Sunday, November 28, 2010

(Day 332) Harrumph !

Well, I'm assuming that's the sound a cat makes when it's having its portrait taken and it doesn't want to be disturbed. And if it doesn't make that sound, then it's pretty evident from its facial expression.

No, we didn't adopt a Florida cat, although my wife fell in love with this 19 lb fur ball the instant she set eyes on it. It actually belongs to the gentleman who looks after our home here when we're not here. It was definitely not amused as I interrupted its nap with a click.

(18-55mm  f11  1/400 sec  ISO200)


















 For Sunset Sunday I offer up the following, taken 1 week ago:

(70-200mm  f7.1  1/500 sec  ISO200)

22 comments:

Soraia said...

The cat is so cute! Love it :D

Farmchick said...

That cat is very cute. Very expressive face. lol

Scott said...

I'm not sure I'd want to make something that was that big and had claws mad. It is a great shot though. Love your sunset too, although, yesterday's was even better.

darlin said...

I wouldn't want to make that fur ball mad, nope not at all! Very nice photo and you're either brave or used a very long lens! lol

Dawn said...

Hahhhhahhhhahahhahahhah! (gasp)
Hhhahhh
Oh HILARIOUS! This is one purrfect picture!
It would make a great birthday card with a witty quote on aging and attitude;)

You have quite the way of capturing moments-GREAT:))

Rick said...

Soraia - that's what my wife thought too !

Thanks Farmchick - his face certainly says it all !

I did tread carefully Scott, since I'd only just met it. Thanks for stopping by.

Ha ha Darlene - I actually got fairly close to it with my 'normal' lens - I think its looks were worse than its 'bite'.

LOL Dawn - I had another photo of this fur ball but this expression was so great I just had to use it. Thanks !

Alexander DeLarge said...

Two beautiful and tender shots! But I keep loving that fu**ing blue wheel some posts down...

Alex.

Carolyn Ford said...

Well that big 'ol kitty and sunset match perfectly! Both are beautiful, but, one evidently has some real attitude!

Rick said...

Hi Alex - thank you for visiting, and for leaving your comments !

LOL Carolyn - yes, I think he certainly does ! And I didn't get any closer to verify !

CarreraCaballo said...

Wicked . . .

:-D :-D :-D

Greetz,

Joseph

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Ohh Rick it's a cat...I thought it was a little monkey...love it and the second one too it. The colors do match perfectly.
Hugs D.

Tricia said...

Oh that face, I'm not sure if I should say it's cute or what - funny, for sure! heheheee =)

A beauty of a sunset!

Leovi said...

A cat very seriously. It is certainly a very striking and unusual photo. Very good as the other, a beautiful sky on a beautiful backlight

marty said...

le chat ressemble à un lion ! il est tombé du
ciel qui est de la même couleur ???
j'aime beaucoup !
bisoux pour toi Rick

Cat said...

That is hilarious! He looks like a grumpy old man for sure ;-)

S. Etole said...

Cats can say so much with nary a word!

teca said...

Hum... you're outstanding, honey! And lovely... :)

Beijos, many beijos and flowers.

Rick said...

Hi Joseph - yes, he sure has that look, doesn't he !

Dag - ha ha, a peculiar face, no ? Yes, I had to colour co-ordinate the shots ;-) Hope your week is a good one !

Thank you Tricia - perhaps another face only a mother could love !

Leovi - yes, I think the cat was quite serious. I left him alone after the shot so all went well. Thank you.

LOL Marty - yes, I think he was just a piece carved out from that sky ! Merci beaucoup et plein de bisous pour toi aussi !

Cat - ha ha, yes - one who would rather be napping !

As the song says - "Just one look, is all it took ..." So true, Susan.

Thank you teca - os abraços e beija para você !

Hillary said...

I love the cat, so cute! and...looking SO happy ;)

Rick said...

Yep - great expression he's got on .. and NOT happy !

;-)

Katherine said...

Oh poor pussy cat can't sleep in peace!! but I do love the photo!

Rick said...

LOL Katherine - with his weight he should have been up and running around !!