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Our nameless kitten waiting to be fed. We had to tease it to get the photo.
Taken with Nikon D7000 and 105vr

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:105.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Apr 2014 - 6:27 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.9
Aperture:f/3.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Fired, Return detected
White Balance:Auto
Title:Feeding Time
Username:cmg2000 cmg2000
Uploaded:20 Apr 2014 - 8:59 PM
Tags:Cat, Cute, Dinner, Flash, Food, Head, Kitten, Pets / captive animals, Photo, Tooth
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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10781 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2803 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2014 - 9:23 PM

Its a decent shot. You might want to edit the description before you get in trouble with cat lovers!

A little underexposed, and uploaded a mod to fix it.


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Willie

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Coast Critique Team 6806 forum postsCoast vcard United Kingdom290 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2014 - 9:25 PM

Hi Ciaran

Not your usual cute Kitten type photo but an interesting idea all the same.

With direct flash you are always up against a harsh light source and wherever possible this should be only used for last resort pictures or snapshots where flash is required to illuminate your subject. I get the impression this has been staged from your comment so would suggest it may of been worthwhile to do have set up near a window for some nice soft natural light. Try and get the catchlight in the eye to sit on the pupil too. Not a deal breaker but generally good technique.

Looking at the EXIF data you have set a wide aperture. This is great for keeping the background blurred and isolating your subject however I feel this would of benefitted from a little more depth of field to keep all the Kittens head in focus. The important point being the lead eye is pin sharp however I would of liked to see the nose and whiskers sharp too.

Perhaps a more straight on angle too - like a roaring lion, face on, may be more impactful.

Overall you have an interesting picture of your Kitten although a little more consideration in setting this up would change it from a snapshot to a creative portrait.

I hope that helps.

Regards
Paul

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handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2014 - 1:31 AM

What Paul said. It is a great kitty portrait....with a few detail caveats. And, as a cat owner, a little teasing is not a sin. Cats are not easy to shoot. They do not stay still.

Peter

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom844 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2014 - 8:40 AM

It needs to be sharp on the teeth and near eye. Probably on autofocus and with a wide aperture, minimum depth of field. Exposdure and sharpness are the two corner stones of a good image and you must crack those.

As this is totally lit by flash, you could have set 1/200 @ f11 or 16 on mamual and the gun should pump out enough light when this close even if you used the camera internal gun. You could have gone to ISO400 with little quality loss too if necessary.

Paul

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dudler Critique Team 1092 forum postsdudler vcard England262 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2014 - 1:26 PM

As has been said, the two crucial things are a sharp eye, and a smaller aperture. Using falsh, there's no reason not to choose a smaller aperture.

I like the pose - and a more frontal position would also have worked. This reminds me of a snake striking!
I've tried a slight crop and a mono conversion in Nik Efex.

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cmg2000 e2 Member 166 forum postscmg2000 vcard Ireland
21 Apr 2014 - 4:51 PM

Thank you all for your feedback.
I wasn't quite as prepared as I'd have liked.
Unfortunately these cats have a lot of energy and are very hard to keep in frame, especially at 105mm.

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