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By starstriders
Beatrix again, not a new shot, just a worked up old one. Converted to b+w in channel mixer, applied 30% blue tone, burnt background a bit, upped contrast, reduced noise, border added.

55mm focal length

All comments/crit/mods welcome. Cheers.

Tags: Rat Mouse Pet Rodent Vermin Beatrix Pets and captive animals

Voters: smileylaura, neddyseagull, stephenD and 238 more

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StuartAt Plus
13 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2005 2:03PM
Fantastic photo, great treatment.


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24 Sep 2005 2:06PM
Just looked at the large version. Superb detail, toning and lighting.
24 Sep 2005 2:07PM
Very well done ,top job.
24 Sep 2005 2:07PM
Wonderful shot!
leeg Plus
14 165
24 Sep 2005 2:08PM
Yeah really good. Love the composition and creativity.
denka Plus
12 7 Finland
24 Sep 2005 2:09PM
Fantastic in all ways. This is a E.C-award thats for sure. At least thats what I hope for.

24 Sep 2005 2:11PM
top stuff
24 Sep 2005 2:17PM
Tis most excellent, congrats Smile K.
24 Sep 2005 2:17PM
Wow, I'm stunned. Thanks everyone for the very quick positive encouragement...and Pete for the EC! Smile
24 Sep 2005 2:23PM
A delightful capture which is a pleasure to view ... terrific detail, lighting and tones and a sweet lil rodenty subject to boot! Congratulations on the well-deserved EC ... lovely work.

Susie :o)
24 Sep 2005 2:25PM
Congratulations on a well deserved EC. This is brilliant - like it a lot.

Off to follow your instructions!
24 Sep 2005 2:29PM
This had EC written all over it, but I didn't want to mention at the time (kiss of death and all that!). Congrats Lauren, well deserved.
24 Sep 2005 2:31PM
Wow. Outstanding. Congratulations. =)
klewis Plus
13 1.9k 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2005 2:36PM
love it, a great image full of detail and very unusual
turtle1 13 41 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2005 2:53PM
Superb - what clarity

peterkin Plus
14 633 England
24 Sep 2005 2:57PM
Your treatment has worked extremely well. Super image. Oh, it's got an EC. Congratulations!

paulstefan Plus
13 509 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2005 3:00PM
Congrats on the EC
future Plus
13 153
24 Sep 2005 3:02PM
Great treatment, well deserved EC on this. Love it, Cheers Chris
24 Sep 2005 3:10PM
brilliant photo, love it....:o)

24 Sep 2005 3:14PM
This is so lovely, I just had to return for another peek! :o)
tigs Plus
13 145 3 Netherlands
24 Sep 2005 3:15PM
An excellent model. Lovely lighting and toning. Congratulations on the EC!
canon_stu Plus
14 140 4 England
24 Sep 2005 3:26PM
lovely light ,excellent capture
Coleslaw Plus
12 13.4k 28 Wales
24 Sep 2005 3:28PM
Superb. Congrats

24 Sep 2005 3:54PM
congrats lauren on a worthy photo. these are great
Superb quality work, I like the tonal adjustments and detail.

24 Sep 2005 5:06PM
Congrats on the Ec, very well deserved, this is awesome!

Nic_WA Plus
13 179 2 Australia
24 Sep 2005 6:14PM
Works a treat - well done.
24 Sep 2005 7:28PM
I just love this..congrats..

24 Sep 2005 9:13PM
Excellent work Lauren - well done Smile
ChristineL 12 39 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2005 9:49PM
Great shot, I used to have a liver and white rat with the original name of Roland! Amazing creatures,
24 Sep 2005 10:13PM
superb work,our rats dont stay still long enough to ger a shot like this,congrats on the EC

click clint
AngelaR Plus
13 155 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2005 10:21PM
Stunning detail Lauren - well deserved for the EC.
geoffash26 Plus
13 2.5k United Kingdom
24 Sep 2005 10:21PM
Great work
ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2005 10:57PM
Fantastic work with great results. I love the tones and the way the light enhances her whiskers. excellent shot Lauren
trahern Plus
14 863 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2005 11:03PM
Great capture.
24 Sep 2005 11:26PM
Gratulations for EC award. Really good shot
stevie Plus
14 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2005 11:40PM
Excellent, fabulous lighting
baker58 Plus
14 101 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2005 12:00AM
Excellent image. Great angle gives the shot so much impact. The light is spot on too.

acbeat Plus
12 14 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2005 12:24AM
excellent shot .andy b
CanonMan Plus
16 524 4 England
25 Sep 2005 12:26AM
Great shot. Excellent DOF and the blue toning works well for this.
Very nice shot.

