In all my days of being a kitten lover and in my hopes of one day becoming a CRAZY cat lady! I have never seen something so moving, so sweet, and so sad all in one shot. It rips my heart out while giving it back to me in such sweet tears of joy.
His/her cute little face holds such a story that somehow you seem to capture in an endless shot of just sweet passion. The hand embracing this sweet little thing just makes all the difference in the world.
Thank you for sharing this with the wide world of deviant art.
My first impression of this picture was good, and I was halfway through an "aw" when I stopped and noticed the eyes. While I think the contrast and depth of focus of the rest of the picture is just about perfect, I can't help but wonder why you edited that little face like this. The white circles covering the pupils looks unnatural, and it makes the whole image look unnecessarily cheap. For me, it ruins an otherwise outstanding photo.
Do some research to see how light hits cats' eyes. It shouldn't be too difficult to get a similar result where the reflections don't look so out of place.
Another photo ruined by a worthless watermark. most people can easily edit the watermark out. And i've seen 100 times better photo's with no watermarks or no mention of who did it on the photo itself. Maybe be less cynical and less jaded about stuff you think you own.