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"I'm bored"

By Lillian  
Taken on a cold December day and think she was as cold as I was!

Need help again please, to make this into a much better shot, especially 'blob' by eyes...and help will be taken on board and much appreciated

Thank you one and all
I am beginning to "hate" the snow! how about you? woke this morning... snowed in again!

Tags: Close-up and macro Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

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Comments


saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
13 Jan 2010 11:57AM
Superb close up capture well done.thanks for sharing.
saeid

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gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
13 Jan 2010 11:58AM
She does not look to happy but what a lovely photo, you have captured the feeling perfectly and the detail is just great. - gary
clicknimagine 6 221 88
13 Jan 2010 12:04PM
a beautiful close up, wonderful shot...
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2010 12:14PM
would be difficult to miss the blob and keep the whiskers but its a great shot anyway and I wouldnt feel I wanted to meddle, I am fed up with snow to - what canl we do about it any suggestions! I have been playing not very successfully I might add with PS this morning it passes a moment or two
colmar 8 42 35 Scotland
13 Jan 2010 12:14PM
Lillian this is a grand image well composed and captured , sometimes like here I suspect we have no control over the background. My mod today simply clones out the "blob" and took poetic licence and kept the green theme going down the side. Upped the midtones a bit too hope you like it Colin
Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2010 12:22PM
Thanks Colin, I had tried that but it took away her beautiful eye lashes!! hope that someone has ideas so she can keep them??
But Thanks for the mod,
colmar 8 42 35 Scotland
13 Jan 2010 12:27PM
Yeah I kept the eyelash for the first attempt but it didnt look right I am still getting to grips with layers, though at the angle of the shot you dont really notice them too much specially as there are the lower whiskers Smile Colin
GalleryGirl 8 4 2 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2010 1:15PM
Now that's what I call a cat! A beauty!
I hated snow before all this was dumped on us.

Marilyn x
p.s. Thanks for your lovely comment on 'Felix'.
13 Jan 2010 1:22PM
No more snow here, but the black ice out there makes it 10 times worse to walk on!
A superb close-up capture, Lillian, just has to be viewed large.
TrevB Smile
WL_Harris 7 3 2 United States
13 Jan 2010 1:59PM
Nice close up shot with very good detail and bg blur.
For me I think that colmar did a great job and even without the eye lashes it looks great.
But imho I don't feel that the blob has taken away from your image as the lion is the subject and my eyes are pulled straight to the lion.
Just my view on the image.
Have a great day.
Lee
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2010 2:40PM
Love the potential in this lovely shot so I played with it, fixed bits and placed it in and out of a new frame. If you want to know exactly how I did it, message me.

I'm not unduly fussed about snow but I hate the black ice that has ground everything to a halt around here!
Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2010 3:54PM
OH WOW!
I knew someone had the talent to give this shot their all.... Lynne, I truely thank you it is wonderful,
don't you all agree?
Colin did a great job only no lady should be without her lashes, but this is what I wanted,
a 'proud moment' for me
gingerdelight 9 298 11 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2010 4:21PM
This is a superb image Lillian, very well captured. Excellent Mods too!
The snow is thawing here, but it has left what remains extremely slippery!
Carol
MikeEG 9 10 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2010 8:18PM
Great close up, composition, lovely contact in the eye, altogether a lovely portrate.

Just bought a Canon 55-250mm, looks like you are doing well with it.
Thushari 6 1 Sri Lanka
14 Jan 2010 10:50AM
Great close up Lillian, lovely photo.
shawpaul 11 7 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2010 7:42PM
It took only a few minutes to do my up load, it takes time to do it really well, there is no problem if you can work on the copy of the original keeping the first shot as your template, copying fine hairs is no problem you need just to expand the picture and use the tools in PS when they look like going round tree trunks! I have spent that time and to the shot I have included my own hairs added by the clone tool! -Please e-mail me if you need any instructions as they may take too much time on here - regards Paul
Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2010 9:27PM
Paul, again I thank you for the help you have given to me, much appreciated

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