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Cats Eye (reworked)

By lollydeakins  
This has been altered with my 'Gimp' software after I was advised by some of you that it would look better without the reflections ........... I really need to practise my skills as this could be ALOT better ! Anymore advise, tips (or slagging off' are most welcome :0)

Tags: Digitally manipulated

Voters: martinduke, dani2, simongiddings and 14 more

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martinduke 17 37 England
5 May 2005 11:48AM
Love this image - great detail and nice treatment.
dani2 17 45
5 May 2005 11:49AM
Really excellent photo. Love it. CLICK.

Mixpix 17 1.1k England
5 May 2005 12:09PM
I think I preferred it with the highlights. I'm a great believer in if its there why get rid of it, eyes reflect its as simple as that. I think you did well though with the removal of the highlights and I'm sure a lot of people will prefer this version but its nice so I click it anyway. Smile

lollydeakins 16 42 United Kingdom
5 May 2005 12:14PM
Thanks Mick, I prefer the first version too, this just looks abit too fake for my liking. All great practice though :0)
solkku 16 25
5 May 2005 12:22PM
This one certainly looks better. The result is very intriguing. Clicked.

Dinda 17 90 United Kingdom
5 May 2005 12:37PM
Can't make up my mind, but think I also prefer the one with catchlights in the eye. They're both great shots though.
pennyspike 18 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
5 May 2005 12:57PM
Kept flicking between shots and find it difficult to decide. I think I like the removal of the very bright highlight top left but could live with the others. It would have been good to see the milk reflected a little stronger but think it would have been difficult to turn it into a successful shot without overdoing the colour.
On balance it's the previous shot that gets my vote tonight!
lollydeakins 16 42 United Kingdom
5 May 2005 1:02PM
Thanks for all your opinions :0)

I would like to try and make the milk reflection bigger on the original, can anyone suggest a way to do this ? or a link to a tutorial. Any ideas would be much appreciated :0)

Lorraine x
grumpalot 17 16 United Kingdom
5 May 2005 1:05PM
excellant work but i prefer the 1st one.tried this with a pic of my b/w cat and wondered why it didn't work !!!!!! DOH !!!!!!
lollydeakins 16 42 United Kingdom
5 May 2005 1:09PM
Lol grumpalot............... Thanks for your comments, I too prefer the original, I might do as Penny suggested though and just remove the large catchlight.Thanks again :0)

Lorraine x
obz_uk 17 1 United Kingdom
5 May 2005 1:10PM
I prefer the first one with the reflections.
I think the 'experts' always like to see a catchlight in the eyes. Some years ago one of the 'page 3' photographers always had 7 catchlights in each eye.....not that I suppose many Sun Readers looked at the eyes !
Its always a difficult choice as to what to leave in or take out of a the end, if you yourself like it....thats what matters.
Thanks for visiting my portfolio.

nancyo 16 78
5 May 2005 2:09PM
Excellent shot, like the selective colouring, click nancy
ReidFJR 16 310 United Kingdom
6 May 2005 7:36AM
Amazing crop of the eye - F
Scotty 16 64 1 Scotland
7 May 2005 10:14AM
Looks as though the cat is just away to grab a mouse! Well done!
Leo 19 48 9 England
15 Oct 2005 1:49AM
Love the idea of the close up and yet I think a highlight _is_ called for. It occurs to me that if you copied the large one on your previous image (the one in the corner) to the clipboard, after feathering it, so there's no hard edge, then plonked it nicely in a strategic spot on this one, you'd have the very best of both worlds..well done in any event!
You summed it up nicely Lorraine..all that matters is if _you_ personally like it! A nice bonus though if anyone else doesSmile Your choice of camera and your use of it is excellent.


mikesavage 19 299 2 England
12 Mar 2006 11:47AM
A bit different from most cat photographs. Click!

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