One of our cats, Smokey, staring intently at the squirrel that taunts her from our sun room.
Smokey started this whole take a cat portrait session by standing like a sphinx in the sunlight that was streaming through the windows. As soon as I noticed her pose, I had to get it. I grabbed my phone and took a couple of photographs before I went to get my “real” camera. I did that because I knew that I might not get a better chance at that pose. I was right.
As soon as I moved, Smokey moved. I got the camera and set up, then the wait was on. Try as I might to get her back near that position, it wasn’t going to happen. Smokey did get near to the light, but she became entranced by my sandals, that can be partially seen here. She rubs up against them, tosses them around, tries to crawl through them. I think it’s the smell of my feet on them that attracts her. Really.
I was happy when the squirrel caught her eye. Not the perfect sphinx pose, but better than rubbing herself on my sandals.