Carnivore Kitty

Uploaded: October 29, 2007 17:21:44


Another photo from trip to Houston Zoo in 2003.
The zoo is just so-so, but it did have quality subjects for photography.
Canon 28-135mm & Entered "Animals" & Cash.


Mike F. Anderson October 29, 2007

A great shot Steven, which having the subject pop out of the frame only enhances it more! #773965

Linda Proctor October 29, 2007

Love this Steven !! Fantastic clarity and color Out of border works sooo well on this!! #5001626

Amy JACKSON October 29, 2007

Awesome image, Steven!! #5001655

October 29, 2007

Top shelf work - great composition of this little guy comming out of its frame! #5001747

David Phalen October 29, 2007

The colors and details are fantastic! #5001991

Debra R. Harder October 29, 2007

SUPERB tiger portrait, Steven! This is so FABULOUS! The detail and colors are excellent...and I love the ear just outside the frame! Excellent! Deb #5002137

Sandra R. Alvey October 29, 2007

BEAUTIFUL 3D Work Steven! Gorgeous!! WoW!!

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe October 29, 2007

Great image Steven. Beautiful colors and clarity. Love the framing. #5002319

Colleen Farrell October 29, 2007

Fabulous image, Steven--the selective focus and the framing are perfect for this subject--it's SO 3-D!! :D #5002406

Heather L. Haderly October 30, 2007

Awesome Steven!!! Love the way it looks as though he's coming out of the image at us! #5003645

Jennifer L. Alder October 30, 2007

LOVE the color and comp-- impressive capture, Steven!
:) #5003789

Shannon D. Miller October 30, 2007

WOW!!! Steven this is GORGEOUS excellent OOB, comp, lighting and detail. The clarity is magnificent and those eyes wow! BEAUTIFUL!!! Shannon~ #5004497

October 30, 2007

I would say: little cute fluffy kitten :D He's so majestic! Great shot Steven! #5004564

Kathy L. Clark October 30, 2007

What a beauty Steven. #5005832

Inge S. Lasmana October 30, 2007

Excellent presentation, Steven! The DOF created a 3D effects and I feel like he’s about to go out from his cave! #5007297

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic October 31, 2007

Love this, Steven!!!
Great DoF!
The the framing effect, too!
--lisa #5012532

Nancy (Peaches) Harker November 01, 2007

AWSOME capture Stevem, He looks pretty serious and HUNGRY! Love how he is out of the frame, SUPER job my friend! #5015473

Lynn Haack November 02, 2007

LOVE this!!! eyes just lit up when I saw this. Such beautiful colors, patterns and overall comp. I LOVE the framing.....very creative and enjoyable image. Lynn. #5018774

Chuck Bruton level-deluxe November 02, 2007

Good photo of a zoo anaimal,nice colorand tdne #5020206

Hendrik Storme November 02, 2007

Wow,fantastic shot and wonderful presentation!!! #5020537

Cindy Bendush level-classic November 03, 2007

Beautiful image of one of God's most magestic creatures Steve! I love the clarity and detail that captures his intense expression so well as he jumps off the page with your framing technique! Winner!!! #5022118

Peggy Lucas November 03, 2007

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5022125

Debbie Fleri November 03, 2007

Grrreat job...: )

Love that 3-D effect...PoPs right out at you...: )


Linda D. Lester level-classic November 03, 2007

I like the out of frame work...beautiful animal! #5024426

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict November 03, 2007

Wow, gorgeous capture, DOF, and out of frame experience, Steven, very well done!!!
-Debby #5024646

Jill Schreiner November 04, 2007

I never would have thought to have the tiger pop out of the frame like that...very creative! #5027573

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic November 06, 2007

Had to stop and visit this one again, Steven.
It's GRRRR-eat!!!
--Lisa #5035323

Dianna Hauf November 06, 2007

AWESOME! LOVE how you have him to where he looks as if he is ready to pounce out of the image! Fantastic capture, lighting and effects Steven!! Congratulations on an EFP! #5037947

Carol Teal November 08, 2007

Wow Steven, this is so impressive! Love those eyes and the 3D effect, and his richly colored coat. Tigers are my fav of all the big cats! Nicely captured! #5045411

Jennifer A. Lambert November 14, 2007

What an Awesome touch having the tiger pop out like me an idea for a shot I am editing now ! I love it love it love it !! You have some amazing work here !! Great Eye ! * Any secret on how ya did that you want to share with me would be welcomed Steven..hehhehe *WINK* )
Many Blessings, Jenny #5071790

Sylvia Rossler November 18, 2007

Awesome is the right word for this perfectly composed and postprocessed shot !! Guess we will see this one again, it's a winner in my book :O) #5092093

Cassie L. Woodlee November 25, 2007

WOW AMAZING capture and framing Steven. GORGEOUS!!!! #5120302

Kaye Burazin November 25, 2007

Love the out of frame cutout. Haven't done that in so long, gives me a idea for some of my images. Thanks! #5122890

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna November 25, 2007

Incredibly sensational image, Steven!!!!! WOW!!!!! ♫ k #5122914

Colleen Farrell November 26, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist, Steven!! I expect this one to go all the way! #5127517

Jennifer L. Alder November 26, 2007

I KNEW we would see this OOB again, Steven!
CONGRATS AGAIN!! :) #5127716

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic November 26, 2007

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Steven. #5127743

Melissa Olsen November 26, 2007

CONGRATS Steven!!! Awesome finalist! #5127787

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic November 26, 2007

Congrats on the fabulous finalist!!!
--Lisa #5127905

Nancy (Peaches) Harker November 26, 2007

BIG Congrats on your finalist and best of luck in the next round! #5127999

Cary Rogers November 26, 2007

Congratulations on this Finalist, Steven! Outstanding capture and presentation! #5128459

