Mini Challenge #143 - "Critters" - Results

davevdavev Getting older by the dayPosts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
edited June 12, 2012 in The Dgrin Challenges
Hi folks, sorry for the delay, but things got busy this weekend.

I like to thank all of you for participating in the Mini, be it entering, or commenting on someone else's pic.

I downloaded all the shots from the thread to my computer.
I viewed the shots in Bridge, and got the number down to 12.

These are the 12.

(I just downloaded this app, I had to try it out)

Of these shots, I picked my 3 favorites.
I guess on this day, I kind of went with attitude.

3rd Place - chrisdg

Lets face it, the hair did it for me.


2nd Place - DsrtVW

This humming bird, with it beak slightly upturned as if to say "I'm to good for you." with it's
great color and beautiful background really catches the eye.
I flipped back and forth between this one and the winner for a good while.


Winner - Snowgirl

When I started this Mini I was going to exclude pets, but I knew that by doing that,
I would have excluded some people out of it. I didn't want to do that.

So i see Snowgirl's shot and think, eh, its a cat, and kind of quickly scan by it while it's on the net.
After downloading, I take more time on all the shots, pretty soon I'm looking at this shot more and more.
I'm trying to figure out if it's her cat or a stray. Is it annoyed by having it's photo taken, or by her just being there.
Then I see the Smug look, that look of really, you can't be doing what I think your doing.
I see in my mind the cat taking a deep breathe, turning, and walking away.

Because of these thoughts that I could go through, with a photo of an ordinary house cat, it has to be my winner.


Snowgirl, the Mini now belongs to you.

Thanks so much to the folks that made comments.
It always helps to know that someone appreciates one of your photos.

Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.


  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 2, 2012
    Nicely run and presented Dave and Congrats to Snowgirl - well done.
  • kscooperkscooper Major grins Posts: 387Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 3, 2012
    Thanks, Dave, for the topic. Congrats to Snowgirl and thanks to all who contributed - I enjoyed all of the shots.


    good gear; not enough time
  • CodyBoxerCodyBoxer Big grins Posts: 39Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 3, 2012
    Congratulations, Snowgirl!! That cat does have some 'tude.
    Big thanks to Dave for his efforts.
  • bfluegiebfluegie Big grins IndianaPosts: 524Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 3, 2012
    Big congrats Snowgirl! That cat definitely has something on it's mind. Maybe its a good thing animals can't talk.
  • guitstikguitstik Big grins Posts: 11Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 4, 2012
    A cat beating out a bird, imagine that. Congrats Snowgirl.
  • SnowgirlSnowgirl Major grins Posts: 2,155Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 4, 2012
    Thank you
    Thank you so much. I was quite stunned to get a congratulatory email this morning while sipping that first cup of java.

    The cat with catitude is a barn cat that lives at a friend's place. I shooting a horse event and she kept walking across the fence line in front of me. Eventually she parked on a fence post and gave me "the look" that clearly suggested what I could do with my camera, an anatomical impossibility, so I had to capture that.

    I will get back to everyone by tomorrow with a new challenge for the coming weeks. Thank you again.:D
    Creating visual and verbal images that resonate with you.
    Picadilly, NB, Canada
  • WhatSheSawWhatSheSaw Major grins Posts: 2,221Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 4, 2012
    Congrats, Snowgirl! Definite catitude there.

    Lots of wonderful shots this round. I never could pick just 3 of mine.
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 5, 2012
    Oh, I don't know how I missed this mini... headscratch.gif

    Very nice entries and that cat... is really something! Congratulationsclap.gif
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera ...... Facebook
  • DsrtVWDsrtVW Light Stalking Posts: 1,990Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 6, 2012
    Way to go Snowgirl, definitely a cat to be reckoned with, Thanks Dave
    Chris K. NANPA Member
  • redleashredleash Texas Grins San Antonio, TXPosts: 3,786Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 12, 2012
    Well done, Ceci! Leave it to you to make something special out of a plain ole barn mouser! :D Good work!!
    "But ask the animals, and they will teach you." (Job 12:7)

    Lauren Blackwell
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