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The cat 3

Posted by
Emanuel Högberg (Borås, Sweden) on 23 June 2011 in Animal & Insect.

This is a series of 20 photos taken with my new sort of self made lens. Inspired by this - http://shiningnewlight.tumblr.com/, I bought an old Soviet Zenit 3M with a 58mm Helios-44 f2.0 lens which I attached to a camera house lid with a hole screwed in it using some sealants. I really enjoy the results - a fast portrait lens (58x1.6mm on my EOS 500D) which forces me to use full manual. Very stimulating and I think it makes me grow as a photographer.

Coming up is 10 photos, decreasing the range to the subjects with each shot. Starting off with a train station and a cat, going further to regular macro with the 58mm, then followed by two shots taken with the lens detached from the body, giving a narrow DOF which is tilted.

After that there are 10 photos taken with my cheap 50mm f1.8 held against the Helios lens, making for some (potentially) interesting shots of plants, potato sprouts, an oxeye daisy and a dragonfly, which sadly died.

Canon EOS 500D 1/2000 second ISO 100

All comments are very much appreciated, good or bad, though I might not answer each and every one I'll take a look at your photoblog if you have one. It's always nice to be inspired by others, so let me know what you think :)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Très belle iamge de ce chat qui se fait chatouiller, superbe compo et image, douce

23 Jun 2011 2:35pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Cute capture - and you get some intriguing depth of field effects with this lens.

23 Jun 2011 3:05pm

ARIKA from KYOTO, Japan

Cute pink!! Looks comfortable.

23 Jun 2011 3:09pm

skarlet from kerman, Iran

cute but i don't like cats! well done

23 Jun 2011 3:23pm

tataray from france, France

En plus je suis sûre qu'il ronronne ... ))
Jolies moustaches !... Excellent .

23 Jun 2011 7:48pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

What a pleasure the touch of human hands! He is so happy!

24 Jun 2011 9:11pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

So sweet! Primal cat moments!

26 Jun 2011 4:37am

Canon EOS 500D
1/2000 second
ISO 100

helios-44