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    The Motherhood

    Nothing can parallel the Greatness of Motherhood, nor even can come near it.....

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    Re: The Motherhood

    Any conducive thoughts please?

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    Re: The Motherhood

    The colour is rich and the detail in the kittens is beautifully sharp. But I think that the wood floor competes for attention with the kittens.

    I too, try to capture such moments... These are from a few years ago of a homeless cat feeding her kittens

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    Re: The Motherhood

    Thank you so much....liked you inputs very much

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    Re: The Motherhood

    I'd suggest shooting from lower, as Christina has.

    Bounce the flash too perhaps?

    That floor is a bit 'bold', isn't it?

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    Hey Nandakumar!
    Nice well lit image. Sharp too (as flash will facilitate).
    Yes I agree that the oversaturated floor is distracting and the standing overhead shot emphasises this.

    I'd look at shooting from same level as cat (but you heard that already) and get in close, this will put more focus on the animals and serve to eliminate much of the floor.

    You may not be able to get them all in but you may be able to combine a number of different images with different perspectives to tell a story that may well be better told than a shot from standing with direct flash.

    I'd be thinking natural lighting, soft lighting to set the mood. See how Christina's second shot isolates the kittens with narrow depth of field and nice and low at thier own level to create intimacy.

    The F stop may have been below f3.5 - f5.6 on Christina's lens - but your lens may not go that low, if not use your longest focal length and largest aperture [i.e. smallest F number] and get closer to create a similar effect. Having the background farther away from the subject than the subject is to the camera is a good tip too.

    They will be kittens for a while longer so see what you can come up with and keep on shooting.

    Thanks for sharing your little family with us

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    Re: The Motherhood

    Hi Nandakumar,

    I photographed this Mom cat with her kittens outside (feral cat with no home), so I had the benefit of natural light. Sony Alpha DSLR 200 A 5.6 SS 125 iso 100 matrix metering, no exposure comp...

    Looking forward to seeing more of your kitten photos

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