Shelter cats at a cat shelter

Discussion in 'Portrait' started by tommyrot, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. tommyrot

    tommyrot TalkEmount Rookie

    Feb 4, 2014
    I just started volunteering at Tree House, a local "cageless, no kill humane organization specializing in the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured stray cats." I do a variety of stuff such as cleaning and socializing (playing) with the cats, but what I love most is taking pictures:

    <a href="" title="_DSC1150.jpg by Tom Krueger, on Flickr"> 13655929454_5aa6724d68.jpg "333" height="500" alt="_DSC1150.jpg"></a>

    <a href="" title="_DSC1138.jpg by Tom Krueger, on Flickr"> 13655603633_dbdc9b1f9d.jpg "500" height="333" alt="_DSC1138.jpg"></a>

    <a href="" title="_DSC0942.jpg by Tom Krueger, on Flickr"> 13655531843_f3e4b28188.jpg "500" height="333" alt="_DSC0942.jpg"></a>

    More here:

    These were all taken with my Sony 35mm f/1.8 lens with the aperture wide-open to get a nicely defocused background. Unfortunately I ruined many photos by forgetting to focus on the cat's eyes instead on their bodies, resulting in eyes that were not quite in focus. I have an a6000 on pre-order; hopefully it's ability to automatically focus on eyes will work well with cats.
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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    The first shot is great!!! Love how the cat tilts its head - beautiful pose ;)
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  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ

    Pretty nice set from some attractive looking cats.

    I believe Sony has a cat eye preset announced for the 6000. :p
  4. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue Subscribing Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    Love the tufts atop the ears of the first one. I love cats but I'm not allowed one for a few years when the dog moves on.

    The dog is cute for now tho...

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  5. pworden

    pworden TalkEmount Veteran

    Aug 26, 2013
    Bryant, AR
    Hope the shelter uses your shots for adoptions; very nice.
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  6. Mystic

    Mystic TalkEmount Regular

    Dec 7, 2012
    loved all three shots, i liked how in the last shot the cat is in a lifeguard ring, creates a great analogy to save cats
  7. Believer

    Believer TalkEmount Regular

    Nov 28, 2012
    New Jersey, US
    Wonderful shots, they are super sharp for being wide open. The first and second are my favorites.