Pink Me!

Mary K. Robison 3/18/2008 4:23:52 PM

What a lovely combination of pastel pink and those pale blue peepers, Cindy! Wonderful portrait! #880616

Susan Fox 3/18/2008 6:23:47 PM

A winner! Love it Cindy :-) #5660514

Brett Dolsen 3/18/2008 6:30:13 PM

Beautifull effects colours and clarity Cindy!!Allways great presentations.
Brett #5660543

Dr. Harmeet Singh 3/18/2008 7:03:02 PM

This is wonderful.Loved this one too. #5660677

aaaaa bbbbb 3/18/2008 7:21:26 PM

Just beautiful!!!!!!! #5660746

Anne M. Young 3/18/2008 7:53:43 PM

Beautiful shot and model..perfect eye clarity #5660806

Barbara Waldoch 3/19/2008 12:18:45 AM

Beautiful colours and effects, Cindy! #5661280

Stefania Barbier 3/19/2008 12:27:14 AM

gorgeous softness and colors.... you have the perfect model Cindy! surely looks like he-she is posing! #5661315

Teresa A. Burnett 3/19/2008 12:29:36 AM

Pink is certainly Icy's color!! Beautiful portrait of this precious kitten Cindy!! Love those eyes!! #5661325

Ujjwal Mukherjee 3/19/2008 12:34:21 AM

So cute!! Clarity and presentation are just superb,Cindy!! #5661343

Nadya Johnson 3/19/2008 12:39:02 AM

I'm not sure, but I think this is WAY too cute to be legal!!! Wonderful photo, Cindy! #5661364

Tiia Vissak 3/19/2008 2:27:25 AM

a sweet portrait! #5661695

Colette M. Metcalf 3/19/2008 4:15:43 AM

LOVE it!! Gorgeous, Cindy! #5662089

KHAWLA Haddad 3/19/2008 7:46:59 AM

this shot so crisp love the colors! #5662883

Mary Spade 3/19/2008 8:02:52 AM

WOW!! Gorgeous as usual, Cindy. Love the pink with those blues. #5662961

Cindy Bendush 3/19/2008 10:10:06 PM

Mary, Susan, Brett, Harmeet, Vicki, Anne, Don, Barbara, Stef, Teresa, Ujjwal, Nadya, Tiia, Colette, Khawla, and Mary - thank you all so much for your warm and gracious compliments!!!

>^..^< #5666053

Kristy A. Keene 3/19/2008 11:16:17 PM

If this doesn't win, I would be SHOCKED! Great Kitty Portrait! #5666163

Steven E. Ray 3/19/2008 11:47:51 PM

Yes... I agree with your email comments. The image definitely raises the par for the kitty classification of photos. The pink works with the coat colors and the eyes pull on the background. Content and color synchronicity is always key. Obviously, the eyes having phenomenal clarity and detail take center stage. #5666248

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 3/20/2008 12:11:08 AM

WOW Cindy, fantastic potrait, super colors and clarity!!!
Beautiful!!! #5666335

Cindy Bendush 3/20/2008 2:03:21 AM

Thank you Kristy, Steve and Peaches!!! #5666694

Kathleen Rinker 3/20/2008 12:37:17 PM

Gorgeous!! #5669325

Colleen Farrell 3/20/2008 8:35:39 PM

LOL your title is so cute and so fitting--I just LOVE this, Cindy! #5670795

Cindy Bendush 3/20/2008 10:17:43 PM

Kathleen and Colleen - thanks ladies - I appreciate your comments! #5671006

Sam Britt 3/22/2008 2:22:38 PM

Another beautiful cat portrait, Cindy. #5678811

Laura L. Gonzales 3/23/2008 10:19:01 PM

Fabulous in everyway Cindy!!! 10 thumbs up!!!! Great work!! Laura #5685869

Cindy Bendush 3/23/2008 10:30:34 PM

Thank you Sam and Laura! #5685881

Alex T. Mizuno 3/23/2008 11:19:26 PM

Oh my, this is really lovely, Cindy! Love the soft tone with your favorite color :) #5685934

Dianna Murphy 3/24/2008 8:46:04 AM

I love the colors and his eyes... Oh my! #5688156

Avril Young 3/28/2008 12:20:23 AM

wow just too stunning dont know how you put the pink cloud around the kitty, but what ever you did is awesome!!!!!
LOVE IT! just so cute! #5708662

Ujjwal Mukherjee 3/28/2008 12:25:26 AM

HUGE congrats,Cindy!! #5708665

Mary K. Robison 3/28/2008 12:25:46 AM

Hey, WTG, Lady!
A huge CONGRATULATIONS on your POTD, Cindy!! Well deserved for this lovely pastel portrait! #5708666

