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in the red - but feeling blue

By SueTurner
This is Ted hiding under a red bath towel.

He is not feeling veryhappy today, just got back from the vets - just been castrated - oooch, he hates me at the moment!!

Tags: General Cat Pets and captive animals British blue shorthair Ted Sue turner

Voters: annefromleo, EmmaG_M, User_Removed and 252 more

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annefromleo 14 11 1 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2008 6:10PM
I recognised that CAT!
Wonderful Sue, just lovely

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EmmaG_M 12 136 4 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2008 6:12PM
What a lovely boy! Great contrast between the red and the blue too, We had our kitten done this week so I'm getting the silent treatment as well!
User_Removed 16 17.9k 8 Norway
1 Feb 2008 6:13PM
geoffrey baker 16 501 1 Wales
1 Feb 2008 6:14PM
Awwww poor thing, he's gorgeous.
Well captured.
SKavanagh 12 312 5 England
1 Feb 2008 6:16PM
Excellent shot well captured
Bodiewil 13 46 Wales
1 Feb 2008 6:20PM
Sue this is one of the most magnificent cat potraits I have ever had the pleasure to view.. As a man who has 12 of them you can never get to much of them. Just wrap him up in the towel and as we say Wales and give him a cwych "Cuddle" he'll soon forget about it

A truely awesome image and shortlisted by me....

Maddie 15 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2008 6:21PM
large is a beauty Sue.
lonely_oryx 12 61 55 England
1 Feb 2008 6:23PM
Super expression - Love the colour
1 Feb 2008 6:23PM
Stonking pussy shot. got to go some to better that one.
Cheers Mick.
FeatherFriend 12 38 217 England
1 Feb 2008 6:25PM
Good contrasting colours between the cat and the towel and the eyes are amazing, it's a wonder they weren't watering, mine would have been. Great shot though Sue.
SueTurner 15 81 3 England
1 Feb 2008 6:26PM
thanks everyone.

Dave, I cant get near him to give him a cuddle keeps running away from me! I cant believe you have 12 of them, lucky you.

Cormy 12 3 England
1 Feb 2008 6:26PM
Ouch that sounds painful !! But he makes a great model and you have produced a gorgeous image.
imander 13 388 7 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2008 6:31PM
please go large on this, superb portrait and totally selllable, the image that is, i'm sure the cat is going
1 Feb 2008 6:33PM
Perrrrrrfect, you got talent.
proz 16 205 United States
1 Feb 2008 6:38PM
great contrast of coors, that is seriously a lovely kitty!
an excellent composure and wonderful colour, the focus is spot on with the eyes but that means I can just about make you out in teh reflection
dawnmichelle 13 12 United States
1 Feb 2008 6:38PM
beyond stunning..Ted is beautiful and the shot is stunning...
make good cover for book or as ad
Birdseye 12 7 1 England
1 Feb 2008 6:47PM
Superb capture. The expression says it all and the contrast of fur with towel is great.
AnneWorner 12 620 43 United States
1 Feb 2008 6:56PM
Ouch - poor baby - understandably unhappy with you, but it will pass.
This is a superb shot - like everything about it. The red towel suits him very well. The eyes are superb.
Hanners 14 875 10 Ireland
1 Feb 2008 7:00PM
the best cat image I've seen, I absolutely love this, great looking cat too Smile
rontear Plus
17 23 8 England
1 Feb 2008 7:03PM
Great shot Sue, glad to be r/c. As a American general once said " Nuts " Ron.
And very nice lovely. Will
alanb Plus
16 1 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2008 7:13PM
jaecat 12 29 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2008 7:15PM
oh what a shame for your little sure he will be ok soon.really love this picture i could see it as a poster or even a card.
SueTurner 15 81 3 England
1 Feb 2008 7:16PM
thank you again, Sue
plugin 15 1 Canada
1 Feb 2008 7:17PM
Fantastic cat portrait.. very sharp image.
HUMIE 13 2 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2008 7:37PM
Ouch...can't say I blame him Sue.

Great expression..well caught.

ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
1 Feb 2008 7:44PM
Holy cow...what a look and what a SHOT. This could be a movie poster for "I Know What You Did Last Winter"...!!!

