f8, ISO 200, 1/125sec
One of the cat resting in the early evening sunlight (very glad that she was content to stay there rather than come and investigate the photographer). I was using the Sigma 150mm macro and 1.4 teleconverter and shooting low down on the ground so I was not in the best position to shift back and forth - but I think this range was a decent one to pick (at least I got all the head and ears in without chopping bits off).
I have also started to double process my images from RAW - making a normal edit of the shot and then saving that result (under a different file name) and then opening the original shot again, only this time adjusting the exposure right to low (so as to bring out details in the white areas) whilst leaving the other settings (especaily white balance) alone. I then cut and paste one over the other and use a layer mask to restrict the darker shot from showing to just the whites - building up the amount of the shot showing in these areas with a very soft brush.
Then I process the whole shot as normal - it takes a bit longer, but its really made a big difference to how I deal with whites on the animal
Tags: Pets and captive animals