Flash Eyes

I have taken mega photos of my favourite companions — dog Lady Daisy May & cat Pardus — with almost all of the face-on shots resulting in them having bright yellow eyes.  Kinda scary eyes.

Although iPhoto has a ‘fix flash eye’ feature, it doesn’t work on animal eyes.  I really don’t understand why not — how can it tell human from animal?  So, so frustrating.

Pardus has yellow eyes so it’s really not that different — but without a black pupil, he looks even meaner than usual.

With Lady it’s a different story.  She has beautiful, deep chocolate eyes which often look as black as her coat.  There is no bright yellow or green or red in her eyes — they are dark.

Dark & soulful — her eyes convey her mood.  Sometimes when we play I see the spark of joy.  When there’s food around, her eyes say she is starving.  If she hears a strange noise they are searching.

I’ve practiced a bit in Photoshop to fix these flashy eyes — but I can’t capture the doggy emotions or the catty superiority.

Simply A Dawne Thought


  1. Hey what I do in photo shop is I paint the eyes and leave a dot in the middle of grey to make them look more real. They also say when you are taking a pet photo don’t point the camera straight at the pet, you turn it to one side and this might help. It sometimes works for me when I off center the animal.

    • Hey Thanks Verleen — You use grey for the pupil in the eye, eh? I guess usually I’m too lazy to paint in Photoshop. I’ll try changing the camera like you suggest. Thanks for your great tips. Take care & have fun,

      Vanessa Dawne dawnedesign.net

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