A Smile
PeteLowe 12 3
1 Feb 2008 7:52PM
excellent portrait of a very handsome fella.
C_Daniels Plus
15 399 10 England
1 Feb 2008 7:54PM
Ahhh - a British Blue, was reading about this cat in the write up from my old projects book from primary school - might upload that sometime Smile

Stunning picture Sue,
mark1309 13 13 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2008 8:47PM
Fantastic capture of a lovely cat,
tigertimb 12 40 66 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2008 9:10PM
This is really stunning; from the wonderful contrasting colours to the superb detail and that superb expression.
I'm joining Dave in saying that this is the best cat photo I've ever seen.
ericfaragh 16 149 5 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2008 9:11PM
Beautiful shot, lovely pose.
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
1 Feb 2008 9:41PM
That is so sharp and so much details.

You are a cruel mum....Smile
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
1 Feb 2008 10:00PM
he's a star!

Cormy 12 3 England
1 Feb 2008 10:09PM
sidaorb 14 3.9k 2 England
1 Feb 2008 10:12PM
My fave breed of cat and WOW what a stunning image, as has been said before possibly one of the best moggy shots I have ever seen.
SueTurner 15 81 3 England
1 Feb 2008 10:13PM
OMG!! so surprised, thank you for the award Pete and thanks to everyone else for your comments;

Now I feel really guilty that I am so chuffed and poor ol Ted can hardly walk....

ps this shot wasn't taken today - couldn't be that cruel
pmorgan 13 217 13 England
1 Feb 2008 11:41PM
Just amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

geoffrey baker 16 501 1 Wales
2 Feb 2008 12:57AM
Congratulations on the EC, it's a brilliant photo.
phisher 14 3 Canada
2 Feb 2008 1:05AM
This has got to make it into the next "guide to great photography" book! The textures, colours, expression, & comp are outstanding.
AnneWorner 12 620 43 United States
2 Feb 2008 4:10AM
Very well deserved Sue - we all knew it was good!
Nick_w Plus
13 4.3k 99 England
2 Feb 2008 6:52AM
Excellent Sue, the amount of detail is amazing, but its the eyes that make this special. Congrats on EC.

Possum Plus
13 148 England
2 Feb 2008 7:12AM
A wonderful image, Sue, very worthy of the award. Great colour and clarity.
LesF 13 182 9
2 Feb 2008 8:28AM
Superb and congarts on the EC

Les F
MarkT 15 119 2 England
2 Feb 2008 8:58AM
Congrats on the EC Sue - superb detail.

EmmaG_M 12 136 4 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2008 9:49AM
Well done on the EC! Shock says to pass on his best wishes! I got a cuddle this morning so I think I'm forgiven!
Skier 17 203 China
2 Feb 2008 10:34AM
This is just beautiful.

Hanners 14 875 10 Ireland
2 Feb 2008 11:50AM
Really glad you got he EC with this, it truly deserves it Smile
Sezz 15 619 15 England
2 Feb 2008 12:58PM
Sue - absolutely superb! Best cat portrait for me too, many congrat's for your EC.

Sez *
SueTurner 15 81 3 England
2 Feb 2008 2:24PM
thank you again, much appreciated

JulieTinton 14 39 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2008 2:33PM
Fabulous capture, such a handsome boy! Hope he's feeling better!

Julie x
MandsH 13 England
2 Feb 2008 5:36PM
the poor boy - a fantastic shot of him, he looks very striking against the red
ColouredImages 15 47 35 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2008 6:00PM
Cracking shot Sue. However, cruel and heartless comes to mind (lol). Congrats on the well deserved EC
elcid 16 150 England
2 Feb 2008 8:42PM
This is one superb shot, well worth the pain.

bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
2 Feb 2008 9:26PM
Wonderful Sue...CONGRATS ...very well deserved EC
Morpyre Plus
15 1.6k 8 Wales
2 Feb 2008 11:56PM
i think i would hide under a towel if someone took away what makes me a chap =) hehe

anyway - absolutely stunning image in every way

if pete could give two EC's for this, it would be highly deserving

keep the creative purrfection flowing =)

peter "morpyre" turner
SueTurner 15 81 3 England
3 Feb 2008 2:48PM
Thank you everyone for taking the time to comments/click.

