Ferocious Feline

© Laura E. Swan

Ferocious Feline

Uploaded: January 09, 2010 00:54:11



* * * BEWARE OF CAT * * *
Even The Mail Carrier Throws The Mail
At The Door And Runs Away.
It's true!, It's true!

* * *

TV 1/200, AV 2.8

Okay folks, here's the real scoop:

Sharpened, Curved, Frac Filter (several adjustments)

Cropped Shot of My Kitty Yawning

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, FocalLength: 4.60 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot SD800 IS


Laura E. Swan level-classic January 09, 2010

* * * #1224891

Lynne Morris January 09, 2010

Fantastic work Laura, what a great capture. #8282719

Paul E. Earl January 09, 2010

Oh my!!! They are one set of chompers! A terrific image!! #8282729

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict January 09, 2010

Oh my, this is a beauty, Laura, great work!

Dominick #8282793

Michelle Alton January 09, 2010

I really like the one you entered, Laura. A little well-applied FRAC can sure change the personality of a kitty! #8282805

Stefania Barbier level-classic January 09, 2010

fantastic!!! #8282865

Courtenay Vanderbilt January 09, 2010

Great job Laura! Makes me think of Andy Warhol! #8282868

Douglas Pignet January 09, 2010

Don't you just love DD work. Great job here and wonderful treatment. #8282908

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 09, 2010

Fantastic digital work Laura! Jeff #8282934

Gina Cormier January 09, 2010

It's very cool!!!! #8283115

Ron McEwan January 09, 2010

Superb DD work Laura, I bet this would be awesome poster size #8283372

Patrick Rouzes level-classic January 09, 2010

Swanee, you have created a work of art here, my friend! You are becoming an expert at this! Exceptional DD work & creativity displayed here! I agree with Ron too! Indeed! #8283560

Tiia Vissak January 09, 2010

cool colors & effects! #8283641

Sam Britt January 09, 2010

Oh come, on that's just a yawn! Great capture & use of the frac filter, Laura. #8283665

Monnie Ryan January 09, 2010

Well shut my mouth, you've done it again, Laura! Fantastic effects!! #8283729

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 09, 2010

Good morning Lynne, Earl-y, Dominick, Michelle, Stef, Courtenay, Doug, Ron Patty, Tiia, Sam and Monnie!

Thanks everyone for coming to view my kitty! He was actually laying in my suitcase (on my clothes) taking a nap when I disturbed him with my camera!

BOY, the entered photo sure turned out huge. I want expecting that!

Anyway, Glad you like it. It was fun to make.


(Your comments were fun and very kind, Thanks!) #8283834

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic January 09, 2010

Wow, this is superb Laura, a work of art. I love what you did with this great cat and he's now a lot less ferocious with frac filter effects. Here kitty cat, just don't bite...! #8284243

Ann Coates level-classic January 09, 2010

Wow Laura, the effects you have used are amazing. Super cool image. #8284290

John Connolly January 09, 2010

Fabulous timing and wonderful effects, Laura! Stay warm, my friend! #8284372

Tammy Espino January 09, 2010

(((Yawning here, excuse me)))
You found your filter, haven't you? Awesome work!!! #8284442

Stephen Zacker January 09, 2010

:-) Fun capture and title #8284773

Chris Ebben January 09, 2010

No wonder the mail carrier throws the mail in!! Not waiting to see if it's a yawn or a growl.. Good one=^..^= #8285065

Barbara Waldoch January 09, 2010

If you have this hanging on the door, everybody will run away LOL
SCARY, but cool work, Laura! #8285172

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic January 09, 2010

HA, I am not sure that anyone will approach your house...wow...now I wonder what the growl sounds like!???
AWESOME DDR work, and excellent image! 8o) #8285254

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 09, 2010

Hi Reynaldo, Ann, John, Tammy, Steve, Chris, Barbara and Mumj!

Thank you all for your comments! They were fun to read. I apprecite all of you very much!

Door Sized Posters Available For $10.99 before tax. :)
(It pays for itself in the first week!)

-Laura #8285365

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic January 09, 2010

Super cool effects and treatment Laura!! Love this one! I'll take a poster! Hope it keeps the bill collectors away! LOL! Have a good one! Laura #8285427

ROLAN NARMAN January 10, 2010

Fantastic work Lulu! That's what I do at work during the week! LOL! #8286925

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 10, 2010

Too funny! Both of you!!!

Thanks so much Laura Lee and also Brother Rolan.

