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My friends cat making the most of being looked after by Suzicoo

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix G3
Lens:LUMIX G VARIO 14-42/F3.5-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:27 Jun 2012 - 6:23 PM
Focal Length:34mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.3
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:0.3sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Olivia
Username:Suzicoo Suzicoo
Uploaded:28 Jun 2012 - 1:15 PM
Tags:Pets / captive animals
Votes:12

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 1:35 PM

A lovely cat portrait
Lillian

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 4:55 PM

Beautifully captured.

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28 Jun 2012 - 6:15 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Sorry Susan but the comments above are all very kissy kissy nicey nicey but the truth is, it's a great pose and a lovely cat but the shot is a little out of focus. When shooting animals or people, the most important thing is to get those eyes in focus because it really makes a difference.
I'm being honest with you so you know where you can improve. Like I say, nice shot but have another go and get those eyes in focus by holding that camera really steady and don't press the shutter button, squeeze it slowly.

Good luck Susan and yes, a really lovely cat. Wink

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Suzicoo
Suzicoo e2 Member 2419 forum postsSuzicoo vcard United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 - 6:25 PM

Many thanks for your honest comments Laurel, I will indeed have another go, it really is kind of you in being honest as I am trying to get away from automatic controls. Hope to get better focus next time on the eyesWink and squeeze the shutter button slowly

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10868 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2867 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 6:38 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

And thats because your shutter speed was too slow. So more slow speed than focus, - but focus could still be off also.

Your minimum shutter speed to hand hold the camera is 1/(35mm equivalent focal length), so for this shot, thats approximately 1/100th. The 34mm focal length for you camera is multiplied by 2 to get a 35mm equivalent, and the nest availble speed is either 1/80 or 1/100. To expose correctly you need this speed, and either a wider aperture, or/and a higher ISO, which are all inter related in determining the right amount of light needed.



regards



Willie

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28 Jun 2012 - 6:52 PM

Susan, don't get bogged down with all this numbers and f stops etc just yet. It'll confuse you.
There are many factors that may cause this shot to be out of focus but have a play with the controls and find out by experience what they do. There's too much info to put everything in a reply but if you need further help, just PM me and if I can help, I will do. No problem Susan.

STEINBECK. Smile

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KingBee e2 Member 8329 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2012 - 10:54 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I have a G3 but with the optically-stabilised 14-45. That makes life a good deal easier. However, there are times when even that facility cannot guarantee sharpness in low light, and so the next best thing is to up the ISO speed (within reason - no more than 1600, ideally) and/or adjust the aperture until you see a shutter speed which will give you what you want. As Steinbeck says, especially if you are using a wide aperture - the f3.5 end of your lens, for example - the absolutely crucial factor is to focus on the eyes. Nothing esle really matters, because it's the eyes to which we are naturally drawn. Since you voted on my "Murderous Intent" image you'll get a better idea of what I mean.

Regards.

Bob

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25 Dec 2012 - 11:52 AM

olivia is beautiful..........your portfolio shows great use of colour and composition. if you think i can help in any way whatsoever, you are free to ask anything!!!! look on my portfolio at 'dexter' he is another white puss.

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Suzicoo
Suzicoo e2 Member 2419 forum postsSuzicoo vcard United Kingdom
25 Dec 2012 - 11:59 AM

Thanks for your comments on my portfolio "nikonleica" your dexter is lovelySmile

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