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Curled up...

Curled up...
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Winner in Sandman Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Winter Warmers Photo Challenge
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Winner in Cute dogs and cats Photo Challenge
Winner in Our pets! Photo Challenge
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People's Choice in Lazy! Photo Challenge
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Winner in Brown Animals Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Animal Smiles Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Felines, Photo Challenge
Winner in Sleepy kittens Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Pets of the past Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Kitten Love Photo Challenge
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35 Comments | Report
susanneradke PRO
 
susanneradke May 17, 2015
Hey Eelco - this is just the essence of a sleeping cat - beautiful! Thank you for all your positive recognition! I think we ike the same things...
SuzMDixon
 
SuzMDixon May 26, 2015
Gorgeous - looks so happily asleep!
chrisboshoff
 
chrisboshoff July 11, 2015
Awesome shot. Luv cats.
tamsyn-tyler
 
tamsyn-tyler July 13, 2015
so cute! makes me miss my cat
Liese
 
Liese July 14, 2015
wonderful photo of a precious animal baby!
LucBaekelandt
 
LucBaekelandt September 05, 2015
Fantastic shot
SandraS544
 
SandraS544 September 05, 2015
Love cat phototures, of course I love cats!! :)
cmorisset PRO+
 
cmorisset September 06, 2015
Superb capture, peaceful. I hear the prrrrr
baybig Platinum
 
baybig September 16, 2015
Wonderful photo. Sleeping cats are always great subjects.
irolita
 
irolita September 28, 2015
What a beauty...
heikebartkowiak
 
heikebartkowiak October 03, 2015
this photo has so much peace .. one of my fav photos in your portfolio
chrisboyce PRO+
 
chrisboyce October 12, 2015
Thanks for entering my challenge. This reminds me of all the cats, and there have been many, that have slept on my lap. Technically there's little wrong with this, maybe the colour balance is a bit warm.
NanaSue54
 
NanaSue54 November 11, 2015
So cute!! :)
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq November 21, 2015
So sweet - very natural and soft!
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 January 16, 2016
The lines, details and composition are all wonderful...love it!
caat
 
caat February 08, 2016
give me a smile :-)
Tiff
 
Tiff March 24, 2016
Congratulations on winning people's choice in my 'Kitten Love' photo challenge. Great shot.
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith March 24, 2016
What a great capture! Looks so comfy! Congratulations on winning People's Choice!
Foxyphotos
 
Foxyphotos March 27, 2016
Another lovely shot and well deserved award!
Foxyphotos
 
Foxyphotos September 03, 2016
Another wonderful image, well done Eelco!
AnneDphotography
 
AnneDphotography September 07, 2016
so sweet ... beautiful cat !
EvaBareis
 
EvaBareis January 19, 2017
Very sweet and well taken!
vivianday PRO
 
vivianday February 09, 2017
So Sweet
Martienette
 
Martienette February 12, 2017
Thank you for your entry and congrats!
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt February 22, 2017
this is such a beautiful capture - congrats on all the awards for this image - well deserved!
bettyhabesch
 
bettyhabesch August 13, 2017
Adorable shot :)
tmtburke PRO+
 
tmtburke September 24, 2017
So sweet. Congratulations on your win. Well deserved.
tmtburke PRO+
 
tmtburke November 02, 2017
I just love this shot, well done Eelco, yet another win well deserved.
Belochka
 
Belochka November 03, 2017
My congratulations!
smshaffer PRO+
 
smshaffer March 24, 2018
Very cute..my kitty loves to nap like that as well.
KimTR
 
KimTR March 17, 2019
So sweet!
alisonbomber
 
alisonbomber April 09, 2021
Awwww
RafaTakami
 
RafaTakami October 08, 2022
Adorable 😍
rixtportugal
 
rixtportugal February 12, 2023
Wat een knuffeltje😍
iluvpics Ultimate
 
iluvpics Feb 14
very nice
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in Portugal, in our backyard.
Time
It was about 4 pm and our cat was laying under the tree nicely curled up, enjoying the shade.
Lighting
The sun came low from the side and was filtered by the tree above our cat wich gave me the perfect light for a natural shot.
Equipment
I used my wonderful Lumix DMC-TZ60 and shot by hand, without a flash.
Inspiration
Our cat was very photogenic and I took many photos of her... When I saw her laying under the tree so beautifully curled up, I wanted to make a nice detail photo of her, showing her wonderful fur with the minimal details of her nose and eyes.
Editing
Mostly I try to edit as little as possible... this photo is cropped and I enhanced the contrast just a bit, that's all.
In my camera bag
I don't have a bag of equipment... My love for natural beauty and spontanious composition is enough for the moment. I always carry my Lumix DMC-TZ60 with me, wich practically fits in my back pocket and I never have to worry about the extra equipment as I am in the beginning of the learning process of photography.
Feedback
If you look at a subject to photograph, you have to try to realise what you want to achieve, Try to find the good light, the right point of view and the best composition... In this case I wanted to Isolate our cat within a simple but detailed composition. Once I get home and open my laptop, the magic of today's world begins... I allways crop it later into the size and composition I like best. I carefully cut off the surrounding details to focus all attention on the composition of the cat. Crop the photo in different ways, so you can choose the best one the next day when you can have a fresh look at them!

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