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The last time we were in Holland we spent a few nights at friends with cats. It’s funny how cats always seem to notice that you know how to handle them, or that you have (had) cats (before) yourself. These two are also a couple of funky little creatures, with their own little attitudes 😀

Swiffer

D700, ISO800, 1/250 sec @ f/1.4, Nikkor 50mm

Dani

D700, ISO200, 1/1000 sec @ f/1.4, Nikkor 50mm

Did I ever mention I luuuuuuuuuuv my 50mm f/1.4? Love the depth of field, love the bokeh, love its sharpness… If you don’t have a 50mm prime like that, go get one. Now!!

Sometimes I just wish I was a cat and had it as good as our cats.
It’d be great to just be able to sleep 18 hours a day, stir up some dust for half an hour or an hour after my owner’s gone to bed, get good food 3 times a day when all I have to do is annoyingly meow for it for an hour continuously, stroll around the apartment aimlessly for an hour or so and jump onto places where I’m not supposed to jump on, and hold my buddy by the head with my front paws and kick the crap out of him with my back paws for an hour a day…
Sounds like something I could do, at least for awhile…

Sparring

D700, ISO200, 1/125 sec @ f/9.5, Nikkor 50mm, on-camera flash

After a couple of days of gray, overcast weather we got another really nice day. Chilly and windy, but sunny and nice. The cats especially seem to like these kind of days, and they tend to pick a sunny spot in between the shadows in the apartment to stretch out or to relax. I’d like to do that too, but usually the sunny spots in between the shadows aren’t big enough for me to stretch out… Unfortunately…
(Oh, and yes, those eyes are really that color, no image manipulation there.)

Bombay

D700, ISO200, 1/250 sec @ f/13, Nikkor 50mm, on-camera fill flash

Russian Blue

D700, ISO200, 1/320 sec @ f/16, Nikkor 50mm, on-camera fill flash

So I did a couple of those, here and there. You saw a few posts ago the ones I did in Portland, and quite a while back the ones of our own cats. And they keep on being a source of inspiration.
They’re a pair of silly, and curious beings, that surprise you all the time with the funkiest stuff, or the weirdest positions, or whatever… One of their favorite spots is on the light on the aquarium, because it’s warm and nice, and they just squeeze up behind a flower pot which is standing there. And when we’re sitting at the dining table having breakfast, you get these kinds of peek-a-boo moments when they hear or smell something…

Bombay

D200, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/2.8, Nikkor 70-200mm, off-camera SB-800

Russian Blue

D700, ISO1600, 1/90 sec @ f/2.8, Nikkor 70-200mm