Ferocious Feline

© Laura E. Swan

Ferocious Feline

Laura E. Swan Student 1/9/2010 12:55:11 AM

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Lynne Morris 1/9/2010 1:30:02 AM

Fantastic work Laura, what a great capture. #8282719

Paul E. Earl 1/9/2010 1:45:25 AM

Oh my!!! They are one set of chompers! A terrific image!! #8282729

Dominick M. Dimacale 1/9/2010 2:51:15 AM

Oh my, this is a beauty, Laura, great work!


Dominick #8282793

Michelle Alton 1/9/2010 3:14:04 AM

I really like the one you entered, Laura. A little well-applied FRAC can sure change the personality of a kitty! #8282805

Stefania Barbier 1/9/2010 3:39:10 AM

fantastic!!! #8282865

Courtenay Vanderbilt 1/9/2010 3:40:33 AM

Great job Laura! Makes me think of Andy Warhol! #8282868

Doug Pignet 1/9/2010 3:51:20 AM

Don't you just love DD work. Great job here and wonderful treatment. #8282908

Jeff W. Robinson 1/9/2010 4:03:05 AM

Fantastic digital work Laura! Jeff #8282934

Gina Cormier 1/9/2010 5:18:52 AM

It's very cool!!!! #8283115

Douglas Perry 1/9/2010 6:39:00 AM

Lions, Tigers, and Bears - OH MY! #8283342

Ron McEwan 1/9/2010 6:49:02 AM

Superb DD work Laura, I bet this would be awesome poster size #8283372

Patrick Rouzes 1/9/2010 7:50:17 AM

Swanee, you have created a work of art here, my friend! You are becoming an expert at this! Exceptional DD work & creativity displayed here! I agree with Ron too! Indeed! #8283560

Tiia Vissak 1/9/2010 8:06:04 AM

cool colors & effects! #8283641

Sam Britt 1/9/2010 8:11:15 AM

Oh come, on that's just a yawn! Great capture & use of the frac filter, Laura. #8283665

Monnie Ryan 1/9/2010 8:29:51 AM

Well shut my mouth, you've done it again, Laura! Fantastic effects!! #8283729

Laura E. Swan 1/9/2010 9:29:48 AM

Good morning Lynne, Earl-y, Dominick, Michelle, Stef, Courtenay, Doug, Ron Patty, Tiia, Sam and Monnie!

Thanks everyone for coming to view my kitty! He was actually laying in my suitcase (on my clothes) taking a nap when I disturbed him with my camera!

BOY, the entered photo sure turned out huge. I want expecting that!

Anyway, Glad you like it. It was fun to make.

-Laura

(Your comments were fun and very kind, Thanks!) #8283834

Reynaldo D. Reyes 1/9/2010 12:55:03 PM

Wow, this is superb Laura, a work of art. I love what you did with this great cat and he's now a lot less ferocious with frac filter effects. Here kitty cat, just don't bite...! #8284243

Ann Coates 1/9/2010 1:22:24 PM

Wow Laura, the effects you have used are amazing. Super cool image. #8284290

John Connolly 1/9/2010 1:47:18 PM

Fabulous timing and wonderful effects, Laura! Stay warm, my friend! #8284372

Tammy Espino 1/9/2010 2:15:08 PM

(((Yawning here, excuse me)))
You found your filter, haven't you? Awesome work!!! #8284442

Stephen Zacker 1/9/2010 5:09:52 PM

:-) Fun capture and title #8284773

Chris Ebben 1/9/2010 7:26:27 PM

No wonder the mail carrier throws the mail in!! Not waiting to see if it's a yawn or a growl.. Good one=^..^= #8285065

Barbara Waldoch 1/9/2010 8:12:25 PM

If you have this hanging on the door, everybody will run away LOL
SCARY, but cool work, Laura! #8285172

Nancyj Hovey 1/9/2010 8:43:33 PM

HA, I am not sure that anyone will approach your house...wow...now I wonder what the growl sounds like!???
AWESOME DDR work, and excellent image! 8o) #8285254

Laura E. Swan 1/9/2010 10:51:58 PM

Hi Reynaldo, Ann, John, Tammy, Steve, Chris, Barbara and Mumj!

Thank you all for your comments! They were fun to read. I apprecite all of you very much!

Door Sized Posters Available For $10.99 before tax. :)
(It pays for itself in the first week!)