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 3/28/2008 12:31:31 AM

WTG girl on your BEAUTIFUL picture of the day!!!
Now give Sophie a big treat!!! #5708674

Alex T. Mizuno 3/28/2008 12:35:10 AM

Welly welly welly well! It's POTD!! Congratulations pink lady!! #5708682

Denise Denomy 3/28/2008 12:38:46 AM


Graeme yew Chow 3/28/2008 12:45:28 AM

What a beautiful eyes ? congratulation on your super POTD win , Cindy. #5708691

Margaret R. Barry 3/28/2008 1:33:10 AM

Congratulations on your POTD, Cindy! #5708751

Michelle Alton 3/28/2008 1:34:55 AM

What a great way to start the morning...seeing one of your magnificent kitten captures as POTD!
Congratulations, Cindy!
Michelle #5708758

Cindy Bendush 3/28/2008 1:37:03 AM

Thank you Alex, Avril and Dianna!

And thank you Ujjwal, Mary, Peaches, Alex, Denise, and Graeme -- I so much appreciate your enthusiastic congratulations! They mean so much to me!!! #5708763

Cindy Bendush 3/28/2008 1:52:00 AM

Thank you Michelle! You snuck in while I was uploading my comments! #5708785

Cindy Bendush 3/28/2008 1:53:30 AM

Thank you Margaret! I'm clearly in shock... >^..^< #5708787

Lynne Morris 3/28/2008 1:58:00 AM

Huge congratulations Cindy on this beautiful POTD! #5708791

Susie Peek-Swint 3/28/2008 2:02:14 AM

Adorable capture Cindy ~ many congrats on POTD! #5708798

Melinda F. Schneider 3/28/2008 2:21:19 AM

Congratulations on this very beautiful POTD. #5708827

Karen Engelbreth 3/28/2008 2:22:29 AM

Wonderful photo - big congrats on your POTD, Cindy! #5708833

Kathy Radford 3/28/2008 2:23:40 AM

Absolutely stunning pet photo. Congratulations and this deserves a first place award now to be complete. Awesome job on this, keep up the great work. Kathy in NH #5708836

Joy Rector 3/28/2008 2:31:03 AM

congrats on the POTD #5708856

Steven E. Ray 3/28/2008 2:42:16 AM

POTD... what an honor indeed! Certainly warrants the recognition. Congratulations! #5708878

Chua Wee Boo 3/28/2008 2:48:42 AM

Absolutely beautiful,Cindy!Big Congratulations on your POTD! #5708894

Susan Jane Allen 3/28/2008 3:11:26 AM

Huge congrats on an amazing photo! #5708963

Deborah C. Lewinson 3/28/2008 3:25:16 AM

Congrats on your POTD, Cindy, for this very beautiful, excellent, and dynamic image!!!!
Debby #5709023

Jessica Jenney 3/28/2008 3:33:37 AM

Congrats, Cindy on your beautiful POTD! #5709060

Bill Houghton 3/28/2008 3:33:53 AM

This is so pretty Cindy. Just a great shot. Congratulations. Bill

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Anna Diederich 3/28/2008 3:43:44 AM

Congratulations on your well-deserved POTD, Cindy!! #5709104

Nancyj E. Hovey 3/28/2008 4:00:36 AM

What a great well deserving POTD. It warms my heart, and wants me to get another kitten. Lovely. #5709185

Terri L. Scribner 3/28/2008 4:10:20 AM

Congratulations Cindy! Beautiful portrait and I love those eyes! #5709213

Lori Carlson 3/28/2008 4:47:50 AM

Just darling!! Great shot, Cindy!! And a beauty of a subject! :0) Congrats to you! #5709376

Shelly A. Van Camp 3/28/2008 5:23:44 AM

Awwww, how sweet!! Beautiful eyes with the pink!!! Congrats on POTD! #5709583

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/28/2008 5:37:38 AM

Ohhh how beautiful!

congrats on BP POTD!

jo ann c. #5709667

Laurence Saliba 3/28/2008 5:48:25 AM

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations on this adorable POTD Cindy!!!!!!!!! #5709732

Corinne M. Thompson 3/28/2008 5:58:34 AM

Too precious, congrats on the POTD! #5709783

Cyn Valentine 3/28/2008 5:59:57 AM

Beautiful Cindy..congratulations on POTD!! #5709787

Kristy A. Keene 3/28/2008 6:23:51 AM

Congrats, Cindy! I won't be surprised to see a winner button under this one too! #5709914

