Cat Photo Competition 1 2020 : Results

  • Competition Winner : First Prize
  • $550.40
  • Judges Comment
  • Oh my, what an absolutely stunning image. The deep shadows and tones create an even grittier, more mysterious setting for this relaxed tabby lounging on the stone step with an almost human expression. Beautifully captured and expertly managed in post. Well done, and congratulations! ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is a great image ... the line of the bench's back and the curve of the iron frame lead the viewer's eye back to the cat and its direct stare at the camera, and the shallow depth of field makes a striking backdrop. Nicely done! ~ illona
  • Photographers Comment
  • Many thanks for the honor! I'm an animal photographer from Germany and work under the artist name *elfmet*. The picture was taken on the large outdoor area of a shelter in Thuringia, where many free-range cats lived. This cat had chosen the bank as its regular place and had everything in view from there, including me, of course.
  • www.elfmet.de
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is a lovely and fun image. What cat doesn't love a box? ...much less several boxes? Wonderfully captured. Thank you for sharing! ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is a great image and the conversion to black-and-white allows the cat behind the window to stand out. Nicely captured and managed in post. ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The starkness and simplicity of this image, along with the conversion to black-and-white, narrows the viewer's focus to the pose of the cat and its attempt to come down from the shelf. Wonderful capture and management in post. ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is an expert study of an incredible cat ... the details throughout his fur, his long whiskers and bright eyes, keep the viewer coming back for more. Nicely done! ~ illona
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is a super fun closeup ...the details of the cat's nose, whiskers and hair, along with the feather which has captured his attention, are simply fabulous. Nicely shot! ~ illona