Cat's Eyes by mbrutus

Cat's Eyes

On March 9th, I posted a flower picture entitled "Niceturtium". In the description, I explained that I had been visiting my wonderful sister-in-law and taken some photographs while she was in the kitchen cooking the spaghetti and meatballs. I also wrote: "Today, it was between this and a cat picture. But the flower posed much more passively than the cat did, so I decided to reward the flower." Today, again I visited my angel of a sister-in-law. And again I took a plethora of photos while she toiled over the chicken cacciatore (Fantasitico, I'm happy to report.) Again, I took many a passable flower picture, including the long elusive decent Bird of Paradise photo. But to his credit, today, Charlie the Cat proved that he had learned his lesson from last time. (Obviously, he must visit this website and check out my narratives.) He clearly made a concerted effort to be more cooperative. At first, he was shy and would tolerate me only at distance before running off. But as the day wore on, and after a handful of preliminary sittings, we finally moved to the guestroom where Charlie displayed his full feline modeling potential in a series of seductive boudoir portraits. Again, we started off at a distance. Then, Charlie proclaimed his classic trademark line, "I'm ready for my closeup, Mr. DeMille." There was no Mr. DeMille anywhere in the vicitinty, but I took that as a call to arms anyway. To his credit, the poses, which had improved throughout the day, kept improving throughout our entire boudoir series. And the best shots turned out to be the last shots. Charlie throroughly surprised and impressed me with his work on this photo. Happily, Charlie has finally figured out the age old truism that the shutterbug is always the boss. But with enough self discipline and respect for the craft, even The World's Most Ordinary House Cat can wind up on the web pages of the world most extraordinary photo website. Today, it was a tossup between this and a flower picture. But while the flowers were busy blowing about in the breeze, Charlie posed much more passively than the flowers did, so I decided to reward the pussycat.
I am sure lucky Charlie will receive many compliments, Mr. DeMille. Looks like he was finally ready for his close-up and introduction to the world! Charlie even comes with his own Tuxedo, that handsome fellow! :)
April 3rd, 2017  
love the narrative. Brutus looks like he's thinking. "Top-Cat movie, here I come". I was also trying to capture my daughters cat Tilly, however I was unable to master the processing technique of removing annoying background interference. So once I have, I shall put up a similar shot. BTW your final capture is lovely and crisp and I do believe Brutus has a great expression.
April 3rd, 2017  
What a great model Charlie proved to be. I guess he did learn his lesson from your first session. Wonderful model, wonderful portrait.
April 3rd, 2017  
He certainly looks like he is enjoying his new found modelling career. Careful - he may just find an agent and start charging a fee!
April 3rd, 2017  
You've really captured his personality and I like that you have just the two colours
April 3rd, 2017  
Nice cat
April 3rd, 2017  
LOL The story makes the photo xD
April 3rd, 2017  
~Today I posted a picture of my cat Molly. But instead of trying to coax her into posing for a picture, she insisted on getting a photo taken by running right in front of whatever subject I was attempting to capture :) She is a Diva LOL!
April 3rd, 2017  
You, are being 'checked out' and there will be a report in the morning. Great cat shot.
April 4th, 2017  
@gardenfolk Yes. You're right. I hadn't realized it before. How avant garde to wear a formal tuxedo for a boudoir shot. What a feline sense of style.
April 4th, 2017  
@rookynook I am glad that you like this shot. And I have seen by yours that you have since posted that you have mastered the background de-clutterization, as well.
April 4th, 2017  
@littleconnie Thank you. Glad you liked it. Charlie tells me that he got his inspiration from the movie, ZOOLANDER. The original, not the sequel which Charlie claims is pathetically declasse.
April 4th, 2017  
@purdey It would be just like Charlie to pull a stunt like that.
April 4th, 2017  
@photobird Thank you. I did too. I enjoyed the fact that it cut out all elements except his expression.
April 4th, 2017  
@amfrumbiddivurd Many thanks. And thank you for visiting and comment. Please visit again.
April 4th, 2017  
@susannah98 Thank you. And thanks for visiting. Please come visit again.
April 4th, 2017  
@susannah98 That is quite funny about your cat. She does sound like a real diva. I saw the picture you posted of her taken from behind. She seems to be a great emoter.
April 4th, 2017  
@joysabin Thank you. But now you have me worried. No one wants to be on a cat's bad side.
April 4th, 2017  
This looks like my (late) Murphy -- beautifully captured.
April 5th, 2017  
@jaybutterfield Thanks, Jay. Sorry to hear about Murphy. Have you gotten a new cat since?
April 5th, 2017  
Murphy was with us 14 years. We still have Mia . . . going on 18 this month.
April 5th, 2017  
Wow. How about that? She must have at least nine lives.
April 5th, 2017  
Oh that gorgeous kitty "gaze"! What a handsome little guy, and he certainly cooperated in his own good time!
April 6th, 2017  
Thanks for your comments. It was probably five hours from my first photo till my last, this one.
April 6th, 2017  
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