I seem to be on a bit of a wildlife kick at the moment. Last month featured a menagerie of safari animals, some birds of prey, and a medley post containing a couple of shots of some of my cats.
This post continues on a very similar vein. At the weekend whilst playing about getting a macro photograph of a coin, I noticed Freddie sitting on the window sill beside me. Since he wasn’t moving around that much I assumed this was some sort of invitation to photograph him.
Obviously, he doesn’t exactly look happy here. I think one of his siblings was holding his attention behind me.
This was a nice little opportunity to play about getting some shots with my beloved macro lens, which I haven’t really used in a while (save for a stick insect recently). So I continued to try to get his attention whilst shooting away.
As you can see, I played about with closing up the aperture to widen the depth of field in an attempt at getting better focus as Freddie was still moving about a bit and I was focussing pretty close. It did work, kind of – which is why when Freddy moved he was still in focus.
(I pulled the shot off in the end)
After this Freddie grew a bit bored, allowing me to get some profile shots.
I like this next one. It turned out to be an inadvertent self-portrait.
That said, I think this image is more striking.
At this point Freddie clearly resigned himself to being photographed and began to pose a little better.
Which meant I could break out the black and white and finally get the arty shot I was going for.
Freddie soon wandered off, to be replaced by Rambow, who was far more nonchalant about the whole thing.
Oh, forget it.
Freddie’s First Day Out