L'il Bit

Uploaded: February 17, 2012 | Entered: June 11, 2014 10:20:29


~My neighbor's cat...a delicious combination of femme fatale and rabble-rouser - she OWNS the neighborhood! :)


Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 320, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D


Robert R. Goodman level-addict February 17, 2012

Hi Valarie,She looks like she owns the Hood.Excellent capture my friend,beautiful color and treatment!!!! #1443831

Gord MacEachern February 17, 2012

Hi Val, priceless image here, love the detail and expression you captured here!! #9986893

Michelle Alton February 17, 2012

Hands-down winner for the role of "Mehitabel." If you haven't read the collection of Don Marquis (New Yorker)--circa 1920s-- "essays"-- You must. Archy and Mehitabel. Archy was a cockroach who wrote all the essays by jumping on the keys of a typewriter in a newspaper office. Mehitabel was his best friend--an alley cat. [check this out...Mehitabel isn't in it, but this was my favorite...If you're a cockroach, you cannot hold the shift key down while typing].
http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2003/07/29 #9986916

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 17, 2012

Outstanding pose, clarity and expression!! #9987046

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe February 17, 2012

Absolutely adorable capture, Val!!!! Sooo extremely cute!!! Regards to all!! #9987088

Stefania Barbier level-addict February 17, 2012

Those eyes do say that she owns they neighborhood ...! Wonderful capture Val! #9987181

Tammy Espino February 17, 2012

What a wonderful capture! She does not look to happy with you! :) My friend was photographing at a animal "no kill" shelter yesterday. I have to admit I liked playing with the cats more than the dogs :) #9987195

Dayna Cain level-classic February 17, 2012

A beautiful capture Val. The colors are gorgeous. She's a beauty! #9987211

Douglas Pignet February 17, 2012

very kewl capture #9987256

Gina Cormier level-classic February 17, 2012

Ya....that's the way my husband describes me. Femme fatale rabble rouser old broad!!

This is just stunning!!!!!!! The clarity is just mind bending......oh wait....that was the wine. hmmmm....

Magnificent dear Val!!!! #9987262

Ann Coates level-classic February 17, 2012

Look at that grumpy face, she looks like she is not to be messed with. My cats would be scared of her. Simply superb Val. #9987360

Julianne Bradford February 17, 2012

Ah what clarity Val! She looks like she's preturbed that you noticed her and is trying to stare you down. What a queen of a cat and fabulous bg :-) #9987365

Emile Abbott level-deluxe February 17, 2012

She looks like she has the attitude to rule the roost for sure. Great detail in this capture Val #9987374

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic February 17, 2012

It's another fascinating sight Val, love the colors on this neigborhood cat. It stands out against the almost monochromatic color of the tree and the background. The piercing look seems to challenge anyone that dares to stray into her territory. Excellent work as always. #9987437

Kathy Salerni level-classic February 17, 2012

A beautifully captured Stare Down, Val! The lighting is wonderful, details, comp and her expression! I love it! #9987443

Lynn M. Whitt February 17, 2012

Beautiful details and clarity... #9987487

Don Christiana February 17, 2012

Great capture Val. The expression is priceless, the colors and clarity are outstanding. Another winner. Have a great day. #9987675

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe February 17, 2012

Love the colors, clarity and details, Val. Great shot and capture of her attitude, #9987813

Stephen Zacker February 17, 2012

Great capture and setting #9987868

Carol L. Fowler February 17, 2012

Beautiful green eyes. Her coloring and detail look perfect against the muted background #9987908

Carol Eade level-addict February 17, 2012

Love the expression you captured,
Val, looks like she knows she owns the neighborhood! #9988163

Mary Dimitriw level-classic February 17, 2012

This is AB FAB Miss Val. Excellent expression and detail. Love it Val. Sorry to hear about your mom as well and thank you for thinking of me. #9988207

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 17, 2012

This is terrific, Val. I love the colors, the expression and especially the composition -- the branch framing is wonderful. #9988225

Bill Houghton February 18, 2012

Val, this is a great shot of this beautiful cat. Beautiful color and detail. Have a great weekend, Bill #9988622

Bojan Bencic level-classic February 18, 2012

Amazing light and color, Val. Beautiful portrait. #9988890

Terry Cervi level-classic February 18, 2012

L'il Bit is a beauty, Ms. V! What beautiful colors in his eyes and fur! A superb capture for sure! #9988983

Patrick Rouzes level-classic February 18, 2012

Love the tones, eyes, clarity, framing, focus, comp & expression here, Val! Wonderfully captured,indeed!
Have a great Saturday evening, my friend! #9989601

Laura E. Swan level-classic February 19, 2012

Good Lord! You know I am a LOTW's and you would think I'd be used to such a sight but it's not often I see a cat that should win GOLD! Look at that "LOOL!"


