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Spontaneous Portrait of a Thoughtful Cat


Originally posted December 8, 2009 | Revamped September 20, 2013



There isn't much to say about this cat portrait other than that it is one of favourite photos of Smarty and one of my favourite photos ever, and that it was about time it got a little revamp. (Oh, and that it appears to be one of your favourite photos of mine as well, considering the amount of comments, faves, and views it has collected over the years, which makes very happy, as it portrays my beloved kitty.)

I didn't do much though because I genuinely like it as it is. Still, I felt like a little editing was needed, so I removed the thin black border, updated the watermark with something more stylish, and finally saturated the colours just a little bit. :3



Shot with a Canon PowerShot SX1 IS | Postprocessed with Adobe Photoshop CS4
Full View recommended | I hope you'll like it!





This deviation participated in the Animal Portraits Contest promoted by *DeniseSoden and got the 7th Place!
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:iconbroadwinger:
This is amazing! You can see each strand of fur on this photo! The eyes are gorgeous too; I envy you for taking such an amazing photo! I couldn't take a photo with this much depth and sharpness to save my life. The lighting is perfect, too!
My favorite parts are the eyes and fur. You can see exactly which way the fur is moving, and the colors of the eyes.
The nose--you can see every hue of pink on the nose. It does give you that mood of daydreaming, of distant thoughts. The reflections in the cat's eyes can be a bit distracting to look at but, they also create the distant look of daydreaming.
Awesome photo; keep up the awesome photography :D
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The entire setup of this photograph goes to show that, while taking photographs of pets is not an easy task for anyone, the results always pay off in the end.

The focus on this photograph mixes well with the closeness to the subject's face (especially with the little "coffee grounds" or whatever is dotted on the cat's nose). Everything that portrays what the cat is both doing and thinking is well presented.

When you look into the cats' eyes, you start to wonder - as the title rightly suggests - what the cat might be daydreaming or thinking about. This photograph of a cat relaxing, with a very contended, thoughtful look on its face, may well mean anything to those who see this photo.
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isischneider Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015   Photographer
i have a cat that looks like smarty,his name is garfield,beautiful shot.
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:iconrelhom:
relhom Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool eyes..:)
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:iconsuremi:
suremi Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
wow... your photos are wonderful ! I think I've fainted. ( your cat too ;)
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:iconrezzanatakol:
RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
:love:
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:iconscooby777:
Scooby777 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful...beautiful...beautiful!!
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:iconsylverface:
sylverface Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful  !
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:iconseawhisper:
SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
awww so pretty :)
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:iconwewe18:
wewe18 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student
waw, fantastic Clap Love 
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:iconlazycat125:
LazyCat125 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This photo is soo amazing! beautiful!
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GeminiArtNStock Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013   Digital Artist
wow
i wanted the powershot SX1
as i had been using the S3 IS but now i am on a CANON 20D 
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:iconleny97:
Leny97 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this nose! :la:
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:iconhe11o-kitty:
he11o-kitty Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Very lovely close up
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:iconmecengineer:
mecengineer Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
excellent
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:iconrosewarrior89:
RoseWarrior89 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
I love this shot! Are those spots on the cats nose real? I've never seen cats with those... dumb question, I know.
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:iconwishmasteralchemist:
WishmasterAlchemist Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, they're "cat freckles", they're not unusual in red cats and tend to increase in number as the cat grows older.
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RoseWarrior89 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
Wow! That's amazing, I have never heard of that marking before. Hmm, I think I smell that new charrie smell. LOL.
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Akirahpaws Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Congrats! You're photo was chosen to be in the #PhotographyArmys "Best of Photo" Folder! If you have any time, visit it!
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:iconwishmasteralchemist:
WishmasterAlchemist Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, it's much appreciated! :bow:
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:iconakirahpaws:
Akirahpaws Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
You're welcome! :)
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:iconeliien11:
Eliien11 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! May I ask what camera you use?
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:iconwishmasteralchemist:
WishmasterAlchemist Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! See the photo description or my FAQs.
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:iconscooby777:
Scooby777 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This one is still one of my all time favorite Kitty captures! Have you ever looked at my kitty captures?
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:iconwishmasteralchemist:
WishmasterAlchemist Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod: Shy William and Honey are truly beautiful, but my favourite is probably Boo :3
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:iconscooby777:
Scooby777 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Me, too! I love bratty Boo Kitty so much. Thanks for thinking so!
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goRillA-iNK Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student General Artist
I am always day dreaming. :aww:
I love this a lot. :love:
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:iconprettyflour:
prettyflour Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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SuzanneMoseley Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Thank you for the fav on my Andalusian Stallion. I came by to peak at you and was blown away, in particular by this photo. I would be thrilled if you'd let me paint or draw this (traditional). The lighting and color detail would be a great challenge and a lot of fun. Would you mind if I did? I certainly credit back to the original. Sometimes my originals sell and I request permission for that as well if you don't mind. (I need the money! lol) You actually have several pieces that have my drawing hand tweaking lol.
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:iconwishmasteralchemist:
WishmasterAlchemist Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Permission granted :nod: thank you for asking first. I like your style and a lot of artists seem to be eager to make their own painting of this photo, so I can't wait to see your version of Smarty =D
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ValeBathory Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's great!
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:iconsarahkat3:
sarahkat3 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student
awwww he's so cute <3
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:iconsarahharas07:
Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi :wave: you can see the drawing I did of Smarty here [link]
Thanks very much :huggle:
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:iconwishmasteralchemist:
WishmasterAlchemist Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for the link, it looks stunning! :love: I had to download the high resolution image to admire the eyes and fur in full details :meow: and the credits are just perfect, thank you! :heart:
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome, :icongladlikeplz:
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FF-Sauge Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
This photo is just superb.
Details and colors of pelage are impressive ^^

