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52 Comments | Report
gunners42
 
gunners42 February 26, 2013
great capture.......
WolfEyesPhotography PRO+
 
WolfEyesPhotography February 28, 2013
Gorgeous shot!
cevert
 
cevert March 04, 2013
Terrific shot!
Tanya01 Premium
 
Tanya01 March 04, 2013
Wow, what great capture! Perfect!
LaurieS PRO+
 
LaurieS March 06, 2013
This is really beautiful. :)
clarkl88
 
clarkl88 March 06, 2013
This is a great shot.... very well done
charlena Platinum
 
charlena March 06, 2013
this is a stunning photo!
IsabellaD Premium
 
IsabellaD March 07, 2013
awesome, love it !
JeffreyA
 
JeffreyA March 07, 2013
Great shot
mdriley00 PRO+
 
mdriley00 March 09, 2013
Nice shot.
cevert
 
cevert March 22, 2013
Congratulations on your award!! I love this photo :D
Inmar
 
Inmar March 22, 2013
Terrific shot! Congrats on award!
Angela_Lewry
 
Angela_Lewry March 22, 2013
Stunning photo :)
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 March 22, 2013
Awesome capture! Congrats!
murphey PRO+
 
murphey March 22, 2013
Aww Terrific ! ( Congrats )
SarahKeates PRO
 
SarahKeates March 22, 2013
Purrfect shot;) Congrats!
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions March 23, 2013
congrats
coolspider
 
coolspider March 23, 2013
Congrats, awesome cpature
markcoleman
 
markcoleman March 23, 2013
Beautiful shot!
Carli
 
Carli March 23, 2013
excellent shot, congrats! :D
melissad
 
melissad March 23, 2013
Love the colors, love the face!!!!
MadHatter66
 
MadHatter66 March 23, 2013
Love it! Great Job!!!
deboragardiman
 
deboragardiman March 23, 2013
Beautiful shot. Congrats!!!
HMEarth5
 
HMEarth5 March 24, 2013
Beautiful fall capture!!!
charlenehopewingate
 
charlenehopewingate March 24, 2013
Good job capturing this pretty cat.
pixellimagery
 
pixellimagery March 25, 2013
Congrats on catching the eye of Staff Favourite! :-)
You're a beautiful kitty, Tyson! :-))) Ell
ThruADiffEye
 
ThruADiffEye March 25, 2013
Beautiful cat! I'm waiting to receive my D5100 myself. Can't wait to snag some great shots like yours!
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade March 25, 2013
Congrats, great capture. If you get a chance please check out my photos here: www.viewbug.com/member/drakkardarkblade
Sierralara PRO
 
Sierralara March 25, 2013
Absolutely beautiful!!! Congratulations!!!
DigitalDawn
 
DigitalDawn March 25, 2013
Beautiful capture of your cat, the colors are beautiful, vibrant, and just really pop yet never take away from your adorable subject. Great shot and an award well deserved. I expect we will see this in the pet contest with great results.
jleiweke
 
jleiweke April 10, 2013
Congrats!
elfiedwards Premium
 
elfiedwards April 13, 2013
I like this one a lot. beautiful
meshersmith
 
meshersmith April 13, 2013
Beautiful shot. Congrats!!!
ChristinaFreak
 
ChristinaFreak April 14, 2013
Lovely capture!
HeatherL_222 PRO+
 
HeatherL_222 April 14, 2013
Wonderful clarity, angle and DOF!
brandinichols
 
brandinichols April 14, 2013
Outstanding!
lamarh PRO+
 
lamarh April 15, 2013
another excellent shot. bg is perfect.
JohnLazo
 
JohnLazo April 15, 2013
Awesome photo. Beautiful colors
Dondi
 
Dondi April 18, 2013
Love this one
stephy
 
stephy April 20, 2013
pretty eyes/shot
Flanerie66
 
Flanerie66 April 21, 2013
Beautiful capture!!!
sixgreg
 
sixgreg April 25, 2013
Beautiful, Looks just like my cat
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots April 30, 2013
Great capture! Congrats.
SFalagario_photos
 
SFalagario_photos May 01, 2013
This is probably the best cat picture i've ever seen. I love the colours in the background, the detail on the cat and especially how well the eyes stand out. Well done.
Alaska68752
 
Alaska68752 May 19, 2013
Great shot. Love those eyes, and the colors in the picture as well.
garthurdavis
 
garthurdavis May 31, 2013
A winner for sure ! ! ! Exellent photo full of detail, color, composition with some mystery thrown in ! ! ! Fantastic addition to my Project : Nature Zoomed In ~ ~ ~ Thanks for the addition - - - the best of all your other entries ! ! ! FAVORITED & PEER RECOGNIZED ! ! !
debbiekeithhellems
 
debbiekeithhellems November 05, 2013
gorgeous shot@ Well deserved award :)
readysetgo
 
readysetgo November 05, 2013
Beautiful shot, love it!
Sunnygillphotoz
 
Sunnygillphotoz November 08, 2013
love this pic ..!!!! amazing
kirstengamby
 
kirstengamby April 08, 2014
Absolutely beautiful cat portrait. I love it.
CatNap PRO+
 
CatNap May 30, 2014
What a lovely shot and your cat Tyson to handsome boy:)
EyesFocused PRO+
 
EyesFocused June 11, 2014
Awesome shot!!!

Behind The Lens

Location
I actually took the image in a tree in my backyard. It turned out to make the perfect location for a fall feline portrait!
Time
Early afternoon, I believe. Around 1PM or so.
Lighting
The lighting is 100% natural. The sun was in the perfect position to illuminate my subject as well as the golden fall leaves behind him.
Equipment
I only used my D5100 and my Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Autofocus Zoom Lens.
Inspiration
I never intended to take this photo, actually. I was at home, looking for something to do, and I thought to myself "I'll take my cat outside and try and get a cute photo of him". All I wanted was to take a typical cute kitty pic and be done with it. While outside, I noticed one of our trees had gorgeous large fall leaves on it. I also realized I had never seen my cat climb a tree before. I was curious, so I put him in to see what he did. I snapped quite a few photos in the meantime. It was casual, and even a little spontaneous. I didn't realize how well this photo had turned out until I looked at the images weeks later.
Editing
Yes! This photo made me realize that no matter how well you take your original photo, you'll probably always need to edit it a bit. For this image, I didn't have to do much. I used the website iPiccy (because it was before I had Photoshop). I lightened up the image a bit (exposure and contrast), adjusted the temperature of the colors to a warmer feeling for fall, used the HDR effect on really low (keep it subtle) to boost clarity of the image, and then I softened up the background a bit because the HDR tool in iPiccy made it a tiny bit grainy.
In my camera bag
Two camera bodies (Nikon D5100 and Nikon D7000), 55-200mm Nikon lens, 85mm micro telephoto lens, 18-55mm Nikon kit lens, and an 18-105mm Nikon kit lens. In short, it's all of my digital camera gear.
Feedback
Don't set out to take a great photo. I know that sounds strange, but that's my advice to you. Some of the best photos you could ever take are unintentional. Let the photo opportunity come to you. For me, I got lucky. As soon as I placed my cat in the tree here, he got settled into a position that made him look like he was going to jump out of the tree (leaning forward, like in this photo). Just then, a flock of birds flew past overhead to distract him while I took this photo. All of the factors that make this photo great are ones that I couldn't have helped. The things around us aligned perfectly all by themselves, all I did was snap the shot.

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