Okay- One poster coming up and brother, I hope you mean yawn and not ROAR at everyone! HA!

Thanks for the fun!

-Laura/Lu #8287383

Brett Dolsen January 11, 2010

Awesome Laura!!Hope we see this again!!Brett #8287941

Graham Robards January 11, 2010

Great work Swanee! Have been a bit quiet, I fell over carrying Bo! ~Pat #8288387

Renata Gusciora January 11, 2010

Wow!Thats super cool,Laura!:-)What a fabulous work!Unique effects! #8288943

Wm Nosal January 11, 2010

Cool Image! #8289154

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 11, 2010

Hi Brett! THANK YOU! That would be great is we do! :D


PAT! ARE YOU OKAY? I'll see you on e-mail. Thanks for the compliment!


Hi Renata! You're so sweet! Thank you SO MUCH!!!


Thanks Wayne!

-Laura #8289403

Karen Kessler January 11, 2010

Question is...WHICH kitty?! Really cool work, Lala! It would definitely scare off my postman since he delivers mail right to my house (not on the street)! :) #8290024

Mary K. Robison January 12, 2010

I'm gone a few days, and you post all kinds of wonderful images!!
Pom, you and the Frac Filter truly were made for each other. (I may be repeating myself...) Great yawn capture, and the end result of your DDR work and composition is marvelous! #8290459

Tommy E. Burgess January 12, 2010

Fantastic capture of your terrifying kitty Laura!! lol. Excellent DD work! #8292886

Christine Lobsinger level-classic January 12, 2010

OMG - I'd throw your mail at your door too....heheh..
WOWO... excellent DDR work Lala!!!
Great kitty teeth and tongue shot!!!
Also, your crop is fantastic!


Kirsten Kiki Kjaer January 15, 2010

BIG WOW!! I'm glad I'm not a Mail Carrier! Not only do I have to fear the dogs, but now cats too??? Too much.
This is really fabulous, SSSLala. Awesome capture and just as awesome work. #8299586

Julianne Bradford January 15, 2010

This is so great Laura..winner time! #8300814

Nancy L. Green level-classic January 20, 2010

OH MY GOSH Laura, this is WILD!!! I have shots of my cats, but never seem to catch them yawning like this, WTG!!! <>< #8317634

Irene Colling level-classic January 25, 2010

Is this the Scrabble playing cat? With a growl like that its no wonder he wins. #8328665

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 14, 2010

Hi you guys! Your comments are a hoot! Thank you all so much!

Irene, no. My cat FANG is the one that plays Scrabble. He's GOOD too. Keeps a close eye on the timer...

Enjoyed the fun!

-Laura #8454082

Annette Carr May 10, 2010

Excellent capture, superb crop, and amazing effects. You have created another spectacular piece of art. This is a favorite of favorites! #8602555

Annette Carr October 09, 2010

Maybe the ferocious feline will haunt our halloween trip? #8956648

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic October 16, 2011

This is spectacular Laura. It has such a fierce emotion roaring off the page. The fine detail makes it spectacular. Love it but not getting too close lol. Hope to see this one as a winner. #9738575

Emile Abbott level-classic October 16, 2011

Somebody is have PMS. Nice work Laura. #9739000

John Connolly October 16, 2011

It looks like puss had a good dental technician, Sister Laura! What a crazy close up, well done my friend! #9739031

JO ANN CLEVELAND October 20, 2011

LOL..can't look at this without yawning! lol

Great capture girl!

jo ann c. #9751319

Lydia Williams level-classic November 01, 2011

Awesome Laura..!!!! #9777711

Lydia Williams level-classic December 14, 2011

Fantastic Finalist, Laura. Congratulations to you! I love it! #9865180

Tammy Espino December 14, 2011

Congrats Laura loo loo on this so cool finalist!!! :) #9865387

Douglas Pignet December 14, 2011

Congrats on this great finalist...way to go!!! #9865708

Wm Nosal December 14, 2011

Congratulations, Laura! #9865715

Kim Andelkovic December 14, 2011

Congrats on your wonderful finalist :-) #9865840

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic December 14, 2011

Love this image Laura and so glad to see it wearing a finalist button. Good luck. #9866005

Monnie Ryan December 14, 2011

Congratulations on your November Finalist award, Miss Laura! #9866139

Neal D. Hatcher December 14, 2011

Congratulations-Good luck next round #9866326

Mary K. Robison December 14, 2011

Loved this in 2010, Pommers, and really love it now as a Finalist!
CONGRATULATIONS to you, and fingers crossed that the silver turns to gold soon. :-D #9866627

Daniella Puente December 14, 2011

Super cool Laura!!! congrats and good luck next :) #9866793

Ellen Hodges December 14, 2011

Huge congrats and very best luck with this awesome finalist, Laura!!! #9867055

Ken Smith level-classic December 14, 2011

Ahhhh, the ole Frac filter...it's cool for sure and translated this into an awesome work of art, Laura. Congrats!! #9867157

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 14, 2011

Hi Everyone! WOW!!! What a terrific surprise!!!