-Laura #8285365

Laura L. Gonzales 1/9/2010 11:48:23 PM

Super cool effects and treatment Laura!! Love this one! I'll take a poster! Hope it keeps the bill collectors away! LOL! Have a good one! Laura #8285427

ROLAN NARMAN 1/10/2010 1:29:52 PM

Fantastic work Lulu! That's what I do at work during the week! LOL! #8286925

Laura E. Swan 1/10/2010 5:24:18 PM

Too funny! Both of you!!!

Thanks so much Laura Lee and also Brother Rolan.

Okay- One poster coming up and brother, I hope you mean yawn and not ROAR at everyone! HA!

Thanks for the fun!

-Laura/Lu #8287383

Brett Dolsen 1/11/2010 1:49:41 AM

Awesome Laura!!Hope we see this again!!Brett #8287941

Pat and Graham Robards 1/11/2010 5:16:31 AM

Great work Swanee! Have been a bit quiet, I fell over carrying Bo! ~Pat #8288387

Renata Gusciora 1/11/2010 9:11:19 AM

Wow!Thats super cool,Laura!:-)What a fabulous work!Unique effects! #8288943

Wm Nosal 1/11/2010 11:21:40 AM

Cool Image! #8289154

Laura E. Swan 1/11/2010 12:53:49 PM

Hi Brett! THANK YOU! That would be great is we do! :D

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PAT! ARE YOU OKAY? I'll see you on e-mail. Thanks for the compliment!

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Hi Renata! You're so sweet! Thank you SO MUCH!!!

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Thanks Wayne!


-Laura #8289403

Karen Kessler 1/11/2010 6:42:10 PM

Question is...WHICH kitty?! Really cool work, Lala! It would definitely scare off my postman since he delivers mail right to my house (not on the street)! :) #8290024

Mary K. Robison 1/12/2010 1:51:01 AM

I'm gone a few days, and you post all kinds of wonderful images!!
Pom, you and the Frac Filter truly were made for each other. (I may be repeating myself...) Great yawn capture, and the end result of your DDR work and composition is marvelous! #8290459

Tommy E. Burgess 1/12/2010 6:51:21 PM

Fantastic capture of your terrifying kitty Laura!! lol. Excellent DD work! #8292886

Christine R. Lobsinger 1/12/2010 8:03:30 PM

OMG - I'd throw your mail at your door too....heheh..
WOWO... excellent DDR work Lala!!!
Great kitty teeth and tongue shot!!!
Also, your crop is fantastic!

CHRISTINE
SMILING WITH YOU #8293051

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 1/15/2010 10:30:34 AM

BIG WOW!! I'm glad I'm not a Mail Carrier! Not only do I have to fear the dogs, but now cats too??? Too much.
HA!
This is really fabulous, SSSLala. Awesome capture and just as awesome work. #8299586

Julianne Bradford 1/15/2010 8:28:09 PM

This is so great Laura..winner time! #8300814

Nancy L. Green 1/20/2010 8:53:09 PM

OH MY GOSH Laura, this is WILD!!! I have shots of my cats, but never seem to catch them yawning like this, WTG!!! <>< #8317634

Irene Colling 1/25/2010 8:17:13 AM

Is this the Scrabble playing cat? With a growl like that its no wonder he wins. #8328665

Laura E. Swan 3/14/2010 1:17:06 AM

Hi you guys! Your comments are a hoot! Thank you all so much!

Irene, no. My cat FANG is the one that plays Scrabble. He's GOOD too. Keeps a close eye on the timer...

Enjoyed the fun!

-Laura #8454082

Annette Carr 5/10/2010 8:19:44 PM

Excellent capture, superb crop, and amazing effects. You have created another spectacular piece of art. This is a favorite of favorites! #8602555

Annette Carr 10/9/2010 11:19:39 AM

Maybe the ferocious feline will haunt our halloween trip? #8956648

Douglas Perry 10/16/2011 7:21:16 AM

Cool work. And I want to say no photographers were injured during the capture of this image. #9738470

Heather Loewenhardt 10/16/2011 8:34:42 AM

This is spectacular Laura. It has such a fierce emotion roaring off the page. The fine detail makes it spectacular. Love it but not getting too close lol. Hope to see this one as a winner. #9738575

Emile Abbott 10/16/2011 1:25:44 PM

Somebody is have PMS. Nice work Laura. #9739000

John Connolly 10/16/2011 1:41:32 PM

It looks like puss had a good dental technician, Sister Laura! What a crazy close up, well done my friend! #9739031

