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Low light shots of black cats seem nearly as tricky as low light dance shots
26th Jul 2007, 18:52   | tags:,,,

Essitam says:


26th Jul 2007, 19:37

Dhamaka says:


more like prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

26th Jul 2007, 19:38

MaggieD says:

A sweetie indeed, but what colour is your 'throw' .... it looks a little washed out in this series of pics ....

26th Jul 2007, 19:39

Dhamaka says:

it is a very washed out blue

It was never dark, but is now even more washed out than you'd think. I use it to keep misha's hairs off the bed and since I'm mildly allergic to cats the throw gets washed after every single time she stays..

26th Jul 2007, 19:40

MaggieD says:

Well it looks like she has stayed a lot :)

26th Jul 2007, 19:45

Joe says:

colour me jealous...I want a D80 :(

nice shots, love the 4th especially

26th Jul 2007, 19:48

Dhamaka says:

thanks Joe - borrow it any time you're down..

Maggie - absolutely. She's convinced that my place is part of her domain and who am I to disabuse her of the notion.... Always when my parents' place is noisy, when the cleaner is there (2-3 times a week), when my brothers' kids visit (most weekends) and whenever I'm back after 11ish she'll be waiting outside my door...

26th Jul 2007, 19:55

Sprocket says:

These shots are the cat's pyjamas

26th Jul 2007, 21:47

Dhamaka says:

err... Sprocket.. is that good or bad?

095 - neither!

26th Jul 2007, 22:33

minkey says:

Love the fifth one with THE EYE. She was checking what you were having fun with the Nikon.
How will misha manage when you are going cycling...

26th Jul 2007, 23:33

540air says:

Nice series D. Looks like the new camera is muchos fun :)

26th Jul 2007, 23:36

Dhamaka says:

she stopped caring about my photography a long time ago. She was waiting for the fuss I normally make of her.

26th Jul 2007, 23:37

Great catblogging! I'd still like to get a digital SLR at somepoint, I'm just not sure if I can justify it.

Looks like you're enjoying your new camera!

26th Jul 2007, 23:54

Dhamaka says:

thank you Rare and I am :)

27th Jul 2007, 00:01

Caine says:

Well done! I really like the 1st and 4th shots. I so want a DSLR. One of these days. I'm going to have to start experimenting with low light now that I have a few more options with the S50.

27th Jul 2007, 00:41

Dhamaka says:

thank you Caine
You're a great photographer as it is and would be devastating with a good DSLR

27th Jul 2007, 06:50

Caine says:

Aww. *blushes* Thank you.

27th Jul 2007, 08:19

nalsa says:

I know how hard it is to photograph black cats: these are *aces*! Well done.

Also: what an adorable moggy!

27th Jul 2007, 08:54

Dhamaka says:

:) thank you
and she is lovely

27th Jul 2007, 11:41

Tori says:

I like the 5th one where it looks like she is trying to sneak a peek and determine why it is you are not yet petting her.

28th Jul 2007, 01:10

Dhamaka says:

Tori - you're exactly right
and thank you

28th Jul 2007, 07:47

midlife says:

I like pics 4 and 5

1st Aug 2007, 00:09

Dhamaka says:

thank you midlife :)

1st Aug 2007, 20:46

Viv says:

lovely - winks back at Misha

5th Aug 2007, 15:51