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Aspen in the Bluebonnets

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 14 June 2010 in Animal & Insect.

My kitty Aspen is usually not happy to see a camera, but he did pose for a shot in my bluebonnets.

Wherever a cat sits, there shall happiness be found. ~ Stanley Spencer

NIKON D5000 1/160 second F/10.0 ISO 400 120 mm (35mm equiv.)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Great name for a cat..he seem,s to have he accepted to pose for a very lovely capture

14 Jun 2010 5:41am

@StarCosmosBleu: Thanks. I don't know if he has character, but he IS a CHARACTER! He is a very funny cat.

Vinod from Bangalore, India

Wow really kodak moment ;) Loved the DOF and framing...

14 Jun 2010 5:46am

@Vinod: Thanks!

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

adorable !

14 Jun 2010 6:48am

@Marie LC: Thanks, Marie!

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

awww..white and blue..very nice composition and close up of this lil sweetie!!

14 Jun 2010 6:50am

@The MaJor: Thanks!

Linerberry from Christchurch, New Zealand

What an absolutely gorgeous shot!!!

14 Jun 2010 7:04am

@Linerberry: Thanks. Hey, good to have you back. ;-)

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Ah... as I can read Aspen doesn't like the camera ! Same for Oscar here, he doesn't like to pose either :(
But this one is really a beautiful portrait, especially with the bluebonnets and the match with his blue ayes ! Well done Barbara ! Have a nice day :)

14 Jun 2010 7:27am

@Tamara: Thanks, Tamara. I guess Aspen and Oscar have a lot in common. ;-)

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

the DOF nails it. well done Barbara

14 Jun 2010 8:37am

@MK: Thanks!

Mohammad from Bandar abbas, Iran

very nice capture in a very beautiful place !

14 Jun 2010 9:57am

@Mohammad: Thanks!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

An outstanding pet portrait Barbara! 5-stars!! ;-)

14 Jun 2010 11:45am

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks, Eric.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Perfect portrait! Aspen looks positively regal!

14 Jun 2010 2:19pm

@Tracy: Thanks, Tracy. He is a cool kitty.

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

so beautiful capture :)

14 Jun 2010 2:28pm

@Shahryar: Thanks.

Barbara from Oakland, United States

This is wonderful! How great that you got kitty to stay still for this portrait!

14 Jun 2010 4:38pm

@Barbara: Thanks. I guess I caught him at a mellow moment.

Paul from summerside, Canada

Very nice

14 Jun 2010 4:56pm

@Paul: Thanks, Paul.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

This is a beautiful portrait of Aspen, and beautiful colors surround him.

14 Jun 2010 6:43pm

@Judy: Thanks, Judy.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


14 Jun 2010 7:23pm

@john4jack: Thanks, Jack.

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

The colour of eyes well fits to the colours of the flowers. A lovely photo!

14 Jun 2010 8:32pm

@Loner: Thanks. He does have pretty blue eyes.

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

This is stunning! Beautiful color and contrasts! What a catch! I love this a lot!

14 Jun 2010 11:17pm

@Wild Mustang Photography: Thanks!

Evelyn from United States


14 Jun 2010 11:54pm

@Evelyn: Well, long time since I've heard from you. ;-) Thanks.

LauraS from Chico, United States

He looks like he is saying, "Hrrumppff, OK, I'll stay still for you, just this once! Hurry up and snap your picture!"

15 Jun 2010 1:55am

@LauraS: Exactly. ;-)

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

This is a wonderful cat portrait. Aspen is a beautiful kitty and knows where and how to pose. BTW, I assume you know that dogs have owners, but cats have staff.

15 Jun 2010 1:57am

@Viewfinder: Thanks. Oh, yes, and I am his staff! LOL

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Wonderful portrait ! Perhaps he realized that he looks great in this setting, smart cat :)

15 Jun 2010 6:03am

@Satvik: LOL, he is a smart kitty. ;-)

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

wonderful shot

15 Jun 2010 6:48am

@Magda: Thanks, Magda!

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

wonderful shot

15 Jun 2010 11:38am

@POBSB: Thank you!

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

Aspen is a beauty! We used to have an all white shorthair a long time ago...named Window....I know weird...he sat in windows all the time. Window went everywhere with us in those a dog. He loved the back window of the car.

15 Jun 2010 8:38pm

@Sandy Weston: What a funny and fitting name for your cat. Aspen moved in right after we had been to Aspen, Colorado. His colors seemed to fit the snow, and the yellow of the aspen leaves. Plus I love Aspen, CO, snow, and aspen trees.

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

nice contrasts. cool tone and focus. hey, you need to get one of those bumper stickers that says "how's your Aspen?" :)

17 Jun 2010 4:13am

@Tim: Hey Tim, how goes your summer? Funny - I saw that on a t-shirt too. ;-)

Wenche from Oslo, Norway

Wow. Gorgeous. Wonder if the little kitties know how beautiful they are.....maybe they do? Well done, beautiful kitty - posing in the perfect place! 8-)

17 Jun 2010 11:09am

@Wenche: Thanks. I think Aspen knows how beautiful he is. ;-)

Melissa from deep south,TX, United States

Two thumbs way up. Love it.

21 Jun 2010 12:22pm

@Melissa: Thanks, Melissa.

1/160 second
ISO 400
120 mm (35mm equiv.)