25 Sep 2005 12:50AM
Well deserved EC..something different, great lighting and toning.

csurry Plus
15 9.2k 92
25 Sep 2005 1:22AM
Good choice of tone, I don't think you could have made a better choice. Few would have worked as well.
ktcam 13 457 Scotland
25 Sep 2005 1:53AM
Excellent shot. Love the tone. Such a great face on this rat and i love how the light catches her whiskers.
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
25 Sep 2005 2:03AM
Well done Lauren!

Excellent piece of PS work from what looks like a fairly good shot in the first place.
Congrats on the EC, well deserved from what I can see, top marks from me too!

cathal Plus
13 492 4 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2005 2:09AM
25 Sep 2005 2:47AM
Now then where can I pull out something to criticise so we can continue are running battle? Hmm I'll have to think about it!

*Edit* so far all I've got is rats and horses are a strange combination of interests! However, its strangely interesting!
ericfaragh Plus
14 147 4 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2005 3:29AM
Well lit and exposed, nice use of tone.
shitzkit Plus
13 147
25 Sep 2005 3:52AM
aw its so cute and what a shot well done on this
25 Sep 2005 6:08AM
Just fabulous.

25 Sep 2005 9:20AM
That's fantastic!
25 Sep 2005 11:08AM
Fantastic! WOW!
Lawrence Plus
14 195 1 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2005 12:00PM
Excellent shot. Love the lighting
jules41 Plus
13 197 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2005 12:25PM
A really excellent shot and the toning is just superb,a well deserved EC.
Rob_Taylor Plus
13 661 5 Wales
25 Sep 2005 12:45PM
Very effective shot, skillfully taken and excellent post-production to get the final image. Congrats on the EC Smile

25 Sep 2005 1:09PM
Nope all out of criticism this weekend! Guess I'll have to say well done on the EC, two more than me now!
User_Removed 12 132
25 Sep 2005 1:36PM
fantastic image. great editing. well done on EC
25 Sep 2005 3:56PM
Superb! Congrats on EC!

26 Sep 2005 1:43AM
Wonderful, let me give you click no. 90. Smile
gemm Plus
13 800 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2005 3:49AM
Fantastic shot, Lauren! Congrats on the EC!
webjam Plus
13 292 11 Netherlands
26 Sep 2005 7:27AM
Wow, an amazing shot - these animals never sit still, don't they? Really worth an EC. The blue tones are beautiful in this image.
Superb work,
26 Sep 2005 9:33AM
What a picture!
26 Sep 2005 9:44AM
very very lovely and superb editing.
26 Sep 2005 10:41AM
I'm really shocked at the attention this has had and I'm thrilled. Many thanks to all who have taken the time to comment. Much appreciated.
26 Sep 2005 12:59PM
This really is a terrific shot. Well done and congrats on the EC Wink

26 Sep 2005 3:47PM
Wow what an amazing image. Well done.

funkeldink Plus
14 1.6k 1 Australia
27 Sep 2005 12:44AM
suleesia Plus
13 176 Malaysia
27 Sep 2005 9:46AM
top quality work!! congrats!
27 Sep 2005 1:51PM
great shot, nice and sharp and good composition
Mari Plus
14 1.8k United Kingdom
27 Sep 2005 1:59PM
This is a fantastic image, Lauren, I just love that lighting, what a cutie!

Mari Smile
27 Sep 2005 3:06PM
Wicked shot!!
27 Sep 2005 10:09PM
It has all been said Lauren. Wonderful work and many congrats on a well deserved EC.

