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James Markus
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I'd like to introduce the latest member of our family, Ciara. (Gaelic for "little black one") I do photoshoots every month at the local animal shelter for ads in the newspaper. Well, this little cat just wrapped me around her tiny paw. She is sporting the required scar of being neutered. (bald patch on the belly) No animals were hurt or even got wet during the shooting of this assignment...in case you wondered.

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Edited by James Markus on Jul 23, 2008 at 06:47 PM GMT

Edited on Jul 23, 2008 at 11:47 PM



Jul 22, 2008 at 03:47 AM
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Nicely done. How did you get the cat to sit there with all the water poring down?


Jul 22, 2008 at 04:08 AM
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Excellent shot! Great lighting!
Thanks for sharing the bg story, too!
(I, like gvarma, am wondering how you got your cat to sit still through the shot.)
Great entry,
~ Carrol



Jul 22, 2008 at 04:51 AM
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Thank you Gotsy. Ah come on...if I tell you then ...

gvarma wrote:
Nicely done. How did you get the cat to sit there with all the water poring down?



Edited by James Markus on Jul 22, 2008 at 12:29 AM GMT

Edited by James Markus on Jul 22, 2008 at 11:28 AM GMT


Edited on Jul 22, 2008 at 04:28 PM



Jul 22, 2008 at 05:19 AM
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Thank you Carrol. It's like explaining a joke...it kinda spoils the fun. Just take the photo for what it is.

Carrol wrote:
Excellent shot! Great lighting!
Thanks for sharing the bg story, too!
(I, like gvarma, am wondering how you got your cat to sit still through the shot.)
Great entry,
~ Carrol




Jul 22, 2008 at 05:21 AM
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great shot.


Jul 22, 2008 at 03:02 PM
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Thank you Mark.

Mark Lijesen wrote:
great shot.




Jul 22, 2008 at 04:29 PM
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Kill me but tell meee . Keep the secret till the week is over. Its more fun that way


Jul 22, 2008 at 04:48 PM
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If I do it in that order - you won't find out anything...

gvarma wrote:
Kill me but tell meee . Keep the secret till the week is over. Its more fun that way




Jul 22, 2008 at 05:05 PM
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...love the rain effect...nicely done!


Jul 22, 2008 at 09:44 PM
 

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Wonderful shot, great work.
-Nick



Jul 23, 2008 at 01:16 AM
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That IS a great shot. Is that a Bombay? Rich, pure black fur, muscular build, golden eyes, calm temperament. I yearn for a cat like that (but alas, we all have allergies).


Jul 23, 2008 at 06:02 AM
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Fantastic shot, Jim, my friend! I wish you'd share your secrets but I can understand why you won't. I'd certainly like to know how you got the water effect but it's isn't worth getting killed over. This will be a finalist if not a runaway 1'st place winner.

Fond regards,

Endre

Edited on Jul 23, 2008 at 07:57 AM



Jul 23, 2008 at 07:56 AM
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Thank you CDalessandro!

CDalessandro wrote:
...love the rain effect...nicely done!




Jul 23, 2008 at 04:42 PM
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Tahk you Nick...I appreciate the comment.

nlamendo wrote:
Wonderful shot, great work.
-Nick




Jul 23, 2008 at 04:43 PM
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Thank you JD. I think you are correct on the breed. I definately see burmese in this cat, and that is the primary genetic contributor to the Bombay. Long legs...silky short hair, extreme intelligence, and vocal cats. This one has some of the sable coloring. Under direct sunlight you can see a chocolate tint to the seeming black fur.

JDClements wrote:
That IS a great shot. Is that a Bombay? Rich, pure black fur, muscular build, golden eyes, calm temperament. I yearn for a cat like that (but alas, we all have allergies).




Jul 23, 2008 at 04:46 PM
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Thanks for the wonderful comments, Endre. I don't do sarcasm very well, and edited the one comment - but it seems everyone saw it anyway. If you think about this shot - it really isn't that difficult. Maybe if I put it this way...you'all can figure it out. There was no possible way for the cat to get wet.

Strad wrote:
Fantastic shot, Jim, my friend! I wish you'd share your secrets but I can understand why you won't. I'd certainly like to know how you got the water effect but it's isn't worth getting killed over. This will be a finalist if not a runaway 1'st place winner.

Fond regards,

Endre




Jul 23, 2008 at 04:50 PM
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That's because I'm guessing that the cat was photographed separately from the umbrella and water. Nice job. Excellent composition.

Tom



Jul 23, 2008 at 06:37 PM
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Not quite...the cat was photographed with everything except the water...then everything was photographed minus the cat. Thanks for the comments, Tom.

haymest wrote:
That's because I'm guessing that the cat was photographed separately from the umbrella and water. Nice job. Excellent composition.

Tom



Edited on Jul 25, 2008 at 04:24 AM



Jul 25, 2008 at 04:24 AM
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Lovely pic. I am not too fond of composites but I must admit that the outcome is simply beautiful.

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



Jul 25, 2008 at 08:17 PM
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