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My adorable little cat often spends time staring out the front window, every now and then she spots something which is when she usually does that funny little head jerk and intently focuses on her prey, which usually only ends up being a kid playing outside or a falling leaf.

I took this shot the other night during that period of soft light right after the sun sets. Usually in such dim lighting conditions I wouldn't even try to take a shot, but lately I've been trying to learn to love the grainy noisy look you get from using high ISO's. I shot wide open with my 85mm f/1.4D with an ISO of 1000. I was able to pull out more detail in post by bumping the contrast in the low end of the curve.

Nikon D7000_85mm f/1.4D_ISO1000_f/1.4D_1/100s

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rcolby1one, Ennev, harvstmn, JazzSP8, and 16 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. MDunckley 62 months ago | reply

    Martin Thanks Aignes !!

  2. f r a g i l e . 62 months ago | reply

    Seen & Admired in " f l i c k "

  3. Marie Granelli 62 months ago | reply

    Great picture! Great atmosphere!

  4. Jacob's Cat Photography [deleted] 62 months ago | reply

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  5. MDunckley 62 months ago | reply

    Jacob Thanks Jacob !! Just added it to the group :)

  6. Daybreak2006 62 months ago | reply

    lovely photo Mike!she remindes me of my little old lady she was 14 on valentines day but i saw her chasing an other cat off her garden the other day.

  7. MDunckley 62 months ago | reply

    Daybreak2006 Thanks Christine !! My cat is I think 15, not sure, I try not to remind her of her age :) We used to let her out to play all the time but unfortunately our other cat got infected by a particular type of virus/worm that eventually led to his demise, so we decided to keep her indoors to prevent that from happening again.

  8. Érika kumisaki 62 months ago | reply

    I Love Cat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. MDunckley 62 months ago | reply

    Érika Kumisaki :) Thanks Erika !! She's an adorable little fluffball, she never fails to cheer me up.

  10. carlijayne 62 months ago | reply

    this is great! amazing reflection

  11. MDunckley 62 months ago | reply

    Carli Fronius Thanks Carli Jayne!!

  12. Matt Debouge 61 months ago | reply

    great comp, good focus on the eyes :-)

  13. Cathy MCC [deleted] 59 months ago | reply

  14. MDunckley 59 months ago | reply

    Cathy Thanks Cathy !! The cute feline above is sitting next to me as I write..she appreciates the love :)

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