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Easily Amused - Jasper by Neil Ross

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You never have to amuse a cat. They’re quite capable of doing that themselves. Sure they may like company and they love household activity… but they certainly don’t need it. This is Jasper, a white and ginger Tabby with mackerel patterning. Here he’s playing with a piece of cushion tie, but he doesn’t need my participation to have his fun. (Watercolours effect).

As with many of my Photographs, I have tried to achieve a painting-like quality that belies the fact that it is actually a photo. Hopefully, I’ve achieved my goal.

Photo taken with Canon IXUS 80 IS and edited with Lightzone. SIMPLICITY is my niche!

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I love anything that is unusual, unique, or just plain odd, and that’s the sort of image I try to capture. I’m so far from being the world’s best photographer it’s not funny, but I do have the photographer’s ‘eye’ and am more than proficient at capturing the images I see in my world. Thanks for taking the time to view my portfolio. Feel free to leave a message and say G’day.

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  • Tania1403
    Tania1403about 4 years ago

    Captured at a great angle, perfect subject! hehe and my goodness I am thinking you stalk this cat lol, if I was you I would too, what a great subject and look at the great pics you manage to catch. Excellent work Neil :-)

  • Many thanks Tania. Yeah, I do stalk my cats. They stalk me. Pay back!! :-)

    – Neil Ross

  • HelenLewis
    HelenLewisabout 4 years ago

    Your work is really clever!! Well done!

  • Thanks Helen. This is a simple image, but in a style that I really like. I don’t know what “my style” is yet, but I like this :-)

    – Neil Ross

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusalmost 4 years ago

    Awwww…..great capture!!! I love the effects that you used in this. Well done!!

  • Cheers Deborah. I’ll never be a painter (I’d mix up my colours) so this is as close as I’m ever going to get. I love this effect, so I’m proud of this piece. I just won’t tell folks it’s a photo. Too easy :-)

    – Neil Ross

  • Lacey Scarbro
    Lacey Scarbroalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent treatment! Love the expression on the cat!

  • Cheers Lacey. Glad you like it. He was in his own little world having fun. I enjoyed watching him :-)

    – Neil Ross

  • Renee D. Miranda
    Renee D. Mirandaabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations Neil your work has been featured in Around the World.

  • Thanks so much Renee. This is a very simple pic but It’s always been special to me. I appreciate that it’s been featured :D

    – Neil Ross

  • Renee D. Miranda
    Renee D. Mirandaabout 3 years ago

    You are welcome Neil. Thanks for posting it in Around the World

  • No worries :D

    – Neil Ross

  • Sheri Bawtinheimer
    Sheri Bawtinhe...about 3 years ago

    Thank you for submitting this to Stalking & Stealthy…here I come!! challenge. Good luck!

  • Thanks very much Sheri :D

    – Neil Ross

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