I Always Feel Like...Somebody's Watching Me

© Tess L. Yee

I Always Feel Like...Somebody's Watching Me

Uploaded: September 27, 2009


Another of the downtown semi-ferals, except she's chosen to live in an area where there are fewer cat fights...and fewer scars. She was pregnant at the time, and watching me intently. She took advantage of her climbing skills to perch on a ledge about four feet from me, where she sat perfectly still (which was good, because I was shooting with the kit lens!).

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 10/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 135.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80


Julie Burnett September 27, 2009

LOVE it, Tess!! Perfect title, perfect expression!!! Hee-Hee!! Now that song is running around my brain! #1185466

Donna La Mattino Pagakis September 27, 2009

She is beautiful Tess, a great full frame portrait! #7988815

Tess L. Yee September 27, 2009

Thanks for those super comments, Julie & Donna!

(I kinda like that song, so thankfully I don't mind that it's stuck in my head for the moment!) #7988832

Tamara K. Walker level-classic September 27, 2009

Super close up. #7988912

Donna Bedermann September 27, 2009

Beautiful, sharp photo Tess, love the tight shot! #7989176

Tess L. Yee September 28, 2009

Thank you Sabrina, Tamara, and Donna for those really great comments! #7989748

Kaye Burazin September 28, 2009

I wish people would be more responsible cat owners. We have a colony of semi tame to tame cats that we have worked with and taken care of for over 2 years. We had also gotten help with the spading and neutering so the colony would not get out of hand. She is precious. You captured her perfectly. #7990851

Songbird Cline level-classic September 28, 2009

very sweet face! great detail! #7990988

Rony Sagy September 28, 2009

Beautiful shot, great composition Tess. #7991010

Sam Britt September 28, 2009

Beautiful cat, great image, Tess. #7992118

Tess L. Yee September 29, 2009

Thanks Kaye, Songbird, Rony, and Sam...I really appreciate those wonderful comments. #7993605

Carolyn J. Connolly September 30, 2009

Wow, Tess - what a GORGEOUS cat she is...and you captured her portrait SO-O outstandingly well here!! :o) Maybe you might be able to tame and name her...if she comes that close to you!! ;o/

I agree with Kaye's comments about people being more responsible as cat owners, too...I feel really sorry for all the feral cats and kittens!! :o( Our male cat certainly has been castrated!! :o/ #7996580

Barbara Waldoch September 30, 2009

Wonderful portrait, Tess! #7996623

Tess L. Yee September 30, 2009

Thank you for those really great comments, Carolyn and Barbara!

As for taming and naming, I'll have to pass for now...one cat and one bunny is about the limit for my closet-sized abode! #7996698

Ann Coates level-classic September 30, 2009

She's gorgeous. You captured her beautifully. #7997883

Maria Morrow September 30, 2009

This is a beautiful portrait of a beautiful creature. Great job, Tess! #7998559

Tess L. Yee October 01, 2009

Thanks for those really super comments, Ann & Maria! #7999681

Barbara Mason October 05, 2009

Congrats on Editor's Pic Tess - a beautiful head shot - green eyes to be jealous of :-) #8008577

Tess L. Yee October 05, 2009

Thanks for the congrats, Barbara! #8009509

Thomas E. Hinds October 06, 2009

Tess, this is a beautiful close up of this feline! Great detail and color! Her eyes are amazing! Well done! She seems so un-wild in this capture! #8014820

Tess L. Yee October 07, 2009

Thanks for that super comment, Thomas! As with a lot of the semi-ferals, you can tell that they've had some socialization at some point...it's just hidden under instinct and survival mode. #8016634

Karen Lewis-Gunn October 11, 2009

Oh those eyes are amazing!!! Beautiful capture! #8027886

Tess L. Yee October 12, 2009

Yes, her eyes are gorgeous! Thanks for the wonderful comment, Karen! #8029602

Arlene Krassner October 17, 2009

I love this face Tess and it's framed so well. #8044896

Tess L. Yee October 17, 2009

Thanks for the really nice comment, Arlene! #8044898

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