chris_taylor Junior Member 15 161 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2008 8:28PM
A beautiful looking cat.....excellent capture.
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
3 Feb 2008 8:57PM
An absolutely gorgeous feline portrait Sue, this is work of the highest calibre. I think a career in modelling beckons for young Ted! Congratulations on a well deserved EC award too
Hoffy 15 262 16 England
3 Feb 2008 9:25PM
A deserved EC, outstanding image.
ChristineL 15 39 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2008 8:31AM
Hi Sue, I just popped back to say congratulations on the EC and Photo of the Week, very well deserved, a super shot of your lovely cat,
User_Removed 16 17.9k 8 Norway
4 Feb 2008 8:44AM
A VERY worthy of all the awards heaped on it Sue... This is up there with 'Max'. Congratulations.
Nick_w Plus
13 4.3k 99 England
4 Feb 2008 9:02AM
Congratulations Sue on FOTW; very well deserved

LesF 13 182 9
4 Feb 2008 9:26AM
Just popped back to say congrats on POTW well deserved.

Les F
mattmatic 16 598
4 Feb 2008 10:06AM
Just love the colours in this. Congrats on the POTW too! Should look absolutely divine on canvas!!
landandlight 14 46 Scotland
4 Feb 2008 11:17AM
Well deserved winner (for once). What a lovely wee cat you have.
SueTurner 15 81 3 England
4 Feb 2008 12:11PM
100% totally gobsmacked and lost for words ...

I don't know what to say, and to anyone who knows me will find that hard to believe!!

Thank you - and thank you for all your comments, bit blown away by them to be honest.

HUMIE 13 2 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2008 12:52PM
Congrats on POTW Sue...most deserved.

p3asa 14 676 Scotland
4 Feb 2008 12:59PM
The large version of this is absolutely stunning. Well done.
EmmaG_M 12 136 4 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2008 1:31PM
Photo of the week! Well done you!
chesh 16 45 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2008 2:45PM
Beautiful, amusing (though not for him!) and technically brilliant. Great photography.

4 Feb 2008 2:46PM
Congrats well done, a beauty

RobDougall 13 25 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2008 3:00PM
Congratulations on the POTW - well-deserved for this great shot
SueTurner 15 81 3 England
4 Feb 2008 3:35PM
thank you again everyone and thank you Malcome (mal leader) for your award - quite overwhelmed by it all

Philip_P 15 71 1 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2008 4:48PM
Congratulations Sue on your EC & photo of the week. It's a great shot, love it
Nic_WA 15 179 2 Australia
4 Feb 2008 5:23PM
A winner Smile
geoffrey baker 16 501 1 Wales
4 Feb 2008 6:32PM
Congratulations Sue, the first time I saw this photo I realised it was special, I'm glad it is POTW, brilliant !
StevenPrice 15 30 2 England
4 Feb 2008 7:43PM
stunning detail
4 Feb 2008 8:43PM
Absolutely brilliant! Many congrats on your well deserved awards.

HowardA 13 231
4 Feb 2008 11:35PM
Fantastic colours and detail plus a priceless expression. Congrats on the awards!

User_Removed 15 825 Lithuania
5 Feb 2008 6:03AM
...never clk` cat shots!... apart from the odd excellent one!... Wink
I'd be hiding too, it's ahard life if you're a cat and just been "done".

All the very best
Congrats on the award.
SueTurner 15 81 3 England
5 Feb 2008 11:01AM
Ted is fast asleep on the bed - completely oblivious to the fact he is becoming a little "star" - LOL

Thank you again for the amazing comments/clicks never thought this shot would be that popular either to be honest, cat shots - not the most popular subject for a lot of people.

