Hypnotic (RB Homepage - November 6, 2011) by rocamiadesign

Hypnotic (RB Homepage - November 6, 2011) by 

11/6/11 – Featured on the RedBubble Homepage!
FEATURED in the RedBubble Featured Art and Photography gallery.
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4/16/10 – Featured in the BLACK CATS group.
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This is Cinder, our 5 month old female Bombay kitten. Cinder is the daughter of a stray who was dumped in front of out apartment building. Our neighbor fed the stray scraps, but moved away a few months later, so we started feeding her cat food, along with all the other strays in the area who discovered her dish. Living outside didn’t provide effective birth control for the cat. She was getting big by the time winter struck so my husband and I snuck her inside. We managed to find a good home for Cinder and her mother, but still have two of her brothers, who adopted us.

This is a collaboration with my youngest son, James Emerson. He took the original photograph. I cropped, adjusted levels and straightened it. I also cloned out a white animal hair that she had across her nose.

I’m uploading this photo for the “Lovely Cat Portraits” contest, hosted by the Mood & Ambience group.

Photo taken by James Emerson, with a Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS camera.

672 views and 23 favorites, as of 3/29/11.

TOP TEN WINNER of the “People or Animals Staring at You” challenge, hosted by the “Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends” group.
5/13/10 – TOP TEN WINNER in the Find Anything Within 20 Feet from You that Makes You Feel Good challenge in the Disability and Beauty group.
11/8/10 – TOP TEN WINNER in the All Things Halloween challenge hosted by the Sharing & Caring Group.

Shutter Speed: 1/40 second
Aperture: F/3.2
Focal Length: 24 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Date Taken: Jan 20, 2010, 9:28:08 AM


  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous capture and postwork. What a beautiful cat.

  • Thanks Bunny! We like Bombays. They are a bit shy, but very loyal once they get to know you.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersabout 5 years ago

    This is by far one of the best pet portraits I have seen. Those eyes are hypnotic. Excellent work. x

  • Thank-you Lori!

    – rocamiadesign

  • kenspics
    kenspicsabout 5 years ago

    WOW… awesome collaboration with your son!!!
    Absolutely mesmerizing looking into those eyes… gosh….I’m getting very sleepy…can’t concentrate… feel myself drifting down.. further and further downwards….PLEASE…wake me up in the morning….

  • :D

    – rocamiadesign

  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvilleabout 5 years ago

    great capture!!!

  • Thanks!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Oncemore
    Oncemoreabout 5 years ago


  • Thank-you!

    – rocamiadesign

    JUSTARTabout 5 years ago

    great shot

  • Thanks!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Caroline  Lembke
    Caroline Lembkeabout 5 years ago

    wow, great shot! Black cats have a special mysterious look.

  • Thanks! They do have that look. That’s probably why so many people are superstitious of them.

    – rocamiadesign

  • sfmilner
    sfmilnerabout 5 years ago

    Greetings Kathleen; a beautiful cat, a stunning capture. I have a green eyed black cat, they are full of mystery.

  • Thank-you! We love Bombays. The only other breed we adopt are orange tabbies.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 5 years ago

    great work, well done

  • Thank-you! :)

    – rocamiadesign

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldabout 5 years ago


  • Thank-you!

    – rocamiadesign

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