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Ginger Moggy

By roverfoxy9
Taken half an hour ago in a little doorway round the corner from our house - I woke him/her from his/her afternoon nap unfortunately. Auto-levels in PS, but no selective desaturation of the steps.

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f4.5

Any constructive comments welcome. This is the first time I've done a drop shadow, hope I've done it OK.


This shot was nearly a victim of the delete button before I tweaked it in PS, and then I decided to upload it here because I love the contrast of the cat's coat against the dull cement steps and wall, and I like the degree to which the bars are out of focus. There's a lot of texture in the wall too which I like. I don't normally do animal shots, but I thought this was better than my usual efforts. Please be as negative in your critiques as necessary, as I'm here to learn.
Thanks for looking.

Tags: Animal General Cat Ginger Pets and captive animals

Voters: pmscr, nanpantanman, piccy and 10 more


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nanpantanman 16 24 1 England
1 Aug 2006 6:17PM
Lovely. Superb light and composition. Would have been even better if all of the cat was in shot.
insanebmx312 16 48
1 Aug 2006 6:24PM
Love it. The orange really stands out from the background.
1 Aug 2006 6:32PM
I really do like the contrast, not only in the colours, but also the hard lines of the steps and rails versus the soft rounded lines of the cat. I would be tempted to remove the leaf on the step ?
.......Joe
roverfoxy9 16 278 Spain
1 Aug 2006 6:33PM
Thanks both. I don't know what I was talking about "not normally doing animals" - I've just realised I've got a horse, birds, fish, monkey and now a cat on first 2 pages ! They creep up on you don't they, these animals.
roverfoxy9 16 278 Spain
1 Aug 2006 6:34PM
You're right about the leaf Joe, but I'm getting fed up cloning out stuff, er I mean I deliberately left it in to add to the dinginess of the scene, ahem.
Chant57 Plus
14 395 3 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2006 2:33PM
Youve captured some lovely texture and tones in the steps and wall, and the composition is very good, with the colour of the cat providing good colour contrast, I like the way you have captured eye contact through the railings too.
C
jjwithamlao 14 5 1 England
23 Aug 2006 5:51AM
Glad you didn't delete this, stands out in your PF. Great shot.
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roverfoxy9 16 278 Spain
23 Aug 2006 8:45AM
cheers !
davidentrican 17 258
25 Aug 2006 12:21PM
As you do, I really like the contrast between the colourful cat and the steps. I like the use of the gate as framing although I wish it wasn't covering part of the cat's head. Good one though.
RobinF 14 83 1 England
13 Nov 2006 5:16PM
Agree about the contrast between the subject and background. Glad you didn't delete it. I've run out of time but i am going to come back and look at some more of your photos later! - regards Robin

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