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Paws by KVirtanen Paws by KVirtanen
I bid you welcome to viewing the original source photo of my lovely life companion, which sort of went viral and is now largely (ab)used around the net with my credits cropped or edited out. Hoping that maybe at some point the original credits will catch up with the popularity, I'll continue to display this one without a distractive watermark. For queries on licensing this photo legally (or just making sure you're on the right track with it) check out my contact info at wirtanen.tk/

With a firm handshake,
Kimmo

PS: I do other stuff, too:
My online portfolio: wirtanen.tk/







***ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION FOLLOWS***

Original color version ... kvirtanen.deviantart.com/art/P…

BOO! Didn't see that coming, did you ?

This is my little fellow, Alma. She was found with her mom and siblings dumped in a ditch. Luckily the local animal shelter found them and here she is now, as happy as she can be! She's got funny paws because they're very furry. Sometimes that is a problem for her because the fur makes her paws very slippery when running.

This is one of my own favorite photos of all time. I think Paws captures the intricate nature of what I consider to be the personality of the most mischievous and bad-behaving kitten I've ever had the pleasure to have as my life companion.

The photo was shot standing under her against a book shelf. Meaning, the background is the ceiling. Me and my spouse got so excited about this photo that we plan to print it on canvas : ) (UPDATE: we did it, and it looks really cool; winkety-wink .. !)

Technicals: Handheld, flash with front bounce card (kvirtanen.deviantart.com/journ…, 30mm, Canon EOS350D

Workflow: B/W conversion, sepia, contrast, vignette

BTW: The picture isn't out of focus; focusing on the paws was a conscious decision. Consider it a portrait of her paws.

Comments and critique are most welcome.
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:iconbabou-shka:
Beautiful shot! What a great pose and expression.
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:iconanonymouse-skylark:
Anonymouse-Skylark Jul 8, 2012  Student General Artist
d'aaw.
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:iconyamahar6girl:
I love it, she looks so mischievous in the photo :D (judging from her eyes^^)
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:iconhectordefendi:
HectorDefendi Nov 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ha! How did You get this kitty to do this? lol... :)
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:iconpetyaivanova:
petyaivanova Sep 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Featured here - [link] :)
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:iconevanhodsongallery:
EvanHodsonGallery Jun 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
That is quite cute! Congratz on the popular shot!
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:iconautumnfarewell:
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconsunia-sunshine:
I have featured this in my journal :D
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:iconzombiecare-rot:
ZombieCare-rot Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PEEK-A-BOO!!!!
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:iconryh-chan:
Ryh-chan Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
She's so cute I just want to squeaze her endlessly!!!!
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