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07-13-2012, 05:00 PM   #1
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Lens: DA 50-200 Camera: K10D Photo Location: Southern California ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/250s Aperture: F5.6 

A lazy, humid, mid-summer afternoon evoked by a local feral cat . PP in Lightroom 3.6: Lens profile, color temp., contrast and sharpening.

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07-13-2012, 06:17 PM   #2

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Ugly cat (I mean, look at that FACE - I LIKE cats, really I do, but look at that face), but a very nice picture. Good coordination of colors, nice composition.
Thanks for sharing.
07-13-2012, 07:42 PM   #3
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jford, thanks for your comments.

That cat looks like he's had more than his share of rumbling with the local feline homies.

07-13-2012, 08:36 PM   #4
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Poor kitty. I hope someone's feeding him.
Too bad his face doesn't show up a little better ... he looks like he's just about to raise his head & look at you, but we can't really see his eyes. Feral cats are no doubt even harder than tame ones to photograph though. Not like you could walk up & get him to pose.
I like the blue & white. Dark cat, white background, very hard to expose well!!!, but this is nice.

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Alliecat, This guy might have it rough on the streets, but our apartment complex has plenty of people feeding him and others to keep them happy.

Thanks for looking and for your comments! You're right, I had just enough time to rush for my camera and get off a few shots before he got up and left.
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I would crop out the left plastic chair, it doesn't add anything and distracts Imho.
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Nice photo. I also would crop out the white chair at left.
07-15-2012, 03:42 PM   #8
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cali92rs & smf, Thanks for viewing and commenting. I see your point on cropping the chair. I had already cropped out most of the chair, but thought leaving in a little gave a sense of place and also bracketed with the waste can on the other side to provide some balance. When I tried taking out the chair entirely, the composition seemed a bit unbalanced and moved the cat too close to the center. Thanks for the input!


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