Written by Marjorie

A Neighbourhood Cat Photograph Mystery

A Neighbourhood Cat Photograph Mystery

You know how it is when a new cat moves into the neighbourhood, right? New smells, new visitors, new friends or foes. We have four new cats ‘on the block’ but they are a retiring bunch. My curiosity was piqued. Who were these cats?

Our cat family saw nothing for several months. A glimpse of a Birman coat, a dark-furred shadow but nothing until this.

A mystery cat seen in a photography. Could you identify your cat from a photo like this?

I had my DSLR kit lens on maximum zoom and was able to capture one of the four mystery neighbour cats from a distance. Perched in the living room window the cat was looking down at me between the rails of the balcony.

Neighbour Cat Revealed

This week, one petite cat ventured down his or her family’s driveway and I was able to get a close look at one, very attractive, neighbour cat.

I am not sure if this is a lady tabby or a gentleman but don’t you think the markings are lovely? There are tints of gold and chocolate as well as a mouth that looks as though it has enjoyed a tasty bowl of cream!

Getting down at grand level helps you take a much better photograph of your cat

From slightly further away you can see the almost Bengal colouring of the lovely coat. The picture above is as close as I was able to get because Miranda decided to be grumpy at this point and growl at our visitor.

It is difficult to get an idea of the cat’s size because it was not sat or posed beside anything that allows you to measure but as tabby’s go, she/he is quite slim and petite.

Getting down at grand level helps you take a much better photograph of your cat

Do you think our new friend is a Bengal? Or a gorgeous butterscotch flavoured tabby?


Marjorie is a motorbike riding blogger and award winning cat photographer who believes that everyone can shoot and edit wonderful pictures they love regardless of the camera they use.

She is a Professional member of the Cat Writers Association, Kuykendall Image Award winner and published photographer at the Guardian newspaper.

10 thoughts on “A Neighbourhood Cat Photograph Mystery”

  1. Marjorie, you should form a welcoming committee for all new cats to the block. You know, a must-have inspection and all that. Maybe leave Miranda at home 😉
    I had a wicked thought … you know, with zoom lens, most people would be taking pictures of celebrities or various states of undress … but you? Nope. Cats. I only laugh because I’d do the same thing.

  2. That is a good looking kitty and looks like the one that was watching from the window.

  3. That kitty is beautiful! I love the mackerel tabby markings. The legs look a little short for a Bengal, but you never know. 🙂

  4. Kitty looks too small to be a Bengal, but s/he is still stunning. Hope you eventually get to meet all the new kitties. Thanks for hopping with us. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer


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