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The Hunter

The Hunter
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Copyright: Andy Brook (andybrook) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 268 W: 5 N: 104] (733)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-04-08
Categories: Pets
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-300
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Cats [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-04-08 16:12
Viewed: 1983
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a neighbours cat 'Harry' who visits us from time to time.
Harry is about 6 months old and he's learning his hunting skills.
I like the intense look he is giving as he is moving in on his 'prey'.His 'prey' is just a bit of paper that was blowing along our path....Oh....and he missed it!
Cropped and used USM,adjusted contrast a little.

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OK, so I'll admit I'm not a big fan of cat shots - to be honest I'm not really keen on cats in general, they like eating wildlife - wildlife I happen to like... That said, I really like the look of intense concentration you've captured on Harry's face! Not sure quite why the image looks so pixellated though - it's almost as if it was scaled up from a lower resolution... Still, he's well captured :-)

I've posted you a Workshop which I hope you'll like!

Hi, Adrian already corrected the "error" in this picture. You neglected the rule of thirds. Don't place an object in the middle that usually doesn't work for the eye. Otherwise I like cats and you caught a good moment here :) Hope this was helpful. Yours, Jan

I like the way you have captured this stalking cat showing motion blur on the left paw. The concentration is the cat's eyes is good.
The slight pixelation could be the result of enlarging a cropped photo. It happened to me a few times. Perhaps save it as a smaller image. Love the low angle you chose to shoot this. I like it a lot.

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  • Jep Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 16 N: 97] (585)
  • [2004-04-16 17:58]

I like the watchful look you got this fine cat with - lovely green colours - fits nicely to the fur. Thanks for sharing Andy.

I'm a sucker for cats, so I guess I came to the right place! ;-)

And, this is a nicely composed and executed shot that really captures the housecat's deeply rooted instinct to hunt. The eyes say it all! This lovely creature has no interest in you at all, only in the... bird? off to your right. This is fun as well as nicely done. I like it.

I could imagine cropping the shot a bit tighter, though what you've included in the frame is quite lovely. I just noticed that Adrian did a workshop on the subject. I probably wouldn't crop quite that tight, but one never knows until the image is on the computer screen and the cropping tool is dancing. Thanks for the lovely shot.

You captured here a typical cat posture. I like to see them in nature, they have the same behaviour of their cousins, lions or tigers.
I like your framing, as I find the environment very pretty and not disturbing. But ok, a closer one puts the emphasize on the subject.
Well done, Andy.

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  • Piotr Gold Star Critiquer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2004-06-14 18:41]

Very nice shot of this small tiger, very good moment You done, Regards, piotr

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  • lyta Silver Star Critiquer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 8] (64)
  • [2004-08-05 0:03]

Oh what a look you've captured. I've been trying to capture a satisfactory shot of my son's cat Kilo, Easier said than done.
Interesting - it looks like a painting filter has been used, especially around his face - yet you don't mention using one. I sorta like the effect,intentional or not.

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