Cat Photo Competition 6 2016 : Results

  • Competition Winner : First Prize
  • $678.80
  • Judges Comment
  • This is a truly unique image. The rich textures and tones, the creative angle, framing and depth of field, all make for a wonderful and immediately memorable image. Nicely done, and congratulations! ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is a spectacular black-and-white image. The shallow depth-of-field, the sharp focus on the cat, and choice to convert to black-and-white, make the cat truly stand out. I do find the top corners somewhat heavily vignetted, which draws attention somewhat from the cat, but otherwise, a wonderful image. ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is such a unique and very cinematic image. The simplicity of the elements -- wood fence, sky and cats -- make this image stand out. Truly wonderful. ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The most captivating feature of this image is the amazing face of this grizzled cat; the details are truly wonderful -- the half-bare nose, the short ears, but most of all the intense and stunning eyes. Wonderfully captured and managed in post. ~ illona
  • Photographers Comment
  • Melody Henkel, Boston, MA, Nikon D5200, hand edits Thanks for the recognition! This cat was rescued from a hoarding situation by the shelter I work with. The precipitating event was a house fire. Ember (great name or what) was one of 3 cats to survive the fire. As you can see she was badly burned, spent several weeks at the vets. But she is the most amazingly normal cat. Moshe sweet, and friendly and inquisitive. She was adopted by an amazing couple and live a wonderful life now. And yes, her eyes are that amazing.
  • jezandia.wixsite.com/jezandia-photography
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is such a sweet image. The kitten's captivating eyes draw us into this intimate photo. Great depth of field and detail, and wonderful smokey tones. Nicely done. ~ illona
  • Photographers Comment
  • Kaleb Fulton Savannah, GA Canon 7D mark ii
  • www.kalebfulton.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This image is so simple yet powerful ... perfectly framed and managed in post. The details of the light rimming on the cat's chest and legs, and the condensation on the window make us feel as if we are right there. Great shot. ~ illona
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you Illona for awarding me the mark of excellence. This little pussy and a pussy that we have gathered and who likes to spend her time behind the window to watch the street. A very curious ...
  • www.noelbrion.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is such a fabulous capture. The focus of the cat, the framing of it between the columns, and the decision to convert to black-and-white so that the image's simplicity draws us immediately to the cat, all make for a memorable photo. Nicely done. ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is just a fabulous capture and so perfectly timed. Great exposure and framing. Nicely done! ~ illona
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you very much for the honor.I am a cat lover, Kitties are my favorite subjects in photography.The photo was taken in Nippori Japan by sony a99.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • What a spectacular silhouette image. Wonderful capture and management in post. Well done. ~ illona
  • Photographers Comment
  • This shot is of my friend´s cat in her garden in Spain during the sunset. Please visit my web for more photos!
  • www.magdalenastrakova.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is a wonderful, black and white street image. Nicely seen and captured. ~ illona
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you very much for this award and congratulations to the winner and all other Mark of Excellence photographers. The picture was taken during a holiday in Lanzarote in 2016. Thank you again. Alex Graham Edinburgh Scotland