JO ANN CLEVELAND 10/20/2011 6:37:43 PM

LOL..can't look at this without yawning! lol

Great capture girl!

jo ann c. #9751319

Lydia Williams 11/1/2011 5:23:22 PM

Awesome Laura..!!!! #9777711

Lydia Williams 12/14/2011 1:47:05 PM

Fantastic Finalist, Laura. Congratulations to you! I love it! #9865180

Tammy Espino 12/14/2011 2:25:14 PM

Congrats Laura loo loo on this so cool finalist!!! :) #9865387

Doug Pignet 12/14/2011 3:02:24 PM

Congrats on this great finalist...way to go!!! #9865708

Wm Nosal 12/14/2011 3:03:27 PM

Congratulations, Laura! #9865715

Kim Andelkovic (Kovic) 12/14/2011 3:24:54 PM

Congrats on your wonderful finalist :-) #9865840

Heather Loewenhardt 12/14/2011 3:46:00 PM

Love this image Laura and so glad to see it wearing a finalist button. Good luck. #9866005

Monnie Ryan 12/14/2011 4:04:21 PM

Congratulations on your November Finalist award, Miss Laura! #9866139

Neal D. Hatcher 12/14/2011 4:33:19 PM

Congratulations-Good luck next round #9866326

Mary K. Robison 12/14/2011 5:57:27 PM

YAAAAAAAY!!!
Loved this in 2010, Pommers, and really love it now as a Finalist!
CONGRATULATIONS to you, and fingers crossed that the silver turns to gold soon. :-D #9866627

Daniella Puente 12/14/2011 6:31:44 PM

Super cool Laura!!! congrats and good luck next :) #9866793

Ellen Hodges 12/14/2011 7:29:40 PM

Huge congrats and very best luck with this awesome finalist, Laura!!! #9867055

Ken Smith 12/14/2011 8:01:49 PM

Ahhhh, the ole Frac filter...it's cool for sure and translated this into an awesome work of art, Laura. Congrats!! #9867157

Laura E. Swan 12/14/2011 8:19:36 PM

Hi Everyone! WOW!!! What a terrific surprise!!!

ALL VERY MUCH FOR COMING BY TO CONGRATULATE ME and MY KITTY!
(God rest his little soul. We lost him in May. He was 18.)

He was the most amazing cat I have ever had the honor to know.

His name was LUCKY BOY. He got a Finalist when he was alive, too, and I was unable to explain it to him then as well as now but I am so so pleased that he and I got this honor today.

Thank you all again and Thank You Better Photo. I really enjoyed making this image.

-Laura #9867214

Stefania Barbier 12/14/2011 10:43:23 PM

huge congrats on your wonderful finalist!!! #9867528

Christine R. Lobsinger 12/15/2011 5:01:55 AM

Hi Sis, Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist!
Smiling again,
Chris #9868045

Emile Abbott 12/15/2011 6:37:51 AM

Congratulations from one feline lover to the next on this awesome finalist, Laura. #9868230

Nancyj Hovey 12/15/2011 6:49:54 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST!

8o) #9868274

Kathy Salerni 12/15/2011 8:42:20 AM

Huge congrats on this awesome Finalist and good luck in the next round, Laura! #9868634

Bojan Bencic 12/15/2011 9:03:05 AM

Ferocious! Congratulations on your finalist, Laura. #9868698

Ann Coates 12/15/2011 10:06:16 AM

Congratulations Laura, your treatment is spot on. Good luck in the next round. #9868864

Eivor Kuchta 12/15/2011 10:51:51 AM

Great work, Laura! Congratulations on your finalist! #9868944

Nancy L. Green 12/15/2011 1:11:28 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Laura on this wonderful finalist!!! <>< #9869268

Laura E. Swan 12/15/2011 4:06:14 PM

SO MUCH EVERYONE!!! :))) This is such a big treat and a real honor!

-Laura :D
(Sis!) #9869511

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 12/15/2011 6:29:21 PM

I'm soooooooooooo happy to see this made it to the finals, NL! Now for the next round! WTG girl! :-) NN #9869961

JO ANN CLEVELAND 12/15/2011 7:13:47 PM

Soo well deserved, congrats Laura!

