Our Selfie with the Kitties Blue this week is a Two-fer. Miranda and Dot Kitten were enjoying some downtime on a sunny afternoon last week. It was almost like a Spring day, right in the middle of our winter, weird but we were glad to see it. It meant outdoor camera practice time.
It is not one of my best DSLR practice pictures! It is over exposed (too light) and Dot is almost as pale as the background. The two cats were looking intently at one of the other family members wandering out of camera shot. So, the lesson I learned from this picture as a newbie? Be aware of how powerful the light can be, and check my camera settings. New Zealand’s light is a lot stronger than Europe and much of the USA’s, did you know that?
Dot is a rich tabby colour, but the sunshine leached out much of her natural colour and Miranda, being a tuxedo cat actually appears to have brown patches thanks to the bright sun.
I am including a second picture for you. This is a Borage plant. Borage is known as a real bee magnet, and last summer the plants kept a lot of bees very happy.
This winter the plants have not died back in spite of some cold weather and, in fact, are continuing to flower!
I was challenging myself to get really close to the plant and get some of the flowers in sharper focus. Do you think I managed it?
Have a happy Sunday everyone and see you on the hop!
Marjorie, Dot and Miranda
- Pet in a Plant Pot Selfie
- Practising Photography of Cats and Flowers
- Photographing Inky The Black Cat
- Photographing Our Flax Plant