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thierryvouillamoz August 07, 2016
Congratulation.
 
TwentySevenSins August 07, 2016
Beautiful kitten! I want to pet the little guy or gal :3

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in a forest near my place. The kitten in the image is the furry companion of a friend of mine. I couldn't resist grabbing some images of her. She had absolutely no interest in exploring, she simply laid down and chilled out.
Time
This shot was taken in the late afternoon. The sun was fairly low in the sky.
Lighting
Photographers learn many things when it comes to using the sun for your main light source. As much as I love experimenting with the 'taboo' times of day to take images, I always find myself coming back to the soft light a photographer receives from a setting sun.
Equipment
This image was taken with my Nikon D600/Nikon 50 1.8 I didn't use any secondary lighting or a tripod. Drop down low with camera in hand!
Inspiration
What inspired me to take this photo???? It's a kitten laying in deep grass with a gorgeous dropping sun in the distance... need I say more?
Editing
I did do some post work on this image. I adjusted the contrast and added some extra blur effect.
In my camera bag
I always carry my Nikon D600. My 70-200 lens is typically the one I pull out first. You will find my Sigma 24-70mm and Nikkor 50mm. I always have my external flash (SB910) although I enjoy shooting primarily with natural light alone. I always have extra batteries, memory cards and my handy filters!
Feedback
When it comes to capturing an image like this I think the first thing you need to know is to be PATIENT. Animals aren't going to listen when you tell them to turn their head towards the light or to sit still while you take fifty images. You need to be quick and prepared. If you were to replicate this image you would be shooting in the late afternoon/early evening when the sun is low in the sky. Keep the shutter speed high and a narrow depth of focus. Drop your body down low to shoot towards the subject and not down at the subject. Last but not least, have fun!

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