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Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture

This photo is a response to the Weekly Photo Challenge “texture” theme presented by the folks at The Daily Post. Cat fur (that still attached to a cat, specifically) is one of my favorite soft textures. I hope you like the photo.

"I'm Watching You", Nikon D800, ISO 1000, f/5.6 at 1/200 sec., 85mm

“I’m Watching You”, Nikon D800, ISO 1000, f/5.6 at 1/200 sec., 85mm

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Catalepsy

“The problem with cats is that they get the exact same look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer.”
–Paula Poundstone

"Catalepsy", Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/200 sec., 300mm

“Catalepsy”, Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/200 sec., 300mm

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Has Memories of Being Divine

“You may say a cat uses good grammar. Well, a cat does — but you let a cat get excited once; you let a cat get to pulling fur with another cat on a shed, nights, and you’ll hear grammar that will give you the lockjaw. Ignorant people think it’s the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain’t so; it’s the sickening grammar they use.”
–Mark Twain,
A Tramp Abroad

"Black & White Cat"

“Black & White Cat”, Nikon D300, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/60 sec., 130mm, Nikon SB-700 Speedlight in TTL mode modified with Gary Fong collapsible Lightsphere
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Happy Caturday!

“We…we could be friends.’

We COULD be rare specimens of an exotic breed of dancing African elephants, but we’re not. At least, I’M not.”
― Neil Gaiman, Coraline

Some of you may have already seen this photo on my Facebook page, but as it’s Saturday — or “Caturday”, according to your preference — I thought I’d share it here, too. I had a few minutes to get to know Charley while shooting an in-home client portrait last week, and she kindly agreed to let me take her photo.

"Charley", Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/160 sec., 300mm

“Charley”, Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/160 sec., 300mm
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Photographing people, places, pets and ponderings.

Booking family, personal, business and pet portrait sittings throughout Central Florida.

Touched by a Toy

“There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.”
— Dante Alighieri

We buried my great aunt on Monday, who died in her sleep after 103 years of remarkable life. Walking through the cemetery, I came upon this marker for an 11 year-old boy who died in 1965. Uncomfortable, isn’t it?

"Sleep Companion" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/8.0 at 1/125 sec., 160mm

“Sleep Companion” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/8.0 at 1/125 sec., 160mm
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Let’s Get Social

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What’s this?

Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly.
         — Arnold Edinborough

"What's this?" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/200 sec., 145mm

“What’s this?” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/200 sec., 145mm

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Princess Layla

“If I were a professor, I’d bring my cat to class. I’d be silent until it meowed, and as soon as it did, I’d stand up and say, “Lecture’s over.”
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― Jarod Kintz, If you bring the booze and food, I’ll bring the thirst and hunger

"Princess Layla" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/200 sec., 300mm

“Princess Layla” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/200 sec., 300mm

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Photographing people, places, pets and ponderings.

Booking family, individual, business and pet portrait sittings throughout Central Florida.

Let’s Get Social

If you enjoyed this post, please share it with others! Thank you. (I’m desperately in need of an audience 🙂 …)

Follow me on Instagram at @earlharrisphoto, where I am posting photos (and a bunch of kitty pics!) captured and edited on my iPhone. #herekittykitty #instagramcats

Tweeting from @earlharrisphoto

Facebookery happens at earlharrisphoto

Capturing The Cat

“We’re very sorry, Mr. Schrödinger, but the cat simply refuses to go in the box.”

"Cooper" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 200, f/22 at 1/125 sec., 50 mm

“Cooper” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 200, f/22 at 1/125 sec., 50mm
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Lovely Tongue

“Cat got your tongue? And what a lovely tongue it is. I know. It licked every inch of me. Repeatedly.”
— Karen Marie Moning, Dreamfever

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"Lovely Tongue" [Click on the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 200, f/2.8 at 1/60 sec., 50 mm

“Lovely Tongue” [Click on the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 200, f/2.8 at 1/60 sec., 50 mm


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Pet Portrait: Cleo the Cat

I love to photograph cats. It can take a tremendous amount of patience, but most often just requires a desire to get to know the cat before getting out the camera.

Cleo loves her cat tree; she spends the majority of her sleeping and awake hours in the security and comfort of its carpet-padded shelves. It was the perfect place to photograph and interact with her. I think the shallow depth of field works well here to draw the viewer into Cleo’s eyes.

"Cleo Kitty" [Click on image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 2500, f/1.8 at 1/125 sec., 85 mm

“Cleo” [Click on image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 2500, f/1.8 at 1/125 sec., 85 mm

As an aside, I would like to extend a special greeting to my readers in beautiful and diverse Australia. Blog statistics show that I have recently gained a steady following of readers from Down Under and I think that’s cool. This isn’t to overlook the steady traffic coming from India, the UK and other lands distant to Central Florida, but as the jump in Australian readers has been fairly recent and significant, it presents the opportunity to welcome those visiting from a place I dream of seeing and photographing one day.

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