Rats Class 101

© Lori Carlson

Rats Class 101

Uploaded: September 29, 2005


Happy Birthday wishes Leanne Boyd!! :0)

Eek kitty and his studies. :0)
Some time ago when I had pet rats I had this book laying by the cage and one of the cats curled up on it making it a great photo opp, but the pics didn't turn out so great. This months education theme brought that moment to mind & got me thinking about recreating it.
Manual settings 1/25 sec. 5.6 ISO 800
In PS7 I used the Sketch>Stamp filter, History Brushed Eek, then added some more green to it in the upper left corner & the lower right corner with the the Lasso tool & paint fill.


Jenny Bosmans September 29, 2005

What a super image and wonderful work, Lori!! I just love this...Eek too!! #318606

Daniel M. Bendjy September 29, 2005

Very cool. #1900331

Ronald Balthazor level-addict September 29, 2005

Striking image, Lori. #1900385

Lori Carlson September 29, 2005

Thank you Jenny, Daniel & Ron!! This was fun and I appreciate your comments!! :0) #1901106

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic September 30, 2005

Very cute!! Sweet cat and love the effects!!! #1902732

Anita Hogue September 30, 2005

This is so cool,Lori!!! Awesome effects! #1903398

Ermanno Radice September 30, 2005

Wonderful composition, very cool, great work, Lori!!!! #1903616

KHAWLA Haddad September 30, 2005

Lori such wonderful image and effect on this so cute love it great job well don!!! #1903921

Goshka G. September 30, 2005

Very cool work, Lori!! #1904328

Leanne M.E. Boyd September 30, 2005

Too cute Lori! It looks like a lesson, listen children - this is what you chase! Cute shot! #1904812

Stephen Zacker October 01, 2005

Striking. Like the way all the green compliments the cats eyes #1907044

Lori Carlson October 03, 2005

I love reading your comments on this all!! Thank you Shelly, Anita, Ermanno, Kelly, Goshka, Leanne & Stephen!! :0) #1912358

Jill Flynn level-classic October 05, 2005

This is a great image Lori! Eek's coat looks like black velvet and his eyes are a GORGEOUS shade of green! Your treatment is OUTSTANDING! LOVE THIS! #1921820

Laurence Saliba level-classic October 06, 2005

What a CUTIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #1923265

Lori Carlson October 06, 2005

Thanks bunches Jill and Laurence!! :0) #1925613

Melissa L. Zavadil October 08, 2005

OMG! How absolutely funny!!! LOL Great image!! #1931150

Lori Carlson October 08, 2005

Thank you Melissa!! Glad you like this!! Eek makes me smile too! :0) #1931221

Laura Clay-Ballard October 14, 2005

way too cute. I have a similar one of my cat Tommie reading a photography book! aren't cats GREAT? #1951108

Lori Carlson October 14, 2005

I so agree with you Laura with our great cats!! :0) Thank you for your comments!! Eeks glad you like it!! :0) #1952166

Evy Johansen level-classic October 21, 2005

LOL... this is really great, Lori! Big congratulations on your finalist! #1975244

Kirsi Bertolini October 21, 2005

Great idea and I love that green in the pic! Very cool finalist! #1976616

Marsha S. Smith October 21, 2005

Congrats, Lori! This is really cool! That green makes the kitty really pop! #1978005

Laurence Saliba level-classic October 21, 2005

Oh this is GREAT!!!!!!!!! Congratulations on this fantastic finalist Lori!!! #1978346

Rakesh Syal level-classic October 21, 2005

Heartiest congratulations, Lori!!! #1978863

Ermanno Radice October 21, 2005

Congrats on the finalist, Lori! Best of luck for the next round! #1978875

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic October 21, 2005

Congratulations Lori!,
Amalia #1978894

Jenny Bosmans October 21, 2005

Still love it, Lori!! Congratulations!! :) #1980322

KHAWLA Haddad October 21, 2005

Congratulations on this terrific finalist,Lori!!!!!!! #1981819

Melissa L. Zavadil October 21, 2005

Congrats!!! I love this!! Great to see this one again!! :) #1982030

Daniel M. Bendjy October 22, 2005

Well deserved! Congrats! #1982437

Souha Dooly October 22, 2005

Congratulations on finalist,Lori!!! #1983295

Cathy M. Gromball October 22, 2005

Congratulations, Lori!

