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self | Sept. 20, 2010 | swampsniper

Posted on 09/19/2010 10:21:39 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER

With the exception if the rally on Saturday I've been sticking close to home. That means Missy gets to pose. I can get 2 or 3 shots before she gets disgusted and walks out but she always comes back, LOL.

It is good practice for using light bounce at different angles and strengths.

These are from the Sony A-200 with either the SAL 75-300 or the old Minolta 70-210 f4 Beercan lens.

A good zoom lens is as handy indoors as out.

MISSY

MISSY

cat


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cat; kittyping; missy; photo
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1 posted on 09/19/2010 10:21:41 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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2 posted on 09/19/2010 10:23:01 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Missy have her eye on a cricket?


3 posted on 09/19/2010 10:23:56 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am Derek Fenton! (me) Enjoying freedom ourselves requires tolerating it for others. (Jedidah))
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Beautiful cat. I sure do miss mine.


4 posted on 09/19/2010 10:25:48 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

She is always on alert for other cats trying to sneak into “her” room. I’m lucky she shares it with me!


5 posted on 09/19/2010 10:26:08 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thanks, SWAMPSNIPER. She is beautiful.

. . . . I need a Cat.


6 posted on 09/19/2010 10:27:54 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Nice photos.


7 posted on 09/19/2010 10:28:20 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Islander7

Out here you just wait and someone will throw one out a car window. We are maxxed out now and I know there are a couple living in the crawl space. It just never ends.


8 posted on 09/19/2010 10:29:41 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thank you. I love cats.
Mine died June and I miss her.


9 posted on 09/19/2010 10:31:46 PM PDT by rose
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

You are a wizard with the camera, Swampsniper. Missy looks so sweet - hard to believe she’s so tempermental in front of the camera. Oh, wait. That’s right she’s a kitty cat.


10 posted on 09/19/2010 10:35:34 PM PDT by Dinah Lord
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Missy is a beauty...and her “subject” is a great photographer. ;o)

I know I don’t post on your threads too often, but I always enjoy your pictures.

You are a very talented photographer, and I thank you so much for sharing your talent with us.


11 posted on 09/19/2010 10:39:57 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Remember November...I can see it from my house!)
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To: Dinah Lord
Thanks, kind words make my day!

The trick to photography is to make it a minor obsession for a while. Any time you have a spare minute you take a picture, and try it from a different angle or with different technique each time. After a while your instincts link up.

I'm not very scientific about it beyond understanding what camera settings do.

It sure beats sitting in front of a TV set!

12 posted on 09/19/2010 10:42:49 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Wow, those are gorgeous! She’s a beautiful little girl! :-)


13 posted on 09/19/2010 10:46:00 PM PDT by pillut48 (Whenever O says, "Let me be clear," you know what is to follow is a bunch of nuanced BS!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER; Slings and Arrows

boo-full kitteh!


14 posted on 09/19/2010 10:50:57 PM PDT by jocon307 (Loser Merjerksi broke my tagline.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

She’s beautiful!
What do you feed her to keep her
coat so nice?

I live with 3 of these feline cuties,
and it IS fun taking their pics.
They are such individuals and make entertaining
subjects :)

Non-cat people just do not understand
that each kitty has their own personality.

Thank you for sharing your fur-person and your talent.


15 posted on 09/19/2010 10:50:57 PM PDT by CaptainPhilFan
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To: rose

{{{{rose}}}}

One of my furbabies died in August, my heart is still raw! :*(
I ‘m sorry for your loss.


16 posted on 09/19/2010 10:52:17 PM PDT by pillut48 (Whenever O says, "Let me be clear," you know what is to follow is a bunch of nuanced BS!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

The pictures are gorgeous. Makes me love this cat:) Missy is beautiful and so is your photography. These are not digital but 35 mm?

I have 6 cats, (and thank goodness a pet door). Cats are the cats meow.


17 posted on 09/19/2010 11:00:19 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9
These are digital. I'm waiting for some 35mm negatives to come back from the lab.

Digital has passed the point where it is now more capable than film. I recently started playing with film only because I found a great old 35mm camera in a thrift shop and it was just too pretty to ignore. Playing with the 35mm has slowed me down and made me think more about each shot. Digital can be too easy and that's not always a good thing.

I do still use some old 80s 35mm lenses on my Sony, all the old Minolta Maxxum lenses fit and there are some very good ones..

18 posted on 09/19/2010 11:10:02 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Excellent photography!

