© Tess L. Yee human!

Uploaded: October 04, 2009


You think you can sneak up on me as I guard my home? I think NOT! Now just take that camera and back off, you paparazzi wannabe. Do NOT make me come down off this porch!

One of the downtown cats who actually appears to have a home base. This is his favorite perch, and I've probably shot him there 10 or 15 times now!

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 10/8000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 125.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80


Tiia Vissak October 04, 2009

a wonderful portrait! #1187916

Patrick Rouzes level-classic October 04, 2009

Fantastic tones,detail, clarity, dof, lighting, perch & comp captured here! Beautiful work again here,Tess! #8006821

Maria A. Gonzalez October 04, 2009

Beautiful portrait of this cat,Tess...Very pretty lighting,colors and composition..Great pose and expression...Well captured. #8006890

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe October 04, 2009

Hey Tess, I didn't know my cat wandered that far afield..LOL..I think I have his identical twin. Excellent capture with beautiful color, clarity, detail and light! Love his pose! Very well done!! #8007180

Jyri Vissak October 04, 2009

Beautiful portrait! Great composition. #8007297

Melissa G. Meiselman October 04, 2009

Outstanding portrait of this beautiful cat taken with fine detail and fantastic shallow DOF, Tess!! #8007326

Kerry Hill October 04, 2009

Great shot Tess, fabulous composition and details.. love that pose!! #8007538

ROLAN NARMAN October 04, 2009

Beautiful portrait of this beautiful cat Tess! #8007688

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna October 04, 2009

He's a cute little kitty cat, Tess!!! Great capture of him!!! :-) k #8007915

Donna La Mattino Pagakis October 04, 2009

Beautiful cat portrait in a natural setting~ great work! #8008101

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer October 04, 2009

I guess he knows you by now, huh? Beautiful portrait of this gorgeous Kitty, Tess. #8008444

Ujjwal Mukherjee October 05, 2009

Excellent composition and capture!! #8008895

Sam Britt October 05, 2009

I have 6 cats, I know how they don't want their territory invaded! Great capture, Tess. #8009131

Tess L. Yee October 05, 2009

Thanks for all those terrific comments, everyone!

This was one of those 'gimme' shots. Literally all I did was crop the right a little, and 'cool' the white balance to adjust for the bright morning sun. Mr. Cat did all the rest!

(Maybe they really ARE twins Denny, separated at birth! We could reunite them on one of those daytime TV shows!). #8009403

Val Feldman level-classic October 05, 2009

Well, cats are creatures of habit and I guess this "I mean business" fellow has his little territory all staked out. Yep, you caught "the look" perfectly, Tess..with great color and expression! #8009455

Marilyn Cornwell October 05, 2009

So wonderful! #8009503

a2o akmal aini othman level-classic October 05, 2009

awesome! what a great pose, Tess! fantastic capture, well composed. #8009917

Karen Bacon October 05, 2009

Great shot! He looks just like my cat! #8009922

Debra R. Harder October 05, 2009

This is adorable, Tess!! Love the entire scene. It's so warm and inviting. Excellent details, lighting, colors and composition. Fabulous!! Deb #8009925

Jessica Jenney October 05, 2009

Lovely capture, terrific tining and detail, Tess! What a beautiful cat! #8010079

Patricia A. Stalter October 05, 2009

Gimme shot, or not... it is a great shot. aka grab shot... Well done... #8010103

Tammy Scott October 05, 2009

LOL...great shot and description! #8010143

Margaret R. Barry October 05, 2009

Beautiful capture, Tess. Great composition, detail and expression! #8010147

Lynn M. Whitt October 05, 2009

Beautiful composition, lught, and details... #8010245

Laurence Saliba level-classic October 05, 2009

What a gorgeous tabby portrait Tess!!! #8010268

Melissa Olsen October 05, 2009

What a FUN sure nailed the title and his expression perfectly! LOL
Love it! #8010272

Tess L. Yee October 05, 2009

Wow, thanks for all of these super comments! He would probably love the attention...he would just be too 'cool' to show it!

