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In memory of my beautiful cat Mili who passed away June 2016....greatly missed.

In memory of my beautiful cat Mili who passed away June 2016....greatly missed.
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Winner in Low-Key Portraits Photo Challenge
Winner in Best black and white cat images Photo Challenge
Winner in Black on Black Photo Challenge
Winner in Black on Black Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Shallow Depth In Black And White Photo Contest
Winner in Black Cats Photo Challenge
Winner in Cat Profiles Photo Challenge
Winner in Animal Portraits Photo Challenge
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BrendaCrawford
 
BrendaCrawford October 26, 2015
I absolutely adore this for so many reasons. It's beautiful and it brings me to tears. I had to have my beautiful Merlin, aged 17 black cat eauthinated 2 weeks ago. I tell you in truth that it liked to kill me. Absolutely broke my heart in two. So this is very special to me.
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Hood October 27, 2015
Thank you soooo much and sorry to hear about your cat! I am so pleased my photo helped you and made you smile!x
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden October 27, 2015
Awww, wonderful shot!
SuzMDixon PRO
 
SuzMDixon October 30, 2015
Beautiful shot - he had a great profile!
acglock PRO+
 
acglock October 30, 2015
Outstanding study in black! Truly bewitching! ;-)
oldelphi PRO
 
oldelphi November 02, 2015
Like this profile and also the background, well done
Odd
Bruz PRO+
 
Bruz November 07, 2015
I like the green eyes in the other shot but this is spectacular. The b/w is great.
luka567
 
luka567 November 15, 2015
A beautiful capture!
BrianaK
 
BrianaK December 10, 2015
Congratulations on winning my animal portraits photo challenge! I chose your photograph because it is artfully composed, and you captured the emotion very well. I love the black and white. Very nice job.
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Hood December 11, 2015
Thank you so much, when I received the message that I had won, it really made my day.....thanks again Brian and have a great day!
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith December 10, 2015
Beautifully captured! Love black cats! Congratulations on winning the Challenge!
OxygenImagery
 
OxygenImagery December 10, 2015
Many congratulations for a great photo.
Bannekh
 
Bannekh December 10, 2015
Nice shot
SuzMDixon PRO
 
SuzMDixon December 10, 2015
Congratulations on your award - It really is a great photo!
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita December 11, 2015
gorgeous capture...congrats on your win.
Jillybean56
 
Jillybean56 December 11, 2015
Wonderful photo. Congrats on your win. Jill
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank December 11, 2015
Nice use of light. Congratulations on your challenge award.
Dacemac PRO+
 
Dacemac December 12, 2015
Congratulations on your win...well-deserved! All the more with Black-on-Black!
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman December 29, 2015
Congratulations ...Lovely challenge win....Voted in Covers ..k
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden January 06, 2016
Congratulations on your Challenge win!!
davidbidmead
 
davidbidmead January 24, 2016
Congrats ! Excellent capture, nice lighting.
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith February 01, 2016
Congratulations on winning the Cat Profiles Challenge!!
KatherineM84
 
KatherineM84 February 01, 2016
Congrats!!!
adriansart
 
adriansart February 14, 2016
Hood this is a classic perfect in every way and congrats on your wins very much deserved!
MickAlicic PRO
 
MickAlicic March 03, 2016
fantastic shot! Voted.
MickAlicic PRO
 
MickAlicic March 21, 2016
Beautiful shot! Voted in Cute.
timmeekins PRO
 
timmeekins May 09, 2016
I love this photo. As an owner of several black cats, I know how hard they are to photograph. This picture is perfect!
tmtburke PRO
 
tmtburke May 12, 2016
Congratulations on winning the Black Cats Photo Challenge.
Flosno
 
Flosno May 18, 2016
Love this entry....thanks for joining the challenge
FrankSomma PRO+
 
FrankSomma May 22, 2016
Love this Hood. Beautifully lit and the black on black is exceptional. Great stuff!
MickAlicic PRO
 
MickAlicic June 03, 2016
Iconic ViewBu shot! This time voted in Purrfect, but will keep an eye on this one.
Hirondelle
 
