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1st: out the window (*)
30-OCT-2004 theFly

1st: out the window (*)

Alpharetta, Georgia, USA

Canon PowerShot G3
1/50s f/4.0 at 28.8mm full exif

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morbius06-Sep-2009 19:38
This great and you have the sharpening perfect.
Guest 05-Nov-2004 00:54
Thanks Mike.
Mike 04-Nov-2004 03:27
This is a great shot. There is a real emotional connection between the subject and observer here.
ctfchallenge02-Nov-2004 23:57

I ran it thru Neat Image and it did remove some of the noise on the left. But I never thought it was very noisy from the start. I will post it on DPR.


The previous owner of the house painted it for me. 8-) The background did not change much from out of the camera. I did some level adjustments and use a warming filter 81.

Rich 02-Nov-2004 20:26
A great shot Lee. How did you get the perfect background color for this cat?
ctfchallenge02-Nov-2004 20:22
Techo, it may well be so, when I look really closely, there's really some noise. But it looks well on 1280x1024. And about the photo - I keep returning to look at the eye, just can't tire of it :-). Tomas
Techo 02-Nov-2004 18:05
TomasCx, I'm on 800x600, so perhaps that's why I can see a bit more noise than someone using 1024x768 or higher. I read a lot of text during the day, so 800x600 is just plenty enough, and I don't work with two or more windows side by side.
ctfchallenge02-Nov-2004 17:18
Thanks All. I will play with Neat Image tonight and see what happens. Techo, any suggestions are always welcome. Lee
ctfchallenge02-Nov-2004 16:04
Don't think there's too much noise needed to be removed or anything to be blurred. Or has it been adjusted already? TomasCx
Techo 02-Nov-2004 08:02
I'm only a relative newbie here but If I may suggest, you can do some selective noise removal and little blurring on the background to get rid of the visible noise and still keep the great detail in the cat. With your permission, I can try it out and see how it turns out. This is just, such a great photo.
ctfchallenge01-Nov-2004 23:13
nice job lee. its a perfect profile. very difficult to do with a cat! dorys
Guest 01-Nov-2004 12:59
Superb shot. Not only have you achieved something very different from the normal cat photo but you have also captured that typical cat look. I won’t bother taking a close up of my cat now. Great shot ……… again.
Guest 31-Oct-2004 17:47
Very Pretty. I love the eye.
Techo 31-Oct-2004 06:33
Wow, I love the 3d look of the eye. This shot should really encourage us to get thinking. Though I'm still pondering myself.
ctfchallenge30-Oct-2004 23:16
Thanks all. You have to be quick. He does not pose for long. Lee
ctfchallenge30-Oct-2004 23:04
Good shot, Lee. I've taken so many pictures of our cats that I had somehow forgotten how cool it is to see into their eyes with a closeup. Well done.

Mary Anne
Nugar30-Oct-2004 21:11
No use trying to submit anything more here! Extremely cool shot, Lee. I love the reflection of the window in the cat's eye and the fur detail.
ctfchallenge30-Oct-2004 20:52
One of the things I most like about living with a cat, is that every once in a while they will do something or look a certain way that allows you, for just a moment, to see the tiger. You have captured that moment here, Lee. Wonderful shot. -Philio Vance
Rod 30-Oct-2004 20:30
That's a terrific shot Lee, fantastic it looks so full of concentration. I just deleted a minor comment I made as I've just noticed that this shot stands on its own two feet with no sig or borders:-) So to encourage you, my comments will be just glowing & this shot deserves it. (the missus just walked by & she loves this shot)