Susan M. Smith 3/28/2008 6:28:07 AM

Cindy, this is such a wonderful portrait! You've done a beautiful job here with an exceptionally pretty model! It's a purrrrrrfect POTD :) Congratulations! #5709939

Josselyne Klecanda 3/28/2008 6:37:42 AM

This is wonderful,absolutely beautiful and breath taking,thank you for sharing. Congrats on you achievement. #5709973

Daniella Puente 3/28/2008 6:39:38 AM

Congrats on this wonderful pastel colors exposure Cindy :) #5709983

Leslie McLain 3/28/2008 7:08:15 AM

Congrats on your beautiful POTD. A truly amazing photo. Can you share your technique for the pink cloud? #5710082

Jill Flynn 3/28/2008 7:08:42 AM

So sweet and beautiful!!! Congratulations on your POTD Cindy! #5710087

Mike D. Perez 3/28/2008 7:27:15 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful POTD, Cindy! #5710208

Debra R. Harder 3/28/2008 7:35:28 AM

BIG CONGRATS, Cindy, on this adorable, precious POTD! FABULOUS, FABULOUS, FABULOUS!!!! Deb #5710260

Margaret Anna Durkin 3/28/2008 7:41:07 AM

Congratulations Cindy! Absolutely beautiful photo. I want that kitten so-
adorable. (I love it.) #5710284

Jennifer A. Lambert 3/28/2008 8:00:42 AM

Congrats Cindy...what a GORGEOUS picture and Kitty !! I Love the effects and the kitty's eyes are beautiful !!!
BB, Jenny N Bama #5710372

Cheryl Meisel 3/28/2008 8:04:51 AM

OH my GOSH this is a TO DIE FOR SHOT! Ahhhhhhhhhhh just ADORABLE!!!!
BIG CONGRATS on your wins with this one I am sure it will go up up and away!
Cherylm #5710392

JOAN MCANELLY 3/28/2008 8:11:28 AM

I JUST LOVE THIS!!! Congratulations Cindy on a beautiful photo! ~^..^~ #5710420

Sharrie Thomas 3/28/2008 8:15:44 AM

What's not to like about this photo?
Nothing, it's just super!! It's just
tooo cute. Congrats!! #5710440

Colleen Farrell 3/28/2008 8:25:07 AM

Wooohooo!! WTG, Cindy!!! So happy to see this delightful portrait as the POTD today! Congratulations!!! #5710490

Milan Banik 3/28/2008 8:35:25 AM

wonderful work.congratulations #5710529

Dianna Murphy 3/28/2008 8:55:58 AM

Congrats on you POTD. You know I'm a big fan! #5710585

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 3/28/2008 8:58:37 AM

So unique and beautiful Cindy, an excellent cat portrait! Congratulations on your potd!! #5710596

Lori M. Jaramillo 3/28/2008 9:12:12 AM

Beautiful pastels and gorgeous eyes! I love your gold copyright signature also! By the way, how did you do that? I've always wanted to know how to put my signature on mine?

Lori #5710629

RC Fritz 3/28/2008 9:18:01 AM

Congratulations!! #5710659

Toni Hopper 3/28/2008 9:19:07 AM

Beautiful! Oh wow! You definitely deserve awards and applause. #5710665

Kathleen R. Struckle 3/28/2008 9:46:10 AM

Beautiful cat and image. I love the pink.
Congrats on POTD!! #5710773

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 3/28/2008 9:55:31 AM

Gorgeous POPD! Merci Cindy!!! #5710822

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 3/28/2008 10:03:07 AM

Adorable!!!! #5710852

Lisa J. Boulden 3/28/2008 10:11:40 AM

WTG, girl!!!
Congrats on this most-precious POTD!
Smiles, Lisa♥ #5710866

Cindy Bendush 3/28/2008 10:11:44 AM

Wow!!! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!! I'm so honored to receive POTD and all of your super wonderful compliments - you guys are the BEST!!!

Several asked about the pink 'cloud' around Icy -- I draped a feather boa around him for the photograph, then softened the image in PS and applied a smidge of Fractalius filter, masking out where I didn't want the effect.

Re_my signiture which has been inquired about - To customize your signiture in PS, select the type tool, then the font you desire, and size. Hold down the ALT key while typing ON THE NUMBER PAD: 0169. This renders the copyright. Type your name. To select a color, highlight your name, then take the eye drop tool and select a color from the photograph. Alternatively double click on the foreground color in the menu bar which will bring up the color picker. Use the slider to select the color range you want and then click inside the color picker to select a specific color. Click on the type tool icon in your layers palette and you're done! You can adjust the size, font and color as long as you have your signiture selected. I hope that helps!

