Hayden Cannon level-classic January 10, 2009

I love this one most Colleen : ) but don't take my word for it they are both fantastic photos but I like the effect also great pov, lighting, comp and details. How did you get him to sit there so perfectly? great shot! #1065590

Colleen Farrell January 10, 2009

Hi, Hayden--thanks for the great comments! You and my husband both prefer this one.

He was very sleepy when I got this shot! So he just sat there for awhile; it was really funny. I got a few of him looking straight at me, too. :) #7013440

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict January 10, 2009

I like this also than the other one, love the smoothness and details here, Colleen.

Dominick #7013444

Colleen Farrell January 10, 2009

Thank you, Dominick! I'm kind of leaning toward this one myself. #7013486

Tiia Vissak January 11, 2009

a beautiful portrait! #7013617

Raymond Pauly level-classic January 11, 2009

Beautiful cat portrait, Colleen! Love that BG! #7013628

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic January 11, 2009

What a beautiful semi-profile portrait of Buddy, Colleen!! I clicked between this one and the other version, and I have to say that I think that I like this one best, too!! :o)

I love the smoothness of Buddy's coat here - I've found that sometimes Neat Image *can* actually provide more than just noise reduction!! ;o)

Excellent point of view, details, textures, lighting, tones, background and composition here, too...and I just L-O-V-E Buddy's golden eyes!! :o) #7013744

William C. Raco level-classic January 11, 2009

This is very nice, Colleen
I went back to yesterday's post and saw the original, too
I'd have to say I prefer it, but both are excellent #7014172

Deb Koskovich January 11, 2009

I think they are both fabulous...this one just has more of an artsy feel. I love the composition...that tail makes the whole shot! #7014339

A P January 11, 2009

I always said I'm different! LOL Beautiful capture of my little Buddy all grown and gorgeous. Love the BF too Colleen. Wonderful capture. Now let's see one of both Buddy and Peanut. Not an easy capture #7014659

Dianna Murphy January 11, 2009

hmmm... I don't know which either! I like them both. Love the smooth fur against the busy background though. Great shot! #7014988

Jeana Clark January 11, 2009

Both are awesome Colleen!!!
I can't decide which I like best...
Sorry!! LOL!!!

~J~ #7015043

Colleen Farrell January 11, 2009

Thank you so much, everybody! I appreciate your comments and opinions. (The Neat Image "trick" was a real surprise.) I decided to enter this one; if it goes nowhere, maybe I'll enter the other!

The original background is a plain off-white wall, but the image looked too stark and bare to me, so I added the pattern (another photo). #7015133

Max Aureli January 11, 2009

Gorgeous kitty portrait!!! Love the composition and the beautiful blues highlights on his body!!!! Great shot!! #7015210

Judy A. Lawhon January 11, 2009

Both images are exceptional, Colleen, but I like this one the best, I think. #7015223

Eugenio Diaz January 11, 2009

Love this image...great effects and very well composed...the previous one I think is better...just my own opinion!!!
Have a good day! #7015304

Colleen Farrell January 11, 2009

Thank you, Max, Judy and Eugenio! #7015561

A P January 11, 2009


Just a Rockin' Kitty Kapture, Colleen!! #7015627

John Connolly January 11, 2009

I like both images as it is a great pose and excellent POV! I think I prefer this one, it has an etheral feel to it! #7015674

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna January 11, 2009

I think this one...maybe...yes...it's softer! It's a beautiful kitty, Colleen!!!!! :-) k #7016026

Renee Doyle level-classic January 11, 2009

Tough call Colleen .... both are great!!! I think I am leaning toward this one!!! #7016062

Debra R. Harder January 11, 2009

Love this, Colleen! That rockin' kitty is something else too...LOL! Beautiful background, comp and details. GORGEOUS work...as always! Deb #7016176

Carol Sawyer January 11, 2009

Beautiful portrait, I like this one the best, Colleen!! #7016429

Colleen Farrell January 11, 2009

Thanks for the great input and encouragement, everybody--I really appreciate it!

