Written by Marjorie Dawson

Peaches The Cat With A Telephoto Lens

Peaches The Cat With A Telephoto Lens

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What do you do if you get a new camera lens? Do you panic or throw yourself in and explore like a maniac? I did a bit of both, but it did not take long before I conjured some ginger gold with Peaches the cat.

I was told that a new lens gives you a new perspective on taking pictures and I certainly agree, especially after getting my 50mm ‘nifty fifty’ lens last Christmas.

But, what do you do when you want to take your next step and invest in a lens to expand your skills?

Peaches the cat. A ginger lady cat in bright sunshine casting dark shadows

Check my assessment of the 50mm lens here.

Buying a New Camera Lens

I will be honest. I was not sure which lens should be my next step to keep improving so I did what any sensible photography student does and consulted a local camera shop, Wellington Photographic Supplies (WPS) and its resident experts.

I told WPS the lenses currently in my camera bag, the kind of photographs I was taking, and asked what the next step should be to keep improving my photography skills. They suggested a telephoto lens. Not what I expected but I am enjoying it very much.

Canon EFS 55-250mm Telephoto Lens

I did a little bit of reading on how to use my telephoto lens but soon realised I needed to go with the ‘explore like a maniac’ option I suggested at the start of this post. So off I went and continue to take lots and lots of pictues.

The Peaches The Cat photo was taken at the same session that I captured a wonderful image of Tiger Lily and Connor I posted last week. I hope you enjoy it.

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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14 thoughts on “Peaches The Cat With A Telephoto Lens”

  1. A beautiful Selfie of a beautiful Peaches💗Pawkisses for a Happy Tuesday🐾😽💞

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  2. Great picture. I love photos of cats…they can get themselves into such predicaments and twist and turn their bodies in so many strange ways.

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  3. That is a great way to take the kitties pictures, then they don’t feel like their space is being invaded!
    Peaches is beautiful! And relaxed and you sure captured that felling so well.

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  4. We have a 75-300 that I got when I bought my camera as a package. That helped save the ferals that were under the shed as when I thought “who threw that paper back there” and then saw a kitten I got the camera and over time saw the 3 and Mom too. Kittens TNR and adopted and Mom back outside. She no longer comes by but I am sure there are some other feeding stations in the area by the behaviors of those that drop by. Now I need to learn more about the lens.

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  5. Great shot of Peaches, with sharp detail and beautiful shadow and light. 🙂

    I have a 55-300 telephoto lens; it certainly comes in handy with the shyer kities at the shelter.

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  6. A delightful, and well composed picture, Marjorie! Glad you can share all these discoveries and facts as you go along your new career.
    Purrs
    ERin

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