My Cat - C&C please!

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  1. Simons

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    Hey

    Looking for some comments on some pictures of my cat. Would you have done it differently?

    Here are the shots:

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    All taken on Canon 7d and as i had just got it a Canon 100-400mm lens.

    All comments welcomed and apreciated!

    Thanks in advance!
    Nic


     
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    I really like 1 and 2 good work getting at the cats level I think 1 would look pretty good in B&W
     
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    these were taken with 100-400mm?
     
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    I love #2! I wish you could see the whole ear, though
     
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    Cats communicate with their eyes, ears and whiskers, so IMO if you don't capture that, then the point is moot. It is a beautiful animal, but I'm afraid you were not as successful as the cat required. As the photographer it takes patience to capture that moment. I also think there are distracting elements in your shots, mainly the overexposed background. One thing you did capture well is a cat's non-chalant attitude.

    My cats are gone now, but recently I've had the fortune to catch a couple. You can see them here and here.

    Gratz on the new gear.......... even if it's Canon. :biggrin:
     
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    Yes they were :lol:, i had literally just got it that week and i was outside trying some things out when my cat wondered over to see what i was doing so i tried some shots.

    I can understand what you mean about how the cats communicate, and by the distracting elements, other that the background, would those be the little white flowers? On reflection i can see how they could be seen as distracting.

    Thanks for the comments!
     
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    every one of those pictures are great. I wouldn't do anything differently if I were you. Of course each of us have ideas of what we might like but not to say what you did was wrong. You know what I mean? Cool lookin cat btw!
     
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    I agree 1 and 2 are my favorite shots because you can see your cat's eyes.
    Great work trying to capture your kitty.
     
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    I like them, my only complaint would be the horizon is always slightly tilted, maybe that's an artistic element you are adding. I'm also surprised by the lens choice, I was thinking these were shot on a 50mm at f2 or f2.8, how happy are you with the 100-400?
     
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    #2 is ABSOLUTELY adorable. Really gorgeous. I love the bokeh on the first as well.
     
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    Beyond the Basics
    Have you been at photography for awhile? This is the forum for more advanced discussion of photography, such as exposure methods, lighting, HDR, and other techniques and controls!

    Nope, I don't see anything there about 'Photo Gallery', or critique. :lmao:

    But these are for photos...... :thumbup:

    Photography Beginners' Forum & Photo Gallery

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