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In A Dream



The cat's dream. This is Johnny, he is the youngest of 3 cats who are guests in my home. In the spring when the hummingbird feeder went up I caught him in the a...
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The cat's dream. This is Johnny, he is the youngest of 3 cats who are guests in my home. In the spring when the hummingbird feeder went up I caught him in the act of focusing his attention on them as they approached the feeder. He's sitting on the kitchen table with a birds eye view you might say :)
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20 Comments | Report
tinekeziemer
 
tinekeziemer April 10, 2014
very creative!
KapturesbyKaren PRO+
 
KapturesbyKaren April 30, 2014
Beautiful picture!! :)
SheilaDraper
 
SheilaDraper May 28, 2014
Amazing capture!...Good one for behind the glass contest :)
teresasheppard
 
teresasheppard June 20, 2014
Very cool.
Fallenstar38
 
Fallenstar38 June 23, 2014
very weird, i went and voted on this and gave you a recognition last time you posted it on fb but for some reason when i clicked the link this time it didn't show i voted. Sorry, i don't know what happened. :(
musicwithinyou
 
musicwithinyou June 23, 2014
I'm sure the bird is happy the cats only in a dream. nice photo
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry October 23, 2014
This is marvellous
jodievucas
 
jodievucas January 27, 2015
What an amazing capture! Well done, love it1
kanizkhan
 
kanizkhan August 04, 2015
Outstanding idea and capture.
Atomck1
 
Atomck1 August 12, 2015
Congrats, well done!
juliekaechelindavis
 
juliekaechelindavis August 12, 2015
Amazing shot! Well done.
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 August 13, 2015
Too cute...love it! Well seen and executed! Congratulations!
MRueffer PRO+
 
MRueffer August 25, 2015
Cute!
florinabelu-alexandru
 
florinabelu-alexandru August 26, 2015
Splendid,very creative.Please,tell me what lens did you use,because,no offense I would try your ideea,hope you won't mind.
janet5192000
 
janet5192000 December 07, 2015
I love this picture. Having cats myself, I can appreciate it
AmancioCouto
 
AmancioCouto May 22, 2016
Amazing Shot!!!...
Pinguru
 
Pinguru March 10, 2017
voted :)
RachelNiquette PRO+
 
RachelNiquette April 17, 2020
Here birdie... wonderful.
pbk Platinum
 
pbk Apr 01
Great capture!
stephenclarke_0429 Platinum
 
Beautifully handled, great shot.
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Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken in the kitchen.
Time
It was morning.
Lighting
Even though I noticed this scene the night before taking the shot, the morning light shinning through the window amplified the cats reflection, so choosing to wait was, and is sometimes best.
Equipment
This was taken on a Canon 40 D, with a standard 28 – 135 zoom.
Inspiration
I simply found it fascinating just how patient and intrigued the cat was each time a hummingbird approached the feeder. This was something that happened on a continual basis, so how could I not take the time to do this. After all, life's moments often do make for the most interesting subject matter.
Editing
The processing I do is highly intuitive and never really the same. The result I'm after is. It is my intention to recreate the feeling I had at that precise moment in time, and transfer that into the final result. I believe in keeping things as simple as possible.
In my camera bag
My camera body, several lenes, an assortment of filters, extra batteries, a charger, lens cloth and an extra memory card.
Feedback
Photography, while it might seem intimidating to some, in it's simplist form, is all about capturing light and manipulating light. Get to know your equipment and all the features and options you have available. Look at the various software editing programs on the market and pick a system that is right for you. Last but not least, keep it, and your photos simple, by eliminating elements that don't support your subject matter. From a foundational standpoint photography is all about learning the basics and mastering the basics and applying those skills to create something you'll be proud to share. For me I also have to say the words “Know Thyself”. Follow your fascinations despite what anyone else thinks because you never really know where they will lead you. If your really good at it, you may just find many treasures along life's path.

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