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Earning her keep
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
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Donna Dunbar
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    What a fantastic capture, I think we will see this one in the winner circle!!!!

12/24/2006 9:02:11 AM

 
Ken Jarvis
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Great capture Chris!

12/24/2006 9:20:57 AM

 
Emily E. Bem
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OMG!!! This is amazing. Man...that would have to be a tough capture.

12/24/2006 9:47:03 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Terrific photo--I also think this could be a winner! The perspective is great, the clarity is great, the lighting, color and everything is great. But I still feel sorry for the mouse. :(

12/24/2006 9:57:00 AM

 
Chris Welch
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Thanks guys for your comments. The photo was fun but difficult to get. I was watching tv late and heard some rumbling in the bathroom, I looked and the cat had 2 mice.

I grabbed my gear and shut us in. One escaped, I think my other cat got it. I did a few shots with my 50mm, didnt like the look, and changed to my Sigma 10-20.

Settings are; RAW, 1/160 sec, f/7.1, ISO 100, AI servo (all points on). 580 flash set to +1 FEC, and bounced off the tiled surface. I held the camera low and fired off 3 shot sequences.

In this shot the cat gave the mouse a whack and it smashed into my lens!!!

In the end I opened the door and let the mouse escape. Thanks for your comments again.

12/24/2006 10:26:43 AM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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This is an incredible capture, Chris. Your POV and lighting is great. You can just 'feel' the drama unfolding. Great job!

12/24/2006 11:59:44 AM

 
Jennifer L. Taranto
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Just awesome!

12/24/2006 12:37:39 PM

 
Dianne M. Bolognani
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Excellent capture! I agree, you can feel the panic of the mouse and the pure fun the cat is having. Great job! :)

12/24/2006 1:05:56 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Fantastic capture.

12/30/2006 6:43:52 AM

 
Chris Welch
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Thanks for the comments.

12/30/2006 9:38:37 AM

 
William88 
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Wow! what an excellent capture.

12/31/2006 8:15:04 AM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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Congrats, Chris, on your finalist.

1/24/2007 5:21:57 PM

 
Chris Welch
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Thanks William and Sherry.

1/24/2007 6:11:15 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Way too funny, at least from the cat's perspective! Feel sorry for the mouse. Nonetheless, wonderful capture and congratulations!

1/25/2007 6:07:23 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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WOW!! Awesome WINNER!!! Congratulations to you!!! :0)

1/25/2007 7:44:05 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner.

1/25/2007 7:57:18 PM

 
Susana Heide
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I was hoping to see this here :o) What a "capture"!! MANY CONGRATS CHRIS!!!

1/25/2007 8:12:42 PM

 
Chris Welch
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Thanks for you kind comments, im super stoked! My wife is excited as well. Thats one cool cat!

1/25/2007 8:36:10 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on this 2nd place winner Chris. Terrific timing on this shot. I'm glad you let the mouse escape.

1/25/2007 9:14:07 PM

 
Charlene Taylor
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Outstanding Chris! Congratulations on this much deserved win!

1/26/2007 6:25:06 AM

 
Gary Lange
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Way to be Johnny on the spot here, Chris. Wonderful win!! I like the story of how you did this. Congrats my friend!

1/26/2007 7:12:54 AM

 
Chris Welch
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Thanks Samantha, Charlene and Gary.

1/26/2007 9:18:29 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Chris, awesome timing, detail, lighting and tones; congratulations on your Second Place Win.

1/26/2007 9:51:59 AM

 
Tonya R. Boles
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What a great shot, congrats.

1/26/2007 11:14:54 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Ha--I knew this could be a winner! Congratulations!!

1/27/2007 8:29:36 AM

 
Chris Welch
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Thanks Janine, Tonya and Colleen ;-)

1/27/2007 9:29:59 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Just amazing, so well done!! Congratulations on your win!

1/31/2007 5:50:18 PM

 
Daphne Mills
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You actually closed yourself in the room? I'm wimp. I would have been screaming!!!!! Great job!!!!

2/1/2007 6:03:02 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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OMG Amazing capture! Congratulations

2/1/2007 6:18:18 PM

 
Chris Welch
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Lol, thanks Donna, Daphne and Cheryl!

2/2/2007 2:28:52 AM

 
George P. Bermeo
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NICE CATCH!! BRAVO

2/3/2007 3:42:22 AM

 
Jack Diamond
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GREAT capture, Chris. Really perfect in so many ways.

2/4/2007 10:12:22 AM

 
Jack Diamond
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GREAT capture, Chris. Really perfect in so many ways.

2/4/2007 10:12:30 AM

 
Chris Welch
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Thanks George and Jack.

6/27/2007 6:17:51 PM

 
Flavio Carnevale
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this is a fantastic photo. congratulations

11/20/2007 4:52:10 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Not sure why this just surfaced in my inbox but it did! Great capture and story, Chris. Belated congratulations on the win.

7/28/2010 6:46:23 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Nice capture!! Did the mouse get away....I feel bad too. lol

2/9/2011 6:04:57 AM

 
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