Cat close up

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  1. Ady

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    Caught it basking in the sun and it wasn't for moving so I shoot a number of frames off, quite like this close up:

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    Another from today:

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    definitely nicer than the stereotypical pet snap shots
     
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    Thanks Mesoam. In the 1st one when at full size you can actually see me quite clearly laid down taking the shot in his eye!
     
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    Love the shots!

    What set up did you use? Light or speed light off camera to the right?

    Like I said, I love the shots with the first one being my fav. The only thing in both is the light source is washing out the front paws to the point where it is distracting my eye from the rest of the cat. Could you move the light source farther away from the cat or tone the speed light back a notch or two? Or both?
     
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    very nice!
     
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    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    weird! Looks EXACTLY like the cat that is chillin on my windowsill right now. Great shots.
     
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    Nice backlight on the second one.
     
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    The lighting was natural sunlight from a large bay window to the right. He was lying 3/4 in the bright light and 1/4 in the shadow which was not perfect so I had to lighten some dark areas in PS. Was all quite quick from when I saw him to grabbing my camera and firing off some shots - cats don't wait around for you to adjust much, was lucky he stayed docile as long as he did!
    I know what you mean about the paw, given the very bright light I could actually have shot with a smaller aperture and got the paw in focus without the washing out....that's the trouble with rushing I guess. Thanks for the comments.
     
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    He has been out a while now................!!
     
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    Caught him again today in a similar spot, different lens:

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    the second shot is awesome!
     

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