This is mine and my other half’s 12 week old kitten called Jesse. She’s only been with us for a couple of weeks and this was taken over the new year when she was sitting in a cusion next to my head.
It was taken with no zoom on a 28-100mm lens. She does have naturally yellow eyes but ive used a little contrasting to make them stand out even more, and to make the shot more striking. The frame has been filled, so that there was no distracting background features. The lighting is purposefully strong on the head and subtle down onto the back, so the attention is drawn to the details in the fur and face.
Its rare to find Jesse this still long enough to take a good photograph, especially this close, but this time i was quite fortunate.