Awh, this is such an adorable shot! You've captured such a sweet, innocent side of the kitten, excellent work!
I'm going to try a little different style of formatting for this critique, hope it's not too harsh or anything.
Vision - I think you had a great concept with this photo! I get the feeling that the cat is watching something in the distance, which makes me wonder about it and notice even more details.
Originality - I only gave you three stars for originality, because there are a ton of cat photos pretty similar to this. There's really nothing that makes it extremely unique, though the black and white was a good choice.
Technique - The focus is wonderful, the shallow DoF works really well with this photo. The cat is in focus while the soft background makes the details even more sharp and clear. I also like how you filled the frame, though it is a bit crowded. Perhaps you could've zoomed out to capture the whiskers and ears as well.
Impact - The eyes are so intense, they really add to the photo and make it more interesting. I love how the atmosphere is so dynamic and soft at the same time. Great work!
hey i don't have enough energy to right a full on critique but this is pretty awesome! i must agree i have seen plenty of cat pictures like this but i think the lighting and the B&W of it is really captivating. i think the lack of colors in this works better than the original because the colors make it a little busy where the B&W makes it calm. and very intense/focused.