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Offline elgonzo

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Re: Post a picture of a cat!
« Reply #50 on: July 08, 2016, 05:23:40 pm »
Lots of photographers are actually a lot more down to earth than people realise. But they also know that judges are way up there in the clouds and think they know it all. The nice thing about your picture and I don't actually see much in the way of graininess is that the cat's face is in quite sharp focus while the rest of it is not so focused and the background is very out of focus which removes clutter. Selective focusing is a very well used technique in photography to get rid of a cluttered background and add significant to the main subject of the picture. When I was a member of a photography club I used to take in 2 competitions photos of the particular architecture that was in the area where I used to live in Italy. Not being very well known as the particular type of architecture only exists within a 15 mile radius the judges had never seen anything like it. Of all the judges that saw my photos most of them tried to guess at what it was and pretend to know what they were talking about only one said as his very 1st comment "I haven't got a clue what that is and I'd like the author to come and tell me during the break".
Seems you need to adjust your display settings. The grain (reddish/greenish) is rather obvious in the picture, as Cubdriver rightfully noted. I don't mind the grain so much, the overexposed light behind the cats head is more of an annoyance, as it disturbs the image and turns the cat into a rabbi with a white hat, sort of... Aside from this, i really love the picture. The mood set by the color/tone, the back light nicely contouring the left ear against the dark backdrop, and the cats inquisitive pose itself. :)
(Then again, i love all the other cat pictures too, because cats... ;) )
 

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Re: Post a picture of a cat!
« Reply #51 on: July 08, 2016, 05:28:14 pm »
Mine like to help out, too:
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Re: Post a picture of a cat!
« Reply #52 on: July 08, 2016, 05:32:26 pm »
Here's one without the distracting light:

Stern cat is stern.

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Re: Post a picture of a cat!
« Reply #53 on: July 08, 2016, 05:42:48 pm »
the female kitten i just got likes sitting on or right on top of the feet when I have my shoes off.
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Re: Post a picture of a cat!
« Reply #54 on: July 08, 2016, 05:47:02 pm »
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Re: Post a picture of a cat!
« Reply #55 on: July 08, 2016, 07:21:49 pm »
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Re: Post a picture of a cat!
« Reply #56 on: July 08, 2016, 09:17:19 pm »
I find the lack of foxes in this thread disturbing.





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Re: Post a picture of a cat!
« Reply #57 on: July 08, 2016, 09:23:48 pm »
I'll bet that bird in the first picture finds their presence MORE disturbing!!   :-DD

Great photos!

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Re: Post a picture of a cat!
« Reply #58 on: July 08, 2016, 09:30:08 pm »
I'll bet that bird in the first picture finds their presence MORE disturbing!!   :-DD
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Re: Post a picture of a cat!
« Reply #59 on: July 08, 2016, 09:30:46 pm »
I'll bet that bird in the first picture finds their presence MORE disturbing!!   :-DD

Great photos!

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Re: Post a picture of a cat!
« Reply #60 on: July 08, 2016, 10:39:38 pm »
I find the lack of foxes in this thread disturbing.
A couple of days ago I saw a fox hunting near the road. I could watch it from about 15 meters away and it wasn't disturbed at all by several people watching.

Enough foxes... time for the cats I co-owned!
When I lived at my parents we also had two male cats. First this one which we got dibs on before he was born. I held this cat in my hand when he was just born and the size of a mouse. Ofcourse a cat doesn't stay that small. This picture is taken when he was around 18 and his bad fur days increased. He was a very smart cat too. He could open doors and get the one-way cat hatch open by using his paw. I think he died 20 or 21 years old.


And besides mice our first cat brought in a friend about the same age (he looks too red-ish in this picture, in reality he was more towards pink and I have never seen a similar cat ever since). Or maybe he just invited himself since we couldn't get him out of the garden. Also his fur was dirty and he obviously wasn't feeling right so we took him to the vet for a checkup and some treatment. Since he wasn't going anywhere we decided to keep him. He still managed to get over 18 years old.

