Occhio Unplugged

© Helen Hartel

Occhio Unplugged

Kristen McKain 1/30/2004 6:16:57 PM

Love it!! #92815

Susan T. Parady 1/30/2004 6:41:20 PM

Occhio is one handsome cat!
Great shot!! #354769

Jean Papo 1/31/2004 1:46:27 AM

Great shot, Helen! I like the extension cord in this too, adds nice touch of color! #354958

Helen Hartel 1/31/2004 12:09:52 PM

Thank you Kristen, Susan, and Jean. This is my first entry at BetterPhoto. Your words are the kind of encouragement a newbie needs. #355713

joyce baldassarre 2/15/2004 12:45:12 PM

GREAT SHOT!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! #377850

Susan T. Parady 2/15/2004 1:35:47 PM

I'm glad to see this in the finals! Congratulations, and keep posting!! #378241

Helen Hartel 2/15/2004 2:39:22 PM

This photo was my first entry at BetterPhoto. Many thanks for your good wishes Joyce and Susan. #378704

Jean Papo 2/15/2004 10:54:52 PM

Congratulations, Helen! Well done! #379927

Ellen Peach 2/16/2004 5:46:22 AM

Congratulations, Helen! #380424

Helen Hartel 2/16/2004 10:12:51 PM

Jean and Ellen. Thanks for your good wishes. #382302

Susana Matos 2/17/2004 11:57:32 AM

Congratulations, great photo!
Cheers from Portugal,Su #383497

Carolyn J. Connolly 2/20/2004 4:49:54 AM

Great image Helen! Glad to see you do so well with your very FIRST entry on BetterPhoto - hope to see many more! I wonder how many BetterPhoto members have 'cracked' Monthly Finalist with their very first entry!

I know what you mean about cats not 'staying put' for photographs - I think most at least get up and come towards you, even if they don't try and put their nose on the lens!

How long have you been taking photo's, by the way Helen? It's a great pastime, isn't it?! My husband and I have both enjoyed photography as a hobby since we were quite young... #387458

Carolyn J. Connolly 2/20/2004 5:01:23 AM

Sorry Helen...I forgot to tell you what a handsome model Occhio made for this portrait! He/she has the most gorgeous eyes, and was obviously looking STRAIGHT at you when you took the photo! It would make things so much easier taking photographs of animals if they would all sit there and pose like Occhio (sigh!)!! #387477

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This is a photo of my cat Occhio. He is the only cat I have had who doesn't try to put his nose on the lens when the camera comes out. I took this shot just after the Roto Rooter man left--yuck. I hadn't had the time to put the extension cord away, but at least the cat made me smile. The particulars: aperture f/3.5, shutter 1/15 sec. I used a fill flash even though the was plenty of daylight.

Uploaded on 1/30/2004 5:28:27 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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