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Posted by
Pavan Kaul (Mumbai, India) on 24 October 2009 in Animal & Insect.

"Alone under the moonlight...a queen without a consort. Stealing everything, but winning nothing."

"They may suspect me, but they'll never see me. They may chase me, but they'll never catch me. Never, never, ever catch me."

NIKON D70 1/125 second F/4.5 ISO 800 70 mm

A film maker from India who has recently rediscovered his passion for photography.

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masoud from tehran, Iran

great portrait of this cute cat !

24 Oct 2009 5:19am

jpla from St Barthélémy d'Anjou, France

C'est un chat errant ? Bonne journée.

24 Oct 2009 5:36am

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Lovely pussycat.. a little bit affraid I think !
Good idea with the B&W choice ! :-)

24 Oct 2009 6:52am

eva from Rouen, France

so real ! marvelous ! thank you Pavan for the cats I love !

24 Oct 2009 6:52am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

fantastic tones this b/w very very nice awesome lights and shadows

24 Oct 2009 7:00am

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

a beautiful W&B , he look a bit scary ;) have a great week end

24 Oct 2009 7:16am

Rand from Laie, United States

Great capture.

24 Oct 2009 7:22am

k@ from Paris, France

Great B&W cat story ! Moody & mystery walking together in the night*

24 Oct 2009 7:32am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

As a short film of Mr Mélies!!!
Very good photo

24 Oct 2009 8:25am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Lovely picture of the cat. Very creative.

24 Oct 2009 8:30am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

He's not gonna attack I hope? ;) Love the post processing, it creates a great mysterious mood which I think belongs to cat in general ... you never know what they are thinking about or what their next move will be!

24 Oct 2009 9:03am

Micke Bergling from Sandviken, Sweden

beautiful.... wow

24 Oct 2009 9:56am

christina from Belgium

Où a disparu la souris?!!
Très mignon!

24 Oct 2009 10:41am

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Great image which is rather cinematic and mysterious in B @ W.

24 Oct 2009 11:16am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Wonderful shot! Great lightning...amazing!

24 Oct 2009 12:11pm

pernilla from Andonno, Italy

Beautiful capture of this night queen! Love the light and the b&W tones.

24 Oct 2009 12:29pm

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

How cute! Lovely portrait!

24 Oct 2009 12:47pm

farzaneh from Iran

great B&W shot!!i like it

24 Oct 2009 1:08pm

thami from Morocco

La lumière ponctuelle comme un spot sur le chat artiste qui entre en scène !
Bon week end !

24 Oct 2009 1:56pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Awesome lighting. Great shot!! ; )

24 Oct 2009 2:21pm

Rags from Plano, United States

Yes, the lighting is great. I even love the vignette.

24 Oct 2009 2:29pm

paolo from Castelnuovo, Italy

he look so frightened, and the b/w fits very well. great portrait

24 Oct 2009 2:46pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Fine B&W. Wonderful lighting.

24 Oct 2009 3:27pm

eme chiquilla from córdoba, Spain

wow!!! awesomeeee mysty cat portrait!! i have instantly fall in love with both the cat and your photograph! ^^

24 Oct 2009 3:35pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Fantastic B & W. Nice processing.

24 Oct 2009 4:05pm

Tigwenn from Bordeaux, France

Regard inquiétant!!! Va t-il attaquer?
Bonne prise!

24 Oct 2009 4:13pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Super . Bravo for this find and awesome BW !

24 Oct 2009 4:23pm

Mike from Shell village, United Kingdom

Excellent image, the illumination is simply superb.

24 Oct 2009 4:43pm

bernardo from Barcelona, Spain

Una composición B&W muy bonita.

24 Oct 2009 4:52pm

Mhélène from Paris, France

really a great capture , beautiful photo !

24 Oct 2009 5:37pm

Divya from Hyderabad, India

No words...just loved the pic!

24 Oct 2009 5:45pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Very beautiful cute cat and contrast of them!

24 Oct 2009 7:00pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I don't think this cat will ever be caught either. Brilliant lighting and processing.

