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Green Eyes

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 7 May 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

My cat Cicy has the most beautiful green eyes I have ever seen ... Trust me :))) She likes posing for my camera. Even when she is sleeping and hears the sound of the camera she is right away close to me , expecting new photos ! You will see much more of her. I love taking shots of her !


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Wow, your processing work on this is incredible! an extremely interesting photo with the eyes in color and the rest in B&W - Great work!!

7 May 2009 5:08am

@Scott Schilling: My Cicy is black and white :)) Not too much work here :) Thanks !

Standley from Carquefou, France

What a superb capture. Look at her eyes. Cicy is a star!

7 May 2009 5:16am

Lylou & Roland from Besancon, France

Strange cat !!! but nice shot !

7 May 2009 5:30am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland


7 May 2009 5:42am

Bill Jennings from Bay Area California, United States

This is fantastic.

Those cool and limpid Green Eyes -
A pool wherein my love lies.
So deep that in my searching for happiness
I fear that they will ever haunt me,
All through my life they'll taunt me.
But will they ever want me?
Green Eyes, make my dreams come true

7 May 2009 6:02am

@Bill Jennings: That is so lovely lyrics, Bill. Thanks a lot :))

mats from Texas, United States

The PP gave those viewer the intense feel of those beautiful green eyes.

7 May 2009 6:34am

-C16H25NØ2- from Persia, Iran

wow !
Extraordinary Capture ;))

7 May 2009 6:35am

MMC Photos from THE COLONY, United States

This is not your ordinary cat photo, which is great. I get tired of the same old shots. The fading of the cat into the background is very original. Fab!

7 May 2009 6:39am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

What a beautiful cat! Her eyes are beautiful. An idea of perfection!

7 May 2009 6:39am

Saeed Rasoulof from Tehran, Iran

Great shot . . . Excellent

7 May 2009 6:44am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Those emerald eyes are just exquisite and the way you have composed this image is admirable

7 May 2009 7:02am

Behzad from tehran, Iran

very nice shot.

7 May 2009 7:06am

Bogdan from Brasov, Romania

love the eyes, they have an interesting tone of green. She is a beautifull cat

7 May 2009 7:50am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Very sharp beautiful green eyes, great portrait!

7 May 2009 8:27am

Ravi from Bangalore, India

Those eyes are so intriguing! Awesome shot.

7 May 2009 8:51am

R. Mahmoudi from qom, Iran

its a perfect shot and i have no word to critics it

7 May 2009 8:56am

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Magnificent portrait and saturation of the eyes ... but for me, the color of the frame is too vivid and wide... too eye is distracted by it.

7 May 2009 9:06am

@Francesc B.: Oh, I am sorry :)) ha ha .. Ok, next time no green little border :) I just thought about it to emphasize Cicy's eyes :))

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

This image is a pure wonder! creative, intimate! superb! green eyes envoutant! do not change!!

7 May 2009 9:31am

PATRICK from miramas, France


7 May 2009 9:37am

Bertrand from France

Incredible cat ! I like your treatment and your shoot. It seems to be very sharp ! Good job ;)

7 May 2009 9:48am

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

thanks for your nice comments......this portrait is stunning.....excellent composure, composition, lighting & the sparkle in here eyes....magnificent.

7 May 2009 10:04am

observing from North West, United Kingdom

A great shot, and those emerald eyes are amazing.

7 May 2009 10:39am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

magique ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^!

7 May 2009 10:42am

Lynn from United States

REMARKABLE!!! Cicy deserves the spotlight…you have brought out every beautiful detail of hers. Those green eyes are to die for…her b&w fur is so silky…love the fade to the black background. I have not seen a better cat portrait done ever. If I could I would save Cicy to my favorites…EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7 May 2009 10:59am

@Lynn: Thanks Lynn ! Well, you know how much I love my Cicy, but I still think your cat Ciara is the most beautiful cat in the world :)))

Elora from Genoa, Italy

The photo is well composed and well done - but her eyes! Ah they are truly windows to the soul!

