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I do like the colouring in this shot - have a very real feeling to it which we don't often see much in digital shooting as was seen in the film era
I can't tell what settings you were using, but I suspect a wide open aperture combined with a shutter speed that was as fast as you could go - with a little underexposing as well for more speed. It looks like your focus is good and that you captured the moment, but even with underexposing for a faster speed (assuming this) the shutter has just not been quick enough.
Thanks Adam, especaily the point about the leg brightness aspect - I recently came across some info about brightness in a shot and how it attracts the eye of the viewer (been watching Zack Aries crit videos on his website) though haven't really started applying that thinking to my current works. I might try darkening that leg a bit so that it no longer stands out as much.
Many thanks for the input both - I do agree on the depth of field point and I can certainly see the benefit of cropping closer ot try and reduce this large foreground out of focus area.
I would agree with that comment on the whites - even on the camera histogram they were showing blown out results. I have used flash for fill on some occasions and then underexposed to get the whites undercontrol whilst having the flash for filling in the missing light - it all sounds good in theory, but I need to put more practice into it (at least she was a lot easier to work with than the black cat was!)
Thanks for the advice all!
Thanks CB - must say I agree with your edit - highlights are something that I still really have to get on top of in shots - either at the shooting or the editing. I did increase shadows a bit before uploading - though perhaps I should be a bit more harsh with it at times.
ahh thanks for the input Cath - I do like what you did with the edit and its opend up a new editing method for me as well (hardly ever used many of the overlay modes before) but I do like the effect in your edit - darker and richer colours - especailly in the upper areas with the blue - thanks
Thanks for the input all - getting closer through hides and feeders is definatly something that I intend to do - heck if I get close enough I might be able to shift down to the 1.4TC (I can dream can't I ).
Thanks penny, though I was not actually all that close to the glass for this shot - using the zoom on the lens I was a reasonable distance back from it - I think at the time he was after childrens fingers through the glass Tried getting a few diving ones, but kids in the way most of the time.
Beautiful capture of the markings on the cat - saturation looks a little strong for my tastes and was he really that orange?
Thanks for the advice Andrew, I like what you did with the modification = whilst from memory the buck was not raising his head much at the time, looking at the image again I can see the dip probably caused by the land he was standing on dipping a bit.
Thanks for the compliments all
Really like this capture - behind glass is always a pain especially on ,what looks like, a bright day! There is some small blown highlights, but they are not that distracting and I do like the soft light lighting the main body of the cat
beauty of a shot - great use of the depth of field in this and I love that you got the whole tongue (or what ever that thing that they eat through is called) in focus.