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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