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Curious Cat

Curious Cat
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Copyright: Scott Thomas (Sharpshooter) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 551 W: 73 N: 1658] (7016)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-06
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment, Pets, Experimental
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi), - Canon EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS, 58mm Marumi UV, 58mm Hoya Polarizing Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-05-06 0:58
Viewed: 1568
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this shot today with my new Canon EOS 450D DSLR. I wanted to put the camera to the test so I thought I’d take the opportunity to take a few shots of my best mates cat called Yoyo.

I was quite impressed with the end result, also gave me a chance to test out the polarizing filter I bought yesterday, as well as the UV filter I bought this morning. He sat there patiently, wondering what on earth I was doing.

A very simple shot, so there’s not too much to say in terms of notes, but it made me feel pleased about my purchase :). Slowly getting used to the camera, and about half way through the manual, lol.

Thanks for viewing.

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Hello Scott! Nice cat, amazing shot. Good contrast, perfect sharpness. Mysterious effect. Well done!

Heey neighbour Scott !

Congrats with your new camera and good luck with it.
You have a good sharp focus on the eyes of Yoyo. And fine colours too.

regards, willemien

Hi Scott
What a nice capture and cat
Wonderful looks
Great clarity

hello Scott
very sharp focus on her eyes
fine details of her skin and the colours are fine
the fous is stunning
well taken

MAnuj Mehta

Congrats on the new camera Scott - welcome to the 'real' world haha.. Pity its not a N*k*n though :(

Nice sharp photo - you can see the difference already I bet and the feel of a heavier camera is great!! Good focus on the eyes here and I like the square compo.
As to flashlights, well if you still have money do yourself a MASSIVE favour and buy seperate flashguns to use off camera.. Really makes a big difference to your photography - there's a lot to it and I'm learning every day..

Cheers and happy shooting - or is it sharp shooting..


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  • suzy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 420 W: 36 N: 1214] (4355)
  • [2009-05-06 1:51]
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Hi Scott and miaooo I want the same Camera.. congrats and finally cam is on duty call:)
very nice result, excellent sharpness and focus, details are amazingly detailed and especially the eyes really impressive... cute Yoyo:)

good day

Congratulations with your new toy, Scott.!
If this id for beginning, We can expect a lot more.!!!
Yoyo is excellent captured by the Canon.
Bravo with the result too.
Cheers from Jan

Hello Scott,

Great first upload with new camera.
Love the sharp focus on those cool eyes and the details of the fur.

I'm sure you will be having lots of fun in the next few weeks!

I did a w/s, just for fun, to make the cat even more curious.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2009-05-06 3:31]
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Hi Scott...Congrats on your new camera my friend.. and welcome along to the Canon Kiwi Club...LOL..forget them NIKONS..they are not real cameras!! LOL

Nice sharp image of the cute cat.. always good to practise on the cat!

Keep reading that manual!!! and looking forward to seeing more of your shots.


Congrats on your new toy!! Half way through the manual - you've got a lot to learn!! I'm still struggling with my camera...
You'll be allowed out with us other Auckland CANON users now...
Good shot of Yoyo

Hey, you got your new toy!! Congrats.
This is a great first shot.
(must be the shortest note you've ever written:)

Hi Scott,

Nice first posting with your new Canon. Details and colors are great. Glad your model was patient while you were shooting :)

Good luck with your new camera!



Hi Scoot,
Very nicely portrait of this cute cat.Details, sharpness and colours are very beautiful.TFS.


Hi Scott,
All my family love the cat;) good taken picture , the cat is difficult to take a picture they are always move...Nice presentation and composition here,
great colors and sharpness,
Excellent done. my friend..
All my compliments

hello scott

wonderful portrait from this kat
beautiful details and colors
nice shoot

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  • LeoM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 59 W: 0 N: 61] (304)
  • [2009-05-06 10:37]
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Hi Scott,

Wonderful shot with sharp features. Amazing how pets make patient models LOL....ok sometimes :P

Glad to hear you are pleased with your purchase :-) You can't go wrong with your new toy. You actually go through the manual? I learn through trial and error :P


Ciao Scott. Fantastic light and sharp. Wonderful portrait.


Nice photo of the cat, beautiful clear eyes, have fun with the new toy, remember the camera has very little to do with getting good photos. Good photos are created by good photographers.

Oh awesome!! You got the DSLR =D =D. Lovely square composition, beautiful bright colours...and a gorgeous cat too. Have fun with the new camera!



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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-05-06 18:33]
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dear Scott,
an amazing portrait of Yoyo!
and your new Canon camera looks functioning so well.
the face, especially the eyes are captured very clearly and Yoyo's feature is expressed nicely in this picture.
surely Yoyo looks at me through your lens, maybe Yoyo notices the sense to be seen beyoud the lens...
thank you,

Hi Scott
wonderful portrait of this Papakura cat
I understood soon it was native from Papakura!
Perfect sharpness

Hi Scott,

This is a marvellous shot. Very clear and sharp. The details of Yoyo are excellent.
And I haven't decided whether your shot is very good or Yoyo :-)

BTW Yoyo looks like Levin who is one of your other cats.


Hi Scott
A very handsome cat indeed!
Congratulations on your new camera.

Hello Scott,
Excellent shot of the cat.
Great note as usuall.

Hi Scott.

This cat in this photo is magnificent. Better is impossible. How beautiful is his eyes with great colours and sharpness.
Well done, Scott.
Warm regards.

Hello Scott!
Just now I found this beautiful cat in your gallery! I love cats!
Nice portrait and very cute cat!
Good point of view and nice colours!
Best regards!

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