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Kitties 2

Kitties 2
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Copyright: Dot Dion (Dot) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-25
Categories: Pets
Camera: Olympus stylus 730
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-14 7:06
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Another litter from my neighbour's very popular cat named Caramel who is a blonde cat like the centered kittens.
She has since had another litter of 7 this time.

They were in a cardboard box surrounded by loads of clutter, so I did a vignetting to hide what was rather
messy, I had to do a rather sharp edge so as not to loose the whiskers in the blending.

Now would'nt they make cute Valentine's gifts?

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Bom dia Dot,
That eyes! Superb POV and shallow DOF.
Great exposition and focus. Marvelous control of luminance ande nice frame.
Great work!

Oh how adorable! I love how they are all looking up! That is a sweet pick, you got me on the cuteness factor Dot! Good job on blurring out the distracting elements!

hello Dot,
Happy Valentines day to you.
Very cute, these kittens and you have done a good job of capturing them.
Well composed and presented.
Well done.

Dot this is brilliant no words to describe the image as you say in the usa AWESOME HOPE you have this copyrighted would make a fortune on the market
tfs bryan

Hello Dot,

Kittens are such adorable, playful babies.
My husband and I have had cats ever since we have been married. Each has been different in looks and character; I wouldn't have missed any of them.

This is what you show us.
A delightful variety of colours and characters.
You almost know which will be the boss!

I like the downward pov, the interested gazes, the catchlight in their eyes and the clever way that you have faded an obtrusive b/g.

I'm sure we will see more of these delightful bundles of fun!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2010-02-14 8:40]

HI Dot, this is a dream! Wonderful kittens composition, congratulation!
Regards Rose

Hi Dot,
this post is so cute I love that moment and all the blue-eyed kiddies.
Thanks, lovely shot.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Dot,
Amazing POV interesting attention of these cute kitties,nice colros with beautiful details,a very loving shot,well done.

Hi Dot,
A nice image of these kittens all those eyes are priceless :-) I'm not sure about the frame though, but that might be a matter of personal taste. Anyway a fine post Dot!

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-02-14 9:38]

Hi Dot,

A very cute shot that melts the heart. They're adorable the way they're looking up at you. Good job blurring out the distractions, I like the touch of softness.

Happy Valentine's Day!


Bonjour Dot ,
Magnifique photo j'aime bien le traitement et le flou tout autour donne un beau résultat de l'excellent travail Bravo !
Bonne journée

Bonjour Dot,

Cute image of those kitten. I love them but only in image since I have strong allergy to them. The top view is very interesting and original. The blur effect around is not something I would normally liked but here for reason I can't explain it doesn't bother me. It brings some softy dreamy effect that match with the subject. Nice work and TFS.


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  • fuaty Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 328 W: 382 N: 62] (529)
  • [2010-02-14 9:54]

Lovely 8:D
I like the faraming and colours 8:)

Bonjour Dot

J'ai vraiment envie de les adopter tous !
Comme ils sont mignons !
Jolie composition nous offrant les regards innocents de ces petits êtres si gentils.
Un très beau travail , bonne présentation.
Une réelle tendresse en émane.
Ce pov est bien choisi.
Bon dimanche

Hi Dot!

I'm not sure I'd get a kind response if I gave Ella a kitten for Valentine's Day, but I like the photo. :) You did a great job with your vignetting. You are a master with the pp.

They seem to be posing for you. You must have a way with them. Maybe John would like one for Valentine's Day? :)

Great POV and composition!


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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2010-02-14 10:52]

Hello Dot :)

Sweet and pretty these kittens!
Very pretty, original composition.
Splendid effect, I congratulate realization.

With best wishes.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-02-14 10:53]

Hi Dot,
Lovely cute kittens, all aware of the camera!
Very stunning eyes with that fabulous reflection!
Nice soft effect to attract our attention wholly on the animals.
A very artistic approach, very neatly presented.
Good PP work.
Best regards,

Francis Xavier

Hi Dot
excellent capture of those kittens' eyes looking straight at your camera.
fabulous softness.
good pp work with the bg and nicely framed.
original gift on Valentine's Day

Hey Dot - 10 out of 10 for getting all of these kittens to look at you at the same time.. Did you dangle a tin of tuna over their heads? (that's what my cats live on).. High cuteness factor here too....... Good to have the blur and eliminate any distractions..

