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Carnivore Kitty
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Carnivore Kitty
Carnivore Kitty

Another photo from trip to Houston Zoo in 2003.
The zoo is just so-so, but it did have quality subjects for photography.
Canon 28-135mm & Entered "Animals" & Cash.

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Mike F. Anderson
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    A great shot Steven, which having the subject pop out of the frame only enhances it more!

10/29/2007 5:32:01 PM

 
Linda Proctor
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Love this Steven !! Fantastic clarity and color Out of border works sooo well on this!!

10/29/2007 6:05:51 PM

 
Amy Jackson
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Awesome image, Steven!!

10/29/2007 6:13:04 PM

 
Tony and Bonnie Comella
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Top shelf work - great composition of this little guy comming out of its frame!

10/29/2007 6:29:47 PM

 
David Phalen
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The colors and details are fantastic!

10/29/2007 7:18:04 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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SUPERB tiger portrait, Steven! This is so FABULOUS! The detail and colors are excellent...and I love the ear just outside the frame! Excellent! Deb

10/29/2007 7:51:18 PM

 
Sandra R. Alvey
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BEAUTIFUL 3D Work Steven! Gorgeous!! WoW!!

10/29/2007 8:02:33 PM

 
Teresa A. Burnett
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Great image Steven. Beautiful colors and clarity. Love the framing.

10/29/2007 8:58:48 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Fabulous image, Steven--the selective focus and the framing are perfect for this subject--it's SO 3-D!! :D

10/29/2007 9:31:04 PM

 
Heather L. Haderly
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Awesome Steven!!! Love the way it looks as though he's coming out of the image at us!

10/30/2007 4:23:48 AM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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FANTASTIC OOB!!!!
LOVE the color and comp-- impressive capture, Steven!
:)

10/30/2007 4:51:17 AM

 
Shannon D. Miller
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WOW!!! Steven this is GORGEOUS excellent OOB, comp, lighting and detail. The clarity is magnificent and those eyes wow! BEAUTIFUL!!! Shannon~

10/30/2007 7:11:57 AM

 
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I would say: little cute fluffy kitten :D He's so majestic! Great shot Steven!

10/30/2007 7:33:08 AM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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What a beauty Steven.

10/30/2007 1:43:48 PM

 
Inge S. Lasmana
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Excellent presentation, Steven! The DOF created a 3D effects and I feel like hes about to go out from his cave!

10/30/2007 7:56:24 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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WOW!!!
Love this, Steven!!!
Great DoF!
The the framing effect, too!
--lisa

10/31/2007 9:22:01 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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AWSOME capture Stevem, He looks pretty serious and HUNGRY! Love how he is out of the frame, SUPER job my friend!

11/1/2007 1:23:29 PM

 
Lynn Haack
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LOVE this!!! WOW...my eyes just lit up when I saw this. Such beautiful colors, patterns and overall comp. I LOVE the framing.....very creative and enjoyable image. Lynn.

11/2/2007 6:25:29 AM

 
Chuck Bruton
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Good photo of a zoo anaimal,nice colorand tdne

11/2/2007 2:05:49 PM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Wow,fantastic shot and wonderful presentation!!!

11/2/2007 3:50:06 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Beautiful image of one of God's most magestic creatures Steve! I love the clarity and detail that captures his intense expression so well as he jumps off the page with your framing technique! Winner!!!

11/3/2007 3:31:14 AM

 
Peggy Lucas

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11/3/2007 3:37:26 AM

 
Debbie M. Fleri
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Grrreat job...: )

Love that 3-D effect...PoPs right out at you...: )

11/3/2007 10:55:56 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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I like the out of frame work...beautiful animal!

11/3/2007 5:34:21 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Wow, gorgeous capture, DOF, and out of frame experience, Steven, very well done!!!
-Debby

11/3/2007 6:42:27 PM

 
Jill Schreiner
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I never would have thought to have the tiger pop out of the frame like that...very creative!

