Where do you think the focus is then? I believe I did focus on the eyes, I always do. But yes I have such a poor lighting in my flat that I'm forced to use a high 3200 ISO value, which reduces the sharpness. Thanks for the feedback.
Yeah, I know the problem with dark rooms! That's always a challenge! In my eyes the focus is somewhere on the coat between eyes and blanket. But maybe I#m wrong and that's a problem with my monitor? However: Don't worry: Sometimes I'm sure to focus on a special point and later I see that it didn't work as I planned. It's always a pity :/ I hope you are not angry at my critics!
Of course I'm not angry, after all I did ask for critiques. I wish more people would give constructive comments instead of saying "OMG so cute" or something. Actually your comments pushed me to try harder, yesterday I started to learn how to use my speedlite so I could get better lighting and sharpness, and I think I managed to get a lot better cat photos.
I'm a fan of constructive comments! I think it's great to know what people like (or dislike) about your work. This way you can learn much and improve yourself and your pictures. Have fun with your speedlite, I guess working with it will be a great new challenge. I'll definitely watch your results.
Yes I agree, I always want to improve my skills! It is a challenge to find a good exposure setting in combination with the speedlite yes, but I think I'm starting to get the hang of it. I found shooting the flash towards the ceiling to reflect it downwards is a good way to photograph cats indoors. So far I've only posted one photo where I have used the speedlite, it's this one: [link] I think it has better lighting than any of my previous photos. And thanks so much! I have over 300 watchers but I think you're the first one who gives constructive comments.