Here is a shot of our cat Spike, lounging on top of the monitor (it's warm there!). The background went to pure white simply because I spot metered on the kittie, and had some back-lighting through the office window: it was bad, low light, but still, stronger than the one inside... and that's all it took, even on a dark and rainy day! The stats are: D70 + 17-55, ISO800, 26mm f/2.8 at 1/8s, no flash, hand-held. Post-processed with ACR. I thought it came out pretty nice, considering the shot parameters (I was experimenting more than really planning a shoot)!