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Mama's Little Helper
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Challenge: Baby Animals (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: 2010
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3,5-6,3 Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] macro for Nikon
Date: Aug 2, 2010
Date Uploaded: Aug 2, 2010

Taken earlier this year. It was really hard for me to choose because I foster cats I have a ton of kitten images, and I suspect that at least half the entries will be kittens. I had originally submitted some baby chick shots from way back, but they were too low res to really be great (this was before my current D90). I even went to the zoo but the only babies there were swans, and they refused to cooperate, staying the shade and hiding behind their moms and dads.

So it was down to this image (Manx mom Sheba who'd just had surgery) with Lord (the little lynx-point Manx), and another one of just Lord. There was also an image of Sheba with all four or her kittens (Lord was the only Manx).

I chose this one. I hope I chose well.

Cloned out a cable cord at the top and some dust bits around the floor. Several rounds of levels, hue/saturation, contrast, USM, added border, saved for web.

Statistics
Place: 21 out of 138
Avg (all users): 6.5705
Avg (commenters): 8.1250
Avg (participants): 6.1129
Avg (non-participants): 6.8966
Views since voting: 1900
Views during voting: 349
Votes: 149
Comments: 23
Favorites: 11 (view)


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07/24/2011 10:06:21 AM
I love the cone of shame, this is great shot. The cat's eyes say everything.
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02/07/2011 02:50:06 AM
The cone of shame. LOL Great everything in this image, Johanna!
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10/03/2010 06:39:08 PM
Firstly let me say I am far from being a cat person but this shot exudes excellence. The lighting, processing, depth and clarity in the eyes, and framing make this one a gem and you cannot help but like it.....even if you don't like cats! A credit to your work Johanna. Well done!
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09/29/2010 10:45:47 PM
I LOVE this shot. Just too freakin' adorable!
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09/16/2010 05:32:39 PM
far out johanna ... this is brilliant .. :)
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09/07/2010 01:34:45 PM
I love cats and i really like this photo, keep up the good work with the cats and your photos.
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08/20/2010 08:08:57 PM
Submit this to lolcats :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/15/2010 11:05:13 PM
This is fun. Kitty does not look happy at all to be wearing the collar. Cute shot.
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08/15/2010 10:18:28 PM
That cat is mad! BE afraid......
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08/15/2010 12:11:12 PM
She looks pissed to be in that cone. yup.gif
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08/13/2010 10:25:59 PM
Definately a 10, if not just for the look on Mama's face.
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08/13/2010 05:32:29 PM
A winner!
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08/12/2010 10:03:16 PM
great family portrait!love the beauty dish! lol
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08/10/2010 09:38:15 PM
They are not amused! Haha! So typical of cats. Love the expressions and composition with the diagonal wooden floor.
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08/10/2010 05:10:28 PM
One of my Top Three of the challenge! *9*
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08/10/2010 01:47:45 PM
Amazing clarity in the eyes. Good mix of detail/softness in the fur. I like the border effect used in this photo.
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08/10/2010 08:57:24 AM
The look on Mama's face is absolutely priceless LOL! And the kitten is a stunner.
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08/09/2010 11:28:40 PM
wow - so great!
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08/09/2010 02:00:05 PM
Both pairs of eye are mesmorising! Great capture.
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08/09/2010 10:46:37 AM
boy does mom look pissed off! Why the satellite dish?
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08/09/2010 06:59:12 AM
nice capture, just needed a bit more DOF. the border rather distracts, i were gone for a more natural looking vignette
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08/09/2010 04:57:22 AM
that's a realy nice story. like your pp. and the blue eyes are fantastic. is the kitten a siames?
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08/09/2010 01:28:38 AM
This is easily my favourite shot of this challenge. The expression of the tabby is just awesome.
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