These aren't pets, of course, but cheeky and omnipresent harbour cats. After a sudden and heavy downpour in Ayia Marina, the fisherman, the cats and I with my camera came out of our various shelters for our particular reasons.
Thank you for visiting, a great weekend to all
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rigoletto (33776) 2013-09-07 2:14
one black cat is a bliss, two black cats are a smile :) together with the boat and nets, this is a wonderful photo, making my day. big size is good.
PaulVDV (19395) 2013-09-07 2:21
It's not really easy to take a good picture of a black cat. Here you show us 'twins' in an almost similar position. They stand out well on that photo of a colourful boat and colourful fishing nets.
You composed this shot very well. A nice daily life-scene of the port.
Best regards, Paul
ikeharel (48274) 2013-09-07 2:23
Two "brothers" cats waiting near the fishing nets for some leftovers, what a well spotted scene, Ourania.
Black in superb contrast to yellow and blue, fine calrity over the details of the nets: every thread is shown.
Beautiful taken pic., enjoy your weekend,
Energysavingelk (827) 2013-09-07 2:25
This reminds me very much of a little scene in our honeymoon in Rethymnon/Crete. When a very big male cat showed up in a restaurant nearby the harbour, the waiter told him:
"No food today, you're too fat!"
I never saw as big a cat in the whole mediterranean. People don't care about them very much.
Regards from Rhineland
snunney (76358) 2013-09-07 2:45
A double lucky occasion! A well constructed composition with very good colours and sharpness. The cats sit well against their respective backgrounds and are nicely juxtaposed. Excellent detail to be observed in the piles of fishing nets.
carlo62 (23658) 2013-09-07 3:49
che bella questa scena, i gatti (particolarmente neri) attendono impazienti un po di cibo di giornata.
Belli i colori, la foto è ben composta e molto simpatica.
willperrett (5132) 2013-09-07 3:55
You're my next-door neighbour today! And I'm honoured to be next to such a vibrant and effective image. The primary colours work so well together, and the two black cats, waiting for some tit-bits, add an element of humour. I notice you've tried to lighten the tones of the black fur, and left a tell-tale halo round them!
Slap on the wrist!
Noel_Byrne (17131) 2013-09-07 3:56
Here in Ireland, it still undecided if a black cat is good luck or bad luck. I say good luck, so with two of them here, that's double the good luck, and showing in this cool capture! They look very good placed along side the vivid yellow net, and their faces do match your title perfectly. I can just imagine the many fish being unloaded beside them to create these poor me faces!
Have a great day
ChrisJ (93406) 2013-09-07 3:56
The 2 black cats animate the scene and both are well positioned in the frame. I like the superb warm vs cold color contrast between the yellow fishing nets and the blue paint on the boat. Effective tight framing with splendid sharpness and a pleasant diffused light. Tfs!
Kugart (1776) 2013-09-07 4:04
Hi Ourania ,
Superb capture of the two cats at the harbour. Why is it you always get drawn towards the cats eyes? The colours and the sharpness are excellent and along with the perfect composition go to make this a very pleasant presentation . Thanks and have a good weekend.
dkmurphys (44589) 2013-09-07 4:19
Well observed scene, those black cats are surely funny. I like the colors of this detail scene, well taken.
Have a great weekend.
subhendu_bagchi (24367) 2013-09-07 4:29
a red net with a black cat at top and a yellow net with a black cat under it... Interesting scene, very well spotted. I admire your sense of framing. The background colour is nicely assisting your composition. Superb one. Really enjoyed a lot. Tfs.
Miguel82 (17305) 2013-09-07 5:08
They look like small black panthers Ourania, of course they're here to eat the fishes they found on the harbour, I like these combinations of differents elements, animals, nets and boats, regards
daddo (21444) 2013-09-07 5:23
Hi Ourania. There are many elements in this composition which attract the eye: the colours are striking,the two black shapes mysterious and slightly eerie in their gaze and immobility and then we have various textures, lines and shapes. A fine work. Regards. Klaudio.
timecapturer (41754) 2013-09-07 5:30
a beautiful shot that is typical Greek harbour imagery. A wonderfully cropped and composed shot that is sharp and full of the character and irresistibility of Greek felines. Superb!
Enjoy the weekend - Brian.
Romano46 (15554) 2013-09-07 5:38
sei bravissima nel cogliere determinate situazioni ed in questo caso non posso non farti i complimenti per la bella composizione nella quale ottimo soggetto e colori incantevoli si fondono in un insieme ricco di grande armonia.
Complimenti soprattutto per aver colto al volo la bella situazione ed averne tratto una bella fotografia.
In questo sta la capacità del bravo fotografo e semz'altro tu puoi essere annoverata in questa categoria.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
krzychu30 (14986) 2013-09-07 6:36
I´m just back from my holiday in Malta and there were also cats practically omnipresent in the capital city of the island.
