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The cat 4

Posted by
Emanuel Högberg (Borås, Sweden) on 24 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 :)

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Clear, brisk, nice capture

24 Jun 2011 11:38am

tataray from france, France

Chat câlin ... Une chance !...))
Excellent. Petites caresses pour lui .

24 Jun 2011 11:40am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Lovely playful shot!

24 Jun 2011 12:43pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

very lovely

24 Jun 2011 1:34pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful intimate moment Emanuel! Nicely captured! ;-)

24 Jun 2011 1:43pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Encore une merveilleuse imagee de tendresse et un captage parfait, il est très cou ce chat et calin

24 Jun 2011 2:49pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A beautiful looking photo, and a beautiful moment.

24 Jun 2011 3:44pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

The caress shared ... sweet image that speaks of love between human and animal! Best regards, Adela

24 Jun 2011 9:17pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

A beautiful and tender capture. Well seen.

24 Jun 2011 11:20pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

It's a fabulous shot - great connection between the cat and his friend. :)

24 Jun 2011 11:25pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Another clever experiment shot! Well played on your self made lens! cheers!

25 Jun 2011 12:31am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! you choose the best view for this

25 Jun 2011 3:26pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

That is wonderful. The moment of contact, that touch, that's beautiful.

26 Jun 2011 4:36am

Abena from Illinois, United States

This is super cute and so is the cat...lovely!

7 Jan 2013 11:25pm

Canon EOS 500D
1/2000 second
ISO 100

helios-44