Congrats..

jo ann c. #9870089

Chris Ebben 12/15/2011 10:20:07 PM

I'm with Emile......Congratulations from one feline lover to the next on this awesome finalist. I know Lucky Boy would be very pleased for you too=^..^=
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Stefania Barbier 12/16/2011 2:35:49 PM

beautiful winner, congratulations!!! #9871779

Monnie Ryan 12/16/2011 2:48:04 PM

Woo hoo - congratulations, Laura!! #9871856

Terry Cervi 12/16/2011 2:51:47 PM

WTG, Laura! Congrats on your super win! #9871875

Kim Andelkovic (Kovic) 12/16/2011 2:57:25 PM

Fantastic Win, Congratulations Laura ;-) #9871909

Nancy Marie Ricketts 12/16/2011 3:30:51 PM

What a GREAT win, Laura-HUGE CONGRATULATIONS! #9872042

Lorna Shutter 12/16/2011 3:58:46 PM

Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place Win for this AWESOME image of your dear sweet, FEROCIOUS Lucky Boy!!!!! Wish he were here so that you could celebrate with him!!! WTG, Sis!!! I'm really proud of you!!! :)
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Ann Coates 12/16/2011 4:36:51 PM

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS LAURA! You so deserve this. Fantastic to see a Gold under this. Well done. #9872274

Christopher J. Budny 12/16/2011 4:57:15 PM

Woohoo!!! Congratulations, Laura! Frac is cool, and I'd have to say not every image benefits from it---but this one is a perfect marriage! #9872346

Sabrina Ryan 12/16/2011 5:27:28 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your cool Winning image, Laura #9872428

Val Feldman 12/16/2011 5:42:04 PM

Oh, smilin' real big here, LOTW! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me...can I borrow some??? Pretty please???!!! Hugest and warmest congratulations on a very fine piece of artistic, imaginative and creative artwork that has a wonderful and WELL-DESERVED Gold Badge attached! WTG! #9872484

Mukesh Srivastava 12/16/2011 5:43:57 PM

Huge Congrats for the Gold,Laura!!! #9872490

Carol Eade 12/16/2011 5:56:44 PM

Love the fract filter on this, Laura, congratulations! #9872514

Robert K. Bemus 12/16/2011 6:16:08 PM

Congratulations on your Win!! #9872574

Laura E. Swan 12/16/2011 6:26:30 PM

WOW!!!!! What a nice surprise!!!!

*** THIS HAS MADE MY CHRISTMAS MERRY! ***

I, too, wish little Lucky Boy was still here so I could give him a big kiss! :D

What a thrill! Thank you all for your wonderful comments. They mean so much to me!

BIG HOLIDAY HUGS TO EACH OF YOU and Thank You Betterphoto.com !!

Huge smiles here!!!
-Laura
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Carolyn McIntosh 12/16/2011 6:33:42 PM

Congratulations from one Albertan to another . . what an amazing piece of work you have created here!!!! #9872617

Ellen Hodges 12/16/2011 7:11:43 PM

Huge congrats on a absolutely fantastic winner, Laura!!! #9872764

Tammy Espino 12/16/2011 7:21:07 PM

Congrats on your win! :) #9872790

Michelle Alton 12/16/2011 7:26:37 PM

This just about "done in" my scrolling finger, Laura! Big, wide-mouthed congratulations! #9872805

Renee Doyle 12/16/2011 7:44:52 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful winner Laura!! #9872862

Kathy Salerni 12/16/2011 8:03:08 PM

Huge congrats on your Gold Winning image, Laura! WTG! #9872891

Rona L. Schwarz 12/16/2011 8:13:04 PM

This is a marvelous piece of art, Laura, and just a wonderful example of your creativity and imagination! Your DD work has always amazed me. I have owned this filter for quite some time, but never used it - and I even have 2 cats!!! I am definitely going to try it out now! But am thrilled to see this with a BIG GOLD BADGE! MANY, MANY CONGRATULATIONS!!! #9872917

Joannie M. Bertucci 12/16/2011 8:38:33 PM

Now this is one "fractured" cat Laura! :-) I love it when this filter is used to it's best advantage and you did just that! Congrats on your gold recognition! #9872989

Christine R. Lobsinger 12/16/2011 8:49:08 PM

CatUlations Miss Laura...
A fantastic DDR masterpiece...
Congrats to you on your awesome WINNER!!!
Smiling Chris #9873011

Laura E. Swan 12/16/2011 9:16:24 PM

THANK YOU Pictures, Images and Photos

ALL VERY MUCH!!!! You know, the Frac filter looks great on cats, birds, dogs, wood and many things, (have any ZOO images? GO FOR IT!) but truly it's hit and miss. It's a tricky thing. You have to have patience and HOPE! Lol!!!
(And to know when to stop and try another image!!! FOR SURE!)

