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A Cat's Portrait

A Cat's Portrait
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Copyright: Francis Xavier Camilleri (fransx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-18
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment, Mood, Portrait
Camera: Nikon D7000, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-17 1:57
Viewed: 1762
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This cat was caught high on a tree and it was mewing for help because it found it hard to descend. This moment of capture of this shot was when a man reached it and was set free.
I liked the bokeh BG caused by the telephoto setting of the zoom lens and especially the light.

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Bonjour Francis Xavier,

Très belle capture saisie au beau moment.
Les détails et la note apportent une excellente vision de cette image.
Mes compliments pour la netteté et les couleurs naturelles.
Beau travail de présentation.
Cher ami:) profitez de votre weekend.
Mes salutations sincères.

Ciao Francis, great portrait of lovely cat with fantastic eyes, excellent clarity, fine details, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Francis,
This is beautiful in a word. What a delightful image. Well done my friend. Have a good weekend.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-11-17 5:54]

Hi Francis.

Cat lover..beware, cutie alert.
Love the pose and the sharpnes, the eyes have it all...attention and direction. tfs

stv ;o))

Hi Francis,
Beautiful cat with such a cute expression!
Wonderful colors and details. Cats just love to climb up trees to hunt for birds :)

Hi Francis
outstanding capture of a cat. fine portrait. excellent sharpness and clarity of features. one can almost feel the softness. good handling of light and exposure. the shallow DOF adds depth and sense of 3D. nice bokeh BG.

Excellent detail, shallow depth of field helps keep concentration on the cat.
A nice simple frame adds to the shot.

I like your pov of this beautiful cat. Great lighting and dof with sharp details. Very well done, tfs.

Hello Francis,
Nice capture with perfect clarity and colour,the expression of the cat within the frame is remarkable,TFS and my regards,_Joy

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-11-17 9:31]

Hi Francis Xavier,
Great detail of the cat and good management background. The scene is photographed excellent. I like the focus and the scene is cut from the photographs excellent although not always in the background light for photographers plays. An otherwise excellent Sharpe. I like the focus and clear work.
Have a good weekend.
My best regards.

Bonjour Francis,

Nice sharp image with a tight close-up. Technically excellent,good exposure and white balance. Shallow DOF focus our attention on the cat's eyes. Hair and moustaches are pin sharp. And you caught him (or her) fully concentrated. Nice shot well presented. TFS.


Hi Francis,
Excellent contrast and light with a nice bokey BG,
Nice pose of the cat with a sharp details and presentation,
well taken and done.
compliments and have a nice WE.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-11-17 10:53]

Excellent portrait of a young cat, perfect sharpness and lighting, neatly done

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-11-17 11:46]


Quels beaux yeux ce chat quelle attitude et le rendu sur son beua pleage, sueprbe iamge et cpatage.

bravo et amitié


Hello Francis
I love the concentration in the eyes of the cat.
Impeccable clarity for stunning details..
Regards,Robert :-)

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2012-11-17 16:51]

Yes Francis, the bokeh do create an interesting BG. The focus on the eyes is superb and colors natural, well done & TFS

Nice crop showing all the crucial details. Great clarity and colour and brokeh. Nivcely done

HI Francis...beautiful shot...excellent perspective with great light and tones. Good work.


I like the way this cat is gazing at somewhere, and the bokeh you have achieved here is amazing, Francis!

The light and exposure are quite nicely done, except for some spots which are tend to OE but sometimes we can't get everything the way we want to have them. The sharpness and contrasts are well done.

Thanks for sharing.

Kind regards,

Hi Francis, this is one of the best cat shots I've seen on here. So crisp and full of detail and such a nice light on the face, especially over the left eye where the sun is. Fiona

wow... now that's perfectly sharp. As though I could reach out and touch it, and feel the soft fur. Great detail of the textures, and nice soft light. Well done

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