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'Tis the season for Trouble by Owed to Nature

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She’s my brother’s cat. He calls her Trouble. And she lives up to her name. She has a mind of her own but underneath all that feline independence lurks a character with a sweet personality and a belly Santa would be proud of.
Ho Ho Ho. ’Tis the season to be jolly. Or not.

Shot using Canon 5D Mark II with Canon EF28-135 f/3.5-5.6L IS USM lens
Holiday touches added with Photoshop layers and brushes

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And for an alternate version of Trouble being more of grinch…

During an unexpected chance to experience Africa, a seed was planted. Nurtured by subsequent forays into wild places, this photographer was born.

Jacques Cousteau said “People protect what they love.” And we’ve all heard that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So, enough with this. My photography says the rest. Thanks for listening.

Sylvia J. Zarco
aka Owed to Nature

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  • teresalynwillis
    teresalynwillisabout 3 years ago


  • Thank you Teresalyn! And that she is… a funny character. Especially when she doesn’t mean to be. ;-) …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • Odille Esmonde-Morgan
    Odille Esmonde...about 3 years ago

    Gorgeous. Love the look on Trouble!

    We have one with a belly too – she is a blue and white bicolour named Tinkerbelle – aka Tinkerbelly!

  • HA, that’s funny… Tinkerbelly! I know her name is Trouble but I, affectionately, call her Tubby. She doesn’t seem to mind. She ignores me just as much regardless of what I call her. ;-) Thank you Odille! …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 3 years ago

    just look at those eyes , trouble with a capital T xx

  • Thanks Lynn! You are quite right. She is definitely an uppercase Trouble! But she’s a charmer so she gets away with it.

    – Owed to Nature

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 3 years ago

    Happens every year…. Reminds me of the expressions on the faces of my relatives in my Laughing All The Way calendar. Cheer up, Trouble. The best is yet to come, & it doesn’t necessarily involve this Santa hat.

  • Well said! Love your calendar. And family. ;-) I’ll have to carve out some time to enjoy each of your images as you’ve got some great expressions there. Thank you Sheila!

    – Owed to Nature

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiabout 3 years ago

  • Thank You bunches Laura!!! ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiabout 3 years ago

  • So many more Thanks to you Laura. I do believe you’re better than Santa!!! ;-) …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

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    ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђ...about 3 years ago

    ★Merry Christmas★ 。* 。*FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOURS Hugs Rapture777
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    ˚ ˛ •˛•| 田田|門| Congratulations Wonderfull capture and picture precious hugs

  • Thank you so much for your festive comments! Best of the season to you too. ;-) …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • james smith
    james smithabout 3 years ago

    Yep, You can see it those eyes alright :-))

  • Heh heh heh. Yep, she’s trouble and she doesn’t care. She’s cute and she knows how to use it! Thank you James. ;-) …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • Stormey
    Stormeyabout 3 years ago

    Great capture and very cute card. Looks like she is telling the world “Don’t mess with me today”

  • Thank you Stormey. Yes, you are right, she most certainly has a “don’t mess with me” look but with her it applies any day not just today! But makes her photogenic and underneath it all she’s a sweetie. ;-) …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

  • Owed to Nature
    Owed to Natureabout 3 years ago

    Featured in the Group Cards For Sale December 8 2011

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