Lisa A. Car November 26, 2007

WoW what a AWESOME effect! I really makes it "stand out"! Congrats on the finalist! #5129934

Lynn Haack November 26, 2007

Congrats on this spectacular finalist! Lynn #5129983

Lisa A. Car November 26, 2007

It really makes it "stand out"! sorry about that. #5130179

Kathy L. Clark November 26, 2007

Such a fabulous finalist Steven. Congrats!!!! #5131129

Michelle L. Frick November 26, 2007

Congratulations Steven! That is a BEAUTIFUL kitty! #5131907

Marina Moore November 26, 2007

Congratulations Steven!!!! Beautiful and brilliant editing. :) #5132503

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton November 26, 2007

Love SO much your work Steven.. Congratulations again!! #5132701

Barbara Waldoch November 27, 2007

Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist, Steven! #5132925

Jennifer A. Lambert November 27, 2007

I KNEW IT..CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!! Blessings , Jenny #5133904

Cindy Cone November 27, 2007

Magnificent image, Steven! Congrats on a well-deserved finalist! #5134075

Amy JACKSON November 27, 2007

Congratulations, Steven!! Awesome!! #5134137

Gail Vitikacs level-classic November 27, 2007

WOW! Congratulations! #5134537

Inge S. Lasmana November 27, 2007

Congratulations Steven for this beautiful finalist! WTG! #5135684

Dianna Hauf November 27, 2007

Again, a VERY heartfelt congratulations Steven!! #5137301

Chris Budny level-deluxe November 27, 2007

Congratulations, Steven! The out-of-the-frame treatment is quite eye-catching here! #5137475

Michael Umbreit November 27, 2007

Steven - Congratulations on your finalist! - Mike #5137602

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic November 27, 2007

WOW!! He's really stepping right into my livingroom. FANTASTIC capture and work, Steven. Big congratulations! #5138043

Susan Fox November 27, 2007

Wonderful image! Congrats Steven :-) #5138393

Mary K. Robison November 27, 2007

The capture itself is gorgeous, Steven, but your framing adds that special quality that spells:
Congrats on its selection as a finalist, and may it reach even higher! #5139495

Margaret R. Barry November 28, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist, Steven! #5140578

Alex T. Mizuno November 28, 2007

Wow, this is really striking! I don't know how I missed this one. Congratulations on this awesome Finalist! Not only it's so sharp, but it really pops out to coming at you. Wonderful work, Steven! Each of your work shows excellence. #5145581

Sherry Sturgis November 29, 2007

Magnificant!!! A big congratulations to you, Steven, on this wonderful finalist! #5147627

Carol Teal November 29, 2007

WTG Steven! This is wonderful! Congrats on your finalist! #5150029

Mitch Spence level-classic November 30, 2007

Ah, such a creative, out of the frame, handling here, Steven. Certainly makes that tiger quite real to the viewer. Congratulations. #5153609

Debbie E. Payne January 01, 2008

Really, only one word need be said here; STUNNING! #5277359

Reynaldo D. Reyes January 02, 2008

I realize it's late to add my comments but congrats anyway, I'll add this to my favorites. Are you sharing the tips how it's done? #5279774

Steven E. Ray January 02, 2008

Thanks everyone! I thought this one would be at least a winner... but not... pout.

Reynaldo, there is no trick to the 3D effect. I just added a white bar on a layer in Photoshop, cut out the ear using the marquee tool and it is done! You do need a photo with something that is close to the edge that can be cut out. If you photograph a subect during an approach, it will look 3D. That's about it :) #5283515

Reynaldo D. Reyes January 02, 2008

Thanks, I'll try it. You're super! :) #5283806

January 04, 2008

this is sutch a good photo. its like its coming out to to =] #5289615

Cindy Wong January 04, 2008

You're very talented! Your works are amazing! I feel like this "giant kitty" is going to jump out from my screen! Thanks for sharing your works, Steven! :D #5293780

Cassie L. Woodlee January 05, 2008

I just love your work Steven, I have tried to do this effect and couldn't achieve it. Awesome capture and presentation!!!!!!!!!!! #5296034

Jenny D January 16, 2008

This is sooooo stunningly beautiful! wow, awesome work! #5349837

Donna La Mattino Pagakis January 26, 2008

Excellent capture Steven, a beautiful finalist!! Congratulations! #5401249

Jennifer A. Lambert January 29, 2008

This SO should have WON Steven...I STILL LOVE this shot !!!! Jenny #5412655

Tonya Shackelford January 30, 2008

Wow!!! This image is amazing, Steven! You are very talented and have a beautiful gallery! Nice work! #5420705

Srividya Narasimhan February 03, 2008

wow! stunning. How did you eliminate the cage in the picture? I have tried taking photos in the zoo but inspite of using manual focussing, I can't eliminate the cage.
It looks like you have shot it in kenya! #5435688

Dianna Murphy February 11, 2008

Great job steve. An amazing shot! #5478261

Songbird Cline level-classic March 09, 2008

you do the most amazing work! everything you do is awesome!!! #5618759

Shannon O. June 23, 2008

This is amazing! It pops. #6098235

Amy E. Schneider October 15, 2008

Awesome capture of this beautiful kitty. Terrific clarity and pov. I absolutely L-O-V-E how you cropped this image to look like the tiger was walking out of the picture....this is a favorite for me. I can't believe this didn't win a gold!!!
Tell me it made it into the zoo's brochure atleast! Gorgeous work.
Your gallery is amazing....thanks again for looking at my humble gallery.
Amy:) #6602230

Dianna Murphy January 12, 2009

You have a great gallery! Love this with his ear sticking out. Make's it 3D like. #7019756

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