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. "333" height="500" alt="_DSC1150.jpg"></a>

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

    <a href="" title="_DSC0942.jpg by Tom Krueger, on Flickr"> 13655531843_f3e4b28188. "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
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    The first shot is great!!! Love how the cat tilts its head - beautiful pose ;)
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  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
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    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

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
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    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
    State College, PA
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    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
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    Wonderful shots, they are super sharp for being wide open. The first and second are my favorites.