© Shannon Whit


Uploaded: May 31, 2012 19:20:14


I really am interested in hearing from you about the quality of this photo I shot of my Maine Coon cat with my new 85mm camera. He was just awakening from napping and in the midst of him stretching and yawning I was able to snap this. It was shot at 2PM with lighting from a window facing west in the background, f/1.8, ISO 1000, 1/100, AWB, handheld. I'm really hoping to learn from your feedback. Thanks so much.

Exif: F Number: 1.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1000, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 85.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D


Ann Coates level-classic June 18, 2012

The best critique of your image has just come from the BP Judges. There is nothing wrong with this photo and everything right with this photo. It's just delightful. Congratulations on your selection as a finalist and good luck in the next round. #1469835

maria Warren level-classic June 18, 2012

very cool congrats!!!! #10185993

Shannon Whit June 18, 2012

Well, thank you very much! I wasn't looking to get judged... Just some feedback on what I could do better, what I should've/shouldn't have done, etc. as I continue to practice my craft. I thank you! #10186737

Mary K. Robison June 19, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS on your charming finalist, Shannon! #10187857

Marijana Fajgl level-classic June 19, 2012

Your focus is just where is should be and the timing is perfect. Big congratulations on your cute finalist, Shannon! #10189017

Terry Cervi level-classic June 19, 2012

This is wonderful, Shannon! Your composition, dof and your timing is super! Well done! Congrats on your finalist! #10189095

Sherran Andersen level-classic June 20, 2012

Congrats Shannon. This one made me smile... beautiful cat. #10191626

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 20, 2012

Big congratulations on this awesome 2nd Place Gold Winner Shannon! Think you could give US some lessons..:-)

Absolutely fantastic!

jo ann c. #10191783

Ann Coates level-classic June 20, 2012

Huge congratulations on placing Gold. #10191893

Terry Cervi level-classic June 20, 2012

Congrats on your terrific win, Shannon! #10192109

Vik Orenstein June 20, 2012

HEY!!! KUDOS, shannon, on an DELIGHTFUL image! #10192244

Merna L. Nobile June 20, 2012

Do what you love, and it will make your soul rich. CONGRATULATIONS, for being an award winner for the month of May, 2012. Merna #10192413

Shannon Whit June 20, 2012

I am quite surprised! I honestly never expected it. Thank you very much! #10193255

David M. Montero June 23, 2012

Congratulations on your Gold medal Shannon! #10196817

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe June 25, 2012

I think that you've received some "very good" feedback. Keep up the great work. Congratulations! #10200049

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic June 27, 2012

When you asked for feedback, I'm betting you didn't expect what you got! lollll First, the Winner's Gold and now the featured picture in Snapshot# 583. This is such a delightful image and deserves all the honors! Congratulations, Shannon. #10202232

Shannon Whit June 27, 2012

Thank you very much Dave, Randy and Kathy. When I asked for feedback I was never expecting a win NOR these compliments. Thanks! #10202255

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 27, 2012

Just saw this featured on []...go check it out!


jo ann c. #10202397

Anthony G. Comella June 27, 2012

Super congratulations!!! #10202574

Clare Wise de Wet June 27, 2012

What a TRULY WONDERFUL photograph. I just love it. Purrrfect all round. Congratulations. #10202678

Mary K. Robison June 28, 2012

Congratulations on your richly deserved Second Place Winner, and now POTD, Shannon!! #10203902

Carol Flisak level-addict July 12, 2012

I love this image, shannon... makes me smile! #10226334

Shannon Whit July 12, 2012

Thank you everyone!! #10226368

Toni Riggs July 15, 2012

Great capture, congrats! #10229768

Jen F. Petritz level-classic July 18, 2012

LOL....I LOVE THIS! Such a great capture! :) #10235501

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