I'm very proud of this photo, along with many others, in terms of what I did to get this perspective and how well the photo turned out after editing. I've seen portraits where the subject was in focus, but the background and a majority of the ground was out of focus. I never understood how photographers were able to get that effect; now I know. I originally stepped outside with my camera because i kept hearing this bird I had trouble identifying. During my search, I found some stray cats. This male kitten was one of them. He was chilling behind a gate of a residence. I saw him while interacting with a friendly white cat. While I was photographing the white cat, the male kitten came out and laid down on the sidewalk for a while. I was about 10 or so feet away and decided to get to the kitten's level to see how my pictures would come out. Man, I'm glad I laid down on that sidewalk! Yeah, my elbows and knees might have gotten a little messed up, but the pain was worth it. I did grab a pillow to use for my elbows eventually. During two of my photo sessions with the cats, a pregnant stray walked up to me and let me pet her! It took her a while to trust me, but it was such a rewarding experience and I wish I had brought my phone outside with me to videotape that moment...
This photo was taken with the Canon EOS Rebel T5 and edited in Adobe Lightroom.
Lens: Sigma 150-600mm 5-6.3 Contemporary DG OS HSM
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