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Cunning kitty

Posted by
Michael Skorulski (Toronto, Canada) on 14 August 2008 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

After all the heat and opulence of Abu Dhabi, I thought we would return to the coolness of a Slovak winter to watch kitty sneaking up on an old spinning wheel lying in the snow. We found kitty as an abandoned orphan only a few weeks old.

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

adorable! wonderful shot here Michael -- i just love the sly moods of cats! :)

14 Aug 2008 5:19am

@dj.tigersprout: Thank you very much, Jaycee.

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

The textures in the snow and all of the shadow play make this special.

14 Aug 2008 5:27am

@Stephen Phillips: That's what I liked in it. Thank you, Stephen.

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Such a beautiful image. The cat appears to be sneaking up on whatever that is. I used to have a black cat. They're gorgeous.

14 Aug 2008 5:39am

@sherri: Thank you, Sherri. black cats are among my favorites.

Zygene from morlaix, France

Jolie lumière et belle atmosphère.

14 Aug 2008 5:44am

@Zygene: Merci, Zygene.

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

What a nice composition !

14 Aug 2008 5:56am

@Calusarus: thank you, Calusarus.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Love the black cat. ;) So sweet.
Love the play of light and shadow.

14 Aug 2008 6:25am

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you very much, Ana Lúcia.

Cia from Kvänum, Sweden

Lovely image! The black cat is wonderful

14 Aug 2008 6:55am

@Cia: Thank you, Cia.

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

What an impressive combination of an everyday animal and such an old-style working equipment. Great!

14 Aug 2008 7:21am

@Mirko Herzner: thank you very much, Mirko. I appreciate that.

Morgane from Laroque Timbaut, 47, France

great compostision and light ! love this

14 Aug 2008 7:35am

@Morgane: Thank you, Morgane.

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Haha, very refreshing!
For that spinning wheel you would fetch a good price here...

14 Aug 2008 8:31am

@MadScientist: Thank you, MS. I figured it was so valuable.

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Very good photo. So crisp and colours are really good.

14 Aug 2008 9:19am

@António Pires: Thank you, António.

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Love the composition, Michael! Kitty is adorable. I had a Kitty, too! Appeared here as a kitten and we kept her for 17 years!

14 Aug 2008 10:32am

@Betty: That's a long time. thanks for the great comment, Betty.

Judy from Brooksville-Florida,, United States

Ohhhhhhhh, first I want to right the spinning wheel and then pick up the kitty, but that would spoil your wonderful composition, Michael, and leave too many footprints in the pristine snow. I really like this.

14 Aug 2008 10:41am

@Judy: Thanks so much, Judy.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Wow, beautiful cat, amazing photo you are so kind to care for the abandonned, snow? not yet my friend, not ready lol

14 Aug 2008 12:30pm

@Lorraine: I guess I miss snow in the heat of Saudi Arabia. Thank you, Lorraine.

Tracey from White Hall, United States

The lighting is great in this one. And of course, the cuteness factor is off the charts!

14 Aug 2008 12:36pm

@Tracey: Many thanks, Tracey.

MJ from Delaware, United States

Great framing... I love the shadows, and of course the cat>>>>>>

14 Aug 2008 1:10pm

@MJ: Thank you very much, MJ.

shahab from Qazvin, Iran

Great composition & wonderful light!Excellent shot!

14 Aug 2008 1:59pm

@shahab: Thank you., shahab.

Porcsin from Debrecen, Hungary

Excellent composition!
I like the colours!

14 Aug 2008 2:07pm

@Porcsin: Thank you, Porcsin.

Ginnie from Atlanta, Georgia, United States

The curious cat is in its glory! So is the spinning wheel!

14 Aug 2008 2:14pm

@Ginnie: Thank you very much, Ginnie.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Interesting photo. The spinning wheel seems to be in pretty good shape.

14 Aug 2008 3:07pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve. Yes, we use it to put flowers on in summer.

kerfendal from Paris, France

very good shot, as contrast you cannot do better

14 Aug 2008 3:58pm

@kerfendal: Thank you, Kerfandel.

alla from Toronto, Canada

hehe, cute!

14 Aug 2008 4:42pm

@alla: Thanks, alla.

lucie from san francisco, United States

great cat. i am cold just thinking about it

14 Aug 2008 4:44pm

@lucie: Thanks, Lucie.

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

Great shot! Like theshadows :)

14 Aug 2008 6:08pm

@Ina: Thank you very much, Ina.

Marion from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

A cooling shot which we all need this time of the year. Today is going to be our hottest so far this year - 35C. What a cute kitty and I love the stealth in his step. Great capture Michael.

14 Aug 2008 7:20pm

@Marion: I certainly need cooling too. Here in Saudi Arabia, it is still above 40C. Many thanks, Marion.

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Black cat for good luck :) Looks like it's going hunting.

14 Aug 2008 7:38pm

@Observing: Practising hunting I guess. Thanks, Mike.

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Un beau chat noir, sur la neige blanche... une belle lumière, avec de longues ombres portées... on voit même les détails du bois vermoulu !!

14 Aug 2008 9:14pm

@Francesc B.: Merci, Francesc.

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

Fantastic. Black cat in white snow. Stuning light and composition. Very well done!

14 Aug 2008 9:34pm

@Rui: Thank you very much, Rui.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Belle composition avec le contraste chat noir sur la neige et les ombres.

14 Aug 2008 10:04pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Thank you, Evelyne.

Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

such a beauty Kitty! Little paws must be FREEZING though, great image, I can almost hear the soft cruching of ice under paws :o)

15 Aug 2008 1:22am

@Kylie Greenan: Yes, it was like that. thank you, Kylie.

Nick from OXFORD, United States

A lost cat??

16 Aug 2008 12:47am

@Nick: Actually an abandoned cat. thank you, Nick.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful composition, light and shadows. I like the cat's eyes.

16 Aug 2008 3:16am

@akarui: Me too. thank you, Akarui.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

The spinning wheel makes a beautiful objet here and the curiosity of the kitty is well captured! The way you made use of light is wonderful!

17 Aug 2008 1:17pm

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