© Jean Papo


Uploaded: October 16, 2004


Playing with PS Elements filters, decided to use the Smart Blur filter to give this picture the look of a painting...


Evy Johansen level-classic October 17, 2004

Jean - what a wonderful image! Love it! #179252

Isabel L October 17, 2004

Interesting effects on this shot Jean.
I really like the colors in the shot and the look in the cats eyes.
Good job!!

How long have you been taking pictures of cats? .. Congrats on your finalist. #850064

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe October 17, 2004

Wonderful shot, Jean!!!! I love it!! #850097

Murry Grigsby October 17, 2004

Terrific light, pose and effects Jean!! #850634

Donna J. Taff October 17, 2004

Beautiful image, Jean!!!!!! #850767

Susan T. Parady October 17, 2004

Beautiful, Jean! #850839

Jean Papo October 17, 2004

Thanks, all. Isabel, it will be 2 years in Feb that I have been involved with photography, always cats as my main "focus." Sometimes it's hard to get color into a photo naturally, so in this case, I positioned my friend's green suitcase behind Hyppia, then opened up the aperture to blur the background, giving me what I thought was a more colorful image than otherwise. #850975

Karen Beri October 21, 2004

Lovely job Jean! #861689

Mary K. Robison October 24, 2004

Those colors are gorgeous (as is the kitty), Jean... and the effect looks terrific on this. #865543

Joannie Bertucci level-classic October 24, 2004

Very creative and beautiful cat image Jean! A cats eyes always mezzmorizes one, don't they? The effect you used was perfect and the creative background seals the image! #865971

Jean Papo October 24, 2004

Thanks, Karen, Mary, and Joannie. This little one now lives in Hungary and I will sadly miss chronicling (sp?)the various stages in its most certainly beautiful development. Also, sad to say, but this little one accidentally got her tail caught in a drawer and had to have an inch or so of it amputated, thus quickly ending its show career before it got started. She is well loved, though, and that's what counts! #866469

Terry R. Hatfield November 15, 2004

Congratulations On Your Finalist Jean:-) #912907

Mary K. Robison November 15, 2004

Sorry to hear the sad tale of the tail, but at least this beauty got the recognition she/it deserves!
Congratulations (again), Jean! #913197

Murry Grigsby November 15, 2004

Congrats Jean!! #914450

Karen Beri November 15, 2004

I'm so happy this is a finalist Jean! I always look forward to your wonderful cat portraits:) Congrats, Karen in Canada #914520

Ronald Balthazor level-addict November 16, 2004

Congratulations, Jean. Gorgeous portrait. #915412

Stanley J. Contrades November 16, 2004

Gorgeous work and wonderful win, Jean! CONGRATULATIONS and the best of luck in the next judging!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #917473

Patricia A. Kuniega November 16, 2004

Beautiful art you've created here Jean! Congratulations! #918190

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