I woke Max up by adjusting available light, thankfully he kept in the pose I had wanted and he just calmly watched me take a few shots. Had I used a flash he would have been gone, and the subtle details would have been lost. Just minimal retouch work on a few stray hairs, and to improve color balance.
At age 4 he is a bit more like a mature cat, but still raises mischief at every opportunity.


wake up cat, relaxation, kitty portrait


  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 1 year ago


  • Thank You for this honor! Tori is not the only one getting featured! And we just adopted a bunny. The cats are just curious, not hostile. Need to get the camera busy while they get acquainted.

    – Stephen D. Miller

  • Pam Humbargar
    Pam Humbargarover 1 year ago

    Lovely shot of pure kitty contentment!

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