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By Lynx08  
One of our Maine Coon kittens, 1 year old and a little stunner. She helped me out with tonights Monday Night Challenge.

Tags: Close-up and macro Pets and captive animals Portraits and people

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Coast 12 1.6k 292 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 9:18PM
A nicely composed portrait of your cat and absolutely a little stunner. I guess the speed of creating your image for the Monday night challenge has caused you to shoot quickly. The focus point has missed the critical area as the eyes are soft and the focus has hit the ears. I haven't checked to see what the subject of tonights challenge was so I don't know what your aim was.

Just one to watch when the camera is on autofocus and needs you to focus on the eyes, keep the shutter button half depressed to hold the focus as you recompose and then take the picture. Also check the focus is set for single shot and not tracking as even with the shutter button half pressed, on tracking the focus will continue to alter as you recompose.

Lighting was low as at 1600ISO you are down to maximum aperture and 1/30s which if hand held you have done well to avoid camera shake at 90mm. Ideally a slighter smaller aperture would have helped with the Depth of Field to keep the eyes and nose/whiskers in focus. Difficult without increasing the ISO and then you are into potential noise issues.

Has promise and a pretty subject to work with and try again.
Lynx08 12 1.2k Scotland
6 May 2013 9:31PM
Thanks Coast. It was hand held and in a bit of a rush because of the challenge!

Pinnace 11 12 Wales
6 May 2013 10:05PM
For all that, still a stunning cat - and it's ONE of the kittens?
Lynx08 12 1.2k Scotland
6 May 2013 10:28PM
Yes, we have her brother Elvis too!
derrymaine 7 17 Greece
7 May 2013 7:06AM
beautiful portrait Smile

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