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DayDreamer by WishmasterAlchemist DayDreamer by WishmasterAlchemist

.:: DayDreamer ::.

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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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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relhom Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool eyes..:)
suremi Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
wow... your photos are wonderful ! I think I've fainted. ( your cat too ;)
RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Scooby777 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
sylverface Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful  !
SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
awww so pretty :)
wewe18 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student
waw, fantastic Clap Love 
LazyCat125 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This photo is soo amazing! beautiful!
GeminiArtNStock Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
i wanted the powershot SX1
as i had been using the S3 IS but now i am on a CANON 20D 
Leny97 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
this nose! :la:
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