Uploaded: March 27, 2010


Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: -1.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, ISO: 320, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 26.00 mm, Model: E-3


Ann Coates level-classic March 27, 2010

I love black cats and this kitten is soooo cute! Beautiful portrait. #1252839

Thomas E. Hinds March 28, 2010

Very nicely captured! Cutest kitty! #8489807

Vickie L. Holt March 28, 2010

Thanks! And the "capture" wasn't actually that difficult. :-) I do the photography for Angels of Assisi Animal Shelter in Roanoke, Virginia, and I have developed an innovation that allows me to photograph any kitten with ease. Most of my kitten photos are similar to this little guy, meaning that they sit still and pose perfectly. I'm actually writing a book that will outline my tips, tricks and techniques for taking photos like this in the very non-studio and hectic setting of an animal shelter. I managed this little guy's photo in less than 5 minutes! #8489846

Nichon L. Thorstrom Smith April 18, 2010

Congrats on this cutie! I hope he found a good home as all the others you photograph at the shelter. #8544610

Thomas E. Hinds April 18, 2010

Fabulous Finalist! #8544997

Sherran Andersen level-classic April 18, 2010

Congrats Vickie. #8545633

Melissa G. Meiselman April 19, 2010

Big congratulations on this wonderful finalist!!! #8549344

Michelle D. Allen April 20, 2010

What a story. He's beautiful. I hope he found a home. Thanks for sharing your gift with our most unfortunate little friends. You are an angel. Congrats on being a well deserved finalist!! #8556014

Merna L. Nobile April 21, 2010

Hi Vickie: What a sweet and touching image. Congratulations on
your Finalist Award. Sincerely, Merna

Chris Ebben October 25, 2010

I'm sure with the help of this wonderful picture, he was able to find a home. Good work=^..^= #8993798

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