Awesome Tortie Cat

This is a picture of the most interesting tortoiseshell cat I have ever seen – just. I have seen some amazing torties partly because the tortoiseshell coat looks amazing in any pattern. In fact, this cat ranks in the top five most awesome cat of any type I have seen.

Stunning Tortie Cat

Stunning Tortie Cat

The 64,000 dollar question is, “has the photo been Photoshopped?” I don’t know but I don’t think it has. The contrast is high so the contrast has probably been increased.

Notice the eyes match the coat. Amazing. Wonderful looking cat. Someone is going to tell me that the whole image was made up on a computer and is completely fake. Go on, I dare you!

I have a page on the Tortoiseshell cat.

About the picture: Once again I don’t know who took it. I have downloaded it from Pinterest where I could not trace the photographer’s name. I will claim fair use or argue that it is in the public domain. I don’t think publishing it here has any negative commercial impact for the photographer and this site is an educational site. If someone is upset just leave a comment and I’ll respond promptly. Thank you.

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Awesome Tortie Cat — 9 Comments

  1. What a gorgeous cat!
    I don’t see why anyone would think it fake or photo shopped, I think we should just take the photo at face value and admire and enjoy seeing the beauty in it.

  2. Looks too colorful without blemishes, akin to a computer generated image. Could be a fake if there is no literature on this photo and i hope not.Today various photographs can be morphed or enhanced digitally through computer technology.This cat could be the attraction in any place and any part of the World.

    • I have similar thoughts, I’ll be honest. This cat is too outstanding. The coat does not look natural. I think perhaps it is Photoshopped (or just plain edited) to make it more yellow/red and higher contrast.

  3. Notice the coloring of the tortie’s lip? hmmm… Given that the contrast is way too high, I’m conjecturing that a bit of “magic” was performed. Wish we had a photo of this cat in a different setting. Because this cat is strikingly beautiful, regardless of enhancement. Would love to see other photos, which leads me to blv that it is Photoshopped.

  4. Michael if you can send me the original photo I can tell you exactly what colour filters it has been put through. There is at least a saturation filter on it and possible hue – and possible contrast.

    I can access the metadata and tell you everything about it including possibly who made it, where and what filters they used to what extant and when and using which program.

  5. I’m just seeing this image for the first time, since it came through after I posted on Facebook. I’m wondering if Marc was ever able to detect the Photoshop metadata?

    I’d pay for this image to be framed, and put on my wall! It’s a great shot of a beautiful cat, with enhanced saturation and hue. I love it!

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