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Canon
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Canon PowerShot SX1 IS
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1/403 second
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Mar 25, 2012, 3:22:54 PM
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That perfect second of stillness by RavenMontoya That perfect second of stillness by RavenMontoya
I'm sure others with the habit of following cats around with a camera know exactly how it feels when the cat just won't be still long enough for you to even touch the trigger.

Felix is just that kind of cat. He runs around full throttle all the time until... Suddenly! A short second of perfect stillness!
If I'm lucky, that's when I push the trigger and; CLICK! That perfect picture is captured and I'm over the moon with joy. :D

I had to get to know Felix's body language before I could catch him properly on camera. I have very few good pictures of him outside as a kitten just because he never sat perfectly still except for few, precious seconds that I almost always missed. :XD:

Here, in this shot, he's just made a small pause in a frantic back rubbing session while basking in the sun. He was rolling around like crazy and then; Stillness. CLICK! Picture. Love. :heart:
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aegiandyad Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
I call that a 'pavement bath'. It's an essential and much enjoyed piece of grooming behaviour-come-feline isometric exercises. I also recognise that, "Don't even think about it or I'll leap up and rush off!" look. Some cats like to have the grit groomed off the upper surface by their human... and some will rip your wrist to bits if you so much as try. You can't always be sure with cats.
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RavenMontoya Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Pavement bath. Good one. :giggle:
I trust all my cats though. They wouldn't rip my wrists unless it was an accident because they got scared of something. I've raised them to tolerate being handled by humans and they seem to understand that I want what's best for them, especially when they're injured and need care. :)
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aegiandyad Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Those feline defensive reflexes can be hard to suppress during a good pavement bath.
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RavenMontoya Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Not for my cats, but I wouldn't try to pet other cats when they do something like that. :giggle:
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aegiandyad Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Snake handling is easier!
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RavenMontoya Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I get my fair share of snake handling when Gizmo brings the bloody things home to play with.
Same rule goes for snakes and cats: Grab them by the neck and they can't do much more than hiss and spit.
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MicroMezzo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AWW I WANNA HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUG IT SOOOOOOOOOOOO CRAZZZY CUUUUUTTTTTTTTTTTTEEEEEEEEEEE CHHUUUUUU
Llama Emoji-60 (Snug or Hug) [V3] :bighug: REVAMP Want A Hug From Me ? Komari hugs Rin [V5] Coco gets glomped by Momo Hug Huggle! Man Hug Tight Hug  ITS SO CUTE I FAINTEDfaint Faint-plz I think I've fainted. :exhausted: 
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RavenMontoya Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle: I'm glad you think so. I'll hug him from you! :D
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MicroMezzo Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
aww ok
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Pachirisu-144 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hey can i use him as a character in my warrior fanfictions?

:police: :police: I WILL GIVE YOU CREDIT!!!!! :police: :police:
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