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...uploaded - I don't have E2, it looks rubbish at 600 px, it's lost too much detail in the upload. I've lost my beautiful Sony CRT Trinitron monitor and ended up with a cr*p tiny digital useless piece of hopeless rubbish that someone found in an old office cupboard and it makes my eyes hurt. How I'm ever going to to upload anything half decent without wrecking the image with lots of mucking about to disguise it, I don't know..

However, i do actually love mucking about, but even so this cat on a window ledge has not turned out as envisaged.

I will leave this a little while and hope I win E2 in the xmas give away and then maybe think again about uploading a bit more.

Oh, and p.s. having a crap monitor shows up an awful lot of bad processing, it's very unforgiving.... I'm quite surprised at the carelessness of some of the more 'advanced contributors on here'!

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:The unsatisfactory cat
Username:Lydia Lydia
Uploaded:21 Nov 2012 - 6:26 PM
Tags:Digital art, Digitally manipulated, Feral cat, General
VS Mode Rating 102 (54.55% won)
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21 Nov 2012 - 6:37 PM

Gorgeous cat in a beautiful setting - good treatment too


Love your write up. So funny, and I'm sure we can all empathise. Grin
Having said that, I love this image. It had to be a white cat. I'm sure no other colour would do. Love the colours, the grungy look and above all, the content.

mrswoolybill Critique Team 9828 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1314 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 6:48 PM

Stylised, in a way that cats lend themselves to.
Welcome back Miss Clock, even if you are only lurking.

bwlchmawr  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 7:07 PM

A super image: so distinctive and enjoyable.

21 Nov 2012 - 7:24 PM

Welcome back, even with a crappy 600 mp upload Wink I know that behind this lurks a beauty of a shot. I've upgraded to Windows 7 and all my stuff has become noisy on my very expensive monitor - can't win with this computer stuff sometimes.................

I hope you win the lottery soon.

The cat is exposed so well though, with details retained in the coat, and the composition is great.



Wonderful image.



Must be a Van cat. The photo looks good on my monitor and I like the compo and colours a lot.

Hermanus  3 South Africa
22 Nov 2012 - 5:38 AM

This is an excellent photo !! perfect setting for this beautiful cat !! Stunning Smile

DaveU  91344 forum posts England121 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2012 - 7:44 AM

Well you've managed to make it look good on Mrs U's laptop so you're doing something rather magical, even with crappy kit.

The pic looks fine, love the colours and the style of it ... very much you.

And if David Bowie ever comes back as a cat then that will be him to a "T"

Last Modified By DaveU at 22 Nov 2012 - 7:45 AM

big smile from your write up ..

Lydia  4 Greece
22 Nov 2012 - 4:06 PM

Oh, it's nice to be back and have comments, although I can't see who voted without commenting which is a bit of a bu**er, (plus there is a greatly appreciated User Award from Chris - thank you so much). The site seems to have changed somewhat.... I seem to have a 50% VS won, whatever that means (I think I shall just ignore it!).... and there are 'like' buttons, not sure what they are for but I am going to press them all and see what happens - I would guess that people get informed that I liked their comment which may, or may not be good or be extrememly annoying, I haven't got to grips with these changes or whatever this buzz business is about.


HelloooooSmilehow are you!!! Its lovely to hear from you ...I love the tones & detail of your image its beautiful....
& thank you for looking through my images

frz67  6 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 5:00 PM

well, I like it, especially that blue eye


Lydia  4 Greece
26 Nov 2012 - 3:43 PM

Thanks Pauline and Francesco. I'm not sure why this cat has two different coloured eyes, it's a village feral but it's white mother has two blue eyes and so has its (probable) father.


Just for your information, in case you want to know about the cat: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_cat. By the way, welcome back!Smile

Lydia  4 Greece
29 Nov 2012 - 8:51 PM

Nezih, thank you for the link. Have you really been here 4 years now!! what happens to time Smile


All the best

cooky  11 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 - 9:36 AM

Hi and welcome back Lydia!

Looks a very satisfactory cat to me and like the contrast between an aloof feline and ancient shutters!

Been a missing link for a while too but it's good to see you're still posting.

Happy 2013.

Lydia  4 Greece
4 Jan 2013 - 5:51 PM

Hi Kath, long time no see. Yes, 'Lydia' sort of disappeared and morphed into 'Arrietty' and then remorphed back to 'Lydia', it's all a bit confusing LOL. Hope all well with you.

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