Andee, Our New Kitten [update - Remix]

Discussion in 'Animals and Wildlife' started by Keith Hollister, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. Keith Hollister

    Keith Hollister Active Member

    11 week old Andee, rescued from local animal control and the only survivor of her litter. Fuji X-E2, 23/1.4 @ f/2, ISO 6400 (this camera is still amazing me). Note our sheets (bottom left corner) :rolleyes:

    [UPDATE] Decided to remix the image with a lighter touch. I think this is better (original is on top, new one below)

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    Last edited: Nov 30, 2013
  2. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Beautiful! I thought I read you say saying that you didn't like this camera at 6400 - looks damn fine to me.
     
  3. Keith Hollister

    Keith Hollister Active Member

    I said it wasn't as good as 3200 and below ... and I still think it's not. But it degrades a hell of a lot slower as ISO rises than most anything else I've used, and certainly anything close to being this small.
     
  4. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    OK. I understand.

    Oh, she looks so beautiful!
     
  5. Keith Hollister

    Keith Hollister Active Member

    Thanks, Rob. She is really sweet. She was raised by a foster with bottle feeding because her mother didn't survive, so she is very socialized with humans. She is also pretty spunky - she already has our 55 lb Golden Retriever under control.

    On a photography note, I have further validated that trying to take a picture in focus of an 11 week old kitten with either the Fuji or the m43 cameras is 100% dumb luck. She is either on afterburners or asleep. I need the Nikon and flash :(
     
  6. Pui-Hang Miles

    Pui-Hang Miles New Member

    Ohhhhh! She is adorable! I hate to tell you this but it doesn't matter what camera you have, capturing a kitten is nigh on impossible! They are just too fast and crazy :-D
     
  7. Lesley Jones

    Lesley Jones Otherwise know as Zooey

    Love the kitten and the sheets! She looks like a slightly younger and darker version of Bijou. She doesn't arrive until 21st December, but expect some pictures for comparison over Christmas :)
     
  8. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    A gorgeous shot of a gorgeous kitten. Love the sheets too. :)
     
  9. Keith Hollister

    Keith Hollister Active Member

    Lesley - she is actually not not that dark. My contrast adjustments make her look a little more just plain tortie and less dilute :)

    Thanks. I would have normally cropped up the bottom a bit, but the cat showing on the sheet in the corner was too cool to lose.
     
  10. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Looks like mischief to me Keith - great job on getting her in frame and in focus :)

    The Fuji seems to respond well to the 'what the hell, I'll just mash the shutter release' approach - and often surprises me that it instantly grabs focus, and a frame that is actually sharp!
     
  11. Keith Hollister

    Keith Hollister Active Member

    Another shot from this morning - Fuji, ISO 6400, etc

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    Last edited: Nov 30, 2013
  12. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Still looking a touch wary, but still looking gorgeous. How's Andee settling in?
     
  13. Keith Hollister

    Keith Hollister Active Member

    Andee is doing great - out in general population playing with the big boys. She and Wally are doing lots of silly cat things together.

    A couple better shots from this morning (getting the hang of kitten photography with the Fuji). ISO 3200 - this camera is insane. Both 23mm shots, so she is getting used to the lens being right in her face :)

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  14. Lesley Jones

    Lesley Jones Otherwise know as Zooey

    Those are really lovely Keith. I'm getting excited because we collect Bijou tomorrow lunch time :)
     
  15. Keith Hollister

    Keith Hollister Active Member

    Pict's or it didn't happen :cool:

    I really feel like deleting the first two - way worse than these latter ones. I'm sure of that is me getting used to the files in post, but I continue to think there is a huge hit in image quality somewhere between ISO 3200 and 6400. It sneaks up on you because the files are so strong at 3200, that you don't expect what happens at 6400.

    And the 23/1.4 has the 3D pop like the good stuff.
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2013
  16. Lesley Jones

    Lesley Jones Otherwise know as Zooey

    Don't you DARE delete! Those are precious memories and she'll be grown up before you know it. I can't take anything yet (obviously), but this is a video her rescuer took on Wednesday evening :)
     
  17. Keith Hollister

    Keith Hollister Active Member

    She's cute -kinda like Andee except for the white blaze on the neck and feet.

    So does she understand English, or do you have to learn Romanian ? ;) (I'm getting the urge to go watch Dracula movies)
     
  18. Lesley Jones

    Lesley Jones Otherwise know as Zooey

    I think we'll be working with hand signals at first and maybe Bubu can translate for us. What I don't want is for him to teach her about bed. Gremlin our Devon Rex has been sleeping in bed with me (under the covers), for a good few years. Bubu started a few weeks ago and sometimes I wake up with three of us on my side of the bed. They won't sleep on my husband's side... :D
     
  19. Keith Hollister

    Keith Hollister Active Member

    <this is probably of interest only to Lesley:D>

    A quick iPhone video of Andee after we gaffer-taped a CatDancer toy to one of the scratching posts.


    Did you get home with Bijou yet?
     
  20. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Nice stuff Keith. (I'm tempted to say you're being catty about the high ISO on that camera:p but I won't because it's too obvious a pun. ;))
     

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