Sunday, June 27, 2010

Deets is ready for his close-up

I finally got Deets to sit for a formal portrait session.
He cooperated for a few minutes and I was able to get a nice profile shot...



and a few closeups.



Good boy, Deets.



Now let's try a few poses. Show me some leg.



Good...ears forward...let's go for pensive.



Now back this way...look right into the camera.



Purrfect.

24 comments:

  1. Wow, what awesome pictures! Deets was such a good guy to pose like that. I love the picture of his paw and he's sure enjoying the lovin' in that other picture. He is one handsome dude!

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  2. OMG..........Purrfection !

    And what a great way to begin my day

    Thank you, Deets ! (That's one sexy leg shot, btw :))

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  3. Hmmmm, if I was a certian burro, I would be worrying about Deet's claws ;-)
    signed
    Theresa in Alberta

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  4. What a beautiful boy. Yep, those claws have me worried too.

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  5. Love the dappled lighting, especially in the "legs" pose. I have a black dog, so I know how challenging it is to get good detail in these pics!

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  6. Hooray for Deets, the cat of all trades.

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  7. Can't get enough of that cat!
    He is such a star of the show.
    Best always, Sandra

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  8. Deets is truly a gorgeous beastie. And really? posing? fabu dahling. Great profile shot, my Sunny just is a cat, no cooperation no matter how much scratchin' I give him. oh well.
    The Olde Bagg

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  9. Totally purrfect. I simply love that shot of his foot.

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  10. I still can't get over the fact that he likes to sit on the burros :):) Great pictures! Very difficult indeed to get detailed pics of a black cat.

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  11. C in WI (currently San Diego)6/27/10, 8:48 AM

    He's got the purrfect red (okay, gray) carpet to pose on!

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  12. I love, love, love this series of pictures. Deets sure was in a posing mood. How'd you get him to do that?

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  13. How nice of George to play second fiddle to Deets today! Vrry nice portraits; lovin' the pensive look.

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  14. He really does look like a miniature panther! :)

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  15. Finally, Deets has his pro-photo session. he looks adorable in all the pictures. I'm always sort of amazed that the burro boys let him lay on their backs. Love his first profile shot, now that one is good for framing.

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  16. Oh, wow - I'm totally impressed with your photo talent! I imagine he can give excellent back scratches!! I either missed the story of his first perch or I've forgotten - does he leap from the ground to the burro ride, or drop from a roof like a daredevil cow, er, burroboy?

    Nancy in Iowa

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  17. Deets is truly a handsome model! How wonderful he chose to give you some of his time out of his busy schedule for your photo shoot! :)

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  18. Oh, the profile ... love, love, love that cat. And it's something about Deets and George's african stripes, isn't it? And then the paw, the stretched leg - a sign of a relaxed and confident cat. Great photos indeed - thanks! But please advise George to keep his thick fur for protection...

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  19. I'm new to your blog and have really enjoyed reading through your archives and learning all about your animals and life on the ranch. Deets is already my favourite (I also have a large black cat too - Thomas and Deets look very similar). These photos are wonderful... I love that profile shot. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. In your next FAQ, could you please tell the story of how you and Deets came to be family? I've looked in your archives, but can't locate any such story.
    I find it interesting that Smooch and the house cats get along, but Deets and Smooch can't quite come to an understanding.

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  21. Purrfect indeed --- and you're hired! I mean Deets! ;-)

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  22. I think I totally see just a bit of claw in that one picture - it looks like Deets is ready to extend even further should sudden movement occur and he needs to hang on. I wonder how George would feel about THAT! :-)
    Love the shot of his sweet kitty foot.

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