Cat Photo Competition 2 2017 : Results

  • Competition Winner : First Prize
  • $678.80
  • Judges Comment
  • What a stunning image. The black-and-white conversion is so clean with deep blacks and crisp whites; the depth of field is absolutely gorgeous, the framing strong, and the subject so captivating. An instant fave. Nice job and congratulations! ~ illona
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you so much, it's a great honour for me. I took this picture in Bergen, Norway in 2015. I was walking through streets among lovely white houses and I've spotted this amazing cat staring at as through the window as he is the king of the neighbourhood. I took this picture with Canon 5D mark III and 35mm lens.
  • alicjazmyslowska.pl
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • What a lovely image of this absolutely sweet Sphinx. The centered framing works well ... I almost wonder if a vertical framing (in camera) would have made a stronger composition, showing more of the unique lightbulb which has captivated the cat's attention. But a very sweet image. Nicely done. ~ illona
  • Photographers Comment
  • Kaleb Fulton Savannah, GA Sony a7ii with 50mm/1.8
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The strength in this image is the clean tones, the strong framing, and those eyes. One can imagine this cat is about to get a bath and isn't too pleased about it. Nicely seen, captured and managed in post. ~ illona
  • Photographers Comment
  • I took this at my grandma's house right before my dad shooed the cat, Sweetie, out of the sink. I used my Nikon D7000 with a 50 mm lens. Thanks to the judges for this recognition. Grandma will be excited to hear that her cat got a mark of excellence :)
  • m.yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/profile/1502263/#/photos/
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • What a wonderfully rich image. Among the subtle tones is a variety of textures and lines, and in the center of it all, this brilliant white feline with its mesmerizing stare. Beautifully seen and captured! ~ illona
  • Photographers Comment
  • Many thanks to the juris for this brand of excellence. This photo was my first picture taken with my Leica Q. I had just left the house and right next to it was this beautiful cat at the window to land with his eye of each color. Thank you again.
  • www.luisgodinho.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is a wonderful black-and-white image ... such clean contrast, strong blacks and whites, wonderful textures, and two very sweet subjects. Nicely seen and captured. ~ illona
  • Photographers Comment
  • Taken in Hong Kong by Sigma DP2 Merrill.
  • https://www.flickr.com/photos/snapshotchanchan/
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is such a wonderful, comical and sweet image. Great capture! ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is a fabulous image ... the strong black-and-white -- deep blacks and clean whites -- the variety of textures, and the deadpan stare from the cat ... all make this an immediately engaging image. Nicely done. ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • What a fabulous and simple black-and-white photo. Strong contrast and the simplicity of the composition make this image stand out. Nicely done. ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • What a lovely capture of a sweet cat ... strong framing and great white balance. ~ illona
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you for the comments, and Mark Of Excellence award. This beautiful feral cat was discovered in my back yard last fall. She comes and calls me every morning through our sliding screen door. My name is James Markus, and I am a photographer in West Michigan. Camera was the Nikon D800 with the 300mm f4.0 afs Nikkor. I shoot RAW, process in ACR and Photoshop.
  • www.photomatter.com/
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This a beautifully intimate photo, almost appearing to be a conversation between these two cats. Nicely captured and managed in post. ~ illona