Hirondelle August 01, 2016
Beautiful beyond words. It's so striking, I'm sure this image will stay with me forever.
truetolifephotography PRO
 
truetolifephotography September 19, 2016
yeah now that's a wonderful cat portrait alright!
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman November 02, 2016
Reminds me of one I took of my daughters cat....lol Voted
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots November 05, 2016
Beautifully captured!
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 November 12, 2016
Perfect in every way! Well done!
ziggyzoo52
 
ziggyzoo52 January 26, 2017
Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant...Like a lot of your work.. I do t know how you did the black on black ,but I wouldn't think it's an easy one to get right. I've not seen many images like this, but this has the absolute wow factor,.It has to be my favourite.
Pinguru
 
Pinguru January 29, 2017
Adorable! I am also possesed by a black tomcat. but every time, I try to take a photo, he moves.
Jinjinphoto
 
Jinjinphoto February 10, 2017
Love it!
synergySB52 PRO+
 
synergySB52 April 02, 2017
Perfect!
Jinjinphoto
 
Jinjinphoto June 21, 2017
I didn't know this is your photo before. I love this photo long time.
Jinjinphoto
 
Jinjinphoto June 21, 2017
Sorry, I already said it.
Dalecga PRO+
 
Dalecga July 09, 2017
Perfect lighting H. Magnificent capture.
Foxyphotos
 
Foxyphotos July 09, 2017
Beauty !
donanzinger PRO
 
donanzinger September 18, 2017
Great use of selective focus and negative space. Wonderful image.
EyesFocused PRO+
 
EyesFocused October 23, 2017
Perfection!!! Lighting, pose, everything
Daisy00 Premium
 
Daisy00 February 04, 2018
Stunning shot, H! Congrats on your well deserved awards!!!!!!!!
MelissaSueBall PRO+
 
MelissaSueBall March 08, 2018
Your cat is Gorgous :) when I was younger I had a black cat his name was Midnight
dkoch28 PRO+
 
dkoch28 September 20, 2018
Wonderful capture
Cookies4U PRO+
 
Cookies4U May 28, 2019
congratulations on your many well-deserved wins for this wonderful portrait in memory of your Mili. Amazing technique in your black on black. Just beautiful!
learwoody PRO+
 
learwoody June 26, 2019
Great shot. Should have won both awards. Really nice use of light and camera angle.
helenehages PRO+
 
helenehages July 03, 2019
Congrats for winning the Black and White Cat Challenge! Well done! :-) A better memory of your beloved cat isn´t possible.
thunderlake
 
thunderlake July 03, 2019
What a beautiful tribute to a treasured and deeply loved companion!! Congratulations on this incredibly talented capture!!
matthew.eden PRO
 
matthew.eden July 12, 2019
Fantastic shot, congratulations for winning my Lowkey Portraits photo challenge! Black cat on black background really draws the attention to the eye, nice space left for the cat to look into and focus where it needs to be. So sorry to hear about Mili’s passing - a beautiful shot to remember her by.
JayneBug PRO+
 
JayneBug July 12, 2019
Striking, artful and brilliant. Love the eye! Congratulations on your award.
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden July 12, 2019
Again my congratulations, beautiful!
Ruslan_Lavrentyev
 
Ruslan_Lavrentyev October 05, 2019
Very good cat portrait.
Eyeteeth
 
Eyeteeth December 08, 2019
Beautifully composed, you got the darkness and light just right here; it could have easily been temping to try and pull more out of the shadows at the expense of this subtlety.
Argatykites PRO+
 
Argatykites December 08, 2019
Superb
HawksRise PRO+
 
HawksRise December 20, 2019
Love this! Big fan of black cats, this is lovely.
DutchTouch PRO+
 
DutchTouch Jan 05
Late on this? Not sure how I missed it but I just lost my dog Stella 2 months ago and it is painful! I am sure you still miss Mili a lot!

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Behind The Lens

Location
At home in my kitchen.
Time
Mid afternoon.
Lighting
The lighting was natural light from the window.
Equipment
I used a Fuji Finepix S4700.
Inspiration
The insperation I had was my "cat" - simple........she is the most difficult thing I have tried to capture because as soon as she sees my camera she moves or wants to come and play, so I was lucky she actually sat still for this capture!!!!
Editing
Changed to black and white and a bit of contrast......that's it!
In my camera bag
I usually have spare batteries, cleaning cloths, mini tripod, and that's about it. I carry my tripod over my shoulder - too large to fit into my bag! lol
Feedback
You need a lot of patience and luck!!!!

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