Oh Gawd! Don't pick a fight with this critter.

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by D-Mac, Aug 19, 2008.

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    Annika1980 Guest

    Annika1980, Aug 19, 2008
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    Mark Thomas Guest

    OK for a snapshot I guess, but on a posed shot like this I would expect
    more attention to detail. Eg,

    - don't half cut off the paws
    - ensure background doesn't have distractions, like that annoying
    specular reflection and the blue 'thing'. You could have just leant to
    the right and angled the camera a little left.
    - watch the highlights - while only slightly blown around his nose, this
    isn't exactly a challenging scene for a 40D...
     
    Mark Thomas, Aug 19, 2008
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    D-Mac Guest


    I never actually saw any of his photos. Surely his cat didn't look like
    my beloved Rastus?
     
    D-Mac, Aug 19, 2008
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    Mark Thomas Guest

    Ooops. I need to apologise. It has been brought to my attention that
    this cat actually has burnt highlights around his nose *in reality*, so
    Doug is just reproducing it accurately:

    http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/28317345

    The cat obviously used to be out of focus also (a drinking problem?) but
    has got its act together for this latest shot.

    Sorry, Douglas and cat. I didn't realise.
     
    Mark Thomas, Aug 19, 2008
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    Robert Coe Guest

    Mark Thomas wrote:
    : > D-Mac wrote:
    : >>
    : >> http://www.d-mac.info/POD/POD-Aug-1808.htm
    : >
    : > OK for a snapshot I guess, but on a posed shot like this I would expect
    : > more attention to detail. Eg,
    : >
    : > - don't half cut off the paws
    : > - ensure background doesn't have distractions, like that annoying
    : > specular reflection and the blue 'thing'. You could have just leant to
    : > the right and angled the camera a little left.
    : > - watch the highlights - while only slightly blown around his nose, this
    : > isn't exactly a challenging scene for a 40D...
    :
    : Ooops. I need to apologise. It has been brought to my attention that
    : this cat actually has burnt highlights around his nose *in reality*, so
    : Doug is just reproducing it accurately:
    :
    : http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/28317345
    :
    : The cat obviously used to be out of focus also (a drinking problem?) but
    : has got its act together for this latest shot.
    :
    : Sorry, Douglas and cat. I didn't realise.

    The cat looks a bit less belligerent in the earlier photo, probably from not
    having to wear that ridiculous Santa Claus garb.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Aug 24, 2008
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    D-Mac Guest

    Ha, Ha, Ha.... I've had that cat for over 16 years. Occasionally it
    moves but mostly it sleeps. The only way we got it to pose like this was
    with the promise of food.

    You'll have to trust me here but that's her trademark look a split
    second before she attacks! I really ought to get the vet around and have
    her nails done... They are super sharp since she stopped climbing trees!
     
    D-Mac, Aug 25, 2008
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