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The s e r a p h i c cat by GiuliaDepoliART The s e r a p h i c cat by GiuliaDepoliART

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This is my friend Andrea's cat, again :meow: It's lovely!
Sleeping cats are one of the most gorgeous things you can see in life :aww:
I think this is the second black and white picture of a cat I submit here, but I prefer it without colours...

Well, I hope you like it! :blush:

Have a great day! :huggle:
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TinyWild Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Lovely cat! :meow:
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GiuliaDepoliART Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!! :aww:
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ivster7 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i love little kitty's
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GiuliaDepoliART Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Me too! :D
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ivster7 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
coo
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Indigoblau Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good shot! Fascinating! =D
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GiuliaDepoliART Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot! :aww:
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Indigoblau Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! :happybounce:
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Xmiaww-im-a-muffinX Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Photographer
heya ^-^ so this will be a critique for Feedback Frenzy so I hope you enjoy ^-^

I don't think there's much i can say about this photograph to be honest as there Isn't anything in particular that I don't like about it and there's only so much I can say about what I do like; for instance-

I like how you've changed this to black and white, it really brings out the texture of the cats fur and creates a lovely contrast between the light and dark parts of the fur.
I like how you've chosen to crop this square to be a close framing on the kitty's face with all the important details then being directly central in teh frame.
I like The little closed eyes, looking adorable and even though you say this is a sleeping kitty this is also the exact shot I get of my own cat if I use flash on her because it bothers her little eyes :( :P

The only thing I'd suggest changing is trying to create a very similar shot with the eyes open which would look absolutely GORGEOUS!! It can be quite tricky because using flash with cause the kitty to close their eyes every time but with the right lighting conditions ( perhaps by a window) you could get a lovely shot :D

All in all this is a wonderful piece and very cute ^___^
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GiuliaDepoliART Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi and thank you very, very much for your comment! :love: I really appreciate it!
I always try to take pictures of cat without flash, or I use it when I know it won't annoy them (for example, in this picture, because she was keeping her eyes closed while sleeping C:) :D Next time I go to my friend Andrea's house I'll try that (if I find her cat awake :P), I'm sure it would be great! :happybounce:

Thanks again, have a great day! :hug:
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Xmiaww-im-a-muffinX Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Photographer
you're very welcome :D
Hope it works out for you :P
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petits-bonheurs Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I forgot to put something for Vision! Haha :)

By the way, I'm from Feedback Frenzy. I'm sorry, it's late :D

Vision: **** (4 stars)

I think that your angle choice is perfect for this shot, besides the minor tweak I mentioned in my detailed comment below. Because there are a lot of shots of cats this close, I can't give you perfect stars for "vision", either :)
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GiuliaDepoliART Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi petit-bonheurs, and sorry for the huge delay :blush:! Thank you very, very much for your lovely and detailed critique, it made me so happy! I'm perfectly aware this isn't an original subject, don't worry :D
Thanks a lot again, have a great day! :blowkiss:
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petits-bonheurs Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry for MY huge delay, my life got INSANE and I have like 24310293847 messages to go through.

I'm glad my critique made you happy and that it wasn't too harsh! Hopefully it helped you in some way :)
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petits-bonheurs Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there! This is petit-bonheurs participating in This is far too sweet! The use of black and white is absolutely perfect for this photo... The angle at which this is shot is amazing, as well! I like how the cat fills the entire frame with some of its neck at the bottom to give the image a bit of direction.

I'll be acting as if this is an official critique, giving you star ratings and breaking down the review :)

Vision: **** (4 stars)

Originality: *** (3 stars)

Because there are a lot of close-up cat shots on this site, I can't give you full credit for originality.

Technique: ****/ (4.5)

I love the angle of this shot! I also really like how you chose this cat to be turned to black in white in the photo... My cat is black with white and grey on her, so it doesn't do much for a photo of her to convert it to black and white. This cat in particular looks really nice in black and white, so nice job choosing this kitty for that edit :) The only thing I'd say to improve is that the cat isn't 100% straight on, its head is slightly tilted away from the camera. But it's really okay because it almost adds to the sleepy look of the kitty :) I've already mentioned that I like how you have part of the neck at the bottom of the photo, it helps with a dramatic look but also gives the eye some space to really look at the kitty's face instead of overwhelming the photo. Nicely done!

