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Canon
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Aug 15, 2012, 5:31:15 PM
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Asymmetry by panna-cotta Asymmetry by panna-cotta
My entry for Active Animals Contest artisticanimals.deviantart.com… by ArtisticAnimals

This cat was so busy hunting for the other one that it didn't even notice how funny it looked like :)

Soft by panna-cotta

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Hey!

You wanted me to write a critique for this one. As I tell everyone I write to; don't mind the stars, they don't teach you anything.

Photographically:

When you get moments like this try doing 3-6 captures, so you can make sure your focus is spot on. This also gives you the opportunity to frame it nicely.
When you are photographing anything looking for something, you in general want to leave the most spacing at that side, which mean in a frame like this you'd get a slightly more interesting image if you move the framing a little to the left. Don't be afraid to cut away half of the cat if you can give the viewers the other half of the story, if you understand?

Post-Processing:
I would mention this directly in the photography-part, but when you look around the borders in your image, do you see the little piece of fence in the top right corner? I would crop this away, as it's a distracting element, meaning it doesn't add something to the image as a story.
I mentioned earlier about more space in the direction the cat is looking. Don't fix that in this image, but have it in mind when photographing in the future.
I would add contrast, sharpening (selectively at the cat and the fence it's standing on) and a vignette.

Hope this was helpful :)

PS!

Have a look at this video: [link] . It'll give you some ideas for the future :)
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fotografka Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Przybrał niezła pozę :D
Gratuluję uchwycenia chwili :clap:
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panna-cotta Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Dzięki :bow:
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Darkendrama Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Good luck!Airborne 
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TinyWild Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
A cute kitty in a beautiful place! :meow:
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:iconpanna-cotta:
panna-cotta Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :huggle:
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luckydesigns Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:love:
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Osayioniwabo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, such a beautiful cat, and gorgeous photo! It looks so adorable and I like the setting as well! :)
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:iconpanna-cotta:
panna-cotta Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much, it's really nice to hear :)
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JRd1st Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This wonderful shot has been featured in my poll here - [link]

Stop by and vote when you have a chance! :aww:
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panna-cotta Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot, I voted :)
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JRd1st Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure! :D

Cool! :boogie:
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SalemCat Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This beautiful photo has been featured in my "Favorite Kitties of 2012" journal! :D [link]
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:iconpanna-cotta:
panna-cotta Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww, thank you!
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SalemCat Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're most welcome! :D
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JoseMelim Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot! I like the tension the cat attitude adds the photo. It seems to be ready to jump. I admire the pure whites and blacks which pop the cat out from the colored surroundings, too.
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panna-cotta Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for your lovely comment! I'm glad you like it and thanks for the explanation.
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3RiiN Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:wow: The timing on this shot was perfect! And the title is brilliant because it really compliments the picture! Great capture :clap:
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:iconpanna-cotta:
panna-cotta Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! I'm glad you think so :meow:
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Kiara-Vestigium Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I really love the contrast of the colors. The black/white and the green of the forest complement each other really well. Also you are quite lucky that the trees formed a frame for the picture. :)
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:iconpanna-cotta:
panna-cotta Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! That's so good to know what exactly someone likes in my photos :)
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Kiara-Vestigium Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You are very welcome!
That's true - I appreciate all the "Lovely/Nice" comments, but the one's I like the most are the ones that tell me why they like it.
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JosephTimbury Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Merry Christmas! :party:
You've been featured: [link]
Thanks for all the support! :hug:
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panna-cotta Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Merry Christmas to you too!
Thanks a lot! :huggle:
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JosephTimbury Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
my pleasure :aww:
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Meow-pics Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap: :clap: Very nice!
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:iconpanna-cotta:
panna-cotta Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :bow:
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StaciNadia Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
How beautiful! Great pose!
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:iconpanna-cotta:
panna-cotta Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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gamebalance Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
so nice!
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:iconpanna-cotta:
panna-cotta Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! ^^
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crimsontearfall Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
kitty!! :3
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panna-cotta Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
^^
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BlackHeresy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oooooooh lovely! :heart: *_*
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:iconpanna-cotta:
panna-cotta Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :huggle:
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BlackHeresy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D
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Bulldoggenliebchen Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
simply beautiful, especially the greens in the background
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:iconpanna-cotta:
panna-cotta Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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arualcat Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
A beautiful kitten, with black and white color! I like when cats have this position of attack! XD
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panna-cotta Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I like it too, it's more dynamic :) Thanks!
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arualcat Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
:D yes!
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Ricchin Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dopiero jak spojrzałam na tytuł, to faktycznie, zdjęcie nabrało nowego znaczenia xD Zabawnie to wygląda, jak tło jest faktycznie symetrycznie a kot się wymyka konwencji xD I ma bardzo ładna pozę. Chyba użyję jej kiedyś jako referencji ^^
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panna-cotta Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Tak, poza mu wyszła cudna xD W razie czego - mam więcej ^^
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:iconricchin:
Ricchin Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Jak ładne to możesz wstawiać też.
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:iconpanna-cotta:
panna-cotta Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ładne, ale ostrość na tyłek xD
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Oniendra Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is also beautiful! I might have cut the picture from the bottom, because then you'd cut off his one leg XD
And it would look like he was balancing :D
But I still like it! Maybe even more than the other one. They're both great !!!! :iconeeeeeplz:
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panna-cotta Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for your comment! :D
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emilyrosehale Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute!! the fur looks lovely and soft!
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:iconpanna-cotta:
panna-cotta Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Enalla Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh I love this one! The cat looks so intense. :lol:
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panna-cotta Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, indeed :) Thank you!
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