Namaste! #5710867

Luhut Napitupulu 3/28/2008 11:19:25 AM

Wow..this is superb..pretty pink colour..I like the blue eyes of the cat, it is really a winner...congrats, Cindy! #5711030

Carol Teal 3/28/2008 11:37:27 AM beautiful Cindy! I love the pink and those blue eyes! Icy is a great model! A HUGE congrats on your very deserving POTD!! #5711065

Francine Savoie-Jansson 3/28/2008 12:21:20 PM

Absolutely adorable ... Congratulations!

Francine #5711241

Shirley A. Kinney 3/28/2008 1:42:56 PM

Wow, Cindy, this is so gorgeous. His eyes are amazing and the color you have given around him is beautiful. Congratulations on your EFP and especially the POTD. So well deserved. Love all your kitty photos. #5711525

Holly J. Jackson 3/28/2008 3:42:54 PM

Oh Cindy! What a PRECIOUS image you created here!!! Congrats on your POTD!! ; ) #5711882

Angela Weaver 3/28/2008 5:34:23 PM

OMG gorgeous photo and gorgeous kitten!! I love it!! #5712218

Terry L. Ellis 3/28/2008 7:08:16 PM

A delightful and charming POTD, Cindy! Just adorable. Congratulations! #5712508

Christine Welsand 3/28/2008 7:44:50 PM

Absolutely adorable! Love the sharp eyes and soft pink surrounding this little kitty! CONGRATS! #5712598

Laura L. Gonzales 3/29/2008 12:01:48 AM

Congrats on the FABULOUS cutie!!!!! Your POTD is well deserved!!!!! Way to go girl!!!!!!! Laura #5713058

Cindy Bendush 3/29/2008 12:15:18 AM

Thank you Luhut, Carol, Francine, Shirley, Holly, Angela, Terry, Christine and Laura!!!

Icy is being shown in Michigan by his breeders this weekend, who are hoping to 'grand' him in the Premier (altered) Division -- So BEST OF LUCK ICY!!! Fingers are crossed for you Mr. Handsome! >^..^< #5713101

Evy Johansen 3/29/2008 12:51:03 AM

BIG congratulations on your adorable POTD, Cindy!! Well deserved!! #5713229

Samantha L. Dean 3/29/2008 4:50:01 AM

This is awesome! Beautiful kitty! Congratulations on your awesome POTD! #5713576

Cindy Bendush 3/29/2008 11:09:00 PM

Thanks so much Evy and Samantha! #5716886

Laurie Daily 3/30/2008 6:10:53 AM

She is such a little princess...congrats on this beautiful POTD, Cindy!!! #5717801

Cindy Bendush 3/30/2008 2:10:35 PM

Thank you Laurie! #5719789

Nancy Donnell 3/31/2008 5:33:46 PM

What a Facinating image. Beautiful, beautiful colors, and composition! Congrats on your POTD! #5725625

Cindy Bendush 3/31/2008 6:58:53 PM

Thank you Nancy! #5725900

Stefania Barbier 4/21/2008 2:20:15 PM


Erin Tyler 4/21/2008 3:26:53 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! #5817983

Alex T. Mizuno 4/21/2008 3:31:45 PM

Hey Congratulation Pink Lady on this lovely Finalist!!! #5818058

Jennifer L. Alder 4/21/2008 3:49:06 PM

Congrats, Cindy, on this precious finalist! :) #5818331

Deborah C. Lewinson 4/21/2008 4:09:36 PM

Hearty congrats, Cindy, on this superb finalist!!!

Debby #5818638

Margaret R. Barry 4/21/2008 4:11:50 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Cindy! #5818676

Chris Ebben 4/21/2008 4:44:46 PM

Congratulations on this very well presented image=^..^= #5819201

Barbara Waldoch 4/21/2008 4:52:28 PM

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Cindy! #5819307

Sam Britt 4/21/2008 5:17:46 PM

Congratulations, beautiful finalist, Cindy! #5819646

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 4/21/2008 5:34:50 PM

Big Congrats on your finalist, best of luck in the next round! #5819927

Debra R. Harder 4/21/2008 5:36:05 PM I love this, Cindy!!! A BIG CONGRATS on this PRECIOUS finalist! Deb #5819946

Colleen Farrell 4/21/2008 5:42:07 PM

WTG, Cindy!!!! I bet this is a gold for you--I mean, another gold! ;) Big congratulations on your finalist! #5820036

