is a wonderful high contrast picture. I would have magnified this picture and finished the greyscaling around the ears, nose, and sides - I think that would have made the eyes stand out even more. However, with those areas still having slight hues in them - it adds some softness, it adds to the realiism of the shot. Most viewers will assume the cat looks like this normally! Good picture.
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06/24/2004 08:35:27 PM
06/24/2004 03:51:26 AM
Nice sharp shot of the cat! Love the detail in the fur. It's hard to get that close with a cat shot (especially if you let the flash fire the first time.... I can't get near my cat with a camera now...) Don't think the desat really adds to the shot though...
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06/23/2004 09:36:03 PM
Effective use of the color - works very well. Good focus, good exposure.
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06/22/2004 11:31:34 PM
Nice composition and framing. Detail and focus are great.
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06/22/2004 11:31:31 PM
Wow, what a great cat picture!! The eye color is perfect and not too strong. Not sure if I would have cropped the ears that much, but it's hard to tell.
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06/22/2004 09:04:34 PM
Definitely my favorite of the cat photos so far. Very beautiful. I like the vignetting too. 7.
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06/22/2004 05:48:44 PM
This is my favourite of all the cat shots..filling the frame just seems to have given it that little bit extra for me.
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06/22/2004 03:22:35 PM
a tighter crop on this, maybe just full frame on the face, with the green eyes would be very dramatic
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06/22/2004 08:54:43 AM
haha... great expression
06/22/2004 07:35:56 AM
Very intense. Good shot makes you wonder what he is thinking
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06/22/2004 01:18:58 AM
Perfect for de-sat and perfect composition.
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06/21/2004 02:22:45 PM
pristine focus.
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