Player and spectators

player and spectators (Kyoto)

My flickr contact Marser caught this excellent cat action shot with his Ricoh GR in Kyoto.

Marser posts a lot of great cat pictures that I don’t post here (the internet is busting with cat pictures) but this image, while an excellent image in its own right is also a great example of the ability of a point and shoot camera to stop action. He shot it at 1/1000 of a second at f/2.8 with the ISO set to 40. The fast shutter speed froze the leaping cat, the wide aperture kept the shutter speed high and narrowed the depth of focus (cats, not fence) and the low ISO kept the white cat from blowing out. This is a great example of someone who really knows what they’re doing and while this could be done with almost any camera, the Ricoh GR’s speed of operation makes shots like this easier (I surmise, I really don’t know, I’ve never tried a shot like this).

Andy Prokh documents his daughter and her cat

Photos Capture the Friendship Between a Little Girl and Her Cat

This is a brilliant series.

Andy Prokh of Saint Petersburg, Russia spends his days working as an economist, but its his passion for photography that has garnered him international attention on the Internet as of late. Prokh has been shooting photographs of his four year old daughter Catherine spending time with his six-year-old British shorthaired tomcat Lilu. The photographs capture the friendship the two family members have after having spent most of their lives together under one roof.

More Andy Prokh here.

Quotations about Cats

I’ve been collecting quotations for years and figured I’d put my collections online for others to use as they wish. Enjoy these quotations, use the comment form to share any quotations about cats you don’t find here.

Dogs come when they are called. Cats take a message and get back to you later.
– Mary Bly

When the cat and mouse agree, the grocer is ruined.
– Persian Proverb

Cat: a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings.
– Oliver Herford

Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.
– Jeff Valdez

Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect.
– Steven Wright

Operationally, God is beginning to resemble not a ruler but the last fading smile of a cosmic Cheshire cat.
– Sir Julian Huxley

Cat: a soft indestructible automaton provided by nature to be kicked when things go wrong in the domestic circle.
– Ambrose Bierce

I do not know what the cat can have eaten. Usually I know exactly what the cat has eaten. Not only have I fed it to the cat, at the cat’s insistence, but the cat has thrown it up on the rug, and someone has tracked it all the was over on to the other rug. I do not know why cats are such habitual vomiters. They do not seem to enjoy it, judging by the sounds they make while doing it. It’s their nature. A dog is going to bark. A cat is going to vomit.
– Roy Blount Jr.

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