Mau

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Last Saturday we were invited at a friend’s place for lunch. Oh, and to take some pictures. She’s got two lovely Egyptian Maus. One silver spotted and one black smoke, absolutely gorgeous cats. And we got to play around a bit with them.

Mauno, the silver spotted one, was a bit more cooperative than Eppu, the black smoke one, but I think things turned out very nicely. (More about Mauno and Eppu here and here).

We started with the “boring” stuff. Please, sit still, and look up. Head slightly more to the left… No, that’s too much… A bit back… That’s good. Chin up a bit more… nonono, not that much… cat nip is a bit lower…

Eppu

D700, ISO800, 1/125 sec @ f/4, Nikkor 70-200mm

Mauno

D700, ISO1600, 1/125 sec @ f/2.8, Nikkor 70-200mm

Eppu wasn’t too much in the mood of activity, so we did a couple of extra chin-ups with him

Eppu

D700, ISO400, 1/125 sec @ f/4, Nikkor 70-200mm

But after that we got onto the funky stuff…

Mauno

D700, ISO400, 1/320 sec @ f/11, Nikkor 70-200mm, 2x off-camera SB-800 with Photoflex softbox

Mauno

D700, ISO400, 1/320 sec @ f/11, Nikkor 70-200mm, 2x off-camera SB-800 with Photoflex softbox

Eppu

D700, ISO400, 1/320 sec @ f/11, Nikkor 70-200mm, 2x off-camera SB-800 with Photoflex softbox

The next one’s actually slowly starting to become my favorite. Not because it’s fantastic, but it’s so elegant. Mauno’s got style. Put him in a tail-coat and he can… well… Never mind 😀
This picture does remind me very much of the fairy tale “The Master Cat” (Puss in Boots).

Mauno

D700, ISO400, 1/320 sec @ f/11, Nikkor 70-200mm, 2x off-camera SB-800 with Photoflex softbox

And then, well… after an afternoon of jumping… Also Mauno had enough and called it a day.

Mauno out

D700, ISO400, 1/320 sec @ f/11, Nikkor 70-200mm, 2x off-camera SB-800 with Photoflex softbox