Uploaded: December 24, 2006 08:50:18



Exif: FNumber: 7.1, ExposureBiasValue: 0/2, ExposureTime: 0.00625, Flash: flash fired, ISO: 100, WhiteBalance: auto white balance


Donna Dunbar December 24, 2006

What a fantastic capture, I think we will see this one in the winner circle!!!! #576935

Ken Jarvis December 24, 2006

Great capture Chris! #3736400

Emily E. Bem December 24, 2006

OMG!!! This is amazing. Man...that would have to be a tough capture. #3736443

Colleen Farrell December 24, 2006

Terrific photo--I also think this could be a winner! The perspective is great, the clarity is great, the lighting, color and everything is great. But I still feel sorry for the mouse. :( #3736465

Chris Welch December 24, 2006

Thanks guys for your comments. The photo was fun but difficult to get. I was watching tv late and heard some rumbling in the bathroom, I looked and the cat had 2 mice.

I grabbed my gear and shut us in. One escaped, I think my other cat got it. I did a few shots with my 50mm, didnt like the look, and changed to my Sigma 10-20.

Settings are; RAW, 1/160 sec, f/7.1, ISO 100, AI servo (all points on). 580 flash set to +1 FEC, and bounced off the tiled surface. I held the camera low and fired off 3 shot sequences.

In this shot the cat gave the mouse a whack and it smashed into my lens!!!

In the end I opened the door and let the mouse escape. Thanks for your comments again. #3736526

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe December 24, 2006

This is an incredible capture, Chris. Your POV and lighting is great. You can just 'feel' the drama unfolding. Great job! #3736780

Jennifer L. Taranto December 24, 2006

Just awesome! #3736902

Dianne M. Bolognani December 24, 2006

Excellent capture! I agree, you can feel the panic of the mouse and the pure fun the cat is having. Great job! :) #3736977

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic December 30, 2006

Fantastic capture. #3759055

Chris Welch December 30, 2006

Thanks for the comments. #3759830

William88 December 31, 2006

Wow! what an excellent capture. #3763240

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe January 24, 2007

Congrats, Chris, on your finalist. #3862954

Chris Welch January 24, 2007

Thanks William and Sherry. #3863477

Margie Hurwich January 25, 2007

Way too funny, at least from the cat's perspective! Feel sorry for the mouse. Nonetheless, wonderful capture and congratulations! #3866919

Datha Y. Thompson January 25, 2007

WOW!! Awesome WINNER!!! Congratulations to you!!! :0) #3872586

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic January 25, 2007

Congratulations on your second place winner. #3872662

Susana Ms Heide January 25, 2007

I was hoping to see this here :o) What a "capture"!! MANY CONGRATS CHRIS!!! #3872740

Chris Welch January 25, 2007

Thanks for you kind comments, im super stoked! My wife is excited as well. Thats one cool cat! #3872839

Sam Britt January 25, 2007

Congratulations on this 2nd place winner Chris. Terrific timing on this shot. I'm glad you let the mouse escape. #3872961

Charlene Taylor January 26, 2007

Outstanding Chris! Congratulations on this much deserved win! #3874532

Gary Lange January 26, 2007

Way to be Johnny on the spot here, Chris. Wonderful win!! I like the story of how you did this. Congrats my friend! #3874713

Chris Welch January 26, 2007

Thanks Samantha, Charlene and Gary. #3875113

Janine Russell level-deluxe January 26, 2007

Chris, awesome timing, detail, lighting and tones; congratulations on your Second Place Win. #3875243

Tonya R. Boles January 26, 2007

What a great shot, congrats. #3875579

Colleen Farrell January 27, 2007

Ha--I knew this could be a winner! Congratulations!! #3878769

Chris Welch January 27, 2007

Thanks Janine, Tonya and Colleen ;-) #3879067

Donna La Mattino Pagakis January 31, 2007

Just amazing, so well done!! Congratulations on your win! #3897839

Daphne Mills February 01, 2007

You actually closed yourself in the room? I'm wimp. I would have been screaming!!!!! Great job!!!! #3899511

Cheryl E. Molennor February 01, 2007

OMG Amazing capture! Congratulations #3901908

Chris Welch February 02, 2007

Lol, thanks Donna, Daphne and Cheryl! #3902814

February 03, 2007


Jack Diamond February 04, 2007

GREAT capture, Chris. Really perfect in so many ways. #3910696

Jack Diamond February 04, 2007

GREAT capture, Chris. Really perfect in so many ways. #3910697

Chris Welch June 27, 2007

Thanks George and Jack. #4450830

Flavio Carnevale level-classic November 20, 2007

this is a fantastic photo. congratulations #5100804

Nikki McDonald level-classic July 28, 2010

Not sure why this just surfaced in my inbox but it did! Great capture and story, Chris. Belated congratulations on the win. #8790970

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic February 09, 2011

Nice capture!! Did the mouse get away....I feel bad too. lol #9222667

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