29 Sep 2005 2:43AM
Oh yeah, done the little rat Justice!
love it.
PatrickSmith Plus
13 1.2k 2 United States
29 Sep 2005 9:08PM
Somehow I missed this one. Good work and well worth another click.
This amazing. I love the comp and the tones. Well done. Tara Smile
mattberry Plus
13 259 14 England
2 Oct 2005 7:13AM
Never did a rat look so good!

Great work, well done!

2 Oct 2005 11:53AM
absolutely brilliant.........don't know how I missed it when it was uploaded.
Paddy Plus
15 254 8 England
2 Oct 2005 5:43PM
so cute, love the blue hue Smile)P
3 Oct 2005 11:46AM
Perfect lighting and tonaliity. Outstanding work Lauren.
vince Plus
13 48 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2005 12:36PM
Agree with Jasonewell excellent work.

This deserves all of the clicks Lauren - it really is outstanding
Brilliant photo, I love it!
12 Oct 2005 4:34AM
Completely and aboslutely wonderful. The lighting is superb and the detail is amazing. I'm in awe.

old timer Plus
13 55 1 Scotland
13 Oct 2005 9:10AM
Don't know how I missed this first time round!
David Plus
16 32 Scotland
13 Oct 2005 12:15PM


30 Oct 2005 6:00AM
I'm not surprised this has had so much interest - it's beautiful. Congrats on a stunning image, and well done on EC.
30 Oct 2005 6:03AM
Hey, glad you see you back on here! Smile Cheers.
2 Nov 2005 12:10PM
Wonderful shot!
phogrot Plus
12 43
23 Nov 2005 2:59PM
The 'Cat's' Whiskers!! great shot.
20 Dec 2005 2:23AM
Superb again, can't believe I missed this 1st time round.
So much detail in her wee face. Great lighting and toning again.

MarkT Plus
13 119 2 England
26 Dec 2005 12:12AM
Superb work.

30 Dec 2005 7:13AM
A well deserved EC for sure, love the tones applied here too...
Jasbe Plus
12 116 England
7 Jan 2006 8:35AM
twordley 12 360 England
8 Jan 2006 5:59AM
great shot, nice treatment well executed, and the large version looks fantastic
narni Plus
13 1 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2006 6:08AM
Great shot, details, contrast...
21 Jan 2006 3:22AM
Excellent, just love it. It is so cute
Fantastic Shot, nice job!!
Stunning shot! Looks just amazing how well you've captured the curiousity in it's "face"

CollY Plus
12 14
16 Feb 2006 4:40PM
Gorgeous, a fantastic image. I missed this one, but glad I spotted it now.
flames Plus
13 32
19 Feb 2006 12:52PM
I love her!
14 Mar 2006 3:10PM
16 Mar 2006 8:23AM
Missed this first time round, but sure did catch my eye this time! Brilliant!

ghibby Plus
12 101 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2006 3:34PM
Amazing detail and sharpness
lloydee Plus
13 247
25 May 2006 2:57AM
Great shot - the sharpness/clarity are awesome. Great close-up.


JohnDyer Plus
11 67 2 United Kingdom
26 May 2006 11:41PM
27 May 2006 2:37AM
nothing I can add that is new...beautiful and your awards are well deserved Smile
11 21 6 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2006 10:37AM
So bloody good!

CaroleA Plus
11 5 3 England
14 Jun 2006 12:14PM
Better late than never......
What a fabulously lit image.
dionne Plus
13 29 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2006 5:56PM
I think it has all been said! Superb!
21 Jul 2006 7:23PM
A Great P/f picture. No wonder it keeps the votes coming in!
20 Aug 2006 7:48PM
Horrible creature, wonderful shot!
17 Jan 2007 2:18AM
Superb lighting .... and I thought Weddell Seals had big whiskers!!
DSV Plus
10 2 Denmark
16 Nov 2007 12:01PM
The light is absolutely fantstic! Love the shot.
maggie9 Plus
9 45 2 Scotland
10 Nov 2008 9:06AM
i absolutely adore this! (even tho im a bit biased- i had 9 ratties over the years as pets)

its superb and i can really appreciate how difficult it is to photograph these potentially twitchy animals too
Ridgeway Plus
11 222 2 Ireland
29 Sep 2010 10:35PM
I liked yours as soon as I saw this ,I have to admit Mike arty did produced a gem with his mod,


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