Been There - Done That

© Jim Baines

Been There - Done That

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict 1/29/2008 3:26:52 AM

Oh my, he had endured so much, great memory of him, Jim!!!

Dominick #841602

Deb Koskovich 1/29/2008 4:51:17 AM

Wow, this brings tears to my eyes as a cat lover. What a rough life he had .. I'm so glad you were able to capture him -- what a face full of woe! #5412334

Jim Huffield 1/29/2008 5:06:21 AM

Poor thing. Nice shot, Jim. Jim #5412381

Kay E. Mahoney level-addict 1/29/2008 5:11:26 AM

Nice capture, Jim. He was a cute little one. Poor little thing. It's sad that animals have to be running on the street. #5412395

Su Sana E. P level-addict 1/29/2008 6:27:15 AM

I've never seen a cat this way and I felt so sorry for him and even more when I realized that he's no more... #5412826

Tammy Espino 1/29/2008 6:37:55 AM

aww what a sad story and hard life! Great capture of him. My mother would of grabbed him up and made him hers! :) #5412890

Mike Clime 1/29/2008 9:05:13 AM

Wow, Jim, you really captured a true feeling here on this one! Nice Job! #5413425

Janet Daniel level-addict 1/29/2008 10:26:21 AM

Nature/life can be so cruel...! Very sad, but this is one of those wonderful images that stay with you for awhile & is not easily forgotten. Beautifully done, Jim! #5413803

Joy Rector 1/29/2008 10:41:08 AM

awww, poor baby, I think I would have grabbed him up too. Great shot. #5413889

Erika Haight 1/29/2008 2:00:25 PM

Very sad story for such a cute little stray! I am glad you managed to capture his battle wounds before he passed! erika #5414542

Stefania Barbier level-addict 1/29/2008 2:23:48 PM

adorable Jim!!! your angle and comp are beautiful! #5414647

Jessica Jenney level-addict 1/29/2008 3:21:14 PM

This is so heartbreaking, Jim! :-( Still you've captured him beautifully! #5414894

Chua Wee Boo level-addict 1/29/2008 3:51:09 PM

Truly heartbreaking image,Jim! #5415020

Michelle Alton level-addict 1/29/2008 3:56:01 PM

Very sad story...he looks like he was a great old boy!
Terrific photo, Jim.
Michelle #5415034

Cynthia L. Deters level-addict 1/29/2008 6:42:56 PM

Love the emotion! Great capture! #5415633

Nadya Johnson level-addict 1/29/2008 7:10:31 PM

Poor old Lucky! He does look seasoned though, and hopefully had a happy life, at least some of the time. It isn't only foreign countries which are suffering this problem. The abandoned animal syndrome is getting EXTREME in the States right now, due to the high foreclosure rate. This is a sad thing. In more ways than one! But it's a great capture Jim - with a message, besides. #5415764

Sandra R. Alvey level-addict 1/30/2008 11:29:56 AM

Poor baby! I'm so sorry to hear of his passing, but I can only hope he had a full and rich life. Fantastic capture of this wonderful charactor Jim! #5418926

Jane E. Kirn level-addict 2/4/2008 7:22:03 PM

He knew you would bring him back, and you did. Great photo Jim. #5444548

Lisa J. Boulden level-addict 2/5/2008 8:04:29 AM

Sweet capture of this poor little guy.
~Lisa #5447532

Tammy Espino level-addict 2/22/2008 1:56:48 PM

CONGRATS! I am glad this little guy got a finalist! WHOOOOOOOO :) #5532720

Susan Heath level-addict 2/22/2008 2:37:48 PM

Congrats on finalist!! #5532985

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-addict 2/22/2008 2:39:18 PM

BIG Congrats on your beautiful finalist!!! #5533000

Shelly A. Van Camp level-addict 2/22/2008 3:19:35 PM

Ohhh, very sad...wish he could have made it...beautiful and congrats! #5533458

Dianna Hauf level-addict 2/22/2008 3:45:09 PM

sniff....what a story! You would have made him proud, Jim....congratulations!!!☺ #5533837

Cassie L. Woodlee level-addict 2/22/2008 5:43:54 PM

OH Jim this breaks my heart, just makes me want to cry. Congrats #5534823

Claudia Kuhn level-addict 2/22/2008 6:05:00 PM

Awww... glad that you gave him some handouts and he had some kind souls watching out for him. Poor guy, rough life! Congrats on your finalist! #5535017

Janet Daniel level-addict 2/22/2008 6:32:29 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Jim! WTG!!! :-) #5535236

Kay E. Mahoney level-addict 2/22/2008 6:41:58 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Jim. #5535292

Jessica Jenney level-addict 2/22/2008 6:46:23 PM

I'm so glad to see this get a finalist, Jim! I was very moved by this image, Congratulations! #5535311

Jane E. Kirn level-addict 2/22/2008 7:03:43 PM

Wonderful news, I am so happy for you Jim. Another finalist! Keep them coming you are on a roll. #5535437

Patrick Rouzes level-addict 2/22/2008 7:44:25 PM

Jim, he looks so desperate & yearning for affection!!!
CONGRATULATIONS on the finalist, my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5535829

Sue Marshall level-addict 2/22/2008 7:51:38 PM

The image of this poor cat and the story just breaks my heart Jim.
Huge congrats to you on the finalist!!!:-) #5535916

Sharon King level-addict 2/22/2008 7:58:15 PM

Heart breaking story and image! Terrific capture! #5535998

Su Sana E. P level-addict 2/23/2008 2:39:58 AM

Jim, I'm so happy to see him again. Congratulations on this lovely Finalist!! #5537315

Deb Koskovich 2/23/2008 4:23:18 AM

Jim, this is well deserved -- an awesome finalist -- congrats! #5537643

Mike Clime 2/23/2008 5:59:12 AM

Congrats and well deserved, Jim! #5538122

Joanne Kramer level-addict 2/23/2008 6:06:23 AM

The look from his eye is so penetrating. What a message! Congratulations! #5538169

Jim Huffield 2/23/2008 6:53:03 AM

Congrats Jim!!! #5538414

Marsha S. Smith 2/23/2008 10:50:45 AM

Great shot, Jim. There is a shaggy yellow tom cat that shows up here periodically to get a free meal. Those guys lead a rough life. #5539916

Sandra R. Alvey 2/23/2008 11:50:12 AM

Oh Jim I can't tell you how pleased I am that they selected this image as a finalist. I truly LOVE this image and the power of will behind it. Congrats and good luck in the next round hon! #5540200

Carol Teal 2/24/2008 8:54:37 PM

I love this image, the comp and the old cat with his battle scars. I hate he didn't have a nice home to live in, but glad you fed him when he came around. So sad he didn't make it. Congrats on your finalist! #5546845

Dawn M. Schneider 2/25/2008 1:19:05 PM

what a sad story!!! im glad you could capture him so he could live on forever!! congrats on the finalist #5550311

Michael G. Marshall 2/27/2008 10:29:08 AM

Congratulations on your finalist Jim! Well deserved!
- Michael #5562395

Gail R. Schuett 4/17/2008 6:08:20 AM

I love this "tom cat".Your story makes me sad..maybe he just ran out of his "9 lives"..very nice photo of him..congrats on your winning.Gail #5799392

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Tikrit, Iraq

An old stray tomcat that showed up only occasionally seeking a handout. He had more scars than you could imagine, pieces of ear missing and infected bloodshot eyes. We nicknamed him "LUCKY". But unfortunately we found him dead one morning lying on the desert floor near a trash dump.

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/2500 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 28.00 mm, Model: DSC-V1

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