My Missy is pure white, with pink ears and green eyes. But I had another cat that looks just like yours.


19 posted on 09/19/2010 11:34:10 PM PDT by Joann37
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

A gorgeous model always makes the photographer look better.


20 posted on 09/19/2010 11:34:19 PM PDT by TChad
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

What a beautiful way to end my day.

I am petless now and likely will be, at least until some throw away finds me again. I really enjoy your pictures, whether the birds or Missy. They are such a welcome break from politics.


21 posted on 09/19/2010 11:34:38 PM PDT by handmade
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Beautiful pictures! Would come in handy on Viking Kitty threads.


22 posted on 09/19/2010 11:41:49 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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23 posted on 09/19/2010 11:54:47 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Nice pics!


24 posted on 09/20/2010 2:41:04 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Quite a handsome girl your Missy is. She knows she’s got the best room in the house (pic #3). Nice of her to share it with you ;D!


25 posted on 09/20/2010 3:15:22 AM PDT by poobear ("The greatest tyrannies are always perpetrated in the name of the noblest causes." -- Thomas Paine)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER; Slings and Arrows

Goodness, her face is similar to my little Shadow, and her colors are just like my late Tiger. She’s perfect, and so are your photo skills.


26 posted on 09/20/2010 4:23:49 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

thank you so much, SS!

Missy is going to get an agent soon if you’re not careful.

She’s beautiful. Looks like my mackerel-striped tomcat.


27 posted on 09/20/2010 4:48:06 AM PDT by squarebarb
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
SWAMPSNIPER,
Did you run these through Photoshop (like for cropping?) or upload directly to Photobucket? The composition is excellent and follows the 'Rule of Thirds' to a tee.

And the exif data seems confusing to me. On Two of them it says 'no flash used' but on the 1st two pics I can see it reflected in Missy's eyes? Was it an 'off camera' bounce flash?

btw, I have 'a few' photos from my new Nikon D3000 (all on 'dummy mode' so far) but no place to upload them to as of yet. And no Photoshop, it all seems a bit pricey for my needs (I want another D3000 Body and a camera for the wife too). So any editing I'll be doing will be through the camera or the Nikon software that came with the camera)

28 posted on 09/20/2010 5:02:36 AM PDT by Condor51 (SAT CONG!)
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To: blackbart.223

Blackbart,
go to snipers about page and check out some of his very fine photos.
He is really very good at taking photos.


29 posted on 09/20/2010 5:16:39 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Less gubmint is best gubmint.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

SS, I’m jealous of your skills in photographing animals. I have a Nikon 35mm and belonged to a camera club for years, and I can see that you’d take top prize with your pix of Missy. Every hair on her face shows up individually and there’s no distracting light anywhere in the picture. That’s really hard to do. (And Missy’s a doll.)


30 posted on 09/20/2010 5:40:55 AM PDT by kitkat (OBAMA hates us. Well, maybe a LOT of Kenyans do.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

So cute!


31 posted on 09/20/2010 5:43:21 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: TChad

So true!


32 posted on 09/20/2010 5:56:37 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thanks for the ping. Lovely cat. I spent the weekend teaching my husband photoshop. He recently got his own Nikon digital SLR and so now we have dueling cameras and flickr pages. Oh, the trouble that will cause! :)


33 posted on 09/20/2010 5:58:07 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
She's gorgeous! She does look as though she's "done with ya" in that last photo! LOL

She is always on alert for other cats trying to sneak into “her” room. I’m lucky she shares it with me!

I have 4 cats but one absolutely will NOT get along with any of the others. She resides in her own "suite".....the master bedroom. This has gone on for acouple of years as I have an 18 year old cat that just can't take being awaken out of a sound sleep by being smacked by an anti-social cat!

I thought I was the only one that had to do this.

34 posted on 09/20/2010 6:30:37 AM PDT by CAluvdubya ("Sarah Palin fights, we cannot spare her."--GonzoGOP)
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To: Condor51
And no Photoshop, it all seems a bit pricey for my needs

You might want to look into GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program). While it was developed on Linux, I believe that there are Windows versions available, and there may even be a "Photoshop" work-alike front-end for the Windows version (I know there is for the Linux version). Did I mention that it's free?

Mark

35 posted on 09/20/2010 6:38:21 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Condor51
And no Photoshop, it all seems a bit pricey for my needs

You might want to look into GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program). While it was developed on Linux, I believe that there are Windows versions available, and there may even be a "Photoshop" work-alike front-end for the Windows version (I know there is for the Linux version). Did I mention that it's free?