This is a huge honor and sharing it with you makes it even better!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE and HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!!!!

-Laura :D

P.S. I'm proud to be surrounded by so many talented people. Many of you have truly helped me to grow over the years and I am eternally grateful for this! #9873049

Mary Dimitriw 12/16/2011 9:17:11 PM

Wow, amazing job on this fine Winner Laura! WTG. #9873050

Mary K. Robison 12/17/2011 12:57:50 AM

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY, Pom!
So glad to see the silver HAS turned to gold on this wonderful image!!
A huge CONGRATULATIONS to you, PommaLlama! #9873289

Neal D. Hatcher 12/17/2011 3:40:05 AM

Congratulations on this well deserved Gold #9873422

Bojan Bencic 12/17/2011 4:08:20 AM

Cool. Congratulations on your win, Laura! #9873472

Nancyj Hovey 12/17/2011 5:56:24 AM

Winner #9873680

Stephen Zacker 12/17/2011 6:00:29 AM

Very Cool. Congratulations Laura #9873695

Lydia Williams 12/17/2011 6:25:18 AM

Oh, Laura...this is wonderful..I am so happy for you. Great work with the frac filter...perfect! Love it!
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Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 12/17/2011 11:04:30 AM

WHOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
WTG on this wonderful winner, NL! :-) k #9874151

Karen Kessler 12/17/2011 7:14:52 PM

Congratulations, Sis!!! I knew you could do it! Uh oh, I feel a dance coming on...

dance
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Randy D. Dinkins 12/18/2011 5:35:06 AM

Ya picked the perfect Frac setting. Great job and congratulations.

(Haven't been able to play much with the Frac filter since going Mac - wish Redfield would move the code over...oh well :(. Keep 'em coming. #9875301

Laura E. Swan 12/18/2011 10:40:41 AM

ThankYouHeartRosesPink Pictures, Images and Photos

VERY VERY MUCH EVERYONE!!!!! :))))) #9875805

Patrick Rouzes 12/18/2011 11:06:40 AM

Congratulations on this creative & amazing Winner, Laura Swanee! WTG, my friend! #9875856

Emile Abbott 12/18/2011 12:14:20 PM

Congratulation Laura on you winner. WTG #9875974

Merna L. Nobile 12/18/2011 3:17:26 PM

What could be more important in life than to know in our hearts that in everything we have tried to do, we have done our very best?
Congratulations for your magnificent contribution for the month of November, 2011.
Merna Nobile
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Pat and Graham Robards 12/18/2011 7:49:53 PM

Oh wow little sister, so much has has happened since I have been away.

Cool or what that Lucky Boy is immortalised again!

Congratulations. Patxxxx #9876677

Cindy Bendush 12/18/2011 9:51:09 PM

Love it! Huge congratulations on your beautiful winner Laura! #9876781

JO ANN CLEVELAND 12/19/2011 5:34:37 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved 2nd Place Gold Winner! Great digital skills Laura!

jo ann c.
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Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 12/24/2011 3:45:22 AM

HUUUGE CONGRATULATIONS, Sister. I am so very proud of you. #9884738

Amanda J. Tanner 12/24/2011 5:55:59 AM

Congratulations Laura! Wonderful work. Merry Christmas! #9884882

Laura D. Greene 1/14/2012 7:10:56 PM

Congratulations, Laura! Once again your work just amazeds me. Incredible. #9920496

Laura E. Swan 6/1/2014 9:46:16 PM

Thank you all very much for the

Congratulations photo: Congratulations 1bloemen_congratulations.gif

Much Appreciated and sorry to be so late here!

I hope that animation showed up above. They don't seem to be working right tonight.

-Laura #11057991

Neal D. Hatcher 6/2/2014 2:08:01 AM

-----------"CONGRATULATIONS"------------ #11058051

Annette Carr 7/17/2014 3:32:36 PM

Was this Fangy? I remember this from years back. AMAZING art. #11087177

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Description


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* * * BEWARE OF CAT * * *
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Even The Mail Carrier Throws The Mail
At The Door And Runs Away.
It's true!, It's true!


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TV 1/200, AV 2.8

Okay folks, here's the real scoop:

Sharpened, Curved, Frac Filter (several adjustments)

AND IS A
Cropped Shot of My Kitty Yawning


Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, FocalLength: 4.60 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot SD800 IS

Uploaded on 1/9/2010 12:54:11 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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