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By cameracat
Hi Folks...Grin

First upload for a month or three, Been a tad busy off line but still managed a few outings with Camera & Cats !

Quite pleased with this effort as it is my boy " Ziggy " , Not the easiest kitty to get a decent shot of as he's always on the move, Another reason I quite pleased is that this image required almost no post work, The intention when setting out was to produce the look I wanted at the time the shutter was fired, To this end I used a very high ISO @ 2000 ( Despite having lots of ambient daylight ) A wide aperture f/4 and a subsequently fast shutter speed of 1/2000s.

I really did not want a clinical, Technically scientific image, I wanted something will a feel and look of reality that would do justice to my subject, Above all I did not want to add any post modifications in order to achieve the look I was after....Wink

So here it is, Resized and converted for upload, A very small amount of selective low value sharpening, Looking just like the split second the shutter fired.

The bad news, I have a few more pussy pics lined up for uploading....LOL...!


Tags: General Pets and captive animals Portraits and people Humour and fun and Norfolk 2013

Voters: lonely_oryx, Suzicoo, tomcat and 13 more

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Suzicoo 8 481 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2013 10:09AM
Ziggy certainly has her/his eyes on something, caught to perfectionSmile

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tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2013 10:11AM
Feline splendour Vince

I don't think I have ever seen a black cat taken with so much fur detail on showSmile

NaturesHaven 8 283 6 England
25 Aug 2013 10:17AM
It's not easy to photograph a black well done with the detail......................GrinGrinGrinGrin
SlowSong Plus
11 8.9k 30 England
25 Aug 2013 12:07PM
About Time Vince! We don't see half enough of your beautiful cats. SmileSmileSmile
This is a lovely natural shot, and you've captured some lovely subtle detail in Ziggy's fur. Always difficult on black coats. And he stands out so beautifully from the background.
Daisymaye Plus
11 23 16 Canada
25 Aug 2013 2:35PM
So black and sleek, like a miniature black panther. In the barn checking out for mice. A beautiful shot......Sandy

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