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Old March 2nd, 2011, 10:39 AM
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Default giving a few cats another go!

You know this is my friends cat for over two yers now... I really should now its name by now.



d90
nikon 85mm f1.4d
1/250
f2.8
Iso200
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d90
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1/200
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Iso200
sb600

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Old March 2nd, 2011, 11:29 AM
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The first one is my favorite one. The eyes are particularly well captured and the entire facial expression as well.

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Old March 2nd, 2011, 12:41 PM
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Very nice fellow! meow… ;-)
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 06:47 AM
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Instead of starting a new thread I'll throw in a few cat portraits from my trip up north.











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Old April 2nd, 2012, 11:23 AM
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I just love the direct stare and the reflection of the environment in the eyes of the last one.

Well done!

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Old April 2nd, 2012, 04:38 PM
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Hi Jake,


Really nice shots, the color coordination is very pleasant!

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Old April 2nd, 2012, 04:55 PM
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Jake,

Had I seen these shots before we started OPF, we'd never have had a period where shots of cats were banned, LOL!

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Old April 2nd, 2012, 05:38 PM
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Jake,

Had I seen these shots before we started OPF, we'd never have had a period where shots of cats were banned, LOL!

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Can you bring the ban back, Asher. I just broke out in a rash!
This is where my biasses have over-ridden the technical proficiency of the photographer. Sorry, guys, I have to go get the lanolin.
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 06:18 PM
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Can you bring the ban back, Asher. I just broke out in a rash!
This is where my biasses have over-ridden the technical proficiency of the photographer. Sorry, guys, I have to go get the lanolin.
I don't know about technical proficiency, I wish I had stopped down to F8 and raised the ISO to get a bit more DOF for the right eye in the first and the nose in the second.

Luckily for me the cat is not mine but one of the many outdoor felines my in-laws have up in Warroad, Mn. I'm not a big fan of cats but do love trying to get some decent exposures of their eyes.

Tom, are you allergic?
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 06:52 PM
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Better white balance on this edit?

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Old April 2nd, 2012, 07:10 PM
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Instead of starting a new thread I'll throw in a few cat portraits from my trip up north.











My 4 year old grandson asked whether that was a golden retriever cat? Maybe, maybe!

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Old April 2nd, 2012, 07:36 PM
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I don't know about technical proficiency, I wish I had stopped down to F8 and raised the ISO to get a bit more DOF for the right eye in the first and the nose in the second.

Luckily for me the cat is not mine but one of the many outdoor felines my in-laws have up in Warroad, Mn. I'm not a big fan of cats but do love trying to get some decent exposures of their eyes.

Tom, are you allergic?
Savagely so, Jake. Apparently its not so much the cat but what they carry on them which, when I discovered the extent of the fauna and flora beneath than languid look, I immediately realised we're not dealing with one animal here but a whole bloody zoo along with a botanic garden that would keep a micro-biologist busy for years.
Might I suggest instead of worrying about depth of field and get something with cross-hairs and in the calibre of .44
All fussing aside, I wouldn't loose any sleep over a miner glitch in DoF. It gives personal character to the images. Technical perfection is unattainable anyway and all it gives is everyone elses shot. You've done a good job here and have provided us with some shots we can enjoy and admire (and even joke about, just a bit). Sure, strive for what you want but enjoy what you have already.
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 08:59 PM
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First shot revised.


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Old April 10th, 2012, 10:45 AM
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My kids have been going on and on about getting a hamster/dancing rat/pony/dog/cat and finally I'm giving up. We decided to go for a cat. Your series here pretty much sums up why I prefer cats over other pets. Nicely done!
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