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Determined spirit... by cricketumpire Determined spirit... by cricketumpire
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.

                                                                                                                                                               ~ Mahatma Gandhi
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KittySib Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Zoom!:D
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
On a mission...Double Paws Double Paws Double Paws 
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midnighteclipse02 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, he looks exactly like my Stanley!
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
This one was another French kitty but is well cared for...   :)
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:iconmidnighteclipse02:
midnighteclipse02 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
Well, that is good! :)
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lionclaw0612 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
What camera/lens do you use?
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
For this shot, the 55-300mm Nikon DX AF-S 1:4.5-5.6 zoom. My other lens is the 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 version. Both mounted on the Nikon D3200. Super package for someone getting back into photograph and experiencing digital technology for the first time. 
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AmericasShadow Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Looks like my cat pepper <3 so cute
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
   Glomp-Fruits Basket Style 
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:iconjocelyner:
JocelyneR Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Awesome picture!  :heart:
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks - just caught the paw off the ground which gave it the extra dimension of movement! Grey Striped 
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
And quote!  :aww:
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aegiandyad Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
This is not just cute. this is a very strong, chunky, plushly furred youngster. Our neighbours have an older version aegiandyad.deviantart.com/gall… . This breed tends to produce strong willed cats of character.
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Definitely a cat on a mission that day!  Black Cat Hug 
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aegiandyad Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
His mission, should he decided to accept it, is to become a self assured, dominant cat like this one A Very Handsome Mackerel Tabby by aegiandyad
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Could be a close race! :lol:
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CSteenArt Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014   Traditional Artist
So cute!
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Cats have that quality - so pleased you approved of it!  :hug 
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EyeGoCrazy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I see your Gandhi and raise you a Dalai Lama 

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.

In that spirit I will say that the cat is very cute, however it does not compare to the excellence that your previous post have.

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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Simply a cute running cat picture really - but I liked the complementary background colour and the horizontal shadows matching the tabby stripes on her legs. I thought these factors might raise it above the ordinary (just). Waaaah! 
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EyeGoCrazy Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
well you have only yourself to blame. You've impressed, and inspired me. 
Now I'll except no less. :pat:
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I think you warned me of the danger when we first met but I didn't listen did I!  Sad dummy 

I think there are two types of submission I would make. Both should be sound enough technically. The first would be to please the audience, e.g. the cute cat running. The second, would be the shot that maybe stands aside from the viewer's tastes but has artistic merit in its own right, e.g. the lilies. The second area is the more difficult! If it's both, then so much the better.

I remember you using the word 'bland' about "Built to last...". This might be a similar occasion. However, after discussion you did suggest 'your opinion isn't law' (although you did call me 'silly'!)  
As always, both than and now - thank you for your input dear critic!   Heart chix0r is a minx0r 
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EyeGoCrazy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I still say that my opinion isn't law, or worth anymore than the value one places upon it.
I try very hard to be honest without being rude or hurtful, it's not one of my strengths unfortunately.
If in my attempt to give you constructive feedback Cricket, I hurt your feelings or in some way made you feel
less confident. I truly apologize.
I do think that you're photos meet both of your said requirements 95% of the time. :sorry: 
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You mean I could have ignored you (!) - but don't worry I appreciate all your comments, so there's no need to apologise in the slightest.

That last point though - 96%  :?
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EyeGoCrazy Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is slightly awkward Cricket, because I believe that I said 95% of the time :ashamed:
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I think you should round the decimal up to the full 96% - come on be fair!  Dummy In da elevator 
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KylarSilver16 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"I walk a lonely road, the only one that I have ever known..."

*less amazing quote inserted above* XD
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for your idea - it clearly echos Kipling's "The cat that walked by himself."   :)
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aegiandyad Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
It clearly quotes one of Green Day's best songs, as linked to from here Boulevard Of Broken Dreams by aegiandyad . This cat should have been n the video.
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Beltaneh Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Great photo and theme :clap:
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
The background lifted it beyond the norm, I hope. The Gandhi quote fitted nicely or the photo fitted the quote, one or the other! :lol: 
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x-bossie-boots-x Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cute :)
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Another moment captured in time! :lol:
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x-bossie-boots-x Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes for sure :)
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WindRider90 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, so cute!
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You just have to love kitties... :iconcatloveplz:
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WindRider90 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep Inekoitplz 
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jynxdude0614 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, he is too cute! Those little paws kill me.
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Just nicely off the ground to give a feeling of dynamic movement...  :iconwalkingcatplz:
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ArgentFlora Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Love the cat.  Love the quote.
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you liked both  :dalove:
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WilliamJCovello Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Splendid piece! Nice work! :)
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the compliment  :lol:
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WilliamJCovello Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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CSteenArt Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
meeeoooowwwww!!!!!!
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:iconcricketumpire:
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
       :iconwalkingcatplz:  I'm coming - hold on!
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evangeline40003 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student
So cute:) I like how  crisp the detail is!
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Cats can't help being cute (with the exception of my last cat submission "Them evil eyes...") ;) (Wink) 
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angela6331 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Got a look on his face that's like resistance is futile - I will do what I want and you cannot stop me.
Really good photo
Angela :wave:
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Angela - it was a purposeful run but I certainly wouldn't fancy being a mouse seeing that face coming! Sad dummy 
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