(God rest his little soul. We lost him in May. He was 18.)

He was the most amazing cat I have ever had the honor to know.

His name was LUCKY BOY. He got a Finalist when he was alive, too, and I was unable to explain it to him then as well as now but I am so so pleased that he and I got this honor today.

Thank you all again and Thank You Better Photo. I really enjoyed making this image.

-Laura #9867214

Stefania Barbier level-classic December 14, 2011

huge congrats on your wonderful finalist!!! #9867528

Christine Lobsinger level-classic December 15, 2011

Hi Sis, Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist!
Smiling again,
Chris #9868045

Emile Abbott level-classic December 15, 2011

Congratulations from one feline lover to the next on this awesome finalist, Laura. #9868230

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic December 15, 2011

on your very deserving FINALIST!

8o) #9868274

Kathy Salerni level-classic December 15, 2011

Huge congrats on this awesome Finalist and good luck in the next round, Laura! #9868634

Bojan Bencic level-classic December 15, 2011

Ferocious! Congratulations on your finalist, Laura. #9868698

Ann Coates level-classic December 15, 2011

Congratulations Laura, your treatment is spot on. Good luck in the next round. #9868864

Eivor Kuchta December 15, 2011

Great work, Laura! Congratulations on your finalist! #9868944

Nancy L. Green level-classic December 15, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS Laura on this wonderful finalist!!! <>< #9869268

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 15, 2011

SO MUCH EVERYONE!!! :))) This is such a big treat and a real honor!

-Laura :D
(Sis!) #9869511

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna December 15, 2011

I'm soooooooooooo happy to see this made it to the finals, NL! Now for the next round! WTG girl! :-) NN #9869961

JO ANN CLEVELAND December 15, 2011

Soo well deserved, congrats Laura!


jo ann c. #9870089

Chris Ebben December 15, 2011

I'm with Emile......Congratulations from one feline lover to the next on this awesome finalist. I know Lucky Boy would be very pleased for you too=^..^=

Stefania Barbier level-classic December 16, 2011

beautiful winner, congratulations!!! #9871779

Monnie Ryan December 16, 2011

Woo hoo - congratulations, Laura!! #9871856

Terry Cervi level-deluxe December 16, 2011

WTG, Laura! Congrats on your super win! #9871875

Kim Andelkovic December 16, 2011

Fantastic Win, Congratulations Laura ;-) #9871909

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 16, 2011

What a GREAT win, Laura-HUGE CONGRATULATIONS! #9872042

Lorna Shutter December 16, 2011

Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place Win for this AWESOME image of your dear sweet, FEROCIOUS Lucky Boy!!!!! Wish he were here so that you could celebrate with him!!! WTG, Sis!!! I'm really proud of you!!! :)


Ann Coates level-classic December 16, 2011

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS LAURA! You so deserve this. Fantastic to see a Gold under this. Well done. #9872274

Chris Budny level-deluxe December 16, 2011

Woohoo!!! Congratulations, Laura! Frac is cool, and I'd have to say not every image benefits from it---but this one is a perfect marriage! #9872346

Val Feldman level-classic December 16, 2011

Oh, smilin' real big here, LOTW! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me...can I borrow some??? Pretty please???!!! Hugest and warmest congratulations on a very fine piece of artistic, imaginative and creative artwork that has a wonderful and WELL-DESERVED Gold Badge attached! WTG! #9872484

Mukesh Srivastava December 16, 2011

Huge Congrats for the Gold,Laura!!! #9872490

Carol Eade level-addict December 16, 2011

Love the fract filter on this, Laura, congratulations! #9872514

Robert K. Bemus level-classic December 16, 2011

Congratulations on your Win!! #9872574

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 16, 2011

WOW!!!!! What a nice surprise!!!!


I, too, wish little Lucky Boy was still here so I could give him a big kiss! :D

What a thrill! Thank you all for your wonderful comments. They mean so much to me!

