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fila4
 
fila4 April 13, 2015
Cool shot!
stenia
stenia April 15, 2015
Thank you!:)
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Pjerry January 02, 2017
wel done, voted macro

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this picture in my home, more precisely in my dark living room, where my cat was sitting and gazing out of a window.
Time
If I recall correctly, it was taken early in the afternoon, when the sun was bright, shinning into the window.
Lighting
Being summer at the time, the sky was cloudless and there was only pure light coming directly at the cat's eyes, as you can see by the size of its iris.
Equipment
What's interesting about this photo is that it was taken with Olympus VG-130, a low-cost point-and-shoot camera and no other special equipment was used.
Inspiration
I really wanted to get a close capture of her eyes, there's something mysterious about the eyes of felines, and the beautiful blue colour of that one in contrast with her dark fur just made them captivating. I didn't expect that the camera would focus so well and the picture would turn out to be so detailed, I was very lucky she didn't moved an inch.
Editing
After I took the picture I made it sharper in order to emphasize on the details of the eye. I also darkened it a bit and made the eye brighter, so it'll look more dramatic.
In my camera bag
What's always present in my bag while I'm going on 'photographing missions', is a Nikon D3100 camera with the 50mm f/1.8 lens attached, as well as the 18-55mm kit ones. I often carry a Neutral Density filter along, if I'm planning to get some long exposure pictures.
Feedback
When taking photographs of pets, the key point is to make them stand still for as long as possible. A nice trick to make a cat to look in your direction is to shake something colourful at it (even the camera's leash would do). Otherwise, ask someone to wave a toy or talk to the pet you want to photoshoot in order to catch its attention. You should remember that every second is precious and the more pictures you take the most likely to have a desirable outcome!

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