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solkku 16 25
30 Apr 2005 7:54AM
Great closeup! I really like the details in this one. Well presented. Clicked.

Mixpix 17 1.1k England
30 Apr 2005 8:15AM
Looks like you've cracked it to me Smile

DannyD 16 9
30 Apr 2005 9:48AM
good effort
Dennie 16 260 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2005 4:26PM
Lovley composition. selective colouring looks great to me. Really work well as a close up. Denise x
stevem 17 238 United Kingdom
1 May 2005 12:04AM
Nice work & well cropped. Toning looks OK to me!
ericfaragh Plus
17 149 5 United Kingdom
1 May 2005 1:21AM
Nice use of selective colour, good close up. Well done.
lollydeakins 16 42 United Kingdom
1 May 2005 1:23AM
Thanks everyone, Im so glad you all like it :0)

User_Removed 16 4.3k 2 United Kingdom
1 May 2005 1:39AM
If it were mine I would have cloned out most of the highlights in the eye and saturated the colour slightly.
I have a similar example in my portfolio.
lollydeakins 16 42 United Kingdom
1 May 2005 3:48AM
Thanks M, love your picture ! What a beautiful cat :0) I haven't got PS just some cheapy software but I'll give your ideas a go :0)
User_Removed 16 4.3k 2 United Kingdom
1 May 2005 7:31AM
Lorraine - I tried this in the Photostudio 5.5 that came with my printer and it works.
Using an eyedropper click on the colour in the eye.
Then click on the patch of that colour and on the colour chart move the dot to a slightly more saturated version of the colour.
Pick the paintbrush and reduce saturation to about 10% and paint over the eye, this should increase the saturation without obliterating the detail.
Hope it works and good luck.
lollydeakins 16 42 United Kingdom
1 May 2005 8:47AM
Thats great I'll give it a try :0)

Thankyou !!!
Lorraine ;0)
cameragirl 16 43 United Kingdom
1 May 2005 11:52AM
Superb shot! Love the angle!
Terryd1 17 1 United Kingdom
2 May 2005 10:25AM
Unusual composition but works very well!
lizziew 16 5
2 May 2005 12:24PM
great close up love it well done.liz
Desh_M 16 410
2 May 2005 8:58PM
Excellent details and wonderful composition.
Desh_M 16 410
2 May 2005 10:42PM
You have asked about the tool I used to select the pencil of one of my recent photos.
Well I have used the 'Polygonal lasso tool' in PS.
Tx for visiting my portfolio.
AndrewPP 16 1 United Kingdom
3 May 2005 2:14PM
Nice one. I love it.
PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
4 May 2005 10:08AM
Never seen a macro cat photo, but it works well!
donnaree 16 36
4 May 2005 10:09AM
What a fantastic close-up.
Great work.

4 May 2005 11:21AM
Fantastic shot Smile

(thanks for the comment on my pics btw)
aussielass 16 6
4 May 2005 6:37PM
This is fantastic. well done. click x
denka 16 7 Finland
5 May 2005 3:55AM
Yes this is a real nice picture. Love the color & details on the eye. I have almoust a similar shot of a snow leopard cub. check it out.

Tom_H 16 48 1 United Kingdom
5 May 2005 7:37AM
Gorgeous close-up, this works really well.
MarkyMarc 16 498 Canada
5 May 2005 7:40AM
Great shot, cats always seem to be willing to be test subjects for photography, I know mine are. I like the selective colouring, I agree with aftertherain about the highlights in the eye, they should be pretty easy to remove though. -click-

teddy 16 12 United Kingdom
5 May 2005 8:40AM
Good selective colouring.........TED
scotcav 16
5 May 2005 9:01AM
Very nice picture...

pennyspike 18 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
5 May 2005 10:37AM
Went to your pf following your helpful comments & take great great pleasure in making this an RC with the magic 30.
I like the treatment of slective colouring, (as you may have guessed) and this has been done well.
Agree about the highlights but I think the colour is pretty good.
pennyspike 18 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
5 May 2005 10:44AM
A round of applause for th RC
Thanks for 'Embrace' comments, it might not have done well here but it's done well elswhere so I'm happy.
5 May 2005 10:57AM
a great close up,love the eye.
clik samantha
lollydeakins 16 42 United Kingdom
5 May 2005 11:08AM
Thanks everyone :0) This shot has done better than I thought ! Im working on the reflections in the eye but Im new to maunipulation and only have 'Gimp' software. Thanks again and if anyone has anymore tips Id be more than gratefull.

Lorraine x

P.s If you really closely at my cats eye, you can see a 4pt of semi skimmed, maybe I should make it a bit bigger it might make for an interesting shot !
obz_uk 16 1 United Kingdom
5 May 2005 11:41AM
Excellent close up, I like the tight crop.
A good example of selective colouring, I have been doing several recently (Red seems to have been my choice ! )
Well done.

User_Removed 16 132
5 May 2005 3:04PM
great close up shot. love the detail
User_Removed 16 132
5 May 2005 3:06PM
PS thanx for the welcome. u clicked mine as i clicked urs, if u get my drift Smile
31 Jul 2005 1:46PM
I prefer this to the highlights removed
thorn 17 124 2 Scotland
7 Oct 2005 3:30AM
Hi Lorraine,love the texture,lighting,detail and i prefer it without the highlights,but your cat portrait is beautiful and well composed.Congratulations on your RC award and welcome to EPZ.Take care.AnnSmile
Thankyou for your kind comments,much appreciated.
norton 17 2 6 Jersey
8 Oct 2005 1:39PM
Superb image....Well done....

15 Oct 2005 2:27AM
very lovely!!!
angelamary 15 6 England
16 Oct 2005 1:36AM
This is the picture I prefur (of the two)... the reflections make the eye's more alive I think. A lovely angle to take. Might try it on mine!
chris-p Plus
15 75 England
20 Oct 2005 12:33PM
Super fave animalSmile
starliz 17 1.6k 3 England
20 Oct 2005 12:43PM
like it the selective colouring works so well,good shot.

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