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Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by sobi, Dec 7, 2003.

  1. sobi

    sobi TPF Noob!

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    i read about a few people not really being into animal photos, but i had the urge to shoot him so here it is........not to mention he is THE coolest cat ever to be. I was also surprised at how difficult it was to shoot him due to his lack of cooperation in staying in a desirable position for a pose. :lol:



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    Good try but like always with me...need more DOF!
     
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    not sure what you mean. The nose is sharp, the eyes are out of focus, the ears are blurred, and the shelves in the back are WAY out of focus. please explain to the noob! :lol: what would you do different and how would I acheive that; with what settings?
     
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    Now you don't really expect me to know how to fix it do you?
    My job here is to complain about lack of it!
    All kidding aside, I'd love to see all of any pic completely in focus but as Scotty often remarked "You canna change the laws of physics Cap'n".
    What little I do know is that a smaller aperture gives greater DOF but then you need more light to compensate either through greater illumination, faster ASA or longer exposure or some combination thereof.
    Longer exposure is out in your case because cats are very mobile so you get to play with the other variables.
    One thing that could be done is to focus on a central point say in this case between the nose and the eyes and try to spread the area in focus out as much as possible.
     
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    cats particularly, animals can have beautiful eyes, dont hesistate, but dont always, get the eyes in focus. its your shot, i just love cat eyes.
     
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    but that nose is so adorable!
    gorgeous puddy :heart:
     
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    Thank you Manda, straight to the point as always!
    The worst of it is that I agree with you!
     
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    i had the smallest apature possible................2 on my cam. :? :(
    guess I'll have to toy around with some other settings.
     
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    and is this better for a DOF example?



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    I don't care for cats, but I do like the cat picture. I would have preferred to have just a little more in focus on the cat as you approached the eyes. Sid is a little confused here though because you would actually need to reduce the Depth of Field to creater a larger in focus area, perhaps a 2.8 apeture.

    Great shot though.... I sometimes wonder if people don't like animal shots for a couple of different reasons... either they don't appreciate the difficulty to get the shots or they don't have the patience themselves.
     
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    You're thinking of reducing the apeture. Shallow DOF = shallow focus
     

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