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Elegance by Lilyas Elegance by Lilyas
My beloved animal friend Ben! Cutest cat ever! :love:


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Camera: Canon EOS 30D
Lens: Canon EF 100 mm 1:2.8 Macro USM
Editing: Photoshop CS3
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Critique by Nightmare-Deity Sep 10, 2009, 7:57:56 AM
Utterly stunning, the small range of colors really highlight each other well, I've never noticed those details on a cat, the iris, the pupil, the way the fur grows around it's whiskers....and I lived with 7 of them once, and spent alot of time studying them.
My only suggestion would be maybe taking it with the whole face in focus? (or now you've done it just sharpen it) I find when looking at the focused parts the rest of the blurry features are a little distracting and confusing.
Again, magnificent, even the background is perfect for this particular type of photo, and instant fav:+fav:
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The incredible details on the cat eye are really impressive, made it by a right focus on it. The good quality of the lens make apper all that hairy details of the fur, bringing a high definition of every part of it.

You capture the precise moment to shot, the cats are quite restless and curious, and that its something to empahsize in this work.

The lightness its the right, you can see the shape of the face whit the nice a and soft shadows over it. So is not a flat portrait at all.

And last, the DOF make the cat detached from the back so its well used.
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Frozzenhell Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful.
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PancakeGoddess11 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
The color of the nose, and eye really bring out the picture!.
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x-VivaerethAlonia-x Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student General Artist
This has been featured in my journal.
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Lilyas Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
:iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2:
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x-VivaerethAlonia-x Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Student General Artist
:iconyourewelcome1plz::iconyourewelcome2plz::iconyourewelcome3bplz::iconyourewelcome4plz:
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x-VivaerethAlonia-x Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Student General Artist
You really nailed the composition on this one. And the detail is splendid. Well done!
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lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous! Clap 
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ReiReiSerenade Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
very impact-full for such a simple image :clap:
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   General Artist
Awww dear Ben! :love:
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:iconlilyas:
Lilyas Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah, my cutie. He is still my best buddy. :iconcatsinloveplz:
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TheDarknessDragon1 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:squee: OMG AWESOME! SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
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HamstaLuva Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ben is so cutee
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Lilyas Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
He is the cutest of all! :iconcatsinloveplz:
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skitty2bruce Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
shes a butiful animal! your so good at photagraphy
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KittySib Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think he's cute, but my cat is cutest in the world to me!:D
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Beautiful cat!!!..
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful capture...Beautiful kitty! Reminds me of one of my own. [link]
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missdjt Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
So pretty!!!
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TomWilcox Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
A great photo! I love the boldness of it. Great selective focus!
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Moonlight2095 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Kitttty~ :love: :love: :iconexcitedmeowplz: :love: :love:
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mpg13artworks Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
Reminds me of my cat whitie. R.I.P. :(
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Naoe-chan Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
:love: :love: :love:
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weirdness-is-cul Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
i LOVE his eyes!
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mlh-photography Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
love it.. so cute.
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Tami-lioness Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
beautiful photo!!!!
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ajsanaje1 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Is this how they look solemn?
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mona-orlysa Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student General Artist
the cat is beautiful... perfect photo!
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hazel-eyez-raine Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
so cute
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zelda4eva Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
such a pretty kitty!! :)
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MyLastBlkRose Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Your cat and my cat would make beautiful babehz<3
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ElaineLoree Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful eye
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Trisscarr Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Wow, the shot is simply amazing, and the eyes are so mesmerizing.
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Wivoatt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010   General Artist
:O wow! Beautiful, amazing! :heart:

The detail is beautiful!
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Matzutzi Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
This is one of the best cat that i ever saw in my entire life. Focus in the quality of the photo, the great details and the nice colors captured in the hair, the sharpen of the face too. My congratulations to you.

Ill upload some pictures of my cat, then you can see him ^^
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Lilyas Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
:iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2:
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Chibi-Rukia-Chan Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
This is a gorgeous photo. :3 My cat looks just like this! :D:D:D
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slimjim123 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
awwwwwwwwww he's so cute! ^^
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yzorderrex22 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
He's a handsome cat...love this shot!

:salute::rage: on!

P.S. Thanks for the :llama:
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wolfen-graphix Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010   General Artist
Beautiful photo of a beautiful cat! :hearth:
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Cuiledhwen Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010   Photographer
Excellent shot I love the eyes! :)
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moviegirl78 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Hi there and congratulations! :w00t:

This image has been featured in this news article: [link]

Please be sure to fave the article to help yourself and the other featured artists get seen and to check out all the other wonderful art that has been featured :D :hug:
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Tenten4578 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous eyes. :iconblushplz:
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t-lis Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
You are lucky to have such friend ^___^
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DalMonte Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Cats are the best models ever!
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soulDLP Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010   Traditional Artist
OMG, these eyes!!! amazing!! *__*
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Lovely!
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FJavier1 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
beauty cat!
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lollipopcat Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Niiiiiiiceeee piic :love: I love cats ^^
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Ewiger-Schatten Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Amen for this! :meow:
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 30D
Shutter Speed
1/640 second
Aperture
F/8.0
Focal Length
100 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Sep 7, 2009, 2:42:59 PM
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