Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Thank you!

Thank you for the lovely comments you all left us on our Gotcha Day post. We really appreciate your thoughts and we love you all. It's you who inspire us to blog, so thank you for that too! :) :)

Now, I may look slightly grumpy on this pic, but that's because I was fed up with feeling so hot. You see, we are just not used to the heat in England. Mum says we've had long hot summers before, but I'm only young so I don't know about that.

Mum had her camera set to macro because she had been out in the garden photographing flowers close-up. When she came back in she saw me on the coffee table drinking water out of my mug and I looked up and she took this. It was quite cloudy and dark so the flash fired (she very rarely uses flash because she knows how cats hate it). Good job I wasn't looking directly at the camera.

Tabby cat close up



37 comments:

Sparkle said...

I think it is a lovely photo of you, Athena!

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you, Sparkle!

Susan and the gang from Life with Dogs and Cats said...

A beautiful portrait! You have stunning eyes, Athena.

--Purrs (and wags) from Life with Dogs and Cats

The Swiss Cats said...

Beautiful picture ! Purrs

Fuzzy Tales said...

Really lovely photo of you, Athena!

Depending on what kind of camera, your mum can adjust the flash brightness. Our human has a few point and shoot cameras, one of which is a now-older Fuji HS10. (It's about the size and weight of a DSLR, more a "bridge" camera.) It will allow her to adjust the flash settings, so when she uses it, she sets it to minus 2/3.

Alternatively, holding a (clean!) Kleenex tissue (face/nose tissue) over the flash, if you can't turn it down, can work -- though you have to play around with it to see how many folds of the tissue work best. LOL. It just blocks the full flash flare.

Peace.

Kitties Blue said...

How fortunate for us that your mom had that macro lens on the camera. What an amazing photo. You eyes are magnificent. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Grace said...

Gorgeous eyes! I love cat's eyes.

Melissa and Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Beautiful picture, Athena. I hate hot summers too, and you would think in Vermont it would be bearable, but anything over 75 degrees is WAY too hot for me!

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you :)

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you :)

Marie Symeou said...

Thanks for the tips :)

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you. My mum says I have very expressive eyes :)

Marie Symeou said...

Cat's eyes are the best!

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you.

We had to google that as we go by Celsius in the UK, so that's about 23 degrees Celsius, which for my mum and me is far too hot as well! At the moment in London it's almost 30 degrees (about 85 Farenheit) and its' too sticky and humid :(

meowmeowmans said...

We think this is a lovely picture, Athena! You look beautiful, as always. :)

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

It's a great close up photo and love the blurred background. Meow to you :-) Happy Wednesday. Golden Woofs

kate obrien said...

A very pretty picture of you Athena. I'm glad you had a good Gotcha Day - those are fun to celebrate.

M. K. Clinton said...

That is an excellent shot of her. She is really very photogenic! ♥

Lone Star Cats said...

It are about 100F here today - we're used to it hot! But we're in da A/C so we're not too bad.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

OMC, we missed it! Happy belated gotcha day, Athena!

Tenacious Little Terrier said...

Beautiful picture of you. Happy belated gotcha day!

Robin said...

I'm glad to hear that the flash didn't bother you much! You don't look that grumpy to me- beautiful as always. I think I missed the post about your Gotcha Day so Happy Belated Gotcha Day! :)

Dash Kitten said...

Cute thing you are.

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you :)

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you :) Happy Thursday!

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you :) Yes, it's wonderful to remember such a beautiful day.

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you :)

Marie Symeou said...

That's a lot! A/C is good but what about outside? I bet the sun burns like hell.

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you :)

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Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

Such a sweet face! Glad you had a wonderful Gotcha Day!

Cathy Keisha said...

What a gorgeous piccie! TW loves the mackerel setting on her little camera to take closeups. Happy Belated Gotcha Day!

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you :)

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you :)

Pawesome Cats said...

Athena you are beautiful! We love your pretty eyes! Ava thinks you might be her long-lost sister.