Written by Marjorie Dawson

A Trio of Cute Cats at Supper Time

A Trio of Cute Cats at Supper Time

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This is my favourite cat snack picture right now, a trio of cute cats having a bite to eat at the cat cafe.

I am trying out Manual settings on my DSLR after my weekend newbies workshop and, although I am getting a lot wrong, every so often I am taking a good picture, like this trio.

Cute Cats Chow Down

The cats are fed on a regular schedule and it is always so much fun to be there when the food bowls come out.

For this photograph meet Oscar (ginger), Chenzou (white and black) and Tiger Lily (tabby). Oscar has an adoption offer pending and the other two are ‘worker cats’ at the cafe (permanent residents).

trio of cute cats at Neko Ngeru Trio chow down

Camera Settings and Information

As it is winter here in New Zealand I had to increase my ISO. The natural light in the cafe is a bit subdued in spite of the wonderful large front window.

I used an ISO of 800 which is beyond my usual comfort zone of 400. Increasing the ISO made me nervous but as you can see it worked out. because I was guessing at the F-stop (focal length) too and used F5.6. The picture ended up a little bit dark so I lightened it in Affinity Photo.

Cat Group Flash Mob

You might remember our earlier picture about the cats at feeding time. This one is a great favourite because every single tail is perky and straight. I never tire of sharing it as it is so much fun.

Neko Ngeru Feeding time

STOP PRESS! I have written a beginner’s cat photo post fur the people at Katzenworld.


I know I need to use a slightly faster shutter speed next time and wonder if you ever used a setting that surprised you on your own camera?

Marjorie Dawson

Marjorie is a motorbike riding blogger and award winning cat photographer who believes that everyone can shoot and edit wonderful pictures they love regardless of the camera they use.

She is a Professional member of the Cat Writers Association, Kuykendall Image Award winner and published photographer at the Guardian newspaper.

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11 thoughts on “A Trio of Cute Cats at Supper Time”

  1. Great pictures, Majorie and such cute models 💗Pawkisses for a wonderful week ahead🐾😽💞

  2. Look at all those tailios!! How happy they are to get their noms:)

    I am not one to experimant, I try to read about what thing I might want to use…and then try it out. Sometimes it works, other times dismal, MOL! Point and shoot, even advanced ones are just not the best…though mine is way better than the iPhone.

  3. What terrific photos! We totally love the tails-up one! Off to read your article at Katzenworld now. 🙂

  4. We adore the all tails up shot this week, as much as I bet them cats enjoyed the food being served 🙂


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