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By louisemorrisonsty
Hey folks
Firstly a HUGE thank you to all of you EPZ members that have taken the time to comment on my attempts with my new camera. These comments and tips are warmly welcomed.

Under suggestion that I shouldn't crop out Dexters ears, here is one that contains all of him Smile. I know that his nose and mouth might be a little out of focus but he draws you in with those eyes and the look that says "right you, your for it now". LOL Smile

As always all comments and suggestions are welcome. Thanks for looking.


Tags: Cats Kitten Trouble Kitty Pets and captive animals Ginger and white Portrait and Pets

Voters: Hardin, davewaine, Sezz and 29 more

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Hardin 11 Malta
30 Mar 2011 11:12AM
Just beautiful and great photo
davewaine 13 141 3 England
30 Mar 2011 11:20AM
And the look in Dexter's eyes suggests, "And just what do you think you are doing?" Are you going to let your 500D and new polarizer loose on some landscapes? There must be no shortage of them around where you live. The nearest I ever got to the Outer Hebrides was the Isle of Skye, but I'm sure I glimpsed North Uist across the channel.

30 Mar 2011 11:29AM

Quote: Are you going to let your 500D and new polarizer loose on some landscapes?


Hey Dave. Thanks for the comments. When the polarising lens comes then yes indeed I will attempt it. Not sure if I can do any of the landscapes here justice, but ill try my best Smile lol. But would it be best to invest in a wider lens for landscape? Or will I get away with the lens's I have?

saeidNL 10 3 Netherlands
30 Mar 2011 11:33AM
What lovely and beautiful capture,very well done,
lianna 10 13 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 11:44AM
Louise he is gorgeous!!! Got such a soft spot for cats, have 3 myself but they hate to be photographed Sad

Love the unimpressed expression!!!

X x
Phil-LS 17 632 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 11:52AM
Yet anoth great cat portrait, Lou.

You'll have to get some landscapes. To start with the lens you have will be good. The thing i would invest in, and thats something i need as well is a set of ND Filters.
davewaine 13 141 3 England
30 Mar 2011 11:57AM
The lens you have will be fine, Louise. The 18mm end is equivalent to a 28mm on a 35mm film camera, which is fairly wide. I often find wide angle landscapes look best if you crouch down and shoot from a low viewpoint. With the appropriate subject matter, that can bring in a huge sky - and your polarizer will be in its element with that if you shoot at the right time of day. Don't forget the telephoto end, though. This can home in on details and isolate them. Paradoxically, mountains look a lot steeper and higher if shot from a distance with a short telephoto (which yours is at the 55mm end) than close up with a wide angle. Books on photography are full of rules on how to shoot landscapes, many of which are - frankly - rubbish, but there are a couple worth remembering. (1) Don't try to get too much into the picture, and (2) make sure water looks wet.

Best of luck anyway.

JackieB 10 18 3 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 12:10PM
Great Dexter pic, complete with ears Tongue He is so photogenic, he really seems to enjoy it.

cameracat 16 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
30 Mar 2011 12:21PM
Super Moggie image, Gotta luv them ears too.....Smile

Agree with the translation on that look......Oh! Boy are you in trouble......Sad
DanielD 10 1 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 12:28PM
Superb portrait capture - great caracter for Dexter

30 Mar 2011 12:37PM
Great shot, love the detail and colour.

barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 2:55PM
Such a big collar for such a small puss.
Love his eyes
Mike_Smith Plus
13 677 1 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 9:02PM
This is a great portrait of your cat well done
tomcat 15 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2011 9:53PM
Reminds me of a certain cat that lives hereSmile

TrevorH 13 1 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2011 12:04PM
A very nice portrait of your cat. Have one the same who live in for about 4 hours a nightthen wants to go out at some godforsaken hour, normaklly 0430. just what you want when you have to get up for work in the morning.
The lens you have should be fine for most of the Landscapes you are going to do. Invest in a Sigma 10-20 at some stage in the future as this seems to be the lens of choice of most LS photographers. I got one from ebay recently but have not used it as yet, for something very different you could try a fisheye but it will not get so much use. ND filters are the next thing for me. Grad and full ND10 for the long exposure stuff .
31 Mar 2011 5:15PM
AWW guys. Thank you ALL sooooo much for all your votes and comments. Delighted with the input. Grin

Trevor - Thanks for the advice. Been hearing about Sigma lenses and will seriously think about it.

Again thanks guys.

Grin Lou Grin
piccy 14 8 Wales
31 Mar 2011 5:48PM
He does look full of life.
Ridgeway 13 222 2 Ireland
1 Apr 2011 1:48AM
I think Dexter is the kind of cat that needsnto be watched,,he might take over the world,lol
Lovely portrait shot, Loiuse,

1 Apr 2011 10:49AM
Piccy - you have no idea how full Grin
Aiden - its funny you should say that... my little brother (whose cat it is) said the exact same thing about this portrait. So think I captured his personality very well Grin Cheers
Thanks again guys.

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