ROFLOL Ann! That is one Kool Rockin' Kitty! #7016461

Courtenay Vanderbilt January 11, 2009

OMG Ann is on a rampage! Colleen, it is a toss up! Both images are beautiful. Great framing of this portrait and treatment as well. Sorry! You get no help from me! #7016596

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe January 12, 2009

Wonderful capture and bg, Colleen! Awesome! #7018752

Carol Teal January 12, 2009

Wow Colleen! I love this! Buddy is so beautiful and so black and I just love the BG. I didn't see the other one anywhere to compare, but this is just fantastic! Buddy has grown so much! I can't wait to see more and where is Peanut? #7021638

Nancy (Peaches) Harker January 12, 2009

FANTASTIC capture Colleen, He is so sleek!
I wish I had seen the other one but bet it is also awsome!
Kisses to him! #7021765

Phil Stith January 13, 2009

Great "kitty" portrait, Colleen. Buddy makes a wonderful subject. #7024393

Jessica Jenney January 13, 2009

What a beauty!!!!! Gorgeous capture, sleek coat and amazing eyes! I'm sorry I missed the other one, Colleen! #7024474

Colleen Farrell January 13, 2009

Thanks so much, everybody! I appreciate your great comments! Peanut will appear soon .... I hope! #7024738

Tammy Espino January 13, 2009

Wonderful capture, he's a handsome fella! #7026028

Susan Weisensel January 14, 2009

Beautiful cat capture. Beautiful cat. #7028872

Colleen Farrell January 14, 2009

Thank you, Tammy and Susan! #7029557

ALLEN O. HOWARD January 14, 2009

WOW, Colleen! Backwards, Collen WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #7031797

Colleen Farrell January 15, 2009

LOL Thank you, Allen! #7034173

Sharon Sawyer January 17, 2009

Wonderful capture of Buddy, Colleen!!! Congratulations on your well deserved EFP. I'm also looking forward to seeing Peanuts in the future. Have a great weekend. #7044677

Laura L. Gonzales January 19, 2009

Fantastic Colleen!! Perfect 10! Great capture of this beautiful little kitty! Laura #7054556

Leslie McLain level-deluxe January 22, 2009

Wonderful capture, great background, and a beautiful kitty. #7068312

A P January 22, 2009

See what do I know. This one did get the pick. Congratz Colleen. *( but I bet the other version would as well ;-) #7071785

Chris Ebben January 25, 2009

Very well taken & the background adds that bit extra. Great image=^..^= #7084957

Colleen Farrell January 26, 2009

Thanks very much, Sharon, Laura, Leslie, Ann and Chris! #7092258

Bill Knaps January 27, 2009

Oh Wow Colleen, This is the most beautiful cat portrait. So clear, great color and lighting. Bill #7096502

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe January 27, 2009

I love this portrait of Buddy, Colleen!! He is such a beautiful kitty!! I love the effects, and I love the bg!! Really sets Buddy off nicely!! #7096734

Colleen Farrell January 28, 2009

Thanks so much, Bill and Teresa! #7096851

Mitch Spence level-classic January 30, 2009

I like this so very much, Colleen. Your handling of the black fur and the highlights on it is superb. The background of course, and Buddy's great cooperation is positioning his tail in exactly the place it had to be. :) #7106639

Colleen Farrell January 30, 2009

Thank you, Mitch! He's such a sweetie. I was lucky to be able to get the camera out when he was pretty sleepy. :) #7107251

Lorri Shane February 05, 2009

wow-this is purrfection! I love everything about it, Colleen. #7131696

Colleen Farrell February 05, 2009

Thank you very much, Lorri! :D #7132053

Datha Y. Thompson February 20, 2009

EXCELLENT!!!!!! Wow I love the comp and his coat looks so shiny and soft just GORGEOUS this is Colleen :0) #7188828

Colleen Farrell February 23, 2009

Thanks so much, Datha! #7200533

Robert Baer May 15, 2009

wonderful subject and detail. love it! #7524857

Colleen Farrell May 16, 2009

Thank you, Justin! #7527892

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