Cat Photo Competition 2 2018 : Results

  • Competition Winner : First Prize
  • $596.00
  • Judges Comment
  • This is such a standout image and an immediate favorite. The conversion to black-and-white and shallow depth of field allows the viewer to be drawn into this quiet and simple landscape and feel as though they are there, watching this solitary cat walk away. Beautifully done and congrats! ~ illona
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thanks for the First Prize. My name is Wu Wen-Po, a photographer from Taiwan. This picture was taken with Leica M10 and post processed by Silver Efex Pro2 four months ago. This image reflects scene in my dream.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is such a wonderful image. Strong framing and the tree in the foreground give the image great depth, and the lower perspective provides a dramatic feel. Nicely done! ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • What a fabulously fun image. The shallow depth of field makes this cat's huge eyes stand out and draw us in. Nicely captured. ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • What a sweet image of this kitten in a basket. Great lighting and focus on the kitten's face to draw us in. Nicely done. ~ illona
  • Photographers Comment
  • I thank the judge for selecting my kitten photo. My name is Jo-Ann, and I am a sports photographer and a pet photographer. I believe I was messing around with my new 85mm f/1.8 lens when I spotted little Kirbi's beautiful blue eye peeking at me through the broken wicker basket. Irresistible!
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • What a fun and creative image ... definitely a super location for a cat. Nicely captured and managed in post. ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is an absolutely stunning image. The snowy branches and cool tones give us a sense of the cold day, and the focus on the cat through the maze of branches make us feel as though we are right there. Nicely done. ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is a wonderful image ... a glimpse into this cat's life. Strong framing and contrast are accentuated by the choice to convert to black and white. Nicely done. ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This black-and-white image is very compelling due to the cat's direct gaze. Wonderfully managed in post with strong contrast and lines. Nicely done. ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is such a lovely soft image. The creamy depth of field allows the subject to really stand out. Beautiful image. ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • What a beautiful black and white image. The depth of field is lovely and the cat's glance over his shoulder gives this photo a real story-telling quality. Nicely done ~ illona