Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Defeated by Da Cat Again

I had great plans for photographing some Band-tailed Pigeons this morning. But before I could do any photography I had to take Jay to work by seven. On our way out the door Papaya Annika's cat slipped past me and bolted towards the backyard. Upon my return from town I eagerly set my self up in the photoblind my camera at the ready. I immediately heard some skittering sounds off to my left. Papaya bounded into view and ran right under the bird feeder. My battle with the cat had begun! First I tried to sweet talk her and make the grab. She would have none of that. She ran to just out of my reach and sat down. I threw some dirt clods next to her and drove her off off into the forest. I settled into the blind again. The pigeons started to come down lower only to be spooked back into the upper branches by Papaya chasing after a Junco that landed by the feeder. This time I was able to walk out and scoop her up. She squirmed all the way to the house where I deposited her into the sunroom. I went back to the blind and settled in. After a long wait a lone Steller's Jay came to feed. After it left the light which was already getting harsh got even brighter. The blasted cat won again. God's bright and shining love to all, chris
Camera Equipment Used- Canon 7D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens, Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod with a Bogen 3055 Ballhead Camera Setting Used- AV mode, ISO 400,1/60th of a second at F 8.0

5 comments:

  1. Thank you so much Roxana D Tana. Your comment helps to lift my spirits.

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  2. !! I love your adventures with the blasted cat!! Your photography is just beautiful, but you work through many obstacles! Happy Holiday!

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  3. I appreciate you dropping by and commenting, brendasue watson. Thank you so much for your comment. Photography is almost always an adventure full of both minor and major problems to solve. I love the challenge and I'm really pleased when an image that I have planned and created comes out how I imagined it.

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  4. I forgot to add. Yesterday the cat got back at me by urinating inside of the photoblind!

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