Nov 142010

A long-haired cat napping with her tail wrapped around her nose.

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Our blue tabby Maine Coon cat Sassafrass. Her fur has grown back from a disastrous trip to the groomer last year.

This was photographed full frame using the Lumix 1:1 aspect ratio. (Love that feature!)

The light was so low I had to use the on-camera flash, but (at reduced power) was surprisingly pleased with the result.

Lumix DMC-FZ40; f/5.6 @ 1/50sec, ISO 400 (handheld);
Focal length: 25mm (139mm EFL)

  6 Responses to “Do Not Disturb”

  1. We have the same cat. My cat, part of noble American souche. Wow! what a surprise.

  2. Oh I’m so glad her fur did grow out. That groomer ought to have been paddled.

    I love this image. The soft swirl of fur around the lower part of her face – wow!

  3. They are such wonderful companions, Micheline — more like dogs than “cats”, I think, because they so enjoy participating in our everyday activities.

    Yours is probably much happier in the northern climate they were bred for than ours in our hot, humid summers. :p

  4. Flo, she uses her tail as a muffler/”nose warmer” when it gets cold, and one paw to cover her eyes while sleeping if the light is too bright — cracks me up. 🙂

  5. April, I just realized that we are now 2 weeks into the 2nd year of your blogging! Remember that first month, Nov 2009, when you did one image a day?! That was a lot of stress for you to keep to that schedule.

    So far, of all the blogs I’ve visited this year, even tho sometimes the name of the blog indicates that a daily attempt at posting was originally intended, most of the bloggers have backed way off from that commitment.

    Only Andreas seems to have been able to keep up. Perhaps his long train rides have helped carve out time for him to blog – in spite of camera/lens and computer problems.

    Sometimes people ask me why I don’t have a blog. The reason is that I don’t want to commit to the time to post regularly. The only way to really keep up viewers’ interest in visiting a blog is to be regular about posting. There are some blogs I don’t even bother visiting any more, lol.

  6. Flo, that anniversary hadn’t registered with me!

    And you’ve stuck through thick and thin. 😉

    I well remember 30 Days in November, and though demanding don’t in the least regret making the commitment to see it through. I learned a lot, and…it was somewhat like taking a workshop; most other things were put to the side while focusing on the challenge.

    Andreas is unusual, I think, in that he consistently posts good photographs. I never feel like he’s wasting my time with a visit to his blog.

    There are a number of photoblogs I follow which don’t have regular postings. An RSS reader lets me know when there are new entries, so I don’t have to remember to check.

    Thank you so very much for your support this past year!

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