" Do I know you? . . . "

Posted by
DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 1 March 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

This nervous cat, a feral barn kitty, wasn't sure if I was friend or foe. And after I snapped this shot she skittered under the barn door lickety split.

Maybe she takes after her owner, Jeff, who kindly let me photograph his property,
but when I asked if I could take his picture, he answered, "What? And steal my soul?"
I think he was pulling my leg, but I didn't chance it. :-)

NIKON D90 1/80 second F/5.6 ISO 400 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Super, and a great little story too

1 Mar 2011 5:04am

Jojigirl from Badian, Philippines

cute title! well-captured cat pose (and thought) :)

1 Mar 2011 5:04am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Those curious eyes are watching you very carefully - very cute.

1 Mar 2011 5:21am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great animal portrait, I also like the background info

1 Mar 2011 5:43am

wendy at the shore from United States

Surely this fills the frame, her body is gorgeous and what a mueca! Clarity and yet mystery all in one shot. You continue to fascinate me, Dulcie. If he was kidding, I would be surprised. That is always the response I find outside the anglo culture...truly in Latino culture experiences. Kind fellow to allow your eyeful of perspectives captured for the rest of us. Very calming shot and so full of depth.

1 Mar 2011 6:09am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Wonderful little portrait - those lovely eyes really make the connection. Five*****s for her being so cute !

1 Mar 2011 6:54am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Nice portrait, lovely eyes. Like the tones all around also.

1 Mar 2011 6:56am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

A very beautiful curious glance , nice shot , Phil

1 Mar 2011 6:57am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

...two magic eyes!

1 Mar 2011 6:58am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

So cute !

1 Mar 2011 7:21am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Mmmmm that lovely fluffy fur.....!

1 Mar 2011 8:10am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

what eyes!
beautiful soft shot with these amazing eyes focussing you! very nice framing!!

1 Mar 2011 8:48am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

A leaning cat!

1 Mar 2011 9:59am

Ioanaz from Bucharest, Romania

what beautiful eyes!

1 Mar 2011 10:21am

marci from in, Morocco

aww, sweet little kitty with no one to trust. great expression you've captured!

1 Mar 2011 11:00am

pete from Australia

a well fed cat, good pic...

1 Mar 2011 11:17am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

This is wonderful. Such delicate light and a moment of connection captured.

1 Mar 2011 11:29am

wesley from selangor, Malaysia

i like it~^^

1 Mar 2011 12:50pm

Monterey John from Hollister, CA, United States

What a sweet face. Great capture.

1 Mar 2011 1:00pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

great cat ! super DOF !

1 Mar 2011 1:02pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

ROFL....she definitely has that "deer in the headlights" look to her! Happy ST Dulcie! ;-)))

1 Mar 2011 2:04pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

This feline is a beauty for being a barn cat. Your narrative adds charm to the image. Well done.
I like the farmer's response.

1 Mar 2011 2:57pm

Juliango from Caen, France

Great kitty portrait !

1 Mar 2011 3:00pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

You captured her beautifully, maybe she thought you would steal her soul :)

1 Mar 2011 4:39pm

myky from London, Canada

Fabulous capture...love it!

1 Mar 2011 5:00pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Lovely cat with her fascinating yellow eyes!

1 Mar 2011 8:11pm

Manola from Bassens, France

oh!!!!! very beautiful.... I like.;;-)))

1 Mar 2011 9:13pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This cat has a look of flight or flight. I don't think fight even crossed its mind. A lovely shot of nervous Nellie.

1 Mar 2011 10:28pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


1 Mar 2011 10:48pm

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Oh, one of my favourites! This is lovely, lovely, lovely!!!

2 Mar 2011 1:08am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Yes one of my favorites of yours! Beautiful!!!! 5*****!

2 Mar 2011 3:13pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Lovely soft processing. The cat looks astonished - maybe it's not used to photographers?

2 Mar 2011 6:42pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

I love the leaning to one side! Too wonderful.

3 Mar 2011 4:19am

dan from Paris, France

Adorable !
I like its glance which seems to ask a question.
Cats are a soft company.

3 Mar 2011 7:56am

Wendy at the shore, USA from United States

If ever I had a cat, this would be the one...such a powerful figure.

8 Apr 2011 10:48am

1/80 second
ISO 400
450 mm (35mm equiv.)