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Patches and Pine



Our six week old kitten gives a little lick while posing in a birch cup for the camera

Our six week old kitten gives a little lick while posing in a birch cup for the camera
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14 Comments | Report
ginabgood1
 
ginabgood1 January 14, 2016
Soooooooooooooo sweet!
ks_pics PRO
 
ks_pics January 28, 2016
I love, love this kitten portrait... well done!
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ReneeBlake January 28, 2016
So sweet !
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots February 09, 2016
Adorable! Congrats.
MegaryT
 
MegaryT February 09, 2016
congradulations on the contest win...enjoy the new ????
Tiff
 
Tiff February 10, 2016
Great photo.. Congratulations on being a finalist in Pets With Character
patcharters Premium
 
patcharters February 10, 2016
Congratulations on a great win and congrats also to all the entrants for a fabulous display of top notch photography
DeannaMariePhotography
 
DeannaMariePhotography May 11, 2016
Congrats!
nandicmb
 
nandicmb April 08, 2017
Congratulations on all your Awards!
Ibraheem_ALSinjlawi
 
Ibraheem_ALSinjlawi June 08, 2018
Good one
MRueffer
 
MRueffer September 03, 2018
Cute!
bobbytaylor71 PRO
 
bobbytaylor71 November 19, 2019
Sooooooooooo cute ... Precious ... Congrats on your awards, well done.
RobbieRoss
 
RobbieRoss November 26, 2019
So cute Kitten.... Excellent capture
mssre
 
mssre December 01, 2019
aww. adorable

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken on my dining room table. Patches was one very adorable kitten from our momma kitties first litter of kittens. He was a perfect little model.
Time
I took this photo mid-morning to take advantage of the nice window light coming into the dining room.
Lighting
I really wanted a light and bright feel. I prefer natural light, but these kittens move fast so I added a little bounce from some natural daylight balanced continuous lights.
Equipment
This was shot with my Canon 5Diii with the 24-70L 2.8 lesn. The little birch vase was a neat little find at JoAnne's fabrics!
Inspiration
I was inspired as soon as I found the little vase - I thought it would look great with our kittens in it!
Editing
I did my very basic clean edit - a little bump in exposure and vibrance and sharpness in photoshop.
In my camera bag
Too much equipment! Time to pair down. Right now I have a Canon 5Diii, 7D, and 70D. My favorite lenses are the following Canon lenses: 16-35L, 24-70L, 70-200L, 50 1.2L, 85 1.4, and several Canon flashes!
Feedback
Any time you're working with animals, especially baby animals the first things you need in large supply are patience and time. I had a bit of an advantage here with having the cutest little subjects right here in my home. I could wait until they got sleepy or right after they ate. That saying about "herding cats" is so true...it's pretty difficult to get them to stay in one place. It helps to have little cat toys to catch their attention and get them to look their way. Even better to have an assistant but I didn't have that luxury. so I was dangling cat toys towards my light with one and shooting with the other. I also feel like the more simple the prop set up the more your subject is able to shine!

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