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Kitty Basket Not Required

Kitty Basket Not Required
Photo Information
Copyright: John Reasbeck (ubc64) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 25 N: 122] (555)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-01
Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Pets
Camera: Canon A650 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-16 12:20
Viewed: 1689
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sometimes, I need to post a fun shot. This is Andy. He's my mother's cat. I took this photo about 2 1/2 years ago, when I was visiting her. Andy doesn't necessarily curl up in places where you might expect him to do that. In this case, my mother found him in her bathroom sink. She pointed him out to me, and I quickly snapped his picture. He has a kitty basket that my mother thought he might like, but he doesn't spend much time in it. He prefers to find his own spots -- like most cats.

PP was a bit tricky, because I had to retain a little grey in Andy's face, while leaving the fur in his body with a soft brown shade. Also, bathroom sink areas often require a little cleaning up if they are going to be featured prominently in photos. I used Picasa for cropping and red eye correction, and CS4 for colour balancing/enhancing, touching up, sizing, noise reduction, and sharpening.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To EOSF1: Kitty Basket Not Requiredubc64 1 03-30 18:24
To szatanowska: Andyubc64 2 03-18 06:47
To Dot: Andyubc64 1 03-17 23:10
To lilimih33: Andyubc64 1 03-17 23:00
To naturelover: Thanks, Janice!ubc64 1 03-17 22:57
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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2010-03-16 12:37]

Hi John,
Great photo. Beautiful cat. I love how content he appears to be in the sink. I have one of those critters who finds those places too ! TFS Julie

Hi John
Cute capture of Andy! I'm not sure what it is about sinks, but my cats did the same thing. Andy has a lovely coat and is a beautiful colour. Oh, the sink is very clean too ; )
Well done and TFS Janice

John realy glad you like to post a fun shot this is excellent realy put a smile on my face
tfs regards bryan

Hi John !!

hahahha!! thats is really cool and funny Too;))))

great work!!

lovely kitty kisses for Andy!
Regards from Poland!


Hi John,
A superfunny scene !
Colors and POV are great. Very good PP work.

Hello John!
Veyr very cute cat!
Excellent place to relax... :)!
Good capture!
Best regards!

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2010-03-16 16:22]
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HI John
He looks quite comfortable and at ease and you did a great job of capturing this shot.
I had a siamese who liked the bathroom, he would unroll all the toilet paper and once the fun was over would take over the sink.
Cute and fun shot

Hi John
What a funny capture1
Your mother's cat, Andy is a lovely cat!
I like this very good shot1

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2010-03-29 5:51]
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Good one John! Cats are so amazing at finding funny places to rest. Well seen and done, good details and fine exposure. Thanks!


Hi John,
Beautiful caught of view of this lovely cat, Andy's,
nice pose and beautiful colors cat,
Excellent POV. and place for sleeping,
I like it..
very well done with great colors and light,

Bonjour John,

Ô!!! Somptueuse composition, un chat magnifique.
Il est en bonne position prêt pour la douche!!!!!!!! Trop marrant.
Très beau portrait avec des yeux splendides.
Superbe présentation. Merci pour le partage.
Amicalement. Yolande

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