animal photography

Oh, the indignity

The boys are recovering from the humiliation of BATH DAY. The horror!

~ Olli ~

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Olli

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~ Milo ~

Milo

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I explained it loud
and clear. What part of “meow”
don’t you understand?
~ Lee Wardlaw, Won-Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku

Milo and Olli: Up Close

This recent picture at Hands on Bowie inspired me to try some new angles and camera settings for shots of the boys and I am so pleased with the results!

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This was pure accident but one of those happy accidents.
I caught Milo mid-lick while trying to get a shot of his face. LOL

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She’s at it again Milo. Run while you still can! (Olli)

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Get my profile. Like this. Good human. (Milo)

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Really, Mom? How many of these are you going to take? (Olli)

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Milo’s paw

I used my telephoto lens so I could be farther away from them – they tend to not cooperate when I’m right in their face. (No, really?) I also cropped and zoomed in a bit using photo software afterwards to get even closer. While shooting, I also used the manual mode and adjusted the ISO for lower lighting and I learned that I can manipulate the flash brightness. I still have SO much to learn about manipulating my camera manually but this was a successful lesson.

There’s no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat.
~Wesley Bates