All I can say is Thank You again.
cirrusminor Plus
12 380 3 England
5 Feb 2008 11:37AM
Great picture. I thought it was one of ours. She looks just like that. aaawwww
lostintime Plus
12 13 5 Germany
5 Feb 2008 2:47PM
Brilliant capture, a beautiful cat portrait. Love the eyes.
Pegon 15 78 1 England
5 Feb 2008 4:41PM
A beauty Sue.
5 Feb 2008 10:27PM
well deserving of so many votes and EC
Well done
5 Feb 2008 10:39PM
Go large for amazing texture. Very well controlled and well deserved POTW..... and ouch!
6 Feb 2008 12:53PM
Congrats on the EC for a super sharp photo of a gorgeous kitty !
Strobe 13 1.3k United States
6 Feb 2008 1:43PM
WOW, fantastic image
ColouredImages 15 47 35 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2008 7:01PM
Congrats on the POTW award Sue. This'll look great on canvas

Linzie 13
6 Feb 2008 8:44PM
cute picture!!!! i want a little kitten but my dad wont let me have one Sad

Linzie Smile
SueTurner 15 81 3 England
6 Feb 2008 10:43PM
thanks again everyone, and Linzie, pester, pester pester. Sue
John_Humphreys 14 69 2 Ireland
6 Feb 2008 11:31PM
CONGRATS Sue on all the accolades. Fantastic picture. John
sidaorb 14 3.9k 2 England
7 Feb 2008 9:46AM
Just had to add my user award to your list of honours for this photo.
I'll say it again this is stunning image Smile
SueTurner 15 81 3 England
7 Feb 2008 11:07AM
Thank you Carl for the award, much appreciated.
7 Feb 2008 1:08PM
what a week... check out the competition Wink
Stewy 13 103 2 England
7 Feb 2008 7:23PM
Beautiful cat. My daughter, LINZIE, doesn't need any encouragment. She pesters me all the time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Sad

SueTurner 15 81 3 England
7 Feb 2008 8:47PM
Thank you again.

and Mike - thank you very much for your award.

Koen (very funny, I'm embarrased enough)

Stewy (Martyn) dont be a meany - let her have a kitten - LOL

MickyMc 12 8 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2008 9:34PM
Absolutely superb
mad-dogs 18 2.2k England
7 Feb 2008 10:47PM
Excellent pet portrait ... and I hope Ted gets his own back Smile
User_Removed 16 17.9k 8 Norway
8 Feb 2008 2:26PM

Quote:and I hope Ted gets his own back

SueTurner 15 81 3 England
8 Feb 2008 3:03PM
I am sure he will get his own back too!!

Thank you Greg for your award.

p.s. I feel guilty enough, poor ol Ted, but had no choice - he began to think his sister Molly was his wife, if you see what I mean.
8 Feb 2008 7:24PM
excellent portfolio
mlewis 15 1.5k United Kingdom
8 Feb 2008 9:12PM
What a beautiful cat. Wondeful photo.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 11 Wales
9 Feb 2008 12:55PM
MickyMc 12 8 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2008 8:16PM
so cute i love it!!

User_Removed 16 17.9k 8 Norway
10 Feb 2008 3:28PM
Message for the Team... Can we let this one run for a second week please ?

Paul_cats 14 61 22 Scotland
11 Feb 2008 9:07AM
This is just amazing. I am so Jealous but good luck to you. I was away offshore when this was posted so I missed it. Clicked on it cos it was POTW and then found out it was yours. WOW!! Well done and well deserved.
skipper1 12 10 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2008 6:17PM
it's a cracker...and no doubt!....cheers Paul
tonythetog 12 3 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2008 6:14PM
Purr-fect !
13 Feb 2008 11:26PM
Just catching up on lost time from site.

I'd be mighty cross with you too.

Lovely shot

GlenD 13 United States
14 Feb 2008 11:42AM
Yeah, I'd be a little P'd off too Smile Worth every award you get....super image Sue
daffydill56 16 190 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2008 7:42PM
Sue. Congrats on all the awards for this wonderful image!! You got one from me too Smile

I hope you enjoyed your day of glory, as it's the best cat image I have EVER come across. Fantastic work.

