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    Free roamers

    Tons at an old fishing village that we visited on Tuesday.

    #1 finished his nap soon after I went past, then ambitiously went after an egret.

    #4 is a clean freak and good citizen. Saw him on a grassy patch of ground next to the bus stop where we were waiting for the return bus. Dug a small hole in the ground, poo'd and then pushed the soil back into the hole. Went back to the hole 3 times and each time pushed more soil in until he was satisfied with his work Pic snapped as he was leaving.

    #5 was the only "house" cat of the 15-20 we saw.


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    Re: Free roamers

    I think, Bobo, I would crop the first shot tighter to remove a lot of that object in the bottom left corner which I find to be distracting from the sleeping cat.

    The second image is an excellent action shot.

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    Re: Free roamers

    Bobo, the colour balance of these images doesn't seem quite right to me - what I would imagine to be the white parts of the fur appears to have a yellow tint. As photographs, I like 4 and 5 - 4 is an endearing portrait, and 5 makes me think that action is imminent - he looks totally focused for attack!

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    Re: Free roamers

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    #4 is a clean freak and good citizen. Saw him on a grassy patch of ground next to the bus stop where we were waiting for the return bus. Dug a small hole in the ground, poo'd and then pushed the soil back into the hole. Went back to the hole 3 times and each time pushed more soil in until he was satisfied with his work Pic snapped as he was leaving.
    Yeah - great, except we have 4 cats that all do it on my lawn - still, better that than the neighbours lawn, I suppose (they are our cats afterall).

    I agree the WB is off.

    For me, #4 and #5 are best, but both cropped a little tight.

    HTH,

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    Re: Free roamers

    Thanks guys, appreciate the c&c.

    Agreed WB is off. Camera was set to cloudy and I forgot to adjust that during conversion from RAW. Looked ok to me at the time as the yellow cast appeared to complement the cat colours but apparently not.

    Will redo.

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    Re: Free roamers

    They cover their poo so as not to attract predators not because they're particularly clean which a lot of people think is the reason. Striking colours, they certainly have a presence about them.

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    Re: Free roamers

    Thanks John.

    Makes sense.

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