My Black&White Cat

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  1. TheBackFire

    TheBackFire TPF Noob!

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    This is my Cat Heisenberg. He's a very photogenic cat. I kid you not he will see the camera and just walk up and start posing for whoever is taking photos.

    Anyways, I took this photo of him. It's been blowing up on all the social networks i've posted it on and even some art related websites. I really would like to know what other photographers think of this photo because everyone who has fav. or liked it probably don't know much about photography. Pick away guys!

    Settings: Nikon D5100| 50mm 1.8 Prime Lens | ISO 400 | F/ 2.8 | 1/250 sec
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  2. scooter2044

    scooter2044 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Nice, although the name at the bottom is a wee bit large.
     
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  3. waday

    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

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    Very nice shot
     
  4. TheBackFire

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    Yeah... still trying to get my watermarks right. Had an realization that some sites this photo can get stolen on so i just started water marking for online use.
     
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    Designer Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    It's nice, but not a prize-winner, IMO.

    You focused on the (one) eye, and there is a window catchlight in the eye, so that much is good. The overall composition is almost a diagonal, but since it is very common, I think that part of it is not really special.

    The shallow DOF might be understood in this shot, even though the OOF areas are also cat, so that part doesn't ring my bell.

    The proportions of the frame are awkward, and the watermark is entirely too large and intrusive.

    I give it a 4 out of 10.
     
  6. TheBackFire

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    Thank you for the honest review. After looking back and seeing parts of the cat being out of focus. I realized that your right. I shot this in f/2.8 cause i was trying to get a nice clean shot of another cat. She was laying so that part of the body and background being blown out would actually work. I didn't realize that I never changed the apature so i get a cat who's partly out of focus. The watermark issue. It didn't look as big in photoshop, lol. I'm still trying to get the watermark correct and i realized it's opacity isn't low enough either.
     
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    It's a beautiful shot.

    Sent via Tapatalk. Please excuse any typos.
     
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    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

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    The watermark in this shot can be very, very easily removed. I could probably do it in Microsoft Paint...
     
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    I think it's a beautiful shot.
     
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    Thank you everyone for the comments.
     
  11. 480sparky

    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    I think it's the cat's meow!

    I wish my little fuzzbutts would cooperate. I see them 'pose' all the time, but as soon as a camera comes out, they're FOOM..... gone!
     
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    Pretty kitty.

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