Monday, September 1, 2008

Oddshots Monday > Birdseed


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17 comments:

Virginia said...

Yikes- giant cat on the loose in Gabriola!!!!!!

Knoxville Girl said...

have we seen this Paw before?
the background is also spectacular, which is kind of a jolt after concentrating on that Paw.

Benjamin Madison said...

This is an interesting and funny shot but I can't help but wonder what you were doing down there under the cat.

Irredento Urbanita said...

A huge detail. Great visual irony.

Regards from Barcelona

Valery

Barcelona Daily Photo

Snapper said...

Nope, this particular paw has not been seen here before...

PERBS said...

good catch! lol I thought it was another tree growing out of a roof at first glance. The power of suggestion!

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Paulie

Chuckeroon said...

A superb cat's paw if ever I saw one...and in fact a very fine 10 days' worth overall.

I disagree with you on the desire for a wider angle on the "blueish" sea scene. But there's no science to this, is there. It's how you see it and what you like. A most delightful and challenging view of things. A lot of effort.

Tks for even spending 5 seconds on RuT.......

Chuckeroon said...

BTW...I'm thinking that perhaps a point and shoot comapct is really the only kind of camera that could have caught this superb cat's leg. It gets better at each viewing.

Katney said...

Could be a dangerous place for a bird feast.

babooshka said...

I rememer the first paw. That was an awseome shot, and that's weh i got hooked on your site. This one is no exception too. Again outstadning example of when the part is more striking than the the whole.

Snapper said...

chuckeroon is correct: Birdseed was made possible by the flip-out screen on my Canon Powershot though I believe some DSLRs are starting to come on the market with this very useful feature. Thanks to all who stopped by and left a note.

Virginia said...

Snapper and need you and Chuckeroon to explain about this point and shoot thing for this shot if you could. Just interested. It is a great view!

Snapper said...

Hey Virginia, my point and shoot Canon has a flip-out viewing screen like a video camera and that's how I got this shot without having to be prone on the porch looking through an optical viewfinder a paw level. I just put the camera on the porch, aimed the viewfinder up til I could see the action well and snapped. There are at least two other advantages to the P&S: portability and perception. Portability is obvious. What I mean my perception is that when you are photographing strangers, they are less likely to get uptight about having their picture taken if the photographer is using a camera that is "perceived" to be that of an amateur as opposed to firing away with a huge, motor-driven Nikon with a $1000 lens on it. Hope I've answered your questions. Cheers!

D.C. Confidential said...

Hm. Cat among birdseed can only mean one thing: no birds...

Great photo!

minerva mouse said...

love the perspective of this shot!

Anonymous said...

Also, the cameras with a fold out view screen are a lot less likely to get damaged. I had an inexpensive Nikon with just the screen and it was hard to see in the sun and it took a hit while in a pocket and while it still takes pictures, you can't see what you're shooting. I guess it's only good for artsy guess photography now! I should give it to Snapper and make him take a week's worth of pics with it to see what he comes up with. Are you up to the challenge Snapper? Hehe!

Becky said...

I love the angle. And how small it makes the viewer feel. The foggy look to the background is nice, too.