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I can see you

By louisemorrisonsty
Ok this is my first attempt at processing RAW files. This was taken out the back of the house at dusk. So very low light. Clio was across in the next door field so i used my efs 55-250mm lens. It was hard to spot her. I played about with some of the settings and quite liked the end result. I know the picture is a bit grainy but i think the camera handled the low light very well. I could have cloned out the grass but i think that it adds to photo, as if she is trying to hide but failing. Smile anyways all comments welcome. Enjoy.

Tags: Cat Tortoiseshell Clio Kitty Pets and captive animals

Voters: Alvar, User_Removed, davewaine and 11 more

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Alvar 13 23 2 France
27 Mar 2011 4:07PM
Great first effort Louise Smile
User_Removed 12 26 2 United States
27 Mar 2011 4:09PM
Lovely capture and I love the soft colors!
davewaine 13 141 3 England
27 Mar 2011 4:28PM
Congratulations. You plucked up the courage to go RAW much quicker than I did. You have managed to impart a warm tone to the main picture, which is probably closer to the way that your eye saw it than the camera recorded. RAW files often look a bit off straight out of the camera and it takes a bit of tweaking to bring out their sparkle. I think the dim light and low contrast may have fooled the camera's AF system a bit in that it has focused on the grass in front of the cat instead of on the moggy itself, but - hey - we can forgive you that. It's a nice picture and, considering that it is a first attempt, using a camera that you are not yet used to, not bad at all.

27 Mar 2011 4:41PM
Hello Louise, I'm not an expert by any stretch of the imagination and don't pretend to be but having read countless books and reviews I went the Raw way and must say I think you can improve one's shots so much better with raw processing, so all I'm saying is stick with it Louise.
As Dave says it's a nice picture with a warm feel to it.

Vince52 10 Wales
27 Mar 2011 7:46PM
Nice shot, I like the processing and presentation.
cameracat 16 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
27 Mar 2011 9:46PM
Super cat image, Very accomplished post work too....Smile
Phil-LS 17 632 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2011 11:01AM
well done for jumping into the RAW, and love your first DSLR Raw Shot. hope to see more.
Hardin 11 Malta
28 Mar 2011 4:22PM
Lovely cat image, nice colors to
ANNIEKERR 9 6 Ireland
24 Jul 2011 9:50PM
Lovely natural colours in this and the tortoise-shell colouring on the cat blends beautifully - really nice image Smile Kerry-Anne

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