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Protecting the garden since I was a boy
Protecting the garden since I was a boy

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Sentinel (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Cats & Dogs
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Maianbar Australia
Date: Jan 31, 2011
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 30, 2011

20 mins to go and I took the shot I was thinking about while I was in Singapore only a few hours ealier. This has been on my backyard shed for many years. The lighting was terrible and the heat unbearable (35deg C+) so I took only two shots. The other turned out better technically but this is the one I prefered and originally had in mind. Three hours later the lighting would have been better but too late.

I know this will not do better than the mid 4's and probably wont appeal to many (if anyone) but I had to do it for me. We got this guardian cat when our kitten came home. He passed away 4 years ago when he was 16. I still look at this metal cat as the one watching over our garden just as Thomas used to do.

post voting

Thanks everyone for the lovely commments!

Place: 110 out of 128
Avg (all users): 4.6667
Avg (commenters): 7.1429
Avg (participants): 4.6563
Avg (non-participants): 4.6774
Views since voting: 820
Views during voting: 236
Votes: 126
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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12/22/2011 05:18:16 PM
I've said it before and I'll say it again, I LOVE this :-)
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03/20/2011 07:44:09 PM
Suh-weet! Surreal! Happy colors. I'd love to have such a garden kitty :-)
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02/07/2011 07:14:52 AM
Heh. I thought for sure that this would beat my own entry. Guess not. Still like it!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/06/2011 10:30:20 PM
Kind of grows on you.
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02/06/2011 10:35:46 AM
very strange and strong 9
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02/05/2011 11:28:57 AM
Great idea, interesting processing.
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02/04/2011 05:58:15 AM
I think this might be a love it or hate it sort of shot. I love it :)
It's not often that a shot makes me genuinely laugh, but this did. Thanks. 7
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02/01/2011 11:17:54 PM
fun and exciting and spirit moving.

This goes into my Posthumous Art Gallery

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01/31/2011 02:36:52 PM
Wishful thinking! Oh no, it's just a commissioned picture! Nice.
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01/31/2011 07:49:10 AM
cool looking shot, I love the framing created by the grass, it looks painted. nice colors
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