Last Thursday, my sister and I went to the shelter to photograph some of their tenants for their adoption page.

The cat Marlot is a 3-year-old male with amazing yellow gold and emerald eyes. His taupe gray fur provides the perfect background to bring them out beautifully.

Nikon D7000
Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.8D

Focal length 50mm
Aperture f/4,5
Shutter 1/60 sec.

Shot in aperture priority, with SB-600 and silver lined umbrella from the right. Processed in Lightroom 3.3

Featured in The Photographers Vault on February 16, 2011

Featured in Paws N Claws on February 17, 2011

1st place (co-winner) in the Cat Eyes challenge of Accentuate the Eyes on June 16, 2011

All proceeds from the sales of this work will be donated to A.M.R. Animal Services and Boutique (sorry, French only)
However, their Facebook page is bilingual, and even mostly English, please click here to visit


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  • Spadecaller
    Spadecallerover 3 years ago


  • Thank you!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 3 years ago

    He is a beauty!! Those eyes are amazing.

  • Thank you Wendi! I just realized this morning that it had uploaded twice. The other one was incomplete, and I just deleted it. Oh, and thanks for the fave too! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 3 years ago

    What a handsome fellow with hypnotic eyes! Great closeup on kitty and wonderful focus on his eyes! You are so right, that fur is the perfect color to highlight his eyes!

  • Thank you Joanne! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Wanda Dumas
    Wanda Dumasover 3 years ago

    What a marvelous shot Johanne! You captured his eyes perfectly! He’s sure to be adopted now!

  • I certainly hope so! Thank you Wanda! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • TeAnne
    TeAnneover 3 years ago

    Sooooo Beautiful

  • Thank you! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Bianca Turner
    Bianca Turnerover 3 years ago

    superb capture! wonderful

  • Thank you so much, Bianca! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Lee Van Hallam
    Lee Van Hallamover 3 years ago

    very cool shot

  • Thank you Lee! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Tracy66
    Tracy66over 3 years ago

    lovely macro.!

  • Thank you Tracy! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • RoseMarie747
    RoseMarie747over 3 years ago


  • Thank you Rose Marie! I really like it; it’s so much better than my D60!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerabout 3 years ago

    So beautiful…it’s hard to look at these knowing some aren’t adopted yet!!! No animal should be without a loving home!!! :o)

  • You are so right! Thank you very much!

    – Johanne Brunet

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