Eyes that Mesmerize (Cat non-lovers, skip)

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by isabel95, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. isabel95

    isabel95 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/isabel95/5001665952/" title="P8180548 No NR - ISO 1600 by Isabel Cutler, on Flickr"> 5001665952_a2a1bef89a_o.jpg "1008" height="756" alt="P8180548 No NR - ISO 1600" /></a>

    Taken in my laundry room with daylight filtering through closed mini-blinds.

    Nice ISO1600 without noise reduction. Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 lens.

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  2. Lovely candid of your furry friend. I don't think that I could ever get that clean of a shot at iso 1600 with my G1.
  3. isabel95

    isabel95 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Thank you, DDB....

    I was told that the PEN had better high ISO noise control than the Panasonic, so that's why I went with it.

    In all honesty, I sure would have preferred the Panasonic menus because I'm familiar with them from the FZ18, FZ35 and LX3!


  4. ricseet

    ricseet Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 20, 2010
    Hi Isabel. a stunning capture - great clarity. Gorgeous eyes! I see you when I gt back on Sep 26 - off to do some birdieing.


  5. isabel95

    isabel95 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Thank you, Ric.
    Have a wonderful trip!
  6. jalex

    jalex Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 24, 2010
    I just love this shot, Isabel. It almost has a 3D quality about it.
  7. isabel95

    isabel95 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Thank you, Jane. I can always count on Louie for a very deep look when I can get him to look at me when I have a camera in my hands.
  8. Christilou

    Christilou Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 25, 2010
    Camberley, Surrey
    He's beautiful. That certainly is a very clean shot for 1600 (I have an EP2 also):smile:
  9. isabel95

    isabel95 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Thank you, Christilou. Louie is very special to me because he's my "first" cat with whom I've had a close relationship. (I can't count "Mauser" who arrived in our yard and became part of the pet horde (I had 5 dachshunds at the time who tortured him.) I didn't see much of him, except at feeding time.
  10. khollister

    khollister Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Sep 16, 2010
    Orlando, FL
    Awesome photo Isabel. I'm curious if you did any post-processing to this. I have been struggling to get the kind of razor sharp photos with the kit lens or legacy MF Nikkor glass that I routinely get with my Nikon DSLR's and pro glass. This shot gives up nothing in terms of sharpness. I have the 20/1.7 and 45/2.8 on their way, but I wondered if you had sharpened it? Love the exaggerated perspective from you obviously being so close to him.
  11. isabel95

    isabel95 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Only processing other than slight crop and resizing down was a feathered selection of the head area that was in focus and slight sharpening. The color wasn't touched and it's really dead on. I love the color from the PEN.
  12. Antozone

    Antozone Mu-43 Rookie

    Dec 18, 2010
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    just wanna to share "eyes of cat" :)

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  13. greyelm

    greyelm Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 28, 2010
    This is an " arty" shot of my neighbour's cat. It had the biggest eyes. I have to confess that this is an iphone shot as I didn't have my G1 to hand.

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  14. Tecpatl4

    Tecpatl4 Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 16, 2010
    I can't have a cat as they make my eyes swell up.
    This is my friends cat.

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  15. flaxseedoil1000

    flaxseedoil1000 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 10, 2011
  16. Tecpatl4

    Tecpatl4 Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 16, 2010
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  17. walt_tbay

    walt_tbay Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 24, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    I've resisted the urge to post a kitty picture until now. Here are a couple of pictures of my sister's cat, Sasha. The photos were taken with my GF1 using the 20mm prime. The exposure for both photos was 1/250 sec at f1.7.


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  18. fezza56

    fezza56 New to Mu-43

    Jul 6, 2011
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  19. podman

    podman Mu-43 Regular

    May 25, 2012
    London/ Hampshire, UK
  20. squareflips

    squareflips Mu-43 Regular

    May 26, 2012
    The Land of Smiles
    Here's a picture of Combs, my gf's cat.

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