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boBBrennan Mar 5, 2011 2:07 PM

It has been some time since I've made photos and the cat presented a target a while back.... it is a well known fact that there are no birds in Arlington, TX USA.

Things here at home are settling with regard to my wife's health issues. She is adjusting to a new normal for her and in general doesn't require my help nearly as much. I can now be gone from the house and not be overly concerned for it. So, I am planning on getting out and about some with the cameras but will just have to play that as it goes.

In the mean time this is Autumn, adult female feral cat at 2 1/2 years and 12 lbs, our beautiful pet friend.

E-3, 40-150 ver-I, Promaster 5750 flash w/Stofen diffuser.

Wingman Mar 5, 2011 3:15 PM

Very nice...I especially like the close up shot in #2. Nice detail and nice soft lighting.


zig-123 Mar 5, 2011 3:36 PM

Hi Bob,

Glad to hear Bonnie's health is improving.

As for Autumn, well she is a gorgeous cat.


Steven R Mar 5, 2011 8:30 PM

Glad to hear about Bonnie's improving Bob.

I'm not a cat person, but you photos are spot on. :)

I especially like your shot #2. Well done. We need to see you posting more.

Greg Chappell Mar 5, 2011 10:47 PM

Very unique markings, and the eyes are tack sharp.

gjtoth Mar 5, 2011 10:54 PM

You really nailed him in that second shot, Bob. I agree with Steve... more posts!

tkurkowski Mar 6, 2011 8:21 AM


Originally Posted by boBBrennan (Post 1206275)
it is a well known fact that there are no birds in Arlington, TX USA.

No surprise, if you have a bunch of cats like Autumn running around. :o

Just kidding.

I really like those photos.


boBBrennan Mar 6, 2011 10:58 AM

.....thanks everyone for the comments.

Just for the record Autumn is 100% an indoor lounger now. When she was a youngster I took her for walks on a leash but as she matured she did not appreciate the exercise nor the heat so we stopped that as soon as the summer began to heat up. Autumn now seems just disinterested in birds, possums, yard snakes etc. She is now a lady wildCAT (born feral under a bush next door), we love her much.

Thanks again, your remarks are appreciated and I hope to get back to making photos on a regular basis soon.

The link is a video I made of one of our winter walks, though the video is not of a DSLR it is Olympus (C7070WZ)

Scouse Mar 7, 2011 2:22 PM

Really sharp Bob, nicely 'posed'

I'm not a cat person either, having said that we have been responsible for raising a few outdoor cats around here. People think the cats will be fine if they just drop them off at the park.
They usually find the coon food and then the heating pad that's under the cushion on the sheltered part of the deck...Yeh, I know. Just can't let them feeze or starve though.
There are two kittens around right now, really hyper so try not to scare them away. So some time this summer we'll trap them and have them spayed or neutered. The'll prolly hang out here, they're not adoptable now.
I'm happy for you and Bonnie. Things are going in the right direction.

JohnG Mar 7, 2011 2:33 PM

Nice portraits Bob. Can't say I'm a cat person, but I think your photos help illustrate what a huge benefit flash is for portrait work - even of the animal variety. Great exposures and fantastic sharpness.

Hards80 Mar 7, 2011 3:00 PM

really love #2 here :)

glad to hear things are improving and look forward to more

boBBrennan Mar 7, 2011 5:39 PM

Thanks Ken, John & Dustin................ much appreciated comments

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