25 Oct 2009 12:29am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

nicely done Pavan, this processing makes this sneaky fellow look more cunning.

25 Oct 2009 1:37am

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Perfect timing for this shot. Great capture of this beautiful cat, really like the light effect here. Excellent work!

25 Oct 2009 2:38am

uvaraj from New Jersey, United States

Cute cat and great use of light, well framed and presented. Very nice...

25 Oct 2009 5:13am

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

very nice. very clear!

25 Oct 2009 6:30am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Awesome bw, great lighting and details!

25 Oct 2009 6:39am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Great composition!

25 Oct 2009 6:43am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice B&W for this portrait !

25 Oct 2009 8:39am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Great capture of this poor cat. It looks suspicious and neglected but I hope it has a home to go.

25 Oct 2009 8:47am

maia_t from Cluj Napoca, Romania

Great lighting, beautiful capture of this cute little cat.

25 Oct 2009 9:22am

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States


25 Oct 2009 4:56pm

Gina from Azores, Portugal

Lovely cat,Nice b/w

25 Oct 2009 6:21pm

noisycat from france, France

Magnifique portrait chat le fait !!!

25 Oct 2009 6:36pm

Andrei Barbu from Timisoara, Romania

Excellent work! Very clean and clear, great composition!

25 Oct 2009 7:10pm

Francine from Buire le sec, France

Great cat's eyes.

25 Oct 2009 7:40pm

One from Açores, Portugal

A great composition and beautiful capture, congratulations !

26 Oct 2009 12:49am

Ajay from Pune, India

Lighting and framing rules in the shot!!!

26 Oct 2009 2:35am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

I love the lighting and the blur around the edges. and the spots on the cat. she's very beautiful but... don't touch.

26 Oct 2009 3:40am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Very nice black and white image! I really like this processing!

26 Oct 2009 4:58am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Perfect!!! The processing is spot on. Great lighting

26 Oct 2009 6:57am

Sriram from Chennai, India

Beautiful expression. amazing timings. and interesting processing.. good work!

26 Oct 2009 9:02am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Great find and reflex! Excellent lighting too.

26 Oct 2009 9:51am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent lighting

26 Oct 2009 11:11am

Val37 from Tours, France

Seen well the black and a white matched with the cat !

26 Oct 2009 12:45pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

good light and great shot :)

26 Oct 2009 1:05pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

so mysterious!

26 Oct 2009 1:41pm

jeanne from marseille, France

de lumière...

26 Oct 2009 2:54pm

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Fantastic shot, the mood you have captured is great.

26 Oct 2009 7:46pm

`Paul from Minneapolis, United States

very cinematic shot!

26 Oct 2009 8:00pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! This is so excellent! A fine art compliments.

26 Oct 2009 8:10pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

beautifully illuminated subject! :)

26 Oct 2009 10:44pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Wow. The dramatic lighting makes the cat look almost sinister.

26 Oct 2009 11:37pm

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Awesome shot! Love it!

27 Oct 2009 2:47am

NicoleA from Aix en Provence, France

lovely cat and wonderful light !

31 Oct 2009 1:05pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Excellent! Stunning image with the cat in the spotlight.
How I feel for the feral cats, but they know nothing else.
A survivor.

1 Nov 2009 2:17am

côté dilettante from France

superbe photo, on dirait qu'elle a été prise par le trou d'une serrure !

12 Nov 2009 6:18pm

Krishna Muroor from Bangalore, India

looking at the prey right? good processing too...

14 Nov 2009 3:53pm

Antoine from France

Superb capture and the cat is beautiful. Antoine.

28 Nov 2009 3:52pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

One of the nfinest feline portraits that I have viewed, Perfect tonality and lighting, a glorious image. Superb lighting and what a wonderful specimen.

6 Dec 2009 5:57am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Superb capture and contrast! Well done

17 Dec 2009 12:30am

Elodie from PONTORSON, France

Perfect !

5 Jan 2010 1:05pm

guillaume from privas, France

Nice composition with shades and the cat... I love very much !

24 Apr 2010 8:36pm

1/125 second
ISO 800
70 mm