11/4/2007 3:16:50 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Had to stop and visit this one again, Steven.
It's GRRRR-eat!!!
--Lisa

11/6/2007 8:47:30 AM

 
Dianna Hauf
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AWESOME! LOVE how you have him to where he looks as if he is ready to pounce out of the image! Fantastic capture, lighting and effects Steven!! Congratulations on an EFP!

11/6/2007 10:26:09 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Wow Steven, this is so impressive! Love those eyes and the 3D effect, and his richly colored coat. Tigers are my fav of all the big cats! Nicely captured!

11/8/2007 9:29:35 AM

 
Jennifer A. Lambert
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What an Awesome touch having the tiger pop out like that...gives me an idea for a shot I am editing now ! I love it love it love it !! You have some amazing work here !! Great Eye ! * Any secret on how ya did that you want to share with me would be welcomed Steven..hehhehe *WINK* )
Many Blessings, Jenny

11/14/2007 4:17:08 AM

 
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Awesome is the right word for this perfectly composed and postprocessed shot !! Guess we will see this one again, it's a winner in my book :O)

11/18/2007 2:01:05 PM

 
Cassie  L. Woodlee
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WOW AMAZING capture and framing Steven. GORGEOUS!!!!

11/25/2007 5:29:36 AM

 
Kaye Burazin
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Love the out of frame cutout. Haven't done that in so long, gives me a idea for some of my images. Thanks!

11/25/2007 4:04:20 PM

 
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Incredibly sensational image, Steven!!!!! WOW!!!!! ♫ k

11/25/2007 4:12:37 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Congratulations on your finalist, Steven!! I expect this one to go all the way!

11/26/2007 3:36:52 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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I KNEW we would see this OOB again, Steven!
CONGRATS AGAIN!! :)

11/26/2007 3:52:15 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Steven.

11/26/2007 3:54:12 PM

 
Melissa Olsen
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CONGRATS Steven!!! Awesome finalist!

11/26/2007 3:57:02 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Congrats on the fabulous finalist!!!
--Lisa

11/26/2007 4:04:04 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WHOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO
BIG Congrats on your finalist and best of luck in the next round!

11/26/2007 4:08:53 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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Congratulations on this Finalist, Steven! Outstanding capture and presentation!

11/26/2007 4:36:37 PM

 
Lisa A. Car
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WoW what a AWESOME effect! I really makes it "stand out"! Congrats on the finalist!

11/26/2007 6:04:57 PM

 
Lynn Haack
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Congrats on this spectacular finalist! Lynn

11/26/2007 6:07:22 PM

 
Lisa A. Car
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It really makes it "stand out"! sorry about that.

11/26/2007 6:17:23 PM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Such a fabulous finalist Steven. Congrats!!!!

11/26/2007 7:19:26 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations Steven! That is a BEAUTIFUL kitty!

11/26/2007 8:13:45 PM

 
Marina Moore
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Congratulations Steven!!!! Beautiful and brilliant editing. :)

11/26/2007 9:28:57 PM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Love SO much your work Steven.. Congratulations again!!

11/26/2007 10:15:12 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist, Steven!

11/27/2007 12:10:54 AM

 
Jennifer A. Lambert
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I KNEW IT..CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!! Blessings , Jenny

11/27/2007 4:50:58 AM

 
Cindy Cone
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Magnificent image, Steven! Congrats on a well-deserved finalist!

11/27/2007 5:16:23 AM

 
Amy Jackson
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Congratulations, Steven!! Awesome!!

11/27/2007 5:25:31 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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WOW! Congratulations!

11/27/2007 6:18:15 AM

 
Inge S. Lasmana
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Congratulations Steven for this beautiful finalist! WTG!

11/27/2007 9:18:20 AM

 
Dianna Hauf
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Again, a VERY heartfelt congratulations Steven!!

11/27/2007 2:15:48 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Steven! The out-of-the-frame treatment is quite eye-catching here!

11/27/2007 2:50:14 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Steven - Congratulations on your finalist! - Mike

11/27/2007 3:09:46 PM

 
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WOW!! He's really stepping right into my livingroom. FANTASTIC capture and work, Steven. Big congratulations!

