Post 832: in which I try to get Dougy to smile…

Dougy knows exactly what happens when I point a camera his way: a blinding flash of light goes off in his face! Consequently, getting a photo of Dougy with his eyes open is a rare and wonderful thing. Or I think it is. It rarely happens!

Dougy shows interest. Of course he's mostly inyerested in what I'm having for breakfast.

Dougy shows interest. Of course he’s mostly interested in what I’m having for breakfast.

I try to get his attention for a surprise snap snot. Dougy's smarter than to fall for that trick again!

I try to get his attention for a surprise snap snot. Dougy’s smarter than to fall for that trick again!

Eyes closed...yep! Another fine photo of Dougy, with his eyes closed!

Eyes closed…yep! Another fine photo of Dougy, with his eyes closed!

As good as it's going to get today!

As good as it’s going to get today!

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24 thoughts on “Post 832: in which I try to get Dougy to smile…

    • They are the fanciest pets I’ve ever had. Until I go them, I’d never had a pedigree pet. Not surprisingly, pedigree or not, they are just as ornery as regulation non-pedigree pets!

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    • I have a simple Nikon Coolpix S100 point-and-shoot. One can set it so the flash doesn’t go off, but then it holds the shutter open longer, resulting in shots that are virtual time lapse shots, something that doesn’t work with an active cat!

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  1. Laughing. I love how the cats playing statue. Not moving a whisker. You figure the best place to take it from. No moving. And a millisecond before the shutter clicks suddenly he is gone.

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  2. They are not stupid! What happens without the flash? Do the pictures turn out? Perhaps you could use natural lighting? You would certainly know better than I. I was just wondering. It may be frustrating but it is also quite clever and cute of them. lol

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    • No matter what, Dougy always manages to close his eyes a fraction of a second after I trip the shutter…! He anticipates the flash. On the other hand, his brother Andy seems less bothered by it, so I have the opposite problem of a straight-on look toward the camera, which produces that laser eye effect.

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