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Tibble - Black and White



Tibble is 9 months old in this picture He is part Maine Coon and Ragdoll. He's getting to be a pretty big sized cat and will still grow and fill out for th...
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Tibble is 9 months old in this picture He is part Maine Coon and Ragdoll. He's getting to be a pretty big sized cat and will still grow and fill out for the next year or two ;)
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4 Comments | Report
tpremo
 
tpremo March 16, 2016
Gorgeous cat! Maine Coons are amazing
joannebuckindale
joannebuckindale March 16, 2016
Thank you and I totally agree :)
stephaniehainlen
 
stephaniehainlen August 02, 2016
Nice work
joannebuckindale
joannebuckindale August 02, 2016
Thank you :)
Bobwhite PRO
 
Bobwhite November 22, 2016
Congratulations on your peoples choice win in the Low-Key B&W Challenge
joannebuckindale
joannebuckindale November 22, 2016
Wow! That's awesome! and thanks so much!
maudrietjens
 
maudrietjens June 29, 2017
Lively picture! Maybe you would like to joint my challenge: kittens

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken while my indoor cat Tibble, a Maine Coon/Ragdoll was looking out our kitchen window bird watching.
Time
It was a very clear sunny day and it was very warm outside considering it was February which is usually one of our colder months here in Canada but this year we were blessed with a very mild winter. The birds were also enjoying the day and definitely got Tibble's attention.
Lighting
The lighting through the window was as perfect as it could get.
Equipment
I captured this picture with a Canon EOS 70D, 18-135 IS STM lens without any other equipment used.
Inspiration
Tibble was nine months old when I took this picture and he was an extremely playful kitty and if he wasn't sleeping he was on the move. I found out early on to always have my camera ready to click at any given time and this time Tibble was absolutely still as he was watching the birds. He never flinched or moved and was frozen in time as he instinctively didn't want to scare off his prey. This gave me the precious extra few seconds I needed to grab my camera and snap a picture before he was flying around the room again.
Editing
I had very little post-processing on this picture to do. As most of the background was already fairly dark there was only a few areas around the outer edges that required to be darkened out.
In my camera bag
Being a fairly new beginner my bag at the moment is a bit sparse but I know this will change as I'm already looking at several other lenses and equipment that I would love to have. Along with my 18-135 IS STM lens I also have a Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 STM lens and UV and Polarizer filters
Feedback
Capturing pictures of your special indoor feline can be somewhat challenging and patience will definitely be a virtue. I'm always watching Tibble when he's playing, grooming, hunting for bugs, wanting cuddles or anything where he gives off different moments of himself. The most important advice I can give is to always have your camera close by and ready to go as your kitty will probably only give you a few moments to get that cute shot you've been wanting but when you do the feeling is amazing.

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