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Old Jan 27, 2007, 5:51 PM   #1
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This is Esmerelda. Usually in motion and with a coat that absorbs light like a coal mine. I used an off-camera flash in bounce mode, and even then, had to adjust dark levels in Photoimpact.

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Old Jan 27, 2007, 5:53 PM   #2
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And another.
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Old Jan 27, 2007, 8:47 PM   #3
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Nice! I love cat pics.
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Old Jan 27, 2007, 8:59 PM   #4
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I don't know the secret - I had a wonderful black cat just like yours. Mine always looks brown in the photos. Love to hear the answer from an expert - in the meantime - Great shots!!
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Old Jan 27, 2007, 9:00 PM   #5
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"Esmerelda" - what a great name!!
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Old Feb 1, 2007, 8:29 AM   #6
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What a lovely cat!

I want to learn the trick to photographing dark cats myself. My kitty Julie is actually a dark dark brown, but tends to look flat black in pictures. ><

The best luck I had was catching her in natural sunlight... But that's not exactly always possible.
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Old Feb 1, 2007, 8:12 PM   #7
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Pretty cat! It takes a LOT of light to get the color and detail. I have found that using the HDR tool in Photoimpact can make a big difference, but it will also increase the visibility of noise in the dark areas.

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Old Feb 2, 2007, 8:01 AM   #8
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I had a little luck adjusting Brightness/Contrast in the graphics program, but yes, noise tends to really kick in.
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