11/27/2007 4:40:13 PM

 
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Wonderful image! Congrats Steven :-)

11/27/2007 5:28:53 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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The capture itself is gorgeous, Steven, but your framing adds that special quality that spells:
W-I-N-N-E-R!
Congrats on its selection as a finalist, and may it reach even higher!

11/27/2007 8:21:42 PM

 
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Congratulations on your finalist, Steven!

11/28/2007 1:22:19 AM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Wow, this is really striking! I don't know how I missed this one. Congratulations on this awesome Finalist! Not only it's so sharp, but it really pops out to coming at you. Wonderful work, Steven! Each of your work shows excellence.

11/28/2007 11:46:36 PM

 
Sherry Sturgis
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Magnificant!!! A big congratulations to you, Steven, on this wonderful finalist!

11/29/2007 9:41:34 AM

 
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WTG Steven! This is wonderful! Congrats on your finalist!

11/29/2007 11:42:55 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Ah, such a creative, out of the frame, handling here, Steven. Certainly makes that tiger quite real to the viewer. Congratulations.

11/30/2007 5:55:40 PM

 
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Really, only one word need be said here; STUNNING!

1/1/2008 12:16:48 PM

 
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I realize it's late to add my comments but congrats anyway, I'll add this to my favorites. Are you sharing the tips how it's done?

1/2/2008 1:26:11 AM

 
Steven E. Ray
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Thanks everyone! I thought this one would be at least a winner... but not... pout.

Reynaldo, there is no trick to the 3D effect. I just added a white bar on a layer in Photoshop, cut out the ear using the marquee tool and it is done! You do need a photo with something that is close to the edge that can be cut out. If you photograph a subect during an approach, it will look 3D. That's about it :)

1/2/2008 4:52:47 PM

 
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Thanks, I'll try it. You're super! :)

1/2/2008 6:23:19 PM

 
Kate Flynn
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this is sutch a good photo. its like its coming out to to =]

1/4/2008 2:13:44 AM

 
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You're very talented! Your works are amazing! I feel like this "giant kitty" is going to jump out from my screen! Thanks for sharing your works, Steven! :D

1/4/2008 10:20:34 PM

 
Cassie  L. Woodlee
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I just love your work Steven, I have tried to do this effect and couldn't achieve it. Awesome capture and presentation!!!!!!!!!!!

1/5/2008 10:37:15 AM

 
Jen M
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This is sooooo stunningly beautiful! wow, awesome work!

1/16/2008 3:18:52 PM

 
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Excellent capture Steven, a beautiful finalist!! Congratulations!

1/26/2008 5:33:53 PM

 
Jennifer A. Lambert
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This SO should have WON Steven...I STILL LOVE this shot !!!! Jenny

1/29/2008 5:59:04 AM

 
Tonya Shackelford
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Wow!!! This image is amazing, Steven! You are very talented and have a beautiful gallery! Nice work!

1/30/2008 6:33:21 PM

 
Srividya Narasimhan
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wow! stunning. How did you eliminate the cage in the picture? I have tried taking photos in the zoo but inspite of using manual focussing, I can't eliminate the cage.
It looks like you have shot it in kenya!

2/3/2008 12:25:54 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Great job steve. An amazing shot!

2/11/2008 7:59:27 AM

 
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you do the most amazing work! everything you do is awesome!!!

3/9/2008 10:16:16 PM

 
Shannon O.
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This is amazing! It pops.

6/23/2008 2:21:13 PM

 
Amy E. Schneider
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Awesome capture of this beautiful kitty. Terrific clarity and pov. I absolutely L-O-V-E how you cropped this image to look like the tiger was walking out of the picture....this is a favorite for me. I can't believe this didn't win a gold!!!
Tell me it made it into the zoo's brochure atleast! Gorgeous work.
Your gallery is amazing....thanks again for looking at my humble gallery.
Amy:)

10/15/2008 5:50:07 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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You have a great gallery! Love this with his ear sticking out. Make's it 3D like.

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