7 May 2009 11:12am

Veronelle from Lens, France

:-)) good work, very nice eyes

7 May 2009 11:15am

Gonzata from Santiago, Chile

Great shot and wonderful close up!

7 May 2009 11:57am

rian from mobile, United States

aww.. what a cute kitty portrait! she looks so dignified in that pose.. great work! :D

7 May 2009 12:13pm

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Splendid portrait !

7 May 2009 12:27pm

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

beautiful! elegant! this one's so lovely! great work again Maria! :D

7 May 2009 12:34pm

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


7 May 2009 12:59pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Absolutely fascinating!!! What a beautiful "model" portrayed in such an emotive manner... amazing intensity, fine craft and spirituality!

7 May 2009 1:59pm

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

Beautiful Green Eyes

7 May 2009 2:27pm

@Onlymehdi: thanks :)

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

GORGEOUS CAT! Fantastic photo - looking forward to seeing more of her!

7 May 2009 2:38pm

Kaitlyn from United States

What a beautiful cat. Her eyes stand out so well if this picture. Keep them coming.

7 May 2009 2:42pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Superb composition. Stunning eyes. Outstanding photograph.

7 May 2009 2:44pm

Moreno from Stresa/Novara/Milano, Italy

Good idea!

7 May 2009 3:07pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful cat and interesting PP with the eyes.

7 May 2009 3:08pm

masa from vicinity Tokyo, Japan

Great shot!

7 May 2009 3:16pm

JaCkYe from Porto, Portugal

OMG his eyes.... Gorgeous.... Perfect Mariana :-) miss you my friend ;)

7 May 2009 3:20pm

Mike Paulison from United States

HEY! This is F-ing Gorgeous!!!! The background is seamless. The eyes are magical ! The pose is stoic. I don't like cats much, but this is fantastic!!!!

7 May 2009 4:01pm

@Mike Paulison: Hey that is funny, I could not make my mind between Stoic Pose or Green Eyes Title :))) Thanks Mike !

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

One of the most beautiful cat's shots I've ever seen ! Congratulations

7 May 2009 4:27pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Absolutely brilliant composition. Love the way the cat's face is fading out in the black background.

7 May 2009 4:35pm

Ken from United States

Mariana, I usually prefer dogs, but this cat is an exception!

7 May 2009 4:45pm

peter from new york, United States

she looks rather regal in this shot! those eyes are STUNNING!

7 May 2009 4:51pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

very impressive portarit - excellent work

7 May 2009 5:01pm

Heather from Napanee ON, Canada


7 May 2009 5:11pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent work! Beautiful image! J'aime!!!

7 May 2009 5:12pm

Terry H. from Azle Texas, United States

Remarkable photo and processing. Wonderful how it blends into darkness and the color of the eyes is beautiful. Outstanding work!

7 May 2009 5:16pm

Eros from tehran, Iran

wow... its fantastic

7 May 2009 5:33pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

I'm not normally a lover of cat photos, but this one is suberb!!! You've done a great job of catching the spirit of this wonderful cat!

7 May 2009 5:35pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

STUNNING..! Love this one Marianna:)

7 May 2009 6:14pm

k@ from Paris, France

The hint of red in the gorgeous green of the eyes of this majestuous King Cat is a gem as well as the whole pic itself, so sharp & full of power !

7 May 2009 6:40pm

Ghassan from Baghdad, Iraq

Beautiful baby...i though Waterloo is in Belgium ;-)

7 May 2009 6:44pm

@Ghassan: Probably in Belgium too, but this city is in Ontario/ Canada !

Manuela M from Rennes, France

Quelle impression fantastique ces yeux verts!!
Bonne soirée.

7 May 2009 7:05pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

wow, what a nice portrait
I like the green eyes

7 May 2009 7:16pm

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

I used to be annoyed by all the pictures of cats on Am# but recently there have been some tremendous images of our feline friends. This is the best yet. Kudos!

