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January 11, 2012
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Aug 27, 2011, 2:48:49 PM
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On The Hunt by darkdex52 On The Hunt by darkdex52
A random shot taken in Valmiera, Latvia. The cat was hunting something and I got lucky and got this shot while he(?) was concentrating.

Cat's real colors are Black, Yellow, Brown.

edit: Got featured in the Cram Magazine: [link]
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Very beatiful. at first, i thought u might have drawn this, and i was like, how did he get the eyes to shine??? yes, you got very lucky. most cats dont concentrate for more than a minute or two . i love the way you took this shot, up close, so you can see his(?) facial expresstion. i also love the way it was taken or modified to be in black and white, it makes it that much more stupendous. i would also like to say that, how you caught him looking to his right (our left ), makes this picture perfect. by far, the best one ive seen you do yet!!! in pictures, ofcourse.

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This picture really grabbed me attention. It shows the emotion perfectly! Having cats my self, I understand how hard it is to get them to "pose" for pictures, this is amazing! Also, the perspective is at just the right angle, had you shot it from anywhere else the photograph would lose all its effect.

Overall, I think you encompassed the attitude of the cat amazingly well. Thank you for the opportunity to write a critique on this spectacular photograph. Please don't stop with the good work and keep it up. I look forward to seeing more of your work. Thanks again.
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Jojodyne Featured By Owner Edited Jul 21, 2014  New member
great shot. The tones are pretty near perfect to start with, but it's the framing and the moment that make the shot. What I really like - and as you say, you got Lucky, but then again, the talent also lies in "recognizing" that Lucky shot and selecting it - is that somehow, the cat does not look straight into the camera, even though you've photographed it head on - one of it's eyes is slightly off kilter and you're almost drawn to follow it's gaze. That really tells the viewer this cat is "really" looking at something, and being a cat, it tells you "predator". Nice work!
aciddmaus23 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful  cat love it !!!!
Stettafire Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the use of depth of field within this image. It would have taken a great deal of luck to get this image right. After all, my cat would never allow me to photograph her. She hates people, but this is also an excellent representation of a cat's personality as they are hunters. Overall, and excellent piece of work. :) Reminds me, I need to get back into photography again. 
RubyCat150 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
RisenDork Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
The black and white really brings out this huntress' intensity!  Gorgeous!Love +fav 
Ani-ko Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
great capture :)
RegulerDude Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Cat: I see that cookie...

I like cats, and dogs, animals in general... sorry I don't have much to say.
metamage Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful shot - such a great capture, especially in the detail of the eyes.
AnnArte Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
Bella foto ;) adoro il bianco e nero e i gatti!
Scientist-2002-1 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Wonderful shot! The cat is co concentrated!
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