Cathy :) #1984511

Lori Carlson October 22, 2005

All your responses on this have been so fun and I/we :0) appreciate your congratulations so so much!! Your the best! Thank you Evy, Kirsi, Marsha, Laurence, Rakesh, Ermanno, Amalia, Jenny, Kelly, Melissa, Daniel, Souha & Cathy!! #1985762

Jill Odice level-classic October 22, 2005

Congrats on your finalist! Where can my cat take tghis class? She thinks all she has to do is sit around looking cute to get fed :-0 #1985919

Lori Carlson October 22, 2005

Ha...that's great!! Thanks so much Jill!! And congrats to you too!! :0) #1985935

Jill Flynn level-classic October 22, 2005

YEAH - So happy to see this here Lori! Congratulations to you and Eek! #1986338

Eti Swinford October 23, 2005

Nice job! Must be a black cat month. congrats on your finalist win. Eti #1986902

Terrill Province October 23, 2005

This is a FANTASTIC IMAGE of Eek, and I'm so happy to see it getting well deserved recognition. Your choices were spot on making for an arresting photograph!

CONGRATS!!! #1988877

Laura Clay-Ballard October 24, 2005

Lori, you know I love this! congrats on your finalist! #1991225

Judy S. Fung October 24, 2005

Congrats on your finalist, Lori! #1994433

Lori Carlson October 24, 2005

Thank you for your comments and all your support Jill, Eti, Terrill, Laura & Judy...sure appreciate it!! :0) #1995306

Theresa Marie Jones level-deluxe October 25, 2005

Very creative! Congratulations!!
I give it a A+!!! #1996832

Lori Carlson October 25, 2005

That's so sweet Theresa ~ THANK YOU! :0) #1998844

Toni Hopper November 11, 2005

I'm partial to cat/black cat photos, as you'd see on my gallery. (I have some undisplayed this month to make room for new entries). I love this shot, and great PS work! #2065288

Lori Carlson November 13, 2005

Thanks a bunch for sharing your comments Toni! :0) I'll have to check out your gallery soon! :0) #2071580

Susana Ms Heide November 23, 2005

What aever you did to create this effect is FANTASTIC!!! Love it! CONGRATS! #2115578

Laurence Saliba level-classic November 25, 2005

Congrats Lori, this is an awesome creation!!!!! Another work of art! #2119471

Lori Carlson November 25, 2005

Really appreciate your comments here Susana & Laurence!! Thank you!! :0) #2119821

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe January 10, 2006

Excellent image, Lori...I'm a dog man but I can appreciate this one!!! #2274890

Lori Carlson January 11, 2006

And I can appreciate Dogs! :0)
Thank you for your comments Jim! :0) #2278760

Larissa M. November 19, 2006

I LOVE cats, and this picture, along with the cat, is adorable!!
Ya gotta love the rat book!! :)
Wonderful job, Lori!

: )
~Lue... #3603809

Lori Carlson November 19, 2006

I adore cats too! :0) Eek is so photogenic and this was fun to work on. I'm glad you enjoy it as well ~ thank you! :0) #3604066

Tammy R. Kerns February 06, 2008

Great effect's and a Beautiful cat Congrat's I know its a little late on that I dont have much time to comment on pictures #5453281

Lori Carlson February 08, 2008

Then that makes your comments even more special, Tammy! :0)
Thank you much for the comps and congrats!! #5466908

Christine Lobsinger level-classic November 16, 2009

Heeheheheh.. Eek.. is a great name and a very beautiful CAT!!! I love the green/white and BLACK..
YOUR photography creations are FANTASTIC!!
We have a baby pet rat named Bubbles.. a great critter to have!! I think you did see her/comment on her once.. I will go check!

CONGRATS to you again on your FINALIST!!!


Lori Carlson November 22, 2009

Appreciate your compliments very much, Christine! Glad you enjoyed this work on Eek!! =) I've had a couple rats over the years too...hence the Rats book here...haha. They are great pets and always a good photo subject, right!?! =)
Thanks again for your encouragement!! =) #8153120

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