Birdy Dreaming

© Mitch Spence

Birdy Dreaming

Uploaded: August 31, 2008 08:07:43


Our cat, Holly, contemplating the trees just off the porch, where there is always much bird activity.In the reflection, I cloned a couple of little distracting spots and boosted the color, but otherwise the reflection of the foliage is just as it was. 105 mm macro lens.

Exif: F Number: 5, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80


Renata Gusciora August 31, 2008

Wow,Mitch ,this is fantastic!!:-) #989512

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe August 31, 2008

Holly is gorgeous...Boo is definitely interested. He thinks she's hot! #6391484

eileen bedford August 31, 2008

Love your comp and title, they fit so well together. Such detail too. #6391502

Deb Koskovich August 31, 2008

Oh yeah, this is a winner, Mitch!! #6391516

Jeana Clark August 31, 2008

Fantastic Mitch!!!
Wonderfully composed and the title is excellent!!!
Sure to see this again!!!
Great Work!!!

~J~ #6391560

Jennifer L. Taranto August 31, 2008

WOW - that is some reflection - way to bring it out!! nice comp too!! #6391669

Susan Weisensel August 31, 2008

Stunning image of your beautiful cat. #6391735

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. August 31, 2008


KARU. #6391782

Melissa Olsen August 31, 2008

W I N N E R !!!!! #6392572

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna September 01, 2008

Awesome, Mitch!!!!! ♫ k #6394904

Bonnie C. Lackey September 01, 2008

So unique - and obviously a beauty! #6394915

Mitch Spence level-classic September 01, 2008

Hey, thanks so much, Renata, Carolyn, Eileen, Jeana, Jennifer, Susan, Karu, Melissa, Kitty, and Bonnie. I really was just going to sit on the porch and read for awhile. No computer, no shooting, but there was the camera and there was the cat. Can't help ourselves, can we. :) Carolyn, Holly says she needs to see Boo's picture before she makes any far-reaching decisions. More important, she needs to know how well stocked he is with cat treats. #6396436

A P September 02, 2008

No we can't help ourselves but I would have hated to miss this capture, Mitch. Awesome!! #6400260

Phil Stith September 02, 2008

Terrific detail, Mitch. What a beautiful kitty! #6401800

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 02, 2008

wow, a real "eye catcher"
Bet she catches some birdies too

Great capture Mitch

jo ann c. #6402880

Mitch Spence level-classic September 04, 2008

Ann, Phil, Jo Ann--thank you, thank you. #6411116

Steve M. Harrington September 04, 2008

I think I may start calling you The Cat Woman. :) You sure do a fine job with felines, Mitch.
Steve #6411535

Dianna Hauf September 05, 2008

I WANT this one on my wall!!!! WHAT A BEAUT!!!!! Oh Mitch! This is one of the most beautiful feline captures I have ever seen! I love your crop, the tones sensational! WTG on this one!!! #6417496

Dianna Hauf September 05, 2008

BTW....where the he-- is the EFP for this one???? HOPEFULLY they have NOT made it this far yet! grrr...... #6417500

Mitch Spence level-classic September 06, 2008

Hey, Steve and Dianna--thanks. Glad you like this. Steve, I always seem to respond to cats somehow. They are just so "together," you know. :) Dianna, they haven't gotten here yet on EPs. Pretty soon. We'll see. :) #6420135

Michelle L. Frick September 22, 2008

Gorgeous Mitch! CONGRATULATIONS on this stunning finalist!! #6488709

Vladan D. Djordjevic September 22, 2008

Dear Mitch, congratulations on your fantastic finalist! #6488976

Renata Gusciora September 22, 2008

Fabulous finalist,Mitch!!!Congratulations and good luck!!! #6489130

Nancy (Peaches) Harker September 22, 2008

HUGE Congrats on your finalist!!!
Best of luck in the next round! #6489165

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna September 22, 2008

WTG!!!!!! Congratulations on your finalist!!!!! Good luck in the next round!!!!! :-) k #6489384

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic September 22, 2008

Super.....Congrats!! #6489563

Steve M. Harrington September 22, 2008

Good on you, Mitch! You have outdone yourself on this image.
Steve #6489895

Donna La Mattino Pagakis September 22, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist Mitch. A captivating cat portrait! #6490305

Jeana Clark September 22, 2008

We're seeing this one again!!!!
Very well done and congrats to you Mitch!!!