Maybe he was cloned, since both Denny and Karen think he looks awfully familiar! #8010342

Mike Clime October 05, 2009

Nice capture and comp! Used to have a cat that looked exactly like this. #8010413

Kathy Cline October 05, 2009

Awww what a darling photol Kitties can be so tricky.
Lovely shot.
Blessings #8010426

Carrie M. Groseclose October 05, 2009

Great shot with such lovely comp, lighting, and expression! #8010446

Fax Sinclair level-classic October 05, 2009

Dear Tess, How did you get my cat Goszr onto your porch?
Great image and I enjoyed your gallery very much. #8010451

Tess L. Yee October 05, 2009

Thanks for those terrific comments Mike, Kathy, Carrie, and Fax!

(Disclaimer: Please let the record show that I did NOT steal anyone's similar-looking tabby and place him on some stranger's porch so that I could then shoot him.)

:D #8010465

Karen Engelbreth October 05, 2009

Wonderful cat portrait, Tess... #8010634

Cyndy Doty October 05, 2009

Great capture, and complementary verbiage! #8010713

Kathy Reeves October 05, 2009

Fantastic image and Kitty mind reading! #8010934

Ken Smith level-classic October 05, 2009

Very nice comp, Tess. This turned out very nice! #8011012

Eugenio Diaz October 05, 2009

great. cats are so difficult to photograph and this is perfect. #8011270

Linda M. Walker October 05, 2009

Excellent capture....he certainly looks as if he is posing for you #8011335

Renata Gusciora October 05, 2009

THis is fantastic,Tess!Love the composition!Great timing! #8011390

Steve M. Harrington October 05, 2009

I am torn. I can't decide which I like better, the soft feel of the image or your witty title and description. Well shot and said, Tess.
Steve #8011530

Warren Ishii October 05, 2009

Cat lovers are great people...and also great photographers. Keep up the good work Tess. #8011599

Barbara Waldoch October 05, 2009

Terrific shot, Tess! #8011661

Stefania Barbier level-classic October 05, 2009

beautiful kitty, comp, and capture! #8011693

Brett Dolsen October 06, 2009

Wonderfull animal composition and capture Tess!!Brett #8011938

Yulianto Soeroso October 06, 2009

hihi make me afraid if in the dark haha nice shot #8011980

Barbara Mason October 06, 2009

This really is a pretty comp Tess - I love the colouring - would make a lovely greetings card :-) #8012668

Tess L. Yee October 06, 2009

Wow wow wow! Thanks for all of those awesome comments about the image (and I'm glad my feline interpretation was well received)!! #8013108

Mitch Spence level-classic October 07, 2009

I love the composition here, Tess, and the textures--the smooth white column, the twined basket, and the cat's fur. Nice. #8016632

Tess L. Yee October 07, 2009

Thanks for that really great comment, Mitch.

Honestly, I shot this a while ago, and only edited it for BP because I hadn't been able to shoot anything new. Now it's starting to grow on me a little! #8016666

Howard B. Cheek October 08, 2009

Great comp, technically well done Tess.
You've added great interest, nice theme/story behind the shot :) #8018355

Tess L. Yee October 08, 2009

Thanks for the wonderful comment, Howard! #8018675

Kaye Burazin October 08, 2009

And for a few treats he will find a home for life. Great capture Tess. I was looking for a notch taken from the ear. That signals that a vet has fixed the animal to control the population. We had to "love" trap our colony and a vet helped to fix them all. #8018950

Tess L. Yee October 08, 2009

Thanks for the great comment, Kaye...I never knew about the 'notch.' #8018984

Marty Straub October 08, 2009

Maybe she thinks that's YOUR studio, Tess. Perfectly captured personality. #8019334

Tess L. Yee October 08, 2009

Perhaps so, Marty! Thanks for the really nice comment! #8019585

Ann Myers October 08, 2009

Beautiful capture and lighting! Cool and witty, Tess! #8020268

Anita Tykwinski October 09, 2009

Love you title and description, perfect! #8021388

Tess L. Yee October 09, 2009

Thanks for those wonderful comments, Ann & Anita! #8021835

Susie Peek-Swint October 09, 2009

Terrific capture Tess ~ I love that expression ~ lol! #8022301

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton October 09, 2009

Excellent comp, clarity and colors. Well Done Tess !! #8022450

Maria Morrow October 09, 2009

Really beautiful composition on this pretty feline! #8022729

Tess L. Yee October 09, 2009

Thanks for such great comments Susie, Philippe, and Maria! #8022746

Graham Robards October 10, 2009

You read animals well Tess LOL. Well done. ~Pat #8023898

Tess L. Yee October 10, 2009

Thanks for that super nice comment, Pat! #8025048

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