Oops, sorry, I meant to add this... GIMP for Windows

Mark

36 posted on 09/20/2010 6:40:04 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thanks for the ping SWAMPSNIPER. Enjoyed as usual.


37 posted on 09/20/2010 7:24:08 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: CAluvdubya

At one time we had 9 cats, all different personalities and great fun to interact with them.

Suddenly one cat developed a true hatred for another (they had been buddies for years)and if we hadn’t separated them, one would have been killed.

We had to put one upstairs while the other had the run with the family. We would switch cats twice a day so each could be with us and the other cats.

Years later, when both had reached old age (and senility) we tried to see if they could get along.

With trepidation we opened the door and let the cats mingle.

They looked at each other with a dull expression like saying “for the life of me I know there is something I need to remember about you but I can’t”.

Peace was restored and they lived a long life. One 22 and 1/2 and the other 19.

The one who hated the most was so good in helping nurturing the kittens we brought into the family, very loving toward them.


38 posted on 09/20/2010 7:36:14 AM PDT by etabeta
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To: LucyT; SWAMPSNIPER
We just picked up another cat this weekend. I was a vendor at a street festival and must have had "SUCKER" written on my forehead.

The booth right across from mine was a cat/kitten rescue operation. *SIGH* Right up front was a beautiful, long haired female. I stopped to just look at her and she poured on the charm. Rubbing, mewing, purring. . . I was lost and adopted her on the spot. Funny thing? Once she was adopted - she lay down in her crate and stopped "performing". Guess she knew she had a new "forever home". We named her Aubrey Puff after SF Giants player Aubrey Huff. :D

39 posted on 09/20/2010 7:39:35 AM PDT by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Your Missy is gorgeous, and the photos are very well done. What a treat! Thanks for sharing. :-)


40 posted on 09/20/2010 7:56:47 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (Paladino is a rock star!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Missy is GORGEOUS!
Our Attila used to have an expression like Missy’s in pic #3. We used to call it his “Evil-Kitty-Take-Over-the-World” look.
Thanks!


41 posted on 09/20/2010 7:59:43 AM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: rose

Lots of kitties are waiting for a forever home at the shelters. Just go for a visit and see which one schmoozes all over you! :)


42 posted on 09/20/2010 8:03:14 AM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Islander7

My sincere condolences. Losing our best friends is so difficult. I have 3 indoor kitties and 3 semi-ferals that hang out on our lanai. I’d even miss the semi-ferals.

Oahu has lots of kitties here needing a good home! When you’re ready again, I know some good people who rescue kitties if you don’t want to go all the way down to Kaimuki to the Humane Society.


43 posted on 09/20/2010 9:31:13 AM PDT by BuckyKat (Green is the new red.)
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To: Condor51
The flash doesn't show in the Exif because it isn't a dedicated flash. I have to set it manually. I can only use it in shutter mode at synch speed. It has a bounce head, works great if aimed right.

You've got to edit. A full size file is just too big to transmit, even if it takes no correction, and a monitor screen won't hold it. I keep a medium file in TIFF for future printing, usually 2700 X 1807 pixels. they go on a remote hard drive.

GIMP is an opens source edit program you can download free, a very capable Photoshop substitute.

44 posted on 09/20/2010 9:36:34 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: etabeta

Great story!


45 posted on 09/20/2010 9:36:57 AM PDT by BuckyKat (Green is the new red.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Absolutely gorgeous! Did you use natural light or flash?


46 posted on 09/20/2010 9:37:48 AM PDT by BuckyKat (Green is the new red.)
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Thanks! My lease won't allow for a pet. I had to place my buddy with a friend
when I moved out here. He tried his best get packaged for shipment.

He's determined to go with me

47 posted on 09/20/2010 9:40:57 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Islander7

Awww - precious! We were able to convince our first landlord here to add a lease rider recommended by the Humane Society to protect owners. Then we moved on post and pets were allowed. When we returned in 2001 we brought our cat with us from Texas. At that time we purchased (as it turned out the smartest move we’ve ever made) and could have any kittehs the association would allow.


48 posted on 09/20/2010 9:55:46 AM PDT by BuckyKat (Green is the new red.)
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To: BuckyKat

I bounced the flash from the ceiling, direct flash is way too harsh. A white popcorn textured ceiling makes a great bounce surface.


49 posted on 09/20/2010 10:07:15 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thanks!


50 posted on 09/20/2010 10:35:02 AM PDT by BuckyKat (Green is the new red.)
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