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:camera: Nikon D3100, 18-55mm
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Post-processing: Contrast, dodge & burn, black and white gradient map

This was taken this summer, this kitten had such a personality! :love:
Hope you like it!

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Normally I'm not one for cat photos. That's mostly due to the amount of crappy cat photos I see on deviantart and generally see in my inbox everyday. But, this photo is the exception!

Technically you've done a great job! The only reason for a four instead of five stars is the focus. The focus runs from the cats face towards the viewer and the plank on the left side of the cat is in focus. It would, in my opinion, have been better with more of the cats body in focus rather than the plank.
The DoF seems perfect, I like how the background compliments the colors and patterns of the cat, which is enforced by the choice of black and white.

I feel the cropping and composition is sufficient and the focus is kept on the face of the cat (thereby enforcing the title too!).

The low rating on originality is mostly because of the subject. Cats have been photographed in every possible way and there's really not that much of originality in this subject anymore.

All in all a good photo of an overused subject ;)
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Though I know it has been mentioned previously that there are a TON of cat pictures out there, there still are some that stand out; I feel that this is one of them. You captured a beautiful expression and the focus is spot on! That being said, here are some of my comments regarding your questions:

First, the composition is really wonderful. I'm a fan of the rule of thirds, and I think you used it effectively here. Similarly, the negative space on the left of the image seems to balance out the photo relatively well. I would maybe like to see a little more "empty space" to the left (this could be more of a personal taste thing), since the image feels like it is sort of in between being a closer crop of the cat and a slightly more zoomed out shot. Hopefully that makes a slight bit of sense! Haha!

Next, the use of black and white here is perfect: I think that if it were a colored version, it might be a little too busy to really be able to focus on the main subject of the photograph. It adds almost a melancholy feel, when you look at it. One can definitely feel emotion emanating from this piece.

Finally, with regards to the background- I am torn. To one extent, it is a little distracting mainly due to the tree and the light filtering in from between the branches. On the other hand, it gives this shot a natural, almost spontaneous feel (as opposed to a staged or studio shot). So, here, I would say just go with what you like, or feel works with what you want to photograph to portray.

All in all, you did a great job! :clap:

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TeaPhotography Aug 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great in bw! :clap:
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UntilForever-Photos Apr 16, 2013  Student Photographer
Gorgeous photo! :clap:
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luckydesigns Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :heart:
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This photo has been featured here: [link] :love:
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luckydesigns Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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silencesPL Mar 1, 2013  Student Photographer
Amazing! I love cats! <3
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luckydesigns Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :meow:
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bloodawni Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, what a sweet looking kitten. This is a lovely photograph-- I enjoyed the use of black & white, and your depth of field.
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luckydesigns Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahh thank you! :huggle:
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bloodawni Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. :)
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