Post 1061: in which I try to photograph a Dougy…

I’ve told you before how Dougy ruins most photos by closing his eyes just before the flash goes off. He’s pretty cagey that way! Unfortunately, though, that means you see far fewer photos of Dougy than you do of his brother, Andy.

Here’s a selection of today’s Dougy photos. I think I caught him with his eyes kind of open in one!

Dougy poses nicely till he realizes the flash is about to go off. Then he closes his eyes.

Dougy poses nicely till he realizes the flash is about to go off. Then he closes his eyes.

The flash brings on refusal to pose, and Dougy turns his back to me!

The flash brings on refusal to pose.  Dougy turns his back to me!

In low light, the camera assesses how much flash and open shutter are necessary to get a "readable" photo, then takes the picture. I anticipate how long that takes, then try to attract Dougy's attention so that he turns his head (with open eyes) at just the right time to get a decent photo.

In low light, the camera assesses how much flash and open shutter are necessary to get a “readable” photo, then takes the picture.
I anticipate how long that takes, then try to attract Dougy’s attention so that he turns his head (with open eyes) at the right time to get a decent photo.

Oh well! What a lovely washed out shot of Dougy's butt. (Are his eyes sort of open??)

Oh well! What a lovely washed out shot of Dougy’s butt.

Dougy wanders off, and I say to hell with it for one more day!

Dougy wanders off, and I say to hell with it for one more day!


Dougy reveals his eyes, sort of...!

Dougy reveals his eyes…!

30 thoughts on “Post 1061: in which I try to photograph a Dougy…

  1. On a completely different note, seeing the headline in the news on TV:
    Wasn’t that Filibuster great?! He even achieved something with it! Finally a first brick out of that wall of Gun-Activitsts.

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    • I’ll believe it when a bill is enacted as law. Frankly, I think the gutless Senators will fail to pass any bill, again. I was, however, very impressed with Senator Murphy, the one who started the filibuster. Of course, he represents the state (Connecticut) where the Sandy Hook school murders of the 20 children and six teachers and administrators happened. He spoke passionately for adequate gun control, I thought. I hope (despite my negative feeling that it won’t happen) that something finally makes it through the US Congress. It’s appalling and disturbing that not even the murder of 20 children brought about necessary change.

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  2. Shoko is terrible for closing her eyes. Kali just turns away. They seem to know exactly when the click will be and the eyes close or the body turns. Must we give them treats all the time? Then we’d just see the top of their heads. hehe

    Jean

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  3. I am just glad not to be alone in going through all kinds of gyrations to get good shots of the cats. I will accept whatever end you can get of the boys. By the way Senator Murphy’s staie is also the home of several large gun manufacturers ( I grew up there) so his effort is even more appreciated by me.

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    • I was very impressed with his response, and hope his good example shows the bought and paid for Congress how to respond to lobbyists who represent a very small part of public opinion. The vast majority of NRA members don’t even buy the notion that stronger gun control laws aren’t needed.

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