7 May 2009 7:21pm

@jeff (aka dogilicious): Thanks . I understand people love their pets so much and constantly posting their photos, but once you see pets all the time from the same photographer is really annoying :)) The same with landscapes, flowers , or whatever else . It is great to see variety from the same great photographer ! That is what I like and expect to see from others too ;))

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

5 stars! Amazing processing. Wow!

7 May 2009 7:38pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

I actually LIKE the green border, and love the treatment of the photo and the cat's eyes. I think you are very, very lucky to have such a beautiful cat who also LIKES to be photographed. Mine does not, but I wish he did.

7 May 2009 8:15pm

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

Wow....Those emerald eyes are the just the most wonderful I have seen for a loong time...I don't have problem with the green border. I think it fits with the eyes indeed...You should send this pic to a contest about pet images...You will go to the top3 for sure!!

7 May 2009 8:17pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

the best portrait of a cat I have ever seen

7 May 2009 8:29pm

kisskool from fontainebleau, France

beautiful cat, his eyes are very nice!

7 May 2009 8:41pm

psampaz from Xanthi, Greece


7 May 2009 9:42pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

No lie, this is the best cat portrait I have ever seen. I love it!

7 May 2009 9:49pm

@Gary: oh, my lovely Cicy got so many trophies today :)) many thanks :)

CMLDigitalDetails from NA, United States

Different and interesting, looks very sinister-like.

7 May 2009 11:00pm

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

Just WOW!!!! What a cat!!!

8 May 2009 1:24am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Awesome work!!!

8 May 2009 2:08am

vu@granby Gilles Martineau from Granby, Québec, Canada

WOW... very original !

8 May 2009 2:14am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

This is beyond belief stunning. And yes, what green eyes this kitty has. BIG BRAVO!

8 May 2009 3:20am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I guess! best...jerry

8 May 2009 3:46am

Barbara from Florida, United States

I agree with everyone as I am speechless to find the word that expresses this best.
Incredible markings of the cat hide the real nose and give a smile. A perfect blend into the black background.
I will be very happy to see more.
5 *

8 May 2009 4:04am

JamesC from portland, United States

very special and good looking feline.

8 May 2009 4:47am

Sugata from Newark, United States

Wow! This is an amazing portrait!

8 May 2009 5:21am

tomie from Vatican City

so beautiful green eyes!!! Cicy should have many lovers in the yard!
merveilleux portrait!

8 May 2009 7:57am

Aneeesh from india, India

wooww . super capture. loved it

8 May 2009 11:08am

@Aneeesh: I just visited your site, but have a problem to leave a comment .

Aneesh from India

thnx for your visit. there was some prblm with the template. i havnt noticed that.
rectified nw.


8 May 2009 4:07pm

@Aneesh: Ok, it is working now. Great photos you have !

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a super shot. What amazing colour.

8 May 2009 4:36pm

Andy from United States

Wow Incredible!!

8 May 2009 7:12pm

Rob from Velveetaville, United States


11 May 2009 12:49am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Amazing!!! FAbulous use of selective colour! Those eyes! Wow

11 May 2009 6:31pm

storytaylor from NOUN, Mongolia

My dear friend thank you so much for this one. outstanding indeed. this shot really shows up the colour contrast and the eyes really fight for full attention and they are amazing. actually I've never seen eye colours on a cat before like these.

14 May 2009 11:05am

Alessandro from Calci (PI), Italy

This is outstanding, indeed. :) Conratulations to you and to the model.

20 May 2009 9:26pm

@Alessandro: I told you how pretty my cat is :)) Many thanks :)

Josh from New York, United States

Wow great shot, love the contract and color here. Thanks for the tip on the portfolio, maybe I'll do that.

14 Oct 2009 3:40pm

Sofia from Cancun, Mexico

What a great picture, i loved the green color in the eyes very beautiful with the black and white contrast.

6 Feb 2010 9:30pm

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium


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