Renee Doyle 4/21/2008 5:51:45 PM

Big congrats to you Cindy on this gorgeous finalist!!! #5820167

Mike D. Perez 4/21/2008 6:21:03 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Cindy! #5820482

Cindy Bendush 4/21/2008 6:29:26 PM

Stef, Erin, Alex, Jennifer, Deborah, Margaret, Chris, Barbara, Sam, Peaches, Deborah, Colleen, Renee and Mike - Thank you all so much! >^..^< #5820569

Jessica Jenney 4/21/2008 7:12:52 PM

Congratulations, Cindy on your gorgeous finalist! Good luck! #5821077

Nadya Johnson 4/21/2008 7:35:10 PM

You know I love this one! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist, Cindy! #5821304

Evy Johansen 4/21/2008 7:53:13 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Cindy!! #5821418

Laurence Saliba 4/21/2008 8:58:48 PM

YES YES YES!!!!!!!!! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Cindy!!!!!!! #5821832

Dr. Harmeet Singh 4/21/2008 9:25:17 PM

Heartiest congratulations.. #5821917

Arnie Horwitz 4/21/2008 9:39:39 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Cindy! #5821946

Mary K. Robison 4/21/2008 11:06:51 PM

That is one sweet kitty you've got for a model, Cindy! Beautiful capture, lighting and effects.
Oh, yeah ~CONGRATULATIONS on this being selected as a finalist AND POTD! #5822094

Pat Gamwell 4/22/2008 5:21:37 AM

Incredible creation, Cindy! Big congrats! #5823429

Cyn Valentine 4/22/2008 5:22:28 AM

Congratulations Cindy!! #5823439

Anna Diederich 4/22/2008 5:29:05 AM

Congratulations Cindy! How beautiful!! :) #5823482

Erika Haight 4/22/2008 7:29:24 AM

A beautiful FINALIST Cindy :) WTG!!!! #5824153

Susan M. Smith 4/22/2008 7:53:50 AM

Cindy, congratulations on yet another honor for this beautiful capture! #5824298

Terry L. Ellis 4/22/2008 10:56:20 AM

Congratulations, Cindy! A gorgeous finalist! #5825088

Tiia Vissak 4/22/2008 11:05:11 AM

Congratulations! #5825151

Corinne M. Thompson 4/22/2008 11:10:46 AM

Congrats on your Finalist! #5825191

Susan Fox 4/22/2008 11:42:12 AM

Congratulations Cindy! #5825379

Teresa A. Burnett 4/22/2008 12:12:37 PM

WOW Cindy, am I slow!! Huge congratulations not only on your beautiful finalist, but on your POTD!! AWESOME!! #5825599

Laurie Daily 4/22/2008 2:18:18 PM

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist, Cindy...she is such a beauty! #5826031

Holly J. Jackson 4/22/2008 3:47:55 PM

I see this in the WINNER'S CIRCLE!!! ;)
CONGRATS!! #5826394

Laura E. Swan 4/22/2008 7:54:45 PM

You have a beautiful Gallery and your Kitties are so precious. Love what you did with this one! So soft and cuddly. -Laura Swan #5827487

Cindy Bendush 4/22/2008 8:01:21 PM

Thanks everybody! Your kindness and support are amazing and most appreciated!!!

Icy got his 'Grand' a couple of weeks ago so he's retired and living the life of a prince! #5827508

Laura L. Gonzales 4/22/2008 8:45:50 PM

Congrats to you and Icy on this GREAT FINALIST, and I see GOLD coming your way!!! Good luck!!! Laura #5827675

Datha Y. Thompson 4/23/2008 7:01:19 AM

Congratulations!! One of the most BEAUTIFUL kitty portraits ever!! Love the softness and all that pink and those Gorgeous eyes!!! WTG :0) #5829622

Michael G. Marshall 4/25/2008 8:43:17 AM

Congratulations on your finalist Cindy! Michael #5840249

Linda Blair 4/26/2008 3:31:25 PM

Congratulations....should have been a win....awesome image!!!!!! ☺ #5845487

Cindy Bendush 4/26/2008 9:18:06 PM

Thank you Laura, Datha, Michael, and Linda! I really appreciate your kind support :-) #5846222

Carol Teal 12/7/2009 4:06:33 AM

A nice revisit and this photo is just as special today as it was then! I see I commented before on your POTD but missed congratulating you for your finalist. Also, I don't remember that title "Pink Me" How cute and I love the play on words! #8197468

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Icy, Blue-Point Birman, 8 months.

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Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 250, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 70.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

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