[Sorry, I'm bad in english. I would like to develop my impressions but I can't :/ ]
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:iconsarahharas07:
Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, can I use this picture as a reference for a drawing please :D
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:iconwishmasteralchemist:
WishmasterAlchemist Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, you can :nod: and honestly after seeing your gallery and what you can do with pastels I can't wait to see your portrait of Smarty =D
Just remember to credit the original in the description and of course send me a link to your piece when it's done :) and thank you for asking first!
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, and I'll credit you of coarse.
Smarty is a very beautiful cat he reminds me of a cat i used to have, though he was not as pretty :D
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:iconsarahharas07:
Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I read your faq list and see it's okay, I will send you a link and give you credit of coarse
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AnnemiekedW Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely picture :heart: I love ginger cats, they are so beautiful - I really like the little freckles on the nose on this one :love:
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it :iconlovecatsplz:
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:iconbleskobleska:
Bleskobleska Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Cute. I love cats.
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xXEm-033Xx Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student General Artist
it's like she's posing :D
love the feel :XD:
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shazzack12 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Hi, can i ask for your permission to use this image as a reference to my painting?
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:iconwishmasteralchemist:
WishmasterAlchemist Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod: Permission granted, thank you for asking first! Once the painting is done send me a link because I definitely want to see it, and please credit the original in the description, that's all! :)
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Kalgor-sama Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
yeahh is beautiful!!!
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:iconhowl93:
Howl93 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
ADORABLE...!!! ;)
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:iconiam-sherlocked:
iam-SHERLOCKED Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love the little dots on the nose, adorable <3
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:iconaquariusdanica:
aquariusdanica Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Such an adorable face. ^0^ I really like the angle on this, its a great close up, and you captured it at the right moment, kitty looks so blissful.
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:iconjessthellamaqueen:
jessthellamaqueen Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
aww i really wanna hug that kitty cat! :D
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pressthe8 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
This needs to be a DD! :D It's amazing!
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