Next to excellent composition of the scene I like its strong graphical effect.It enhances the perception of the scene even more.The image has superb clarity(with excellently captured all textures),sharpness and magnificent and well contrasting colors.
And of course these two "models" standing out so nicely here.
Have a nice weekend
holmertz (34563) 2013-09-07 8:23
This is a beautiful photo, so well composed and with such great colours. Ever since I was a child there has been a room in my heart for black cats, after we had one for a much too short time. So I am very glad to see two of his distant relatives here. There is a superb balance between the diagonally placed cats and the colourful nets. The colours of the boat complement the composition perfectly.
This has to go to my collection of favourites.
eldancer1 (23039) 2013-09-07 9:22
I hope the fisherman have better luck after two cats cross their path, which is supposed to be a bad luck. It's hard to capture black objects but you did a wonderful job with those cats, I can see details of their furs. Well done, tfs.
cornejo (25477) 2013-09-07 9:44
Hi Ourania, excellent composition with beautiful black cats, perfectly captured in this beautiful image with very good sharpness, light and color. Excellent and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy Sunday.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Silvio1953 (111016) 2013-09-07 9:50
Ciao Ourania, in Italia i gatti neri dicono che portano sfortuna, ma tranquilla che due si annullano, gran contrasto tra i nerissimi gatti e lo sfondo piacevolmente colorato, gran bella composizione, brava, buon week end, ciao Silvio
abmdsudi (36288) 2013-09-07 19:28
Well spotted the opportunity. Such contrasts in this photo of this wonderful proud stray cats determined to have the attention. They have the all out cute actors for me especially the very laid back poses. Lovely pin sharp detail, great warm light and composition. Congrats
GiovanniG (2331) 2013-09-07 19:53
Splendid capture with a perfect point of view. The colors and detail are exceptional. Well done Ourania!
fabbs99 (14403) 2013-09-07 21:48
The black harbor cats seem to have an ominous presence.In India People have a superstition that dark black cats are associated with devils.This pair may be compared to some nasty pair of devils.I love the simplicity of your composition.Excellent composition, good presentation too. Very well done, TFS.
pajaran (45480) 2013-09-08 11:42
Lep pogled na ribarsku mrezu i crne macke ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Kod nas, po narodnom obicaju, crne macke donose nesrecu.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Nice view of the fishing nets and black cat ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice place and moment indicated.
For us, after the national custom, black cats bring bad luck.
Good evening and all the best.
mcmtanyel (8157) 2013-09-09 6:03
Look at those pretty eyes shining like jewels inside black fur! All those legends about black cats must be fabrications of envious dog lovers.
The color distribution and composition are lovely and, frankly, this photo would get full marks from me even if the technique were not as good as it is.
s_lush (16128) 2013-09-10 6:50
You have found a simply marvelous composition with such a wonderful palette of colors. Two cats are not the most colorful composition elements, but they surely are the most impotent ones. A highly good short!
elenimavrandoni (11793) 2013-09-10 21:02
Ουρανία, στο σωστό μέρος είναι τα γατάκια..κάποιο ψαράκι θα ξεφύγει και έτσι θα εξασφαλίσουν το φαί τους..πολύ ομορφη φωτογραφία οχι μόνο στην σύνθεση αλλά και στα χρώματα και σήν αντίθεση..
τα δίχτυα είναι πολύ όμορφα στο μπροστινό μέρος!!
συμφωνούμε για τήν τελευταία μου φωτογραφία, και μένα μου αρέσει πιό πολύ..
amaryllis (32833) 2013-09-11 9:21
on pourait croire au reflet, mais non ce sont deux chats près d'un bateau de pêche avec les filets
Gigidusud (12193) 2013-09-20 13:36
Bellissima scena nel porto con questi belli gatti neri che aspettano il pesce. Bei colori e ottima inquadratura. Adoro i gatti!
Un caro saluto,
Wanda1 (14654) 2013-10-02 7:50
You were lucky that you got two at the same time, as they make a great photogenic pair especially with those shining eyes, and since they are against such a colourful background to make them stand out even more. Love the nets to really show us that they are in a harbour setting.
adores (32674) 2013-10-06 14:05
You got a really nice shot with them. The composition is great with the colourful boat, the nets around and the cats so well placed. Very well framed indeed!
Cricri (96919) 2013-12-11 11:36
Un style de composition que j'aime, merveilleux avec ces filets de pèche colorées et deux adorable présence des deux chats noirs qui en fait un merveilleux contraste et une belle présence, très belle image
- Copyright: Ourania Karali (ourania) (22722)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-10
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Cats in Greece and Italy [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-07 2:11
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