This image is what story books are written after. She's a beauty and looks so healthy. That odd branched tree really make this a unique sight.

Great job Val!!! 10/10 from me. (I am seeing so many great photos on BP today! It's a pleasure to be in your gallery!)

-Y LOTW :) ! #9990907

Val Feldman level-deluxe February 19, 2012

Thanks to all of you for stopping by and dropping a comment - as always, much appreciated! (And thank you, LOTW - I think if that happened, I would just have to go out and buy the stinkiest and most expensive can of cat food I could find (that only a cat could love!) and sit and hand feed Ms. L'il Bit every morsel myself!!!) :) :) #9991049

Laura E. Swan level-classic February 19, 2012

Oooo! I feel the first CAT STORY coming on. She is famous and rich and everyone spoon feeds her canned "Mice" The tree she sits in is velvet padded and she wears a little cape and crown!

What do you think??? Best seller? Children swarming "Coles Book Stores" everywhere fighting over signed copies?

:D #9991086

Val Feldman level-deluxe February 19, 2012

Wellllll...it's possible but think it would take a frontal lobotomy to turn the likes of Ms. L'il Bit into a pampered and petted rich kitty...let's put it this way...if she was a dog, she'd be wearing a spike collar and gnawing on a bone the size of a dinosaur leg! :) #9991263

Laura E. Swan level-classic February 19, 2012

Sad here.

Can I send food?


Amanda J. Tanner level-classic February 20, 2012

She is beautiful with her expression that tells you that you are close enough. Excellent work Val! #9991440

Leslie McLain level-deluxe February 20, 2012

Amazing capture, Val. #9991623

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict February 20, 2012

Wow, Val, superb and stunning image!

Debby #9991874

Karen Bacon February 20, 2012

She is giving you the look Val!An excellent shot! #9991901

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe February 21, 2012

Boy Val...you really out did yourself on this one. What a fabulous capture of L'il Bit and those eyes are so piercing the look right through you. Won't be the least bit surprised when we see this one again! #9993863

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe February 21, 2012

Aside from the beautiful image, I just love your description on this one! #9993970

Rony Sagy February 21, 2012

Indeed it is a stunning image. And I agree that it inspires a story based upon the intricate plots in Ms L'il Bit mind. Excellent work, Val. #9994646

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna February 21, 2012

Absolutely FANTASTIC image, Val! :-) k #9995076

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe February 24, 2012

Love the description Val. You have framed this kitty beautifully and the detail is absolutely amazing. #9999570

Julie Burnett March 03, 2012

I love how you've captured the texture of her fur, and the light in her eyes. A gorgeous portrait, Val!! #10019507

Zita A. Strother level-addict April 04, 2012

Such clarity, color & depth. Love it! #10075773

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe April 21, 2012

What a great capture Val.....Kudos & Cheers....=^..^= #10102514

Carol L. Fowler July 30, 2014

Six Finalists ain't bad! This is my favorite! On to the GOLD! #11095537

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe July 30, 2014

Congrats on a great finalist and all your others. #11095613

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict July 30, 2014

Wow, Val! Powerful capture!

Congrats again!
Debby #11095666

Laura E. Swan level-classic July 30, 2014

HA! And we see Lil Bit RISES to GLORY! Happy to see it! :D

Big congrats,Val. Do you know Nancyj Hovey on BP? She had a little kitty names Lil' Bit too. :D Very special!

-LOTW!!!!!! #11095734

Marijana Fajgl level-classic July 31, 2014

She is sooo beautiful and I think she knows that. Big congratulations, Val! #11096173

July 31, 2014

Nicely seen and captured. #11096553

Emile Abbott level-deluxe July 31, 2014

Congratulations on another fabulous finalist, Val #11096567

JO ANN CLEVELAND July 31, 2014

Congrats again Val, great month, very well deserved too!

I ditto the Judge!

jo ann c. #11096826

Linda A. Braddock level-classic July 31, 2014

Val, This is Gorgeous! Congratulations on this well deserved photo. #11096969

Merna L. Nobile July 31, 2014

The diversity, quality and edition skills of your photography are amazing. Congratulations, Merna Nobile

Gerda Grice level-classic August 04, 2014

Wonderful capture of this "take no nonsense" cat, Val! The eyes are especially wonderful! Many congratulations on your Finalist placing with this beauty! #11101729

Lydia Williams level-deluxe August 28, 2014

Wow, a wonderful image, Val! Congratulations! #11118773

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