How would you rate this picture?

This is a discussion on How would you rate this picture? within the Animals and Birds forums, part of the PHOTO GALLERIES category; Please be honest how you'd rate this picture. It was a quick shot on a very rainy/stormy day (yesterday) and I just shot it quickly ...


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    Please be honest how you'd rate this picture. It was a quick shot on a very rainy/stormy day (yesterday) and I just shot it quickly with my new 24-105 4L lens that had arrived. Your opinions are very much appreciated! Thank you everyone

    Shot at 105MM | 400 ISO | F/4 | 125 Speed with +.03 Exp. (In JPEG, usually I shoot in RAW mode)



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    Looks as though you might have been dealing with some windy conditions too(plant all the way to the left-but that could always be cropped out). Center(cat) is focused well, and the bokeh(though very slight is just starting in the background).

    My guess is your going to have a LOT of great shots coming from the use of that lense! Congrats on the new 'toy'!!!!




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    thanks. Someone else at another forum was complaing how it irks him "by the idea of people who have trouble getting down basic concepts but can afford and have $1,000 lenses" while he has to try and save up for a used 18-55 vr

    I know I'm not the best but I am not terrible either and it's always good to practice with as best you can afford.

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    Composition is very good, and the use of color helps here. But in the end I kind of feel like it's just a cat photo, and does not really go too far beyond that.

    What was your intent? If you were working with composition/color interaction, Ghent it is a huge success. If you were trying to take a portrait of the cat, I'm less sure. If you had no intent, get one.
    bear with me. i don't have an escape button...

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    Exposure and colors looks good but it needs a drastic crop assuming the sidewalk street and most of the grass are not the main subject.
    Capture all the photons you want; the universe will make more.

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    Thanks guys, the intention for this photo was just couple of shots with the new lens. I've been waiting all day to come home and play with it as it arrived during the day while I was at work. So basically came home, mounted it, saw the cat sitting there and took a quick snap, really to see how clear it was compared to the kit lens and the borrowed lens I was using.

    As for a portrait shot, I think this would be a candidate. Although this was a few weeks ago when I first got the camera and was using a borrowed lens (75-300mm) which isn't as clear as the L lens. But nonetheless want to share with you guys.


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    Much better Congrats on the new glass.

    Actually taking a second look, it seems the cat is a bit blurry.. You might wanna open 'er up a little more.

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    Is that your cat? He looks like a cupcake but maybe a tad uneasy about that clicky thing pointed at him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smckeag81 View Post
    Actually taking a second look, it seems the cat is a bit blurry.. You might wanna open 'er up a little more.
    Or use a tripod or monopod.
    I like both shots




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    idk then. if it's just a lens test I am not sure it's worth our time to comment on...

    nobody commented the lens test i posted a couple weeks ago :outs::

    bear with me. i don't have an escape button...


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