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  1. dawei888 profile image60
    dawei888posted 9 years ago

    I'm on a quest to put up a much improved avatar. I'm not very good at photo editing so I've tried my hardest on this one.

    What do u think - Yay or Nay?

    david

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You have a nice face David I would go for a direct face shot.

    2. lawretta profile image72
      lawrettaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Nice!!! I like it.

      1. dawei888 profile image60
        dawei888posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Hi lawretta - I like yours too ;-)

        1. lawretta profile image72
          lawrettaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks!

  2. dawei888 profile image60
    dawei888posted 9 years ago

    thanks earnesthub - i like ur avatar - i'll take your advice - thank again!

    1. GeneralHowitzer profile image73
      GeneralHowitzerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Your a brother to me already dawei you were the first few people that made me a fan, when im still beginning.

      But this time to say you honestly, your avatar is no good, the original one is far better... sorry for the comment.

      "Men are like wines, they'll get better as they get older."

      I dont worry to much with my avatar for now since i haven't created a niche yet here in hp... Hehehehe

  3. dawei888 profile image60
    dawei888posted 9 years ago

    hmmm...thanks General. I appreciate that - I wanna make a better avatar - i'll keep working at it! thanks!

  4. wesleycox profile image84
    wesleycoxposted 9 years ago

    What's with the cat?  I concur with earnesthub, a direct face shot if your going for the personal picture.

  5. dawei888 profile image60
    dawei888posted 9 years ago

    I like the cat though - I'll try to get a nicer shot w/her. I wish i was better at photography and photo editing! Too lazy to learn it!

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    Ghost32posted 9 years ago

    I like the cat, too.  My own avatar (such as it is) was taken one-handed (by me, no shutter delay or anything).  But one that I took while holding one of our kitties (it's on one of the Hubs) didn't come out all that well--she wanted to watch me, not the camera.  Which is of course a much appreciated compliment, but it does make the "perfect photo" a challenge and a half.  Good luck!

    1. dawei888 profile image60
      dawei888posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Ghost32 - Thanks for that! I find that when trying to take a pic with a kitty you have about a 15-second window to get the right shot then the feline friend moves onto bigger and better (when i took that shot she had been in the middle of devouring a poor fish!)

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    wordscribe41posted 9 years ago

    This one is better.  I'm a sucker for cats, though.  I'll have to check out your hubs, but am wondering if you write about pets???  The jury's out for me whether the cat works or not.

    1. dawei888 profile image60
      dawei888posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hi WordScribe41! I'm a BIG time procrastinator. When I'm not busy doing stuff online I'm outside w/the cat. She's kind of old so isn't too playful but is very kind and has the soul of an angel. Thought I'd just share that...Thanks for ur comment :-)

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        wordscribe41posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        AWWW, you just won my heart.  I'm a ridiculous cat lover (have 3 now) and I spoil them to death.  2 of my 3 are old kitties:  one's 14 and the other's 17 (in chronic renal failure sad  Might have swayed me to say:  keep the cat.

        1. dawei888 profile image60
          dawei888posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks wordscribe41 - I love cats too. The other days i was walking by an outdoor restaurant. They had 2 cats, mom & dad and 8 kittens of all different colors (black + white, calico & tiger colors). The lady asked me "Khun ao mai?" - You want in Thai language - then held up 2 tiny kittens meowing with their high-pitched voices. I said "phom mi leo" (I have already) - my heart melted - wanted to take them home! But, Ms. Princess can be very, very nasty with newcomers...

  8. wesleycox profile image84
    wesleycoxposted 9 years ago

    Alright, I like the cat you have in this photo, but to my defense, the first one I saw was a picture of a cat with you in the background.  This photo is much better as it is of you with a cat.

    1. dawei888 profile image60
      dawei888posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Wesley - yeah, that was the idea. the cat was such a good sport for taking the pic too! extremely mellow - cool cat!

  9. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 9 years ago

    I would think a bit closer shot would be better again.

    1. dawei888 profile image60
      dawei888posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      earnest - agreed! it's hard to get it 100% right though. i'll keep trying...i really do think having a good avatar is extremely important for success in online marketing.

      1. Elena. profile image89
        Elena.posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Do you really think so?  I have my doubts, I think content is what really matters, as in, people may be attracted to a cute avatar but if the content isn't there they will eventually go away.  Just my two cents.

        1. dawei888 profile image60
          dawei888posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Elena - Agreed 100%. Content and Traffic are the two biggest key elements to success on here. Just the avatar is an other important ingredient - in my opinion.

  10. charanjeet kaur profile image59
    charanjeet kaurposted 9 years ago

    Well to be honest, had liked your previous one better. This one i think the cat stole the show lol. I had written a hub on importance of profile pictures just got reminded of that while reading this. This profile pic is the only connection i have of you it is what that the mind seems to remember i always associate badcompany with a pirate in hubpages context.

    My rating would be 2 stars in compared to your previous avatar.

    1. dawei888 profile image60
      dawei888posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      hello charanjeet - i really do appreciate your honest feedback - it helps. thanks. david

  11. blondepoet profile image67
    blondepoetposted 9 years ago

    It's gorgeous, honestly it is the one that makes you feel happiest with....smile

  12. Bard of Ely profile image86
    Bard of Elyposted 9 years ago

    Gets a Yay from me as I like a personal picture like this rather than one that doesn't let you really see the hubber!

  13. dawei888 profile image60
    dawei888posted 9 years ago

    Blondpoet & Bard of Ely - Thanks! I will try to get my photoshop geek friend to teach me how to do something with the background. i think the pic is ok but the background (area behind where live where the cat stays) is ugly!!!

  14. Lisa HW profile image66
    Lisa HWposted 9 years ago

    It's ok, but I thought your "you with the water in the background" was better - straight and to the point as far pictures of people go.

    1. dawei888 profile image60
      dawei888posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Lisa!

 
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