Impact: ****/ (4.5)

This photo has great composition, coloring, and a lovely subject! The impact of this image is high. I like it so much! :)

All in all, a very nice image that is extremely detailed and high quality! I'd give it an overall 4 stars :)
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Selunia Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello Tawara753!

Member of Team 21 here to give you Feedback for the :iconfeedbackfrenzy:

This is a very Beautiful animal Portrait. The way you Photographed the Cat is more usual for human portraits than animal pictures I think.
Combined with the Black-and-White style and the cats expression it makes a very impressive picture.

The Cat looks very majestic, which is underlined by the hair at its chin, giving it a Lion-like look.

Nothing to critisize on this picture, awesome work!
Greetings :) Selunia
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GiuliaDepoliART Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello Selunia! Thank you very much for your lovely feedback, it means a lot to me! That's what I tried to achieve, so I'm glad you liked it :love:

Thanks again and sorry for the delay of this reply! :blowkiss: Have a good day!
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Selunia Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :dalove:
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Myst-Moon Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Critique for FF ^^

The b&w works really nicely with this. It really brings out the contrast between the light and dark tones in the fur. I love how the cat looks like it's smiling too; it's so cute! The lighting in this is really nice too. It's not too dark or too light. It's just brilliant. There's nothing bad to say about this. Really great work!
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GiuliaDepoliART Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for your critique, once again! :hug:
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Kay797 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like my cat... I think you abducted my kitty, took a picture of him, and then put him back in the garage... JK. :D Adorable!
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GiuliaDepoliART Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hahaha you caught me! XD I thought mine was a perfect plan D: :D:D
I'm glad you like it! :aww:
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Kay797 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol! I thought you'd like my strange comment! Really looks just like my cat! :wow: :D
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amaliabastos Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Critique for FF: Cats are adorable. :meow: Is that a maine coon, by the way? :XD:
Now onto the photograph critique itself... Wow. I love the square framing, tight-fit in a beautiful detailed portraiture of the cat's head. Great timing, too - most would have waited for it to open its eyes, but it looks just right like this. I love the sharpness of the muzzle and the whiskers, and also the perfectly-worked contrast of the grey shades. It is difficult to work with monochrome images when it comes to brightness and contrast, but you nailed it. The DOF worked perfectly in your favour, leaving the lower neck slightly out of focus but with the strands of hair still visible.
Great work! It is now in my favourites! :D
Keep shooting!
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GiuliaDepoliART Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much, again, for your critique! :heart:
They are indeed! :meow: It's actually a Norwegian Forest Cat, but they look quite similiar ^^
And the cat was lazily laying on the sofa, keeping his eyes closed most of the time, and I think that a cat relaxing with closed eyes is one of the most peaceful and calming scenes in the world :love: So, I'm glad you liked the closed eyes! ^_^
Your critiques are increasing my self-estime :D Joking, but seriously, thanks a lot! :glomp:
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amaliabastos Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, Norwegian Forest! I've always mixed up the two breeds! :XD:
I'm sure you'll be getting many more critiques in the days to come. :) Have fun and you're very, very welcome! :D
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GiuliaDepoliART Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
They're very similiar, indeed, I always do the same :D
Have a great time too! :wave:
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Fwirll Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart::heart::blowkiss:
lovely
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GiuliaDepoliART Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :hug: Glad you like it ^^
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Fwirll Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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MonotoneMinimal Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Such a beautie. Wonderful photo :)
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GiuliaDepoliART Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :hug:
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MonotoneMinimal Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
My pleasure <3
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VJagev Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Nice capture! :)
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GiuliaDepoliART Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I'm glad you like it :aww:
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VJagev Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
:)
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Song95 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute **
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GiuliaDepoliART Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! ^^ :glomp:
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vedrana7 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
miauuu :)
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GiuliaDepoliART Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:meow:
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karinapkp Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's beautiful! I wanna make a portrait of it! I just finished drawing a pug :)
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GiuliaDepoliART Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :huggle:
It would be great! :happybounce: I'd love to see it when it's finished ^^
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karinapkp Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure! I'll link u the page when I finish it :) Thanks for letting me make a portrait of it!
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GiuliaDepoliART Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem! :happybounce:
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VJagev Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
:)
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GiuliaDepoliART Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww:
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Cupcake-Wingz Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cats are such beautiful creatures!
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GiuliaDepoliART Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
They are indeed :heart: Thank you for the comment! :hug:
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Cupcake-Wingz Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
np ^^
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nikutsuki Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Wanna hug!! ;A;
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