I notice Andy looking exceptionally pretty. “I need to take a picture”, I think. Well, the cat looks fine, but what a mess in the foreground and background.
I quick edit makes most of the messy surroundings disappear but SpongeBob SquarePants sticks out no matter where he is.
I change my angle to exclude SpongeBob and use the closeup feature to give Andy a happier background. He sees what I’m up to and ducks the moment I snap his photo. He remembers the bad old days when getting a photo taken involved flash! If you think kitty boys don’t have elephantine memories, then you haven’t taken flash photos of cats! LOL!
I try a trick: I have all my settings and composition ready, then say “Andy…”. He looks up and -tuh duh! – a nice portrait of my pretty boy! With the right tricks, anyone can take a decent picture of a kitty.
On the other hand, this old photo of Andy with a fly on his side was kinda fun. LOL!
I remember Mom used to use the flash on me, too, when she took my pics. She doesn’t use it anymore. I think she got the hint when my eyes would start to water and I would try to look away.
Yes, once I got a smartphone, its sensitivity in dark situations and editing capabilities made flash mostly unnecessary. I prefer it, too.
The Star, your Andy!
He does it effortlessly!
He’s a natural!
That he is!
Andy is a handsome boy.
I think so, too!
One must always keep one’s home in a condition to take a picture of one’s pet at a moment’s notice. Ha, ha, right. I would never have any pictures if that was the case. Love that last recent picture of Andy. Good job persevering.
That is a complication for sure! It doesn’t help that I am a poor housekeeper on top of having a messy kitty boy.
Andy is always gorgeous, but here he is obviously posing, the vain kitty boy!
The old picture with Andy’s expression is priceless. hehehe
Every family has a few photos like that that get pulled up and out to embarrass the victim to share with guests. LOL!
Andy is always a handsome kitty, Doug, fly or no fly. 🙂
He’s such a handsome dude! 😻❤️
I marvel at it sometimes. Even with that Persian mug, he looks sweet.
He’s so cute. Great photos.
Thanks! When I first met Andy when he was five weeks old, my first reaction was “What the heck is that?!” He was a strange looking kitten, but when Tara (whose kitty momma had Andy and Dougy) set him down on the desk and Andy walked over to me, I was hooked! Of course, once he grew a little, he started to be really pretty.
Just look at that face, so cute, Doug! The one with the fly is hysterical!! 🐱
The fly photo is a favorite, GP! Andy is such a serious kitty boy, the fly photo strikes me as hysterically funny, too!
Andy photos are more and more beautiful, Doug.
You teach m about Sponge bob! I did not know!
Have a good day ( for me I go to dialysis that lasts 4h30 this afternoon.
Thanks, Michel! I am amazed how pretty Andy looks. He was a rather plain kitten. LOL!
I barely have patience to make it through four hours of dialysis, even with the little television that is available with the dialysis unit. I can’t imagine four and a half hours of it! Best wishes for a comfortable dialyze.
He is looking very handsome, except for the fly picture. hahaha
He photographs well if he doesn’t move. LOL!
sponge bob is always a good photo bomber ;O) we love the fly photo … that is amazing!!!
I would have guessed the fly photo would appeal to you two, you are such characters! LOL! (“Characters” in the good sense, of course.. I love your adventures!) I think Andy would be scandalized if he met the two of you, he’s so prissy.