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By abel  
Thank you so much to everyone who has commented and made this my first EC!

This is made all the more poignant by the fact that it is one of the last photos taken of Gandalf. When my wife rescued him he was absolutely riven with Ringworm, fur missing everywhere, and generally a mess with an uncertain future, and it's credit to her that she was able to nurse him back to the magnificent creature you see today.

In the time we've had him he has become a favourite with all of us (despite a period in isolation) - probably the most fun loving and sociable cat we've had.

But yesterday it was time to pass him on to a new loving owner, hence the photoshoot, which will now be our memories of him. We're gonna miss him.

Tags: Portrait Studio General Kitten Cat Pet Pedigree Persian Pets and captive animals Flash and lighting

Voters: canongirl08, xinia, spaceman and 42 more

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49er 15 564
6 Feb 2007 2:12PM
You have captured this really well. The composition is spot on..

Deego 15 27
6 Feb 2007 2:15PM
very nice work on the framing and composition. He really stands out against the black background and the white is nicely balanced....
Hanners 15 875 10 Ireland
6 Feb 2007 2:16PM
one of the best Cat shots I've seen, excellent work superbly done.

Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
6 Feb 2007 2:19PM
What a doll....very nice portrait. I might attempt to lighten his left eye just a tad.
Kim Walton 18 145 30 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2007 2:21PM
Lovely,nice angle,soft tail works well,goodcatch light----shame its not a dog! but i can`t have everything---LOl
ITPSnapper 15 45 Netherlands
6 Feb 2007 2:24PM
Beautiful shot, great lighting.

RobinChapman 15 63 Scotland
6 Feb 2007 2:46PM
What a wee cracker. Great pic too!!

6 Feb 2007 3:16PM
Perfect lighting, great shot!
xinia 16 54
6 Feb 2007 4:00PM
beautiful! Smile
cameracat 17 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
6 Feb 2007 4:24PM
WOW, Super Shot of a Super Cat.

tull 18 181 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2007 5:01PM
Well exposed with superb detail.

AngelaR 17 155 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2007 6:38PM
This is a beautiful portrait of the cat.
Blenkinsopp 15 320 4 England
6 Feb 2007 8:38PM
beautiful portrait
- well exposed to keep excellent detail
DiegoDesigns 15 117 6 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2007 9:01PM
A cracking portrait, the white on black works really well and the exposure appears to be spot on.

bricjen 15 United States
6 Feb 2007 9:15PM
This is so sweet. I love the black all around.
ColinT-B 15 38 3 England
6 Feb 2007 9:50PM
beautifully shot and presented. Im not really into animal portraits but the quality of this really stands out.
PS Where did you get that cat, my wife wants one
Philip_P 16 71 1 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2007 9:57PM
Love it
6 Feb 2007 9:59PM
Beautiful shot and very cute cat.
Love this capture.

GregorP 16 4 Slovenia
6 Feb 2007 10:12PM
Wow...awesome shot!!!

Jules33 15 10 Scotland
6 Feb 2007 11:01PM
Beautiful cat portrait... top class!

I want one!!!
ericfaragh Plus
18 149 6 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2007 11:19PM
Good background for it, lovely shot.
Desh_M 16 410
7 Feb 2007 7:57AM
outstanding shot
nice contranst against the black BG, would love to see it against a white BG too
abel 17 518 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2007 8:21AM
Thank you so much to everyone who has commented and clicked to make this my first EC ever.

I have now put in a description to give some background to the poignancy of this shot.

SueTurner 17 81 3 England
10 Feb 2007 8:30PM
What a beautiful shot of a gorgeous cat. Hope he has a happy new home and they spoil him rotten. Sue
canongirl08 16 18 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2007 7:19PM
Beautiful cat portrait!
Great detail and lighting
lostintime 13 13 6 Germany
2 Feb 2008 3:16PM
Superb cat portrait, he's gorgeous. Hope he's happy in his new home.
FredF 15 1 France
12 Jan 2010 10:51AM
Superb image.


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