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Cat on the couch

Cat on the couch

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Now this is the best cat shot I have seen - I love the colours and textures! Exquisite addition Aphy! smile Elize
Aphrael: Hey Elize. Thanks for the comment. I can count on you to pop in every day smile
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 11 Aug 2007, 22:49
Hey Trudie, I think either my mind or eyes are playing tricks, but I'm sure Casper was up earliergrin I have to admit to not being a great fan of cat photography, unless the cat in question weighs over 100 kg and lives in the wild!! For me to really sit up and take notice of a pic of a moggy, it has to be really special, which I am sorry to say this unfortunately, photographically is not. However, as it serves as a memory for you and also features in your learning curve towards better pic taking, it does work rather nicely. The good news, from a photo standpoint, is that it will not take too much work to turn it into a very good photo. Sorry if i appear a little harsh, but platitudes will not help you improve.
Many regards for now, Neil.
Aphrael: Hi Neil
Thank you for leaving such a long and detailed comment. Maybe it is old age catching up with you, or maybe it was that I mentioned I have another picture of Casper *still coming* that made you think you'd seen him before.
Your comments have not been harsh on this photo. I know it's not a spectacular shot, but I've been working through the 70-odd pictures taken that one afternoon and posting my favourites. If you compare this one to the previous cat shots, they are getting better. My favourites for that afternoon are still queued for later this week.
Please e-mail me with your suggestions for this picture. I am very interested in what I could have done with it.
Thanks again for the comments

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camera Digimax S1000 / Kenox S1000
exposure mode shutter priority
shutterspeed 1/60s
aperture f/5.1
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 22.2mm