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Old Jul 11, 2010, 7:49 PM   #1
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I just got a new camera, the canon T1i and took some pictures of the cats. This is my first SLR.

Hobi - took this picture with the 55-250mm lens that came with the package. zoomed in from about 10 feet away.

Zoey - This is a bit out of focus or more likely my hand was not stable. She also moves around too much. I used my left hand to hold up a little branch to get her to look at the camera. Took this picture one handed with the kit lens. any hints for taking cat pictures? she was only a few feet away.

Here she is going for the branch. I took a dozen pictures and they were all shaky.

lizard at the farmer market. focus is on the belly and the head is just a touch out of focus. kit lens.

Please give some feedback. Thanks!
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Old Jul 11, 2010, 11:16 PM   #2
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Hi VJoe, welcome to the forums, congrats on the camera!

With animals, Everythging is done on their terms. Usually, you have to be patient and catch them when they are ignoring you. All my best shots of my dog were made strictly on his terms, not mine. Here's an example

Whenever you shoot an animal, like a cat,dog, or lizard, try to get the eye in sharp focus, and use an aperture that will give a greater depth of field, to ensure more of the facial features are in focus.
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Old Jul 16, 2010, 10:49 AM   #4
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Love the lighting on #1...look like my Gracie! A suggestion, if I may: try to keep the eye's in focus. Even if other parts of the face and body are not, focus on the eye's will enhance the impact.
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