My maine coon Spook in the garden this morning. He is such a poser. Dundee, Scotland.
Canon 60D. 50mm Prime.


cat, maine coon, coon, feline, black and white, monochrome, kitty, pussy, pet

I have loved taking photographs since I was handed the “power” aged around 10. I have had many cameras since then, most costing under £100, and have enjoyed every one of them. I take pictures because I love the process and the results (sometimes) and if these can be enjoyed by others, then this is an added and welcomed bonus. Currently using Canon 60Ds with L series lenses.

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  • Kat Simmons
    Kat Simmonsover 2 years ago

    Brilliant portrait, Derek, love it! You can never tell with cats whether they’re just day dreaming or concentrating really hard ; o ))

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 2 years ago

    Thanks Kat… he was concentrating very hard as there were a lot of wee birdies kicking about.
    And he loves to eat those birdies ! I was experimenting this morning trying to capture an HDR shot of him but all it takes is a slight movement by me or the cat and once the 3 bracketed shots are processed it comes out blurred. Not to worry as I saved this one :-)

  • Michele Filoscia
    Michele Filosciaover 2 years ago

    Superb capture. Fave !

  • Thank you Michele… I take that as a great compliment from you as your work is superb.

    – dgscotland

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 2 years ago

    So very beautiful artwork:) I love it.
    To considered your beautiful artwork is my happiness moment.
    Quote of the Day
    I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.
    Pietro Aretino

    Best Regards & hugs,

  • sawat dee khrap Sunny. Thank you so much for your kind words. I am so glad you liked it.

    – dgscotland

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous kitty and capture!

  • Aw…thanks again Susie. He means the world to me and cant believe I got him from a rescue centre !

    – dgscotland

  • Peter Denniston
    Peter Dennistonover 2 years ago

    Congrats on your feature today :)

  • Thanks you so much Peter. I am thrilled to bits as the quality in the 50mm group is amazing.
    You just made my Sunday lol. Appreciate the hard work you guys put in driving this group. DG.

    – dgscotland

  • fernblacker
    fernblackerover 2 years ago

    Superb portrait Derek. The composition, focus and sharpness are all excellent!!!

  • Aw… thanks again Fern, you are very kind.. I love that 50mm lens.

    – dgscotland

  • Heather King
    Heather Kingover 2 years ago

    He is so very handsome. Too bad I got my Isis-
    fixed, they would have made beautiful babies:)
    The look of intensity in his eyes is intense!

  • Your kitty is beautiful. Unfortunately he is also fixed so it would be an truly immaculate conception :-)
    Thank you very much for your nice words Heather. DG.

    – dgscotland

  • Karen E Camilleri
    Karen E Camilleriover 2 years ago

    a very lovely portrait of a handsome puss, well done DG !!

  • Thank you Karen for taking the time to post your lovely comment. DG.

    – dgscotland

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 2 years ago

    Lovely image!!!!! :))))))))))))))))

  • Thanks Vicki.

    – dgscotland

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