Behind The Bars by rosiekerr

Behind The Bars

I am having a small fixation on the pet rats, because they are challenging to photograph. Practice, practice. The critters are devilishly fast and the light is dark in my child's room, so I am working with a flash and a small focus point. I have recently configured my camera to enable back-button focus, which I am liking more than I thought I would.

Bonus - the bars give me some lines to work with. This one is grooming his paw, rather sternly.

Don't worry... it's not all inside. The ratties got to run around outside the bars (in a confined area - I am not that generous) for a while this evening. :)
Wow, extraordinary closeup Rosie.
August 14th, 2019  
to quote the Smashing Pumpkins, still just a rat in a cage ;)
August 14th, 2019  
He has his eyes on you a Rosie! A bit creepy! I couldn’t get so close to a rat!
August 14th, 2019  
lovely and sharp and I also take my hat off to you for taking the photo. I do not think I would get that close
August 14th, 2019  
amazing detail on that paw! and that stare. and those whiskers. wonderfully done. oohhh i have been meaning to try out back button focus for so long. maybe again when i'm on holiday next week. you don't have a total idiot's guide you could point me to by any chance?
August 14th, 2019  
Fav! Love the focus. I've also recently converted to back button focus - getting used to it slowly but like it!
August 14th, 2019  
Neat shot
August 14th, 2019  
Great details and focus. He does not look happy , sitting and thinking about revenge... ;)
August 14th, 2019  
Awesome and it is nice that you can learn new techniques with these “ratties”.
August 14th, 2019  
Lovely sharp and clear looking eyes. Fav
August 14th, 2019  
Oh my... he’s really giving you the stare-down! Awesome capture!
August 14th, 2019  
Fabulous capture. Great focus and textures. Lovely claws.
August 14th, 2019  
Love the detail on the toenails and sweet expression
August 15th, 2019  
Great DoF and details. I as well have recently set my camera to back-button focus, takes some getting used to (still sometimes pressing the shutter and thinking "why is the focus not working")
August 15th, 2019  
A good focus. The eyes are very clear.
August 16th, 2019  
I don't know how you manage to make this (admittedly my wimpiness) scary creatures look so cute, but you have! I almost (but not really) feel sad that it's stuck in a cage. You are a better mom than I would ever be!
August 17th, 2019  
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