Stray pets in abundance here…
Stray pets in abundance here…
It’s hard to tell a dog that there are appropriate sizes for everyone.
Especially this particular cutie seemed to be determined to bring back anything you threw away. I tried with a log I just managed to lift and he went after it and tried to drag it back. To no avail, of course 😀
Oh, and challenge of the day:
Try panning this!
Just because she’s SO cute…
But then again… She is so much more patient with me. And she doesn’t mind if I stuff a macro lens right up in her face. At least not immediately…
It would’ve been a great day to go out shooting, but I haven’t really been feeling all that well. I guess the structural 4-5 hour nights of sleep are finally catching up with me. Tonight’s early to bed. For real.
In the mean time you’ll just have to settle with some more pet-images. They’re an easy subject/target. And like me they’re having a lovely lazy Sunday.
There’s some weird interaction going on between cat and turtle, though. Or… It’s more one-directional interaction.
And the other cat just doesn’t care. He sleeps and sleeps, and sleeps, and eats, and sleeps, and sleeps…
Awhile back I wrote a blog entry about Pet Portraits, in which our cats seem to have the habit of strategically positioning themselves so that they can overview, but disappear in a moment, too. Lately I’ve been catching -especially- Cassandra doing this peek-a-boo game with me. Yesterday I caught her again. She’s so übercute when she does that! 😀 Maybe I should make a peek-a-boo series…?
Lacking the presence of the Better Half in the house, I’ve felt the pressing need to find another girl. Luckily there’s a really pretty one living close by, and we went for a walk in the forest the other day. It was a beautiful day. A tad bit overcast, which made the lane a bit dark, but otherwise it was great. The birds were happily chirping and tweeting away and only in the distance was there a sound of human presence. Unfortunately the girl was more interested in the birds. Or bird. Or… part of the bird… I guess she was hungry. Well, she got her part of the bird and happily crunched it away. So much for a romantic date.
(no Photoshopping in this picture. Everything you see was as-is 😉 ).
Last Saturday we were invited at a friend’s place for lunch. Oh, and to take some pictures. She’s got two lovely Egyptian Maus. One silver spotted and one black smoke, absolutely gorgeous cats. And we got to play around a bit with them.
Mauno, the silver spotted one, was a bit more cooperative than Eppu, the black smoke one, but I think things turned out very nicely. (More about Mauno and Eppu here and here).
We started with the “boring” stuff. Please, sit still, and look up. Head slightly more to the left… No, that’s too much… A bit back… That’s good. Chin up a bit more… nonono, not that much… cat nip is a bit lower…
Eppu wasn’t too much in the mood of activity, so we did a couple of extra chin-ups with him
But after that we got onto the funky stuff…
The next one’s actually slowly starting to become my favorite. Not because it’s fantastic, but it’s so elegant. Mauno’s got style. Put him in a tail-coat and he can… well… Never mind 😀
This picture does remind me very much of the fairy tale “The Master Cat” (Puss in Boots).
And then, well… after an afternoon of jumping… Also Mauno had enough and called it a day.
It’s not always all easy and lazy, photographing cats lazying on a warm lamp or on the bed. Sometimes it takes a bit more than just pulling the camera out of the bag.
Our friends have a beautiful German Shepherd. She was quite patient and willing and jumped up and down in the snow for the most part of an hour while I tried to get the right shots, which in the end wasn’t all that easy, focusing in the dark on a moving subject… But… in the end I think I managed to get a few good ones anyway.