Donna Dunbar 12/24/2006 9:02:11 AM

What a fantastic capture, I think we will see this one in the winner circle!!!! #576935

Ken Jarvis 12/24/2006 9:20:57 AM

Great capture Chris! #3736400

Emily E. Bem 12/24/2006 9:47:03 AM

OMG!!! This is amazing. Man...that would have to be a tough capture. #3736443

Colleen Farrell 12/24/2006 9:57:00 AM

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. :( #3736465

Chris Welch 12/24/2006 10:26:43 AM

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. #3736526

Sherry K. Adkins 12/24/2006 11:59:44 AM

This is an incredible capture, Chris. Your POV and lighting is great. You can just 'feel' the drama unfolding. Great job! #3736780

Jennifer L. Taranto 12/24/2006 12:37:39 PM

Just awesome! #3736902

Dianne M. Bolognani 12/24/2006 1:05:56 PM

Excellent capture! I agree, you can feel the panic of the mouse and the pure fun the cat is having. Great job! :) #3736977

Kay E. Mahoney 12/30/2006 6:43:52 AM

Fantastic capture. #3759055

Chris Welch 12/30/2006 9:38:37 AM

Thanks for the comments. #3759830

William88 12/31/2006 8:15:04 AM

Wow! what an excellent capture. #3763240

Sherry K. Adkins 1/24/2007 5:21:57 PM

Congrats, Chris, on your finalist. #3862954

Chris Welch 1/24/2007 6:11:15 PM

Thanks William and Sherry. #3863477

Margie Hurwich 1/25/2007 6:07:23 AM

Way too funny, at least from the cat's perspective! Feel sorry for the mouse. Nonetheless, wonderful capture and congratulations! #3866919

Datha Y. Thompson 1/25/2007 7:44:05 PM

WOW!! Awesome WINNER!!! Congratulations to you!!! :0) #3872586

Kay E. Mahoney 1/25/2007 7:57:18 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner. #3872662

Susana Ms Heide 1/25/2007 8:12:42 PM

I was hoping to see this here :o) What a "capture"!! MANY CONGRATS CHRIS!!! #3872740

Chris Welch 1/25/2007 8:36:10 PM

Thanks for you kind comments, im super stoked! My wife is excited as well. Thats one cool cat! #3872839

Sam Britt 1/25/2007 9:14:07 PM

Congratulations on this 2nd place winner Chris. Terrific timing on this shot. I'm glad you let the mouse escape. #3872961

Charlene Taylor 1/26/2007 6:25:06 AM

Outstanding Chris! Congratulations on this much deserved win! #3874532

Gary Lange 1/26/2007 7:12:54 AM

Way to be Johnny on the spot here, Chris. Wonderful win!! I like the story of how you did this. Congrats my friend! #3874713

Chris Welch 1/26/2007 9:18:29 AM

Thanks Samantha, Charlene and Gary. #3875113

Janine Russell 1/26/2007 9:51:59 AM

Chris, awesome timing, detail, lighting and tones; congratulations on your Second Place Win. #3875243

Tonya R. Boles 1/26/2007 11:14:54 AM

What a great shot, congrats. #3875579

Colleen Farrell 1/27/2007 8:29:36 AM

Ha--I knew this could be a winner! Congratulations!! #3878769

Chris Welch 1/27/2007 9:29:59 AM

Thanks Janine, Tonya and Colleen ;-) #3879067

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 1/31/2007 5:50:18 PM

Just amazing, so well done!! Congratulations on your win! #3897839

Daphne Mills 2/1/2007 6:03:02 AM

You actually closed yourself in the room? I'm wimp. I would have been screaming!!!!! Great job!!!! #3899511

Cheryl E. Molennor 2/1/2007 6:18:18 PM

OMG Amazing capture! Congratulations #3901908

Chris Welch 2/2/2007 2:28:52 AM

Lol, thanks Donna, Daphne and Cheryl! #3902814

George P. Bermeo 2/3/2007 3:42:22 AM


Jack Diamond 2/4/2007 10:12:22 AM

GREAT capture, Chris. Really perfect in so many ways. #3910696

Jack Diamond 2/4/2007 10:12:30 AM

GREAT capture, Chris. Really perfect in so many ways. #3910697

Chris Welch 6/27/2007 6:17:51 PM

Thanks George and Jack. #4450830

Flavio Carnevale 11/20/2007 4:52:10 AM

this is a fantastic photo. congratulations #5100804

Nikki McDonald 7/28/2010 6:46:23 AM

Not sure why this just surfaced in my inbox but it did! Great capture and story, Chris. Belated congratulations on the win. #8790970

Shelly A. Van Camp 2/9/2011 6:04:57 AM

Nice capture!! Did the mouse get away....I feel bad too. lol #9222667

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