Uploaded: June 19, 2011


Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: fired, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II


Katarina Mansson June 28, 2011

Congratulations on your adorable POTD Vickie! #1388675

Joy Rector June 28, 2011

congrats on the POTD #9491318

Alan L. Borror June 28, 2011

Congratulations on your POTD, Vickie! Love cats and this is a favorite. #9491335

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic June 28, 2011

How cute. CONGRATZ on the POTD, Vickie!

UB. #9491362

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe June 28, 2011

Oh...Turbo sure has that look in his eyes....(one more picture and I'm outta here!!!!) lol nice capture Vickie and a big congratulations on the POTD! cheers! #9491395

Christine Lobsinger level-classic June 28, 2011

Hi Vicki... what a gorgeous little kitty...
Congrats to you on your EP and POTD!
This is an excellent portrait of him or her!
Smiling Christine #9491410

Leslie McLain level-deluxe June 28, 2011

Beautiful capture, Vickie. Congrats on your POTD, #9491420

Mary K. Robison June 28, 2011

So sweet!
Congratulations on your POTD, Vickie! #9491515

Amy M. Wilson June 28, 2011

Congratulations on your adorable, well-deserved POTD, Vickie!! #9491586

Shirley A. Kinney June 28, 2011

Great capture, Vickie! Congrats on your POTD! #9491603

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe June 28, 2011

This composition is beautiful Vickie. Congrats on POTD. #9491620

Nancy L. Green level-classic June 28, 2011


Vickie L. Holt June 28, 2011

Thanks everyone! As always, most of my cat/dog photos are of the adoptable animals at Angels of Assisi Animal Shelter in Roanoke, Virginia. Turbo here is one of the many kittens currently at the shelter. It is kitten season, after all. :-) I volunteer every week at the shelter to photograph their adoptable animals for the website. I urge everyone to volunteer at their local shelters as a photographer. Since I began taking photos like these, the adoption rates have increased over 35%! Other photographers I have trained for shelter photography have also reported increased adoption rates in their shelters. Better shelter photography saves lives! If you have a few hours to spare per week, and you'd like to help your local animals, please consider volunteering. I'll be happy to share my secrets. Photos likes this one of Turbo take less than 5 minutes to achieve IN the shelter facility. It doesn't take much time, yet makes SUCH a difference. Thanks again! #9491702

Phyllis H. Burchett June 28, 2011

Adorable! Congrats on your POTD.

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic June 28, 2011

As in "Turbo-Charged"? I'll never sell my photography (not that great), but have learned how it's a gift to organizations and people. You're doing much good, Vickie. Congratulations on this POTD. #9491928

ronald mcelroy June 28, 2011

gratz. on your wonderful photo of the day. also love your gallery #9491933

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic June 28, 2011

on your very deserving POTD! 8o) #9491936

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe June 28, 2011

Awe, just adorable. Great work you are doing at the shelter Vickie. Congratulations on your POTD! #9491982

Cesar J. La Rosa June 28, 2011

Congratulations on your POTD and on the wonderful work you do. Turbo 1 is a beautiful kitty and deserves a good home. I myself adopted a kitten a year ago and the happiness he has brought is simply invaluable. Your idea is certainly inspiring and I agree with the fact that good photographs of those little animals make a big difference, especially when the person behind the camera has a wonderful heart, like yours.
Congratulations on this beautiful portrait, Vickie!!!
Cesar #9492014

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe June 28, 2011

Congratulations on your adorable POTD Vickie!


Susan K. Snow June 28, 2011

Vickie, this is so adorable, so well composed. The simplicity of the white background beautifully draped to create perfect composition makes this image outstanding.

I applaud your volunteer work in the animal shelter and using your talent in photography to enable these wonderful animals to be adopted. The world needs more people like you.

Congratulations on your adorable POTD, Vickie!!! #9492164

Vickie L. Holt June 28, 2011

Hi Susan - and thanks! I use a white fleece for the backdrop specifically because it allows adoption search engine viewers to see a clear, well defined and easily interpreted visual of the animal. The fur babies seem to get lost when the backgrounds are cluttered or elaborate. And white is the best color to use because other shades may bleed or clash with the fur. This way, the focus is on the animal, where it should be, instead of the other materials in the photo. #9492200

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 28, 2011

Congratulations Vickie on the adorable POTD...you have created a desire in me to do this, sooo send me some tips! :-)

jo ann c. #9492362

Richard D. Love June 28, 2011

Congratulations, Vickie. Beautiful photo for a wonderful cause. Well done.

Rick #9492585

Ermanno Radice June 28, 2011

Adorable image! Congratulations on your POTD! #9492590

Chris Ebben June 28, 2011

Congratulations on your POTD, Vickie! Love cats and this is a winner with me. And congratulations on being such a lovely caring person. I bet all the animals at the shelter really like you. Keep up the good work=^..^= #9492734

Vickie L. Holt June 29, 2011

Jo Ann - That's wonderful! Please visit www.pawzitiveprints.com Go to the link for Photo Tips. I have written 4 articles here with all the basic tips any new shelter photographer would need. Thanks!

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict June 29, 2011

Congratulations on your POTD, Vickie, for this superb and engaging image!

Debby #9495552

Michael Umbreit July 02, 2011

Vickie - Congratulations on your POTD! - Mike #9501626

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