BIG HOLIDAY HUGS TO EACH OF YOU and Thank You Betterphoto.com !!

Huge smiles here!!!

Carolyn McIntosh December 16, 2011

Congratulations from one Albertan to another . . what an amazing piece of work you have created here!!!! #9872617

Ellen Hodges December 16, 2011

Huge congrats on a absolutely fantastic winner, Laura!!! #9872764

Tammy Espino December 16, 2011

Congrats on your win! :) #9872790

Michelle Alton December 16, 2011

This just about "done in" my scrolling finger, Laura! Big, wide-mouthed congratulations! #9872805

Renee Doyle December 16, 2011

Congratulations on this wonderful winner Laura!! #9872862

Kathy Salerni level-classic December 16, 2011

Huge congrats on your Gold Winning image, Laura! WTG! #9872891

Rona L. Schwarz December 16, 2011

This is a marvelous piece of art, Laura, and just a wonderful example of your creativity and imagination! Your DD work has always amazed me. I have owned this filter for quite some time, but never used it - and I even have 2 cats!!! I am definitely going to try it out now! But am thrilled to see this with a BIG GOLD BADGE! MANY, MANY CONGRATULATIONS!!! #9872917

Joannie Bertucci level-classic December 16, 2011

Now this is one "fractured" cat Laura! :-) I love it when this filter is used to it's best advantage and you did just that! Congrats on your gold recognition! #9872989

Christine Lobsinger level-classic December 16, 2011

CatUlations Miss Laura...
A fantastic DDR masterpiece...
Congrats to you on your awesome WINNER!!!
Smiling Chris #9873011

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 16, 2011

THANK YOU Pictures, Images and Photos

ALL VERY MUCH!!!! You know, the Frac filter looks great on cats, birds, dogs, wood and many things, (have any ZOO images? GO FOR IT!) but truly it's hit and miss. It's a tricky thing. You have to have patience and HOPE! Lol!!!
(And to know when to stop and try another image!!! FOR SURE!)

This is a huge honor and sharing it with you makes it even better!


-Laura :D

P.S. I'm proud to be surrounded by so many talented people. Many of you have truly helped me to grow over the years and I am eternally grateful for this! #9873049

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe December 16, 2011

Wow, amazing job on this fine Winner Laura! WTG. #9873050

Mary K. Robison December 17, 2011

So glad to see the silver HAS turned to gold on this wonderful image!!
A huge CONGRATULATIONS to you, PommaLlama! #9873289

Neal D. Hatcher December 17, 2011

Congratulations on this well deserved Gold #9873422

Bojan Bencic level-classic December 17, 2011

Cool. Congratulations on your win, Laura! #9873472

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic December 17, 2011

Winner #9873680

Stephen Zacker December 17, 2011

Very Cool. Congratulations Laura #9873695

Lydia Williams level-classic December 17, 2011

Oh, Laura...this is wonderful..I am so happy for you. Great work with the frac filter...perfect! Love it!

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna December 17, 2011

WTG on this wonderful winner, NL! :-) k #9874151

Karen Kessler December 17, 2011

Congratulations, Sis!!! I knew you could do it! Uh oh, I feel a dance coming on...


Randy D. Dinkins level-classic December 18, 2011

Ya picked the perfect Frac setting. Great job and congratulations.

(Haven't been able to play much with the Frac filter since going Mac - wish Redfield would move the code over...oh well :(. Keep 'em coming. #9875301

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 18, 2011

ThankYouHeartRosesPink Pictures, Images and Photos

VERY VERY MUCH EVERYONE!!!!! :))))) #9875805

Patrick Rouzes level-classic December 18, 2011

Congratulations on this creative & amazing Winner, Laura Swanee! WTG, my friend! #9875856

Emile Abbott level-classic December 18, 2011

Congratulation Laura on you winner. WTG #9875974

Merna L. Nobile December 18, 2011

What could be more important in life than to know in our hearts that in everything we have tried to do, we have done our very best?
Congratulations for your magnificent contribution for the month of November, 2011.
Merna Nobile

Graham Robards December 18, 2011

Oh wow little sister, so much has has happened since I have been away.

Cool or what that Lucky Boy is immortalised again!

Congratulations. Patxxxx #9876677

Cindy Bendush level-classic December 18, 2011

Love it! Huge congratulations on your beautiful winner Laura! #9876781

JO ANN CLEVELAND December 19, 2011

Congratulations on your well deserved 2nd Place Gold Winner! Great digital skills Laura!

jo ann c.