Both cats where very sweet and they always slept together.
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Re: Post a picture of a cat!
« Reply #61 on: July 08, 2016, 10:51:41 pm »
OK, one more. This is the boy that ruled the roost before Hunky Bill took over. Named "Waffle" as you could see a grid on his tummy. He will never be forgotten!
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Re: Post a picture of a cat!
« Reply #62 on: July 08, 2016, 10:55:12 pm »
Why cats? The internet is full of them, here is a picture of my lizard instead, it is 21years since I got it now, anyone knows how old a leopard gecko can get?
 

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Re: Post a picture of a cat!
« Reply #63 on: July 09, 2016, 12:43:39 am »
What about a video? https://youtu.be/SpVZBXDZuk4
 

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Re: Post a picture of a cat!
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Re: Post a picture of a cat!
« Reply #65 on: July 09, 2016, 03:47:32 am »
Why cats? The internet is full of them, here is a picture of my lizard instead, it is 21years since I got it now, anyone knows how old a leopard gecko can get?

Ha!  I don't know but my 10 year old son has 2 of them. He's taking them with him when he leaves for college. They sure do go through a lot of crickets!
 

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Re: Post a picture of a cat!
« Reply #66 on: July 09, 2016, 05:14:07 am »
I'm not sure if this will work or not, but the lanky orange male has taken to climbing the ladder up into the attic.  Usually he hears me coming and gets down before I can see him, but I just put the air conditioner in and, masked by its noise, managed to sneak up on him the other day.  I haven't gotten him climbing up to get in there, but did get him coming down...  He's a piece of work!

Ok, I don't know how to embed the video - it's the last thing in this gallery, on page 4:

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Re: Post a picture of a cat!
« Reply #67 on: July 09, 2016, 05:15:48 am »
Why cats? The internet is full of them, here is a picture of my lizard instead, it is 21years since I got it now, anyone knows how old a leopard gecko can get?

Ha!  I don't know but my 10 year old son has 2 of them. He's taking them with him when he leaves for college. They sure do go through a lot of crickets!

Uhhh...  Not to be excessively pedantic, but don't you mean a lot of crickets go through them?  :P :P

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Re: Post a picture of a cat!
« Reply #68 on: July 09, 2016, 05:25:11 am »
Why cats? The internet is full of them, here is a picture of my lizard instead, it is 21years since I got it now, anyone knows how old a leopard gecko can get?

Ha!  I don't know but my 10 year old son has 2 of them. He's taking them with him when he leaves for college. They sure do go through a lot of crickets!

Uhhh...  Not to be excessively pedantic, but don't you mean a lot of crickets go through them?  :P :P

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Re: Post a picture of a cat!
« Reply #69 on: July 09, 2016, 09:56:46 pm »
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Re: Post a picture of a cat!
« Reply #70 on: July 09, 2016, 10:45:43 pm »
OK
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Re: Post a picture of a cat!
« Reply #71 on: July 09, 2016, 10:53:10 pm »
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Re: Post a picture of a cat!
« Reply #72 on: July 09, 2016, 10:55:45 pm »
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Re: Post a picture of a cat!
« Reply #73 on: July 10, 2016, 12:53:58 am »
OK, a picture of an actual cat. The only cat I've ever owned (I'm more of a "dog person").  She had been abandoned and survived feral for at least a year before we started feeding her and eventually adopted her.  She got such a big belly on her skinny frame when we first started feeding her we thought she was pregnant.  She wasn't - but the name "Preggers" stuck. Great cat and incredible predator. Until her last few years, she spent most of her time outdoors.  Regularly brought home rabbits larger than her..
 

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Re: Post a picture of a cat!
« Reply #74 on: July 10, 2016, 01:00:03 am »
A little tiger.
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