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November 15, 2004
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Black cat by Moonbeam13 Black cat by Moonbeam13
Continuing with the series on superstitions:

Black cat - In ancient Egypt, the Goddess Bast was a black, female cat. Christians, wanting to rid society of all traces of other religions, convinced the ignorant that black cats were demons in disguise and should thus be destroyed. In the process, they also destroyed the kindly ladies who cared for the cats, believing them to be witches. Being demons, a black cat crossing your path would create a barrier of evil, cutting you off from God and blocking the entrance to heaven.

Model - Merlin
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Oh Gosh! I have to say that I totally love cats, and especially black ones, so this Deviation has really catched my eye!

I'm sure that anyone would agree with me that the eye really stands out in this photo. It looks unbelievably hypnotizing, I have to say, and it has attracted my attention completely!

I have rated this Deviation's originality as four stars, because I've seen a couple of similar photos across the web, although other than that, it is original.

I am glad to say that the technique you used here, works well with the cat! Also, the black and white effect is really effective too. Even though the colours are dark, this photo still attracts the viewers attention, which is great!

I am looking forward to seeing more of your deviations like this!
Well done, :iconcookiimostaa:
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12 out of 13 deviants thought this was fair.

This is beautiful. The lighting is great and the way it hits the cats face it seems as if the cat is very emotional. It seems as if it is longing for someone or something. I also like how the discription tells a history of black cats and it made me appreciate the photo even more. I really liked that its in black and white. To me it brings out the color of the cat even more.

Im sorry if this critique isnt that great it is my first. This is a beautiful piece of art. Thank you for taking the time to read this :D
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LGodgifu Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Beautiful photo, Merlin looks wonderful!!! 
Tigerswoop Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
This is beautiful. I love how the cat's fur looks! 
So, to the point, I don't know how to say this, being the awkward person that I am, would a forum I'm in be able to use this photo? 
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
What is the forum?
WinterMoon95 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Kitty! :D I Love Cats <3
alaer Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Black cats and any kitty are just that, kitties. Nothing evil or bad about them, but they do make for great stories with witches and the like. I'm a big fan of Kiki's Delivery Service and Kiki's talking cat Jiji. Sailor Moon is another with two talking cats Luna and Artemis.

Ridding society of all traces of other religions is hard to do; there's always an underground safe haven for all.

This photo looks like an old stray cat I had named Midnight. He wasn't a tom by any means, but still a pretty cat all sleek and shiny. Rufus (mainecoon mix) was the tom at the time and Midnight feared him.
Good shot of this kitty, he's a handsome model :)
m-gosia Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Bookworm2003 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
NaagromFrancobvitch Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013   Digital Artist
So pretty. 
Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there...
This lovely work has been featured here
Hope you like it...
Mind-Wolf Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love black cats <3
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