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Just ‘nother Cat Photo

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If you are an animal lover, you can’t get enough photographs of them, particularly when they are your own pets. So it is with our cat Suki. Here she is doing what she does every afternoon. It was an unusual day in that we had afternoon sunlight rather than the usual day of winter gray. She found the corner of the bed where the sunlight streams through. I never could get her to open her eyes. Typical cat, I suppose.


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January 5, 2018 at 6:11 am

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In a Square Spotlight

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Suki seems to have figured which way the sun moves and comes in our bedroom windows. In late morning to early afternoon, it comes through the window and onto the floor, making a square-shaped pattern in the process. In another hour or so it will be illuminating a corner of the bed and Suki will have moved to there to spend her afternoon hours soaking it up while napping.

It’s a Dog’s Life

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There are times when I envy the lives that our pets lead. I particularly think that when I see our cat lying in the sun during the afternoon without a care in the world.

But we’re humans and not animals and our friends from the animal world provide us with hours of pleasure, including sometimes being envious of the lives they lead.

Shown is a dog belonging to a couple who were on the Main Street beach in Vermilion, Ohio, last September. They had their dog out with them and the guy was playing the “fetch the ball” game.

Of course the dog had to take a dip in Lake Erie.

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December 4, 2017 at 7:50 am

Sun Worshipper

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Suki has an afternoon routine. She stretches out on a corner of the bed and soaks up the sunlight coming in through a window facing south. She might even get on the floor and lay in the sunlight. In this image, she appears to be placing her arms and paws toward the sun as though engaging in a worshiping ritual.

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November 28, 2017 at 8:30 am

Acting Like a Greyhound

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I was at the Main Street beach in Vermilion, Ohio, about the same time as a couple who had brought their dog out to get some excercise. The guy was throwing a tennis ball that the dog would dutifully fetch.

I had my camera with me and sought to make images of the dog fetching, which provided harder to do than it seemed because he was moving so fast and darting all over the place.

In this image, his profile reminded me a bit of the greyhound on the bus company logo. The dog is closing in on the tennis ball.

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November 8, 2017 at 10:33 am

Eyes on a Landing Spot

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I was sitting on the bank of the Vermilion River where an endless parade of boats along with birds coming and going gave me something to watch. A gull swoops down over the water, its eyes on a landing spot just ahead.

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October 17, 2017 at 7:23 am


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I was waiting for a steam train on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad when I noticed this bee gathering pollen from a wildflower.

From experience I knew that photographing them can be tricky because bees don’t just sit there waiting for you to take their picture.

They dart around a lot and you have to be quick to focus and pressing the shutter release button.

I used a telephoto lens to capture this image, which was the best of the lot that I made.

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October 5, 2017 at 6:59 am