As I mentioned in previous posts, some cats a brave and give you a chance to take a photo and others are rather shy and prefer to give the photographer a hard time. I found a completely black cat today, a very cute cat. I slowly tried to creep up on the cat but that wasn’t really possible and the cat disappeared behind a hedge. So, the only thing I can show you are heavily cropped images and even then they’re not close-up photos. But regardless, I want to show you the photos anyway. Completely black cats look mysterious, don’t they?
6 thoughts on “Black Cat Prefers Distance”
Feral cats can be very shy. Black cats also seem to be more timid than average.
True. But for the amateur photographer, that’s somehow also the fun of the game. 🙂 Sometimes you get a close-up, sometimes you don’t. Sneaking up on them is fun, like with bird photography too.
But honestly, I really hoped to get a close-up of this one. I totally like black cats… pretty mysterious appearance.
I used to feed feral cats at work. I got in early and put some food down. Two of the four cats got used to me and let me get close enough for good photos.
I got that idea today too and wondered if I should try it someday. But closer also means 300mm wouldn’t work anymore… and if they don’t fall of the food trick, I still miss the shot if I have a lens smaller than 300mm attached. 😀 So, I think I like the challenge I have now.
It seems to be working. I actually didn’t feed the cats to get photos. I fed them because I wanted to help them. I gave them a little in case they were hungry but not so much that they would depend on me.