Here is Spike, the cat

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Spike is sometimes taken for a (mini) mountain lion! He sure feels like one inside... that cat is fierce and is the king of the neighborhood! :p

[That image was converted from Raw with Rawmagick Lite using the high dynamic range mode... very impressive! Thanks Peter and Iliah! 8)
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That cat is a hunter... and has been bringing birds back lately, even though he has a little bit of a handicap with a bell attached to his collar... :shock:
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Nice shots Philippe!

That first shot might have benefitted from some fill flash and the second the face is a bit dark compared to the body. You could probably bring it up in PS to more closely match the body.

Nice work!
 
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Man he's got some loooong hind legs Philippe.... :lol: Good looking kitty!! I like the shots, even though I agree that the first would benefit from a little fill. It is certainly a good illustration of the DR of the cam and RM.

Regards,

Frank
 
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I can tell by looking at his eyes. My aunt has a cat like that. Constantly out in the woods hunting. She has a picture of the cat hanging on a tree upside-down waiting just above a bird house. Classic!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
 
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Philippe, what breed is Spike? He certainly doesn't look like any old ordinary, run-of-the-mill, domestic moggie.

I really like the second shot - it has an interesting perspective to it.

Neil
 
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Todd, Thanks for the advice, both on the fill flash and on the localized PS processing: they would have both made these better. :? :D

Neil, I used the 70-200VR + 1.7 TC on those... Spike is a pure-bred Abyssinian cat (you know, the egyptian look?): they come in three colors, with a black overcoat (ruddy) like Spike, with a red tone like Spike's brother Pinky, or with a blue overcoat. We adopted them after the office manager of the place where I used to work left and they became too much to handle for an office; yes, they were office cats (don't ask me)... :wink: .

Frank, thanks for your comments: they are very much appreciated! 8)

Dawg, Spike isn't always that fearsome. There was this one time when he went up a tree and was cornered by a couple of ravens. This is probably 18-20' high, from across the street (and substantially cropped)... :shock:
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