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer December 24, 2011

HUUUGE CONGRATULATIONS, Sister. I am so very proud of you. #9884738

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic December 24, 2011

Congratulations Laura! Wonderful work. Merry Christmas! #9884882

Laura Greene January 14, 2012

Congratulations, Laura! Once again your work just amazeds me. Incredible. #9920496

Laura E. Swan level-classic June 01, 2014

Thank you all very much for the

Congratulations photo: Congratulations 1bloemen_congratulations.gif

Much Appreciated and sorry to be so late here!

I hope that animation showed up above. They don't seem to be working right tonight.

-Laura #11057991

Neal D. Hatcher June 02, 2014

-----------"CONGRATULATIONS"------------ #11058051

Annette Carr July 17, 2014

Was this Fangy? I remember this from years back. AMAZING art. #11087177

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic March 09, 2016

Always have LOVED this one!!! Congrats again sis for the judges best pick!!!! Yea!!!!!!! #11444610

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 09, 2016

Hi Neal, Nette and Laura! :) Thank you so much. This was our Tuxedo Cat named Lucky Boy. He was the Alpha Male of the three kitties and lived 18 years. he was so very beautiful. I wish he knew he won cream of the crop for the 20 year BP celebration! Thanks all! Much appreciated! #11444643

Emile Abbott level-classic March 10, 2016

Congratulations on another Best of the Best, Laura. #11444817

Lydia Williams level-classic March 10, 2016

Congrats Sis! Love it! #11445141

Mary K. Robison March 11, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS, Pom, on this sweet image of Lucky Boy getting an All-Time Gold EP! He deserves to be among the All-Timer crowd!! ;-D
Best of luck in the next rounds, Kiddo! #11445949

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 11, 2016

Hi You Three. It's a joy to see you. Thank you so much. I wish all of my boys were still here. I miss them so much. We talk about them and remember them daily. I'm super proud Lucky Boy is up there at the top where he is in our hearts, too! :) Thank you so much again! -Little Sister Pommy :) #11445988

Annette Carr March 16, 2016

This is my all time favorite of your images. Phenomenal! #11447989

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 17, 2016

:D Thank you Sister! :D #11448101

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 18, 2016

Hey! They took the GOLDEN EP off. I guess little Lucky Boy didn't make the next round? But I am so happy that they considered it. Thanks so much Nette! :)

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 18, 2016

Hey! They took the GOLDEN EP off. I guess little Lucky Boy didn't make the next round? But I am so happy that they considered it. Thanks so much Nette! :)

Annette Carr March 19, 2016

Awww bummer. Well it's an amazing photo regardless. You are a creative genius in the DDR. #11449096

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 19, 2016

:) Thank you!! :) #11449097

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic March 21, 2016

YIPPPPEEEEEE!!!!! Congratulations AGAIN sis for the All Time Best Pick!!!!!!Glad they put it back on!!!!! #11450000

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic March 21, 2016

YIPPPPEEEEEE!!!!! Congratulations AGAIN sis for the All Time Best Pick!!!!!!Glad they put it back on!!!!! #11450001

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic April 18, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS SIS on your Staff Fave!!!! Hope this goes all the way!! #11463349

Lydia Williams level-classic April 19, 2016

So happy to see these golds here Sis! Well done and deserved! :)) #11463430

Carolyn McIntosh April 19, 2016

One amazing piece of art #11463470

Laura E. Swan level-classic April 19, 2016

Thank you Laura Lee, Lydia and Carolyn!! Really kind of you!! :) Pretty exciting!! #11463478

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic October 18, 2016

Great DD work on this image of Fangy, and congratulations on your gold! #11528099

Laura E. Swan level-classic October 18, 2016

Hi Amanda. Thank you so much. This is one of my all time favorite DDR images. This one is "Lucky Boy". He was our Alpha Male and King of the Jungle around here. It broke our hearts when we had to put him down. Just like your Kitty "Van" today. Lucky was so weak and his kidneys were shut down. It was one of the worst days of our lives. So now we cherish our memories of all the great and wonderful years we had with him when he ROARED and was the KING! Just like in this photo. :))))) And he was so cute really. He was actually just yawning but we can pretend, can't we? :D xo Our love to you tonight. So very sorry about Van. And thanks for visiting Lucky Boy's Gold Win tonight. He'd be proud to know you honored he and I ! -Laura :) #11528100

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