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  1. #1
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    Perpetual cat photo thread

    This was taken with a Kodak DX4530 - in its extreme close up mode. Its been cropped, resized and saved at 95% to keep it well under 100KB, so his face has come out a little blurry and out of focus in the picture

    My flickr photos & my new photoblog & Canon EOS 30D.

  2. #2
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    This cat is 1 of 3 we have and she has to be the dopiest cat i have ever seen i mean if she is sleeping and you pick her up and move here she just goes back to sleep without moving

    http://img240.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img2...ge=sasy9vu.jpg

    edit Camera is EOS 20D lens EFS 18-55.
    Last edited by carbine; 03-26-2005 at 05:54 AM.

  3. #3
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    Lovely shot. I like her eyes...

  4. #4
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    Hey,

    What a cute cat! Great shot.


    Andrew S.

  5. #5
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    nice shot

    I don't think think the blur or focus issue is an issue. The fur is soft which I like. Very sharp portraits are murder on the subjects, every facial hair, zit and wrinkle is perfect! (not good). I soften portraits by stretching panty hose over the lens hood. Works better than any filter I have tried.

  6. #6
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    very nice photo of the cat. I agree, the soft look is better for this shot. The pantyhose idea is a good one. Now, you did say it goes over the hood and not the cat, Right?

  7. #7
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    Smile not the cat..and panty hose

    INMHO, most folks want to see themselves as how they think they look, not how they really look. If you want to try it, take a technically "perfect" photo of your wife/ girlfriend/ significant other with everything in perfect focus and then another with the panty hose stretched over the lens hood. 9 times out of 10, the first one gets deleted, unless they are a dog or cat. I find it much safer to photograph my dogs/dragons/snakes/birds than my wife. Everyone is much happier

  8. #8
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    Cats in Bed

    Hi

    Just had to add this photo as my white cat. He looked just like your white kitty when he was younger and much naughtier - at first glance I thought it was him. I am not sure whether I should have added the soft focus edit but the colours seemed to be taking over the shot. Both cats are stone deaf so attempting to attract their attention whilst shooting is almost impossible. I just go with the flow and follow their lead.

    Does anyone have any ideas of improving pictures of white animals that obviously lack much natural contrast. Flash seems to make things worse. I experience that same problems with the few swan photos I have taken.

    Thanks
    Wombat
    PS comments for this novice very much appreciated

    PPS Sorry the image is "shouting" I am not sure why it is so large - so much to learn.

    PPPS Think I have got the image size sorted now - Doh.
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    Last edited by Wombat; 04-03-2005 at 01:47 PM. Reason: Attachment of correct size - sorry I am new and old!

  9. #9
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    Wombat, that photo is soo cute...I love it!!! I love the soft look too...how do you do that?

    Here is another cat photo. My neighbors cat..,taken last year with a very cheap 2mp concord eyeQ digital camera.
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    Last edited by BlueGrassGirl; 04-03-2005 at 05:55 PM.

  10. #10
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    Soft Focus

    Hi Bluegrassgirl

    I used the soft focus edit on Picasa2 - free editing software that can be downloaded from the net.

    I am pleased you enjoyed the photo and thanks for your photo. So many white cats about ;-)

    Regards
    Wombat

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