Very grainy - but I guess low light and 400ISO will do this. Simply a very pleasing animal shot.. How 'bout dedicating it to Richard?


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2010-02-14 13:00]

This is not a easy photo to take. It is so hard getting 2 kittens to get your attention, and you have captured 5 perfectly.
You PP work is really good and I am impressed Dot

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2010-02-14 13:34]

Ho Dot, thanks for this gift !
Lovely scene with the all brilliant eyes of these kittens turned towards you. You did a good job with the backdrop!
This is a treat for Valentine's Day! Annie

Hello Dot!
Beautiful five kittens!
All so lovely!
I want more picture of them!
Best regards!

Bonsoir Dot,
Ha! qu'ils sont jolies ces petits chats!!
Jolie présentation et composition,
belle prise de vue et détails,
C'est excellent ...et jolies couleurs.

Omg Dot this looks great ! They are all looking up at you , you did grab their attention alright and so made the shot incredibly rewarding photographically speaking, the vignetting helps to get them in perspective some more successfully inducing the eye of the viewer to focus on the cute kittens , well done , you had to post this shot it would have been a sin not to , hi hi ,

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2010-02-15 0:34]

Hi Dot!
Wonderful portrait !!!These kittens are very nice !!... The eyes are fantastic !
Great POV and shallow DOF. Splendid lighting. Wonderful presentation.
Ciao! Vanda

Hi Dot,
Incredible beauties and well composed image...
Well thought and excecuted periphereal blur.. I like it
Selahattin E

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2010-02-15 9:54]

Hi Dot,
An excellent image of all these bright eyed kittens.I would imagine if you had printed this image out & pinned them up at the local grocery store's notice board,they would all have homes by now,good job on the vignetting.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2010-02-15 9:55]

Hi Dot

A good downward pov, with superb repetition of the adorable blue eyed kittens. Good color & sharpness. Tfs!

A surreal POV of these little cuties looking on at the camera! Amazing to get all of them so sharply and the pp treatment works great here! Well done and TFS this special photo!


Hello dear Dot!

They are so cute and lovely! Very beautiful and innocent look while you have captured them very well and done great composition and PP work.

TFS, indeed a very lovely POV!

Best Regards,

Bonjour Dot

Très jolie et charmante image de ces chatons!!
J'aime le POV avec leur regard levé vers vous!!
Beau PPwork qui entoure de douceur ces petits chatons!!

Hello Dot!
Adorable and playful Kittens!
Lovely faces,nice colours,texture
and details!wonderfully composed
and presented!
Regards and tfs

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2010-02-18 7:50]

Hello Dot,
I saw this fantastic macro. But I had green smiley. So now back with this comment. Nice POV you chose to play this shot.
Magnificent composition, congratulations.

They are so cute! Dot. Their faces look so innocent.
Very good POV, light and colors.
Best regards

Bonjour Dot.
Quelle magnifique famille de petits chatons.
Le flou de couleurs met bien ces minets en valeur au centre de l’image.
La douceur de la composition est aussi parfaitement adaptée à cette belle photo.
Bonne journée.

Ciao Dot

Love of puppies, so fragile!
and all the attention you for the close!
the details in the face are really pin sharp
and reproduced with great natural colors ...
Great record.


A supremely charming cat portrait Dot. It warms my heart to see this. Your pp work was skillfully accomplished. Cuteness factor is sky high. I'd like to adopt one of the kittens. Best regards


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2010-02-19 14:31]

Bonjour Dot! Héhéhé c'est difficile de résister à une telle image! Ça fait fondre le coeur! Bien vu et bien fait, le eye-contact est un gros plus, bravo!


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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-02-21 4:09]

Hi Dot,
incredible.What a lolvely PP work..I liked it so much.Congratulations my friend.TFS.Necla.

Hello Dot

A great job on the pp work on the kitties. very nice


Hi Dot
It,s very beautiful photo.
Great POV,superb details,great PP work.

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