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This is a tiny kitten I found in a street in Braives, Belgium. He was totally lost and scared. With a little help, he finally got back to his family safely...

On the picture, I tried to give the baby a huge presence (emphasizing the eyes' expression) and make him look even more fragile...

...but still willing to survive.

The above picture has been shot with the Samsung NX10, provided by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Little by Little

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

There is always some sign
Giving me purposes letting me find
Little by little I will reline
Reaching my highway leaving behind
All that's nothing without or strong
Penny are wasted never again
Let there be something in this song
That gives me a heart not searching in vain

All or nothing is how I was born
Reaching my aim and my desire
Thoughts are wasted some are wind-borne
Taking their dream higher and higher
Here I'm wanting like everyone distinct
To go ahead cause I gotta find out
We have our time before we go extinct
What we can do what it's all about

Little by little I'm gonna look
Though I don't know exactly where
Aiming for something play by the book
Taking the steps that I might dare
Give what I can before it's too late
Reaching a goal reaching a dream
Isnít life indubitable oh isn't it great
Everyone going ahead with their scheme
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This picture is magnificent, I'm surprised the kitten didn't run on you once you found it. This camera is definitely capable of taking great shots while revealing every detail in the picture. You can really see every part of this picture as if you were there with the cat. Every picture is apparently worth 1000 words, and what you did for this cat was fantastic, most people will just randomly take pictures of animals (Kind of like what you have been doing, except you travelling the world and seeing them, which I'm sure is great fun :D ) then forget them after the picture is taken. You, however, helped this poor defenseless little guy back home to his family, adding reason and a backstory to the picture. Your technique in this photo seemed like you wanted to really emphasize the cat, and it turned out well. Often when there is alot of blank space in a shot it will draw away from what you are trying to really show people, but considering the boldness of the colour of the cat clashing with the colour of the ground, it seems to just keep adding on to the shot.


Very impressive, an adorable photo, and the backstory just makes it all the better. Good work!
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honestly, i love everything about this picture. it's a gorgeous shot, and I'm rather shocked the kitten didn't run! i can also see the kitten's shock well reflected in the eyes. and sheen of his fur shows very nicely as well! i love how you put this in Grayscale, but i think it would have a bit more.. impact had you gray scaled everything BUT the eyes. that would have been a rather nice touch. other then that, i cannot find ANY flaws in this picture! it's also a very nice quality shot as well as beautiful. the kitten's face is also rather priceless, it's a rather neat shot all together!
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RubyCat150 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TinyWild Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013

I have featured this deviation in my journal… ! :meow:

TinyWild Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
A wonderful picture! :wow:
Lars-Seelenfresser Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so Cute Cat :)
surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Featured here: [link] . :iconfrostymorningbliss:
s0larclaw812 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Looks lonely and suspicious of us...

I'LL TAKE YOU HOME! :iconimhappyplz:
panzer-Gulwen Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
The eyes are incredible!
FaerieBert Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He is such a little sweetie :love:
VivGirl Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Heart strings,.. so innocent , so fragile, so harmless. I want to pick him up! :heart:
SanneBody Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Photographer
Cutie cat love him
Shierkhan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Beautiful kitten and a very nice pic!!
Glad he found his way home, with a bit of help. :)
EternalBliss777 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i love this!!! love Black kitties, BUT this one is adorable :3
KittyKatLova300 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i see a collar on him tho but if i didnt notice that i wouldve been ssssssssssssssssssoooooooooo sad but im still vvvvvvvvvvvverrrrrrrrrrrrrrryy sad bout that
poedNoob Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
SpamWarrior21 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Oh, he's adorable. So tiny, with such big big eyes...I'm glad you were able to help him find his way home.
Kikkakuao Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's incredible the force that i can read in this eyes
bommer29 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
what a cute kitten, glad he found his home :D
Eblis-Images Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
featured: [link]
ShiiSora Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist
Gosh, I love how he's entirely covered in black fur and then BAM! Those eyes are like melting silver. +A+
K33nt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very very nice, the black is very well
AndrAkaDaz Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Typoist185 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
This kitten has such stunning eyes!
I'm glad he made it home safely.
Blue-Demon-Hybrid Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Aw, he's so cute! I'm glad he got home safely.
LittleAnnoyingMouse Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
sweet :-)
MasqueradexLies Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Oh, this kitten is absolutely too cute for words. -3- It's wonderful how you managed to shoot this without scaring the poor thing - one of my neighbour's cats is accustomed to me and still flees whenever I move close. :P

You seem to find quite a number of lost kittens in Greece. :( (This is the third photo I looked at xP)
kawaiikitty65 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Oh he looks like my baby! Great shot, you captured his expression so well!
NinaBlack Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
What a cutie. :}
miniflower Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Student Photographer
ohhh sooo cuutee~~~~
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Now I know why you once blocked me! :D
I critiqued this image and we got in a fight.
Well, I am excusing for being so rude. :/
anjel22 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
I have a cat that looks like this too, his name is Ninja! He lives up to his name.
pocks Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks like mine <3
Angel2012 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Cute yet demented looking XD.
Aixilef Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
the cat is so smal :) cute :)
AshRandom Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
kerenitychan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
sarita123 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
I love this picture so I have drawn it
sarita123 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
simplemente genial
Heidi-V-Art Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
:aww: so adorable! :silentkitty:
aminkzDesign Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
black cute...:D
jennalynnrichards Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot! I love the eyes.
MTJpub Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Reminds me of my cat when he was a baby.
floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist
...very sweet!:iconlittle-cats:
ElleChups Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
beautiful kitty!
The-Mango-Tango Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
looks like mah cat tunafish :D
superinu21 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
awwwn the kitty is so adorable!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
kryms0n Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
What a cute little kitten. I wouldn't be able to give him back to his family. I'd probably try to steal him. Great shot!
Ali-C-05 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Student General Artist
so beautiful :)
cute-tiger Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aaww so cute :D
redstormrobin Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Such a pretty kitty! Reminds me of one of the cats around my area. Nice quality photo, too, gets all the fur detail in it.
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Aug 14, 2010, 5:43:00 PM