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They've lost their mittens.
by Gayle Knowles
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<b>2nd Place</b><br>Theyve lost their mittens.<br>by Gayle Knowles
21-MAY-2006 Gayle Knowles

2nd Place
They've lost their mittens.
by Gayle Knowles


Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/160s f/3.5 at 50.0mm iso1600 with Flash full exif

other sizes: small medium original
jnconradie03-Jul-2006 19:48
Gayle, how can I add to what has already been said? 10/10! Regards ~jnconradie
Canon DSLR Challenge03-Jul-2006 12:26
WOW! This is the cutest cat photo ever.... This is a winner!!! Hats off to you Gayle. Just wonderful. -Cat
Canon DSLR Challenge02-Jul-2006 17:23
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh just adorable!!!!
Jonathan (Yoni) Nissanov02-Jul-2006 11:21
As said below, awwww! -yoni
Michael Puff02-Jul-2006 06:13
Well, this puts an end to an ongoing question I've had...I now know there's no such thing as too cute when it's done right. This will put a satisfying grin on my face for days. -Michael
Canon DSLR Challenge02-Jul-2006 02:38
Yowza, this is sooo cute! What great expressions and positions. They really do look like they're watching a tennis match. --Melanie (mlynn)
Canon DSLR Challenge01-Jul-2006 23:57
Oh, wow! So the story just gets gooeyer! LOL! ;) Purrrfect little kittens indeed. :) ~ Lonnit
Canon DSLR Challenge01-Jul-2006 23:23
She LOVES them. I did a whole series the day we went to see our new kitten. They were sitting on a ledge attached to a scratching post, and they just sat there like good little kittens.
Canon DSLR Challenge01-Jul-2006 22:43
I second that. The breeder's gonna flip! This should be part of a calendar. Jim H.
Canon DSLR Challenge01-Jul-2006 21:47
Well, the siblingdom really shows in the expressions. Ok, so the in sync part's not that tough if you've got their attention. The bigger question, really, is how'd you get them to sit there in the first place? Has the breeder seen the pic yet? I bet s/he'll flip! ~ Lonnit
Canon DSLR Challenge01-Jul-2006 21:20
No Photoshop here, aside from cropping. If you can get the attention of a group of kittens, they are not that difficult to photograph "in-sync". These little ones were mesmerised by a bunch of keys being rattled and moved around in an arc behind my head. The little one whose face you can't see is our boy Bruno, with his brother James and sister Cadbury (in front). The pic was taken for the breeder.
Thanks for the comments!
Canon DSLR Challenge01-Jul-2006 19:41
Jim, I was born into cats, starting with Lucky #1, then Lucky #2, then Friskie, so I lived with a cat until adulthood. Friskie was huge on rubberbands, and would also bat my Hot Wheels cars off the track. So, I'm quite familiar with the cutitude. :) ~ Lonnit
Canon DSLR Challenge01-Jul-2006 19:24
I'll 4th the incredibly cute comment. Wonderful image all around, the composition, focus, DOF, background and all the work getting the kittens to stay still and pose like that. Great job Gayle!

Canon DSLR Challenge01-Jul-2006 17:09
Obviously, Lonnit, you're not really familiar with cats and kittens. If you've ever owned cats and a ping-pong table or cats and a slot car track, you'll know just what I mean :)

But this is, I'll admit, incredibly cute! Very well done, Gayle. Outstanding, really. All I can say is: "Awwwwww!" This is just perfect. Jim H.
Defining Imagery Photography01-Jul-2006 16:10
Gayle, I'm going to have to say that this is so damn sickeningly cute that I am definitely going to vomit! I never thought a pic could be too cute, mut somehow you managed! LOL! Honestly, I just don't know what to make of this. It's perfect. It's astoundingly synchronized. It's everything it should be and you sure did you job astonishingly well. It's just that it's so goody-goodily, white-washed, white-bread, mayonaisely, sugar-coatedly, lollipoppingly, bubblegummily, perfect-little-girl-worldly, uncontroversially, cloyingly sweet, oversanitizedly pure, that I can't ingest it! I'm sure it would sell a zillion posters though. You've GOT to market this one.

So, do tell, is it real or is it Photoshop? You couldn't possibly have gotten 3 cats to do this in sync! Start 'splainin'! :) ~ Lonnit
elips01-Jul-2006 13:59
Aahhhh, too cute! How did you get them to do that, Gayle?! Love it! ~Sharon