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Copyright: Lurdes Melo (CallMeMaria) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1777 W: 155 N: 4808] (24842)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-23
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Event, Pets
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animals [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-28 11:10
Viewed: 1304
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A promise is a promise:
Last February, during one of Koala's appointments at the vet, a young man walked in carrying this huge black cat. The cat was so beautiful and I asked the owner if I could take a few shots and told him I'd post one on TL.
He was very nice but the cat wasn't too fond of the idea. As I approached it with my camera, this was its reaction: "Yikes!" As a result, I only got two shots. This one and a super blurry one!
So, such as I promised, even though it took me almost a whole year, here it is!

I used PHOTOFILTRE as usual.
Thank you for viewing.

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i feel it will sneeze any moment on my screen :P

HAHA! This is so funny! He looks just like my cat I just lost, his name was Curbee. I still cry when I think of him. But this made me laugh today! Thanks Lurdes! VERY funny shot!

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2009-01-28 11:52]

Hello Lurdes,
This picture is nearly supernaturally beautiful. To this photo one can only congratulate you.

Hello Lurdes,

This is the look of a cat in terror!
'What is that photographer going to do to me! It's bad enough being at the vet's!'
(All my cats assume this wide-eyed terror when I take out the cat basket ... long before reaching the vet's!)

The large, staring eyes relay the emotion very well.
I love the close crop and the slightly upward view point.
The white border adds the maximum contrast.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Oi Lurdes!

Olha que olhos lindos! Ficou ainda mais bonito em contraste com o negor dos pelos.
Meus parabéns Lurdes!
Um abraço,


Olá Lurdes,

Lindos olhos de um belo felino!
Excelente trabalho!
Parabéns e OPC.

Awww poor little thing, certainly doesn't look happy or in its element!

The shot itself isn't great in terms of quality, but the expression and the title - as well as your nice framing - make this shot really stand out.


Hello Lurdel!
Very nice black cat portrait and lovely big eyes!
Beautiful shot!!!!!
I like the white frame, too!
Best regards!

Ha! Love cats, love your shot, even if I don't quite understand the name (my Spanish doesn't help me in this particular case). Congratulations!

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-01-29 11:19]

hi Lurdes,
beautiful black cat with so effective eyes.Well done.TFS.Necla.

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  • karl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 163 W: 66 N: 62] (986)
  • [2009-04-01 16:43]


And hopw wonderfully you've got them,with the black contrasting face

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