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The winners to our calendar bookmarks

Can you tell I am upset with dad?

I know, dad lost all track of time, he has just too many irons in the fire and I had to show dad my sharp and long nails today since I cannot crack a whip like humans. I guess he got the message as here he finally gets around to presenting the second quarter winners to the calendar bookmark contest.

So this evening dad made his selection and then imported each digital file into PhotoShop for the usual cropping, but also making any refinements to the image like adjusting the level, curves and any colour corrections. So without any further delay, here is the spring calendar winners.

For the month of April we have Michelle’s cat Quincy starting off the Spring Quarter. Quincy who had just a birthday two weeks ago, which he had celebrated in a grand style with everyone in attendance. You should be forewarned that visiting Michelle’s blog Chocolate and Marmalade Tea, because it has something even for humans, they are called delicious recipes and wonderful stories, including lots of illustrations from the 1950’s on the sidebar. So drop by and see Quincy’s birthday bash.

Oh before I forget, Michelle had also sent some pictures of Quincy that were Black & White and since dad loves Black & White photographs, we will be making it an options from now on. Thank you my dear for suggesting it.

One picture above all stood out this time, it came from Ms K in Canada, who had everything going for her when she took a picture of Neytiri. There were a few others of Neytiri, but what I particularly liked about this one, was the pose and especially the over all tonal qualities of light, the surroundings and of course Neytiri herself, who was made up to be the princess she is. Some of you may recognize the name Neytiri from the movie Avatar and I think it is very fitting indeed.

Neytiri shares her spot with Canadian Num-Num Fund director Clooney, who is a real ham and loves to pose for the camera in all sorts of costumes and situations. Neytiri has been keeping a close eye on Clooney as she herself begins to carve out her own acting road to stardom. So drop on by and see what the two of them are up at Clooney’s Num-Num Fund and I guarantee you will stay awhile as Ms. K does some very imaginative writing to go along with the interesting pictures.

Making a second appearance is Katnip Lounge, but only after giving everyone else who was not a previous winner a shot at the spring quarter. However Trish made a strong showing with Maui, or is it that Maui made a strong showing?

Since Trish had entered five images, the other ones were of Sylvester and Felix, but Maui beat them both, especially with a very shy look, while appearing to be deep in contemplation about something very important. Dad loved  seeing Maui being photographed with the camera lens wide open, since it made the background very much out of focus and gave the fur a special touch. Of course we should also mention that the exceptional mustache helped get the extra vote that pushed Maui into the June slot.

So here are the three pictures assembled into the final print version and remember to get the full size version, you have to click on the link beneath the picture, which well then take you to our Picasa ‘Freebie’ album.

To download the PRINTER version, click here

In closing we just wanted to add that for those of you who did not make it to please try again. Ms K tried real hard and succeeded with Neytiri and so can you. Now I know it is somewhat difficult for many of you to photograph your feline in a vertical format, since a number of you sent in pictures framed horizontally. Michelle’s picture of Quinn I was able to crop and achieve a vertical format, but only because it was large enough.

However with 2012, I am going to make it easier on everyone by redesigning the calendar bookmarks with a horizontal format, in the hope that this will attract more participants to the contest. Still I wish for those individuals who did not enter but have thought of it will do so, as now is your chance because better weather is on it’s way, providing more opportunities for you to capture that shoot that just may secure a spot on the next six openings.

Thank you to all those who have entered, Miss Kitty and I have appreciated your participation.



Serafina Seidenfell said...

Hallo Miss Kitty,

Du und Dein Dad haben echt klasse Katzenbilder ausgesucht! Alle drei Katzen sind wunderschön, das Bild von Quincy finde ich originell.

Ich freue mich schon auf den nächsten Contest. Vielleicht lasse ich mich von Kerstin auch mal schön fotografieren.

Ganz liebe Grüße

Finchen mit Ayla und Mum Kerstin

Mr Puddy said...

Miss Kitty,
all winners look so stunning !!! Bravo for all of them : )

weaverpat said...

Congratulations to all the Winners!!!
These bookmarks were well worth waiting for. They all go so well together as a group with the muted neutral tones.
Thank you Miss K. for giving Dad a reminder. We were concerned that maybe he wasn't feeling well, but are pleased to learn he was busy with artistic pursuits instead.

Thank you, Egmont, the time and effort you put into these lovely bookmarks. We certainly appreciate it!

Pat and Deiter and the gang

Cat said...

Good morning Miss Kitty! It is so nice to see the winners of the contest they are some fantastic cats. I have a particular fondness for Neytiri and her stunning blue eyes, however Maui's whiskers and Quincy's curls are also very impressive!

Hope everyone is well :-)

Cloon said...

Yay! We made it! We are so happy for our Neytiri. We wanted so much to have her on one of your beautiful bookmarks...and now we do. Thank you so much and for this lovely contest. That is a precious picture of Quincy and congrats to Maui for the wonderful shot (they always have such fantastic photos at Katnip Lounge).

Michelle said...

Woohoo!!!! Thank you SO MUCH Egmont and Ms Kitty for picking Mr. Quincy!!!! He has wanted to be a star for sometime and now he is!! Thank you for such a fun contest and everyone is just so beautiful!! Congrats fellow winners Neytiri and Maui!!! We are going to print off many for family and friends...and I will be announcing on my blog with a link to all the winners! xoxo Quincy will be getting fresh grown catnip for his prize. Lol

Angel + 6 Garden Cottage Cats said...

Hello Miss Kitty & Dad Egmont,
Concatulationz to All da Winnerz! The photos are just Stunning, All da kittiez are Absolutely Beautiful!
Dad Egmont haz done a Beautiful job ~
Hope Euryone iz well.
Purrz & Kissez~

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

concats to the winners!! They are gorgeous cats and make exquisite bookmarks!

The Island Cats said...

Those are excellent choices!!

Sparkle said...

Concatulations to the winners - those are pawsome photographs!

Christiane said...

Drei Schönheiten habt ihr für den Kalender ausgesucht. Wir freuen uns, auf diese Weise drei so hübsche Katzen kennen zu lernen.
liebe Grüße Christiane und Ninifee

Luzia said...

Liebe Miss Kitty, gut daß Du Daddy mal die Krallen gezeigt hast, damit er diesen post macht;-)) So schöne Katzen! Ich gratuliere allen zu Ihrem Gewinn. Bei uns ist es inzwischen sehr sehr frühlinghaft geworden und alle Vögel sind sehr verliebt. Sie singen ihre schönen Lieder, bauen Nester und knutschen rum;-)) Du hättest Deine Freude daran, sie genau zu beobachten. Ich wünsche Dir und Deiner Familie noch einen schönen Frühling und sende liebste Grüße von Luzia.

ABBY said...

Miss Kitty those were excellent choices and we just love how everything turned out!

>^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^<
Abby Ping Jinx Boo Gracie

meowmeowmans said...

What gorgeous photos. ConCATulations to all the winners (and such beautiful bookmarks, too)!

Miss Kitty and Egmont: we hope you -- and your family -- are enjoying the Spring, and that you are doing well.

Fin said...

Concats to the great looking winners.

Tankene Ice Mist said...

Gracie-- Loved your choices. Let me send you my pix next time. I am a real stunner. Purrs, Tankene Ice Mist Find me at

Team Tabby said...

We enjoyed seeing all of those lovely cat portraits very much!!

Mindy, Moe, BonBon, Cookie & Mike

TAILS of TANKENE said...

Beautiful cats. all of them winners! Purrs, Tankene Ice Mist

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Very nice choices, Miss Kitty.