Today will be the last Cat Close-Up post on the blog for April. There have been some fantastic images on the earlier Pet Parade, and here, and today we want to show some funny cat pictures and tell you all about our fun new mailing list and mini -email course.
On to our funny cat pictures
Well, OK if you can send me some really funny ones I will do a post next week. I am not the world’s best ‘funny cat picture taker but, let me introuce what I have.
First two photographs of Dot Kitten.
In the top photograph Dot was photographed in Av mode on my Canon camera. The picture is a bit over exposed because I got the ISO. It was set to 400 and would have been better at 200. Dot does look fearsomely cute though don’t you think?
Dot Kitten looks like a fearsome cat in the second picture, but she was only yawning. I was lucky to take a funny picture that makes her look like a mad and bad cat as my iPhone 4S was not set to burst mode so I only had one chance to get the picture.
Super Cat Close-Up Humour
Meet Parker, Geoffrey Hooker’s cat. This was taken with a smartphone, not a sophisticated macro lens, and no filters have been used. [You can see some of our filter pictures here. ]
As you can see this is a very close-up picture, the smartphone the picture creates an almost abstract picture, but you can see the eyes glowing softly outof the misty gloom.
Zoe cat sees the world upside down
If you look at the top of this picture from Ann at Zoolatry you can see that we have been fooled into seeing Zoe upsidedown when she really isn’t.
This is a lovely photograph that is so inventive and it did make me laugh!
Funny close-ups aren’t always perfect
Candid cat shots are often are unmissable moments when the camera was whipped out and the picture taken. They may be fuzzy, slightly blurred or dark but the photograph will often be packed with emotion or drama, or laughter.
Pictures like these may not be published on your blog or shared on social media but they are something you will keep on your smartphone or hard drive for years to come. They make you smile and take you back in time.
Nothing wrong with that.
The next image is not a true close-up but it is a favourite of mine that captures a moment of humour. The cat cafe is installing a widescreen television that features adopted cat photographs and videos.
Mr Fox, a tabby,and now adopted, sits with worker cat Chenzou from Neko Ngeru cat cafe. They are keen to make sure the work is done properly by the humans!
Finally, a Sweet and Charming Close-Up
I wanted to include a rather lovely dog photograph from blogger Scruffy Little Terrier. Not a cat * gasp * but a lovely picture.
It makes me smile because it captures so much doggy personality, not because it makes me laugh out loud. Do you see the bright window reflection too?
Mailing List News
I have been thinking for a while about going back to basics and doing a mini-course to encourage newbies and nervous folks to have fun making movies using a simple smartphone or small GoPro type camera.
A movie can be so much fun and people see the real cat (or dog) behind the online presence.
I am launching a 3-part starter course for beginner smartphone movie makers. It will help you overcome hurdles that seem too big when you start and which put you off having fun making movies.
The course will be free to all mailing list members and it will be a lot of fun! Join today!
I aim to pass on basic skills to get you up and running. Then you choose who will be your own pet superstar! There will also be a cute giveaway before the course starts too!