I have a few more pictures from Sunday’s session with the super-zooming Olympus camera to show. The shots on this part of the room could be done with natural light well enough. When you don’t have enough, you get faded color or blurring, or both. Ironically, if you are too close when you hit the nuclear flash, you also get faded color.
I had to use the flash here to fill in, even during the daytime. If I hadn’t, assuming I avoided blurring, her own movement would tend to smudge the fur. Sometimes this gives a decent very soft look…more often it just wastes the shot.
I was using the zoom to get this close from across the room. You can even see the different shade of color of her hair near the skin versus the tip.
I was patching up some lost images on my cat genetics pages earlier this week and stumbled on a roundup that is pretty good, and well illustrated too. It is at Realistic Cat Pelts. Apparently there is a Role Playing Game out there where everyone is a cat of one time or another, and the writer is tired of players illustrating their cats in impossible ways.
Here is an illustration of why the big flash needs to be used with caution. If you are at long range and catch the eyes, odds are high you will get a very strong return. Normally this turns out to be the dreaded laser headlights. This is not quite so strong, but is kind of disturbing anyway.
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