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A Bird It Is? by FurLined A Bird It Is? by FurLined
Loki is a 10 month old Bengal kitten.

You may use this as stock/reference but please give credit if you do.

This stock has been used as reference for this lovely watercolour:


See also this shot of my other kitten, Theo:
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Legend9964 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hello! I used your stock as a reference for my character here: [link]
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JimJamDavis Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Hey, this is a gorgeous shot, I used it as a reference for a painting here: jimjamdavis.deviantart.com/art…
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FurLined Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Hi Gem, that's a lovely painting - the colours you've used for his eyes actually reminds me of the colour of his dad's eyes, which are a deeper green (I haven't quite got the white balance quite right in the photo though):
www.flickr.com/photos/furlined…
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JimJamDavis Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Thank you! Thats a great photo, they both have such beautiful eyes. I really enjoyed painting him :)
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JimJamDavis Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Also thanks for the fave and featuring my painting in the description :) 
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ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What an absolutely STUNNING cat!
*sits and pines for own cat*
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Manguh Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
the lighting and pose are great
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JessHavok Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I LOVE your work, it's among the best photography on deviantART period. -May I ask what type of camera and attachments for it (if any), you use? I have been thinking about getting a new one, and the level of detail you have captured makes me what the same type.
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FurLined Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Thank you for the lovely comment :). In terms of equipment for this photo:
* Nikon D7000 DSLR camera body. It's a lovely camera and at the upper end of their non-pro range, but cheaper Nikon or Canon camera bodies would do just as well for this type of photo (previously I owned a Nikon D90 and before that a Nikon D60). What I get from the DSLR is the ability to use a lens which allows for a big aperture (and shallow depth of field), and also to take RAW files instead of JPG from the camera which means I can do a bit more in post-processing.
* Nikon 50mm AF-D f1.8 lens. It's actually rare for me to use this lens these days as on a crop-sensor body (which the D7000 is) it's not really wide enough to be comfortable using indoors - you have to get too far away from the subject. The key thing about the lens which I used here is the wide aperture for a shallow depth of field (so much is soft/blurred, especially in the background), and that also helps with photographing in lower light situations. More usually I use a Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 lens - constant-aperture zoom lenses are quite expensive though, so something like a 35mm f1.8 prime lens is a cheaper route (and I have one of those too which I sometimes use) - it's not as flexible as a zoom as you have to move yourself backwards and forwards to frame the shot :).
* Corel Aftershot Pro software as a "digital darkroom" to process the RAW image file from the camera and create the JPG. I'll have fine tuned the white balance and adjusted the tone curves in this shot. Sometimes I also do selective adjustments - so I'll adjust different regions of the image differently to e.g. balance the light of subject and background where it wasn't quite right in the original. People often use e.g. Adobe Lightroom instead. You can do similar in Photoshop of course, but the advantages of software like Aftershot Pro and Lightroom is that they're "adjustments" and are non-destructive so you can undo/change any adjustment at any point.

Probably a longer answer than you were expecting, but I'm procrastinating at work ;)
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Novian311 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
aww cute ^^
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