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Challenge: Free Study 2010-12 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G IF-ED DX
Location: Glendale, California, USA
Date: Dec 24, 2010
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Animals, Action
Date Uploaded: Dec 27, 2010

These little fellas just joined the household and are a rambunctious two months old. The little terrors! Cute, cute terrors. The black one regrettably loves the mouse cursor, and thus my keyboard as a step-stool.

The photo in this challenge, not expecting much. Last time I threw a photo in just for the sake of participating didn't work out at all, as should be expected. But this is a fun one so hopefully it won't get slaughtered by the miserable voting on DPC--could just be a personal problem :) . The photo was shot with the flash off the camera with the built-in diffuser flipped down, using the commander mode, thus the reflection in the finish of the oven.

Place: 199 out of 275
Avg (all users): 5.3145
Avg (commenters): 5.8333
Avg (participants): 5.3832
Avg (non-participants): 5.1731
Views since voting: 558
Views during voting: 282
Votes: 159
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/05/2011 11:48:33 AM
Cool Cats !!!!
01/08/2011 06:02:26 PM
Lovely story:)
01/08/2011 11:43:48 AM
Ah yes, keyboard as stepping pad. Familiar with the issue...
01/08/2011 12:45:20 AM
that is delicious. excellent use of fisheye, not just for the ascension but for the whole scene.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2011 11:55:47 PM
ah ha... Da Bird! (aka The Golden Toy) I have to hide it to keep it whole in between play times.
01/07/2011 11:08:44 PM
Great timing!
01/07/2011 10:35:31 PM
for the tremolo of buttermilk...
for the parting of rules...

I'm putting you in my Posthumous Art Gallery.

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01/07/2011 06:59:08 PM
I like the fact that the angle is from above but on the negative side you cant really appreciate how high the cat is jumping.
01/07/2011 12:59:47 AM
Absolutely delightful! This is what those oddly shaped lenses were meant for.
01/06/2011 11:53:59 PM
funny, maybe more suited for lolcats? :)
01/04/2011 09:21:20 PM
oh, oh...I get it you've got your camera on a monopod??? and your holding it above your head...with a fisheye...now I get it...I was wondering (it works in my head)...nice clarity
01/04/2011 12:55:41 AM
Brilliant idea. Pity the cat's eyes are not open. That would have pushed this shot into another level. 7 for creativity
01/03/2011 08:54:47 AM
Interesting use of a fish eye lens. The cat looks like he is having a great time.
01/03/2011 07:12:57 AM
I'm going through the entries, stopping at those images I feel have had the benefit of an unconventional eye and dwelling a little longer to try to see and appreciate what you saw. This is one of those images.

Positives: I really like the quirkiness of this shot - the POV and the scene. I particularly like the feet at the bottom of the frame. I also like the general, everyday domestic feel of the image.

Critical stuff: I feel the edit is a bit vanilla and you could have gone a lot bolder - particularly in a way that would pull out the fantastic shadow on the oven door.

Overall: A very engaging image but one that (for me) feels a little sub-optimal in terms of its edit.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/02/2011 06:58:17 PM
This image taken outside on some green grass might have worked. Inside it is not very interesting.
01/01/2011 11:06:47 PM
oh my word!
01/01/2011 04:43:10 PM
LOL! Awesome action shot.

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