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" Quizzical Pixel "

By cameracat
Hi folks,

Afraid its another moggie picture today....Smile

This is my little gal " Pixel " doing the quizzical thing, I was testing my D70 following its return from servicing by Nikon, Think I might have found another cat lens to as I was using a Nikon 18-55mm VR thing, The same sort they dish out in kit lens deals, Seems to work ok....!!!

Here I used a Nikon SB-800 speedlight with standard diffuser, The spedlight head was set to vertical bounce because of the close proximity of the subject, Just enough catchlight without dazzling poor Pixies night vision eyeballs.....Smile

Apart from that the usual aperture priority (f/11 @ 1/60s) shot in RAW with all settings at zero and no sharpening in camera.

Post work limited to B&W conversion a tweak on levels with minimal sharpening applied, Have to own up to removing some dust/fluff specs on Pixels nose, She had just been rolling around in a hallway and had picked up some fluff, Must get the Dyson out soon....Wink

Roll on springtime.....Smile


Tags: Black and white Close-up and macro Black cat Pets and captive animals Flash and lighting Norfolk 2012

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perkyjude 6 46 11 England
25 Feb 2012 11:27AM
Black cats are so difficult to capture well, but you have done it beautifully. I like your crop too. Nice catch light in the eyes.

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Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
25 Feb 2012 12:20PM
Lucky you to have such a lovely and obliging model.
This is so well photographed.
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
25 Feb 2012 12:50PM
Lovely arty crop / capture.

Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2012 1:01PM
Striking and beautiful animal portrait.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
25 Feb 2012 2:05PM
A lovely cat and great image.........Sandy
iannidan 9 65 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2012 2:15PM
excellent detail in the fur.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2012 8:26PM
Beautiful cat and such a purfect shot
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2012 9:35PM
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
6 Mar 2012 3:52PM
oh dear I missed this .
What a mesmerizing, wonderful portrait!

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