Cat Photos C&C - Which is your favorite?

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  1. littlered03

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    I took some photos of my cat, Pickle, and am trying to figure out which ones are the best. I picked my favorite four and now would like your feedback on not only which one you like best, but why and what I could do to improve. Thank you!

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    They are all very nicely done but out of all of them 1 & 4 are my favs. The composition is more interesting x
     
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    Thank you! Any suggestions?
     
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    #1 for sure those eyes are AMAZING how did you get them to stand out so much?
     
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    In Photoshop, after I was done editing the photos, I traced around both eyes to make them a selection. Then, in a new layer I filled them with a light green (you will have to play around with this until you get the right color). Then, I went into blending options on the layer and selected "color." That will make it look like the eyes are actually that color because the layer blends in with what is under it. I hope that helped!
     
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    The pictures look great. #3 is probably my favorite. Since there's no EXIF data on the pictures...what did you use to take them? Camera/lens/settings/etc...
     
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    I probably should have linked to my Flickr page for more info: Flickr: littlered03's Photostream

    If you click on the pictures there, you can see all the info. I used my Nikon D5000 with the kit 18-55mm lens. For the settings, you can look at the individual pictures.
     
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    love the eyes! 4 is my fave, closely followed by 1, two is my least fave but i think thats just coz the colour is duller.
     
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    Thank you - I agree about the duller colors - I might go back and tweak that a bit.
     
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    hard to choose. 3 & 4 are wonderful :thumbup:
     
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    I agree, those eyes are great, #1 and 4 for me too!
     
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    Here are my takes on my favorite one, let me know what you think:

    Here's the original, but cropped more tightly and centered a little differently:
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    One thing about Pickle is that he has striking green eyes. I think it looks a little better with the color boosted a bit:
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    There is also a nice contrast & texture in his fur & whiskers, and texture usually comes out better in B&W to my eye:
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