Fran x
14 Feb 2008 7:58PM
Hi Now that's what i call a perrrfect pet image.
Your animal images are astounding.
SueTurner 15 81 3 England
14 Feb 2008 8:03PM
thank you everyone again - very much appreciated - and THANK YOU Fran for your award.

franfoto 12 2 32 England
16 Feb 2008 7:14PM
This is absolutely the best cat photograph ever.
everything about it photographically is perfect and the model is gorgeous. Love it.
DHpics 12 3 England
22 Feb 2008 4:03PM
WOW !!! Beautiful shot

25 Feb 2008 9:46PM
A fantastic Shot. I feel Sorta sorry for him, but what the hell, you got a great shot of him.
JouŠo 16 56 Finland
26 Feb 2008 5:36AM
How could I miss this!????? So sorry, Sue.........

This is so well taken.......

Congrats on well deserved EC and POTW! I´m happy for you...........

Thank you so much for your award.......

Sicerely yours

flowerted 16 105 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2008 9:46AM
great shot sue
same name as me so just had to vote anyway
nice work
Big_T 14 58 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2008 12:05PM
They sulk for a long time Smile Great shot the contrast in colours works really well.
viscostatic 14 47 8 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2008 9:02PM
What beautiful eyes.

steve5452 16 15 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2008 5:35PM

Perrrrrrfect I every way!

JASPERIMAGE 14 55 1 Scotland
24 Mar 2008 8:20PM
This photo of such a stunning cat is just brilliant. I just love the way the eyes look at me. I tell you have you tried to sell this, people would pounce on it. Meow.

Paddy 17 254 8 England
29 Apr 2008 11:01PM
poor boy, you've captured a wining picture .. excellent, wonderful eyes, purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrfect Smile)P
HectorRivera 13 17 1 United States
23 May 2008 1:19AM
Nice shot, great contrast
digitalpic 17 107 4 Scotland
5 Jul 2008 8:31AM
Simply PurrrrrrFect
Spot on and love the detail and lighting

PLCimagery 14 77 1 England
12 Jul 2008 10:55AM

You did well with this one! Not hard to see why! SUPERB!
FoxChick 12 1 United States
3 Aug 2008 10:47PM
Very nice
cassiecat 12 39 46 England
6 Aug 2008 5:53PM
congrats on the EC and so many votes for a fab shot
monstersnowman 15 1.7k 1 England
12 Aug 2008 3:14PM
EC well deserved ...
SueTurner 15 81 3 England
12 Aug 2008 7:06PM
thank you again, surprised this is still getting attention, but am not complaining, LOL.

12 Aug 2008 10:23PM
wow, outstanding image...those eyes are super
JasonR 12 1 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 2:15PM
Wonderful portrait, really nice detail and colour. Very nice work Sue.

Dave87 13 42 5 England
21 Aug 2008 8:44PM
A portrait of the finest order. Well worthy of the many clicks, comments, and awards above.

JanieB43 12 49 6 England
30 Aug 2008 10:04PM
Gorgeous image. Viewed large you REALLY want to stroke him !!!

sparrowhawk Plus
11 282 2 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2008 7:48AM
so gorgeous
grockleJB 11 3 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2009 10:31PM
What a gorgeous cat! I`m a dog lover but now love cats as well! wonderful shot. John.
16 Jan 2009 7:25PM
best image i seen here this 3 months
27 Feb 2009 10:50PM
Simply beautiful, and wonderfully composed, the colour is so vivid.
Tigress 12 Scotland
2 Mar 2009 6:25PM
It has all been said- this took my breath away!
3 Apr 2009 6:04AM
Beautiful and captivating, great shot!
paulett 11 19 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2009 3:44PM
this is a great shot..
SueTurner 15 81 3 England
5 Nov 2009 11:37AM
just noticed more comments,

many, many thanks again, Sue
nishad1994 10 264 Oman
8 Feb 2010 12:00PM
This collection of yours ROCKS !!!
Its amazing and he is Cho Chweet !!!

18 Jul 2010 4:58AM
Purrfect. What a beautiful cat.
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2010 5:02AM
What a stunning set of images, poor Ted, he is feeling blue even black and blue Smile

21 Dec 2010 8:09AM
Gs it a british blue shorthair. Give him a big hug from me
Hazel 14 1 United States
24 Dec 2010 3:59AM
Stunning shot - congratulations on all the awards, well deserving!

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