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
11 thoughts on “Freddie in Closeup”
Awwww! Such cute photos. 🙂
Awwww! Such cute photos of your cat. 🙂
I love those close up shots. Especially with the tongue out!
Love the photos :). Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for your comments, Marc-André!
You are welcome 🙂 and you can call me just Marc ^^
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Great shots! Love the ones where Freddie is looking just behind you. The eyes are just beautifully captured!
some crackers here
Crackers… that might works as a cat name…