Ode to Spot

Challenge series hosted by Patchandcrew. Challenges start on Sundays.
A set of challenges dedicated to cats. Entrants - reading the rules of each challenge is a must !
Finished (22 challenges)
Entries: 42
Winners announced: 15th April, 2012 GMT
Winner: P6196609mic
For this challenge : Domestic cat/s outside on a grass surface :) The rules below regarding post processing and additional rules are there to be read also.
Entries: 32
Winners announced: 8th April, 2012 GMT
Winner: Nibbling on His Toes
For this challenge : Domestic cat/s, one or more in the process of grooming :) The rules below regarding post processing and additional rules are there to be read also.
Entries: 64
Winners announced: 1st April, 2012 GMT
Winner: Backlit Maine Coon
For this challenge : Domestic cat/s backlit but *not* silhouette. The rules below regarding post processing and additional rules are there to be read also.
Entries: 46
Winners announced: 25th March, 2012 GMT
Winner: Group shot at the window.
For this challenge : Domestic cat/s at windows :) [ glass or perspex etc, not cats in view with Windows PC screens, thats a different challenge ;) ] The rules below regarding post processing and additional rules are there to be read also.
Entries: 23
Winners announced: 18th March, 2012 GMT
Winner: whiskered-silhouette
For this challenge : Domestic cat/s in silhouette. The rules below regarding post processing and additional rules are there to be read also.
Entries: 80
Winners announced: 4th March, 2012 GMT
Winner: no winner
For this challenge : Your favourite domestic cat photo in black and white/mono. You can include people and / or other animals but the main subject must be the cat/s. The rules below regarding post processing and additional rules are there to be read also.
Entries: 47
Winners announced: 26th February, 2012 GMT
Winner: mom_kittens
For this challenge : One or more cat sharing a gentle bonding moment, try to evoke the contentment the cat/s and their human/s feel between them. The rules below regarding post processing and additional rules are there to be read also.
Entries: 11
Winners announced: 19th February, 2012 GMT
Winner: Sparky and Jake 2
For this challenge : Two or more domestic cats playing together, can be stalking each other / wrestling etc, but not just cuddled up together [ that will be a different challenge ]. The rules below regarding post processing and additional rules are there to be read also.
Entries: 32
Winners announced: 12th February, 2012 GMT
Winner: lion-yawning
For this challenge : One or more yawning domestic cat/s. *If more than one cat within view, the yawner must be the primary subject. The rules below regarding post processing and additional rules are there to be read also.
Entries: 13
Winners announced: 5th February, 2012 GMT
Winner: The stalker
For this challenge : One or more domestic cats actively playing with a toy :) The rules below regarding post processing and additional rules are there to be read also.
Entries: 59
Winners announced: 29th January, 2012 GMT
Winner: Two kittens on top of their brother
For this challenge : One or more sleeping domestic cat The rules below regarding post processing and additional rules are there to be read also.
Entries: 75
Winners announced: 22nd January, 2012 GMT
Winner: Anabelle
For this challenge : A head portrait of a single domestic cat. The rules below regarding post processing and additional rules are there to be read also.
Entries: 98
Winners announced: 15th May, 2011 GMT
Winner: tongue to nose action
Have you ever taken a photo of an animal and thought a caption would be perfect to 'complete' it ? Either on the photo itself or in text box beneath, submit your funny or cute or just plain daft animal photo with a caption of your choice, it could be well known words or something you think up yourself, but consider your audience, aim at making them smile or laugh, or crumble the hardest heart...
Entries: 12
Winners announced: 1st May, 2011 GMT
Winner: Where's Teddy?
How scary and spooky can you make a soft toy look ? Transylvanian Teddy Bear ? Dracula Toy Duck ? Fluffy Frankenstein ? Lets see good old fashioned style horror representative of the era of black and white, with lots of atmosphere, but with a light hearted fun twist :)
Entries: 76
Winners announced: 17th April, 2011 GMT
Winner: no winner
Emblems of animals are used on things like road signs, vehicles, coats of arms, sports team uniforms, labels, etc, lets see how interesting you can make a photo of one !
Entries: 54
Winners announced: 3rd April, 2011 GMT
Winner: multiple winners
Many animals have been represented by full size statues to honour them, from animals which have been used in war times, to historical animals of note, to famous TV / Film animals. Lets see your favourite photos of such statues. No ornaments though, this is for full size statues on public display.
Entries: 55
Winners announced: 27th March, 2011 GMT
Winner: "Once upon a time . . ."
Lets see you get creative using NON-cuddly toys and ornaments, but outdoors as though alive and `in the wild`, [ similar premise to the Cuddly Toys Go Wild challenge [ http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Challenge.aspx?ID=4140 ] Set it up to seem as much like the habitat the toy or ornament would live in, or roam, or do battle in if a real live version of the human, or robot or mythical...
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 20th March, 2011 GMT
Winner: KINTU - The cat
Your favourite photo of a [ real ] animal on which you have put your own preference in special effects to the shot. Have fun with it, whether posterising, going for a watercolour look, cartooning, way `out there` sci-fi, to subtle light effects, whatever you like from your software, let rip with special effects :) [ There are free downloadable softwares available online if you dont already...
Entries: 34
Winners announced: 13th March, 2011 GMT
Winner: Uh-oh
Lets see you get creative - cuddly toys, but outdoors as though `in the wild`, set it up to seem as much like the habitat the toy would live in if a real live version of the animal it represents, anything from being in long grass to in a tree, or at waters edge, or on sand, whatever suits to make it as realistic to an animal in wild habitat as you can [ cuddly toys representing domesticated or...
Entries: 37
Winners announced: 27th February, 2011 GMT
Winner: Two Blues
Sometimes the photo you take isn`t the photo you wanted but with software you can get the result you were after. So lets see your favourite animal photos in which you have merged/layered two or more shots to get the desired result. For instance your shot of an animal in a zoo merged with a landscape to look like the animal is in the wild, or a pet bird on a perch merged with a shot of a twig or...
Entries: 120
Winners announced: 13th February, 2011 GMT
Winner: Jasper
If you entered the Dog Portraits challenge and were DQd or were unable to enter due to the speed the challenge filled, this is your second chance saloon. Many DQs were due to not being head portraits so this time the non-head portraits ARE eligible. Some were DQd on the text requirement so please read all the rules below to avoid DQ again ;)
Entries: 30
Winners announced: 26th December, 2010 GMT
Winner: IMG_1067
The re-run of the previous Life In Shells challenge for the original entrants only