~J~ #6490792

John Caruso September 22, 2008

Well done Mitch! #6490835

Dianna Hauf September 22, 2008

YIPPEEEE and YEhaw!!! LOVE this sensational capture and SOOOO happy to see it with a finalist! Another winner Mitch as far as I am concerned! #6490962

Katarina Mansson September 22, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful, detailed, creative finalist Mitch! #6490999

Mike Clime September 22, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist, Mitch! #6491230

Irene Colling level-classic September 22, 2008

Lovely high key image Mitch, congratulations on the finalist. #6491323

Laurie Daily level-deluxe September 22, 2008

WoW!!!Congratulations on your fabulous finalist, Mitch.... Love this close up! #6491878

Melissa Olsen September 22, 2008

See.........I told you had a winner....congrats! #6491888

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe September 22, 2008

I am so happy to see this photo recognized...congratulations, Mitch! WTG!

ccc #6491984

Patrick Rouzes September 22, 2008

Congratulations on this amazing finalist, Mitch!!! #6492021

Susie Peek-Swint September 22, 2008

Many congrats Mitch ~ great capture of your kitty Holly ~ good luck in the next round! #6492210

A P September 22, 2008

Mitch I'm so happy to see this one on the list. Congrats on a well deserved Finalist #6492247

Susan Fox September 22, 2008

Fantastic detail shot! Congratulations Mitch!!! #6492764

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 22, 2008

Congrats on this amazing finalist Mitch

Go for the gold!

jo ann c. #6492839

Sam Britt September 22, 2008

Terrific finalist, congratulations, Mitch! #6493148

Nikki McDonald level-classic September 22, 2008

Super macro finalist, Mitch. Hope it goes on. Congratulations!! #6493174

Datha Y. Thompson September 22, 2008

Congratulations Mitch!! Beautiful!! :0) #6495061

Anna Diederich September 23, 2008

Huge congrats Mitch! #6497152

Deb Koskovich September 23, 2008

Way to go, Mitch -- a gorgeous finalist! #6497377

Jean E. Hildebrant September 23, 2008

Beautiful, Mitch! Congrat's on this finalist!!! #6498309

Carol Teal September 23, 2008

What a beautiful cat and what a bewitching eye! Wonderful reflection in her eye too! Congrats on your finalist Mitch and good luck in the next round! #6498565

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic September 23, 2008

Congratulations Mitch!,
Amalia #6498927

Cary Rogers September 23, 2008

Congratulations on this marvelous Finalist, Mitch!! great image comp and detail! #6499177

Colleen Farrell September 23, 2008

Fabulous portrait, Mitch! Congratulations on your finalist! #6499629

Daniella Puente September 23, 2008

WINNER Mitch congrats!!!! #6500614

Bob Cournoyer level-classic September 23, 2008

Woo Hoo, Gold for Mitch!!! #6500769

Kathleen Rinker September 23, 2008

Congratulations Mitch!! #6500799

A P September 23, 2008

Knew it would be here. CONGRATULATIONS Mitch on this Stunning winning image!!! #6500931

Murry Grigsby September 23, 2008

Congrats Mitch! #6500988

Renee Doyle September 23, 2008

Congratulations on this wonderful winner Mitch!! #6501012

Steve M. Harrington September 23, 2008

Better on you, Mitch! :) Brilliant!
Steve #6501039

Pat Gamwell September 23, 2008

Yeaaaahhhhh! WTG, girl! Well deserved GOLD! #6501047

Nikki McDonald level-classic September 23, 2008

What a great winner, Mitch. Congratulations, my friend. #6501069

Vladan D. Djordjevic September 23, 2008

Congratulations on your fantastic Winner, dear Mitch! #6501310

Sam Britt September 23, 2008

Congratulations on your 2nd Place winner, Mitch! #6501334

Stephanie Frey September 23, 2008

Congratulations on your well-deserved Winner! #6501389

Ken Smith level-classic September 23, 2008

No surprise...nice exposure and details. Congrats, Mitch!! #6501445

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 23, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful 2nd place win, very deserving it is Mitch!

jo ann c. #6501484

Anna Diederich September 23, 2008

Congratulations Mitch! #6501905

Sharon Sawyer September 23, 2008

Mitch, congratulations on your well deserved winner !!!!!!!!!!!!! #6502409

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe September 23, 2008

Congratulations Mitch on this wonderful and well deserved win!! Love this image!! #6503096

Nadya Johnson September 24, 2008

Congratulations on your stunning winner, Mitch! #6503404

Renata Gusciora September 24, 2008

Huge congratulations,Mitch ,on this fabulous winner!!!!:-) #6503635

Katarina Mansson September 24, 2008

YES! Congratulations on your 2nd place Mitch! #6503889

Dawn M. Schneider September 24, 2008

Amazing image, congrats on your win! #6504287

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 24, 2008

Congrats on your Excellent Win Mitch!! Jeff #6504436

Cheryl E. Davis September 24, 2008

Congratulations, Mitch!! WTG! Great capture! #6504785

Elida Gutierrez September 24, 2008


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Christine Czernin level-classic September 24, 2008

Big congrats, Mitch. An amazing portrait of this beautful animal. Superb. #6505234

Leslie McLain level-deluxe September 24, 2008

Congrats on your wonderful win!! #6505283

Mike Clime September 24, 2008

WOO HOO, Mitch! #6505673

Bobbie L. Slayton September 24, 2008

Way to go Mitch! Congrats. #6505718

Susan Fox September 24, 2008

Congratulations on your win Mitch! #6505925

Dianna Hauf September 24, 2008

YES! Yippee!! Yeahaw and all that other wonderful jumping up and down stuff!!! Of course I knew this was a winner to begin with! ;) Really, I am thrilled to see it win Mitch! I love it! Congratulations and a big hug!!! #6505983

Joannie Bertucci level-classic September 24, 2008

Congratulations on a stunning win Mitch, just stunning! #6506174

Sylvia Rossler September 24, 2008

Big congrats on your awesome winner Mitch :O) #6506967

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna September 24, 2008

HUGE congratulations on this fantastic win, Mitch!!!!! ♫ k #6507081

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 24, 2008

WTG, Mitch!!!
Big congratz!

Cindy Bendush level-classic September 24, 2008

Excellent winner Spence! Congratulations! #6508760

Donna La Mattino Pagakis September 25, 2008

Congratulations on your win Mitch! #6512626

Wally Orlowsky September 26, 2008

Good "eye" on this super winner, Mitch! #6514238

Karen Kessler September 26, 2008

Congratulations on this gorgeous photo placing 2nd place, Mitch! This is just beautiful! #6516445

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict September 27, 2008

Congratulations Mitch on your Win.

Dominick #6522062

Mitch Spence level-classic September 28, 2008

My thanks to every one of you for taking the time to stop with you comments and with your congratulations. They are very much appreciated! #6523566

Linda Blair September 29, 2008

Awesome Mitch.....congrats on your win!!!!!!!!! #6527255

ALLEN O. HOWARD September 29, 2008

A fantastic shot Mitch! Congratulations!!! #6527761

Mitch Spence level-classic October 02, 2008

Thank you very much, Linda and Allen. #6543862

Kathy D. Reasor October 10, 2008

Wow - what an awesome photograph! #6579298

Mitch Spence level-classic October 11, 2008

Thank you, Kathy. #6584728

Mitch Spence level-classic November 17, 2008

Hey, thank you, Sabrina! #6766219

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic November 27, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS!!! on your well deserved award! I love the composition, her eyes everything. #6816738

Mitch Spence level-classic December 03, 2008

Hi, Amanda, and thank you! #6844804

Patricia A. Stalter January 22, 2009

I beg your forgivness... I missed seeing this.Oh heck, better late than never. :) #7069699

Mitch Spence level-classic January 30, 2009

Thanks, Pat! Oh, the things I miss and can't believe I didn't see. #7106664

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