1. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    #1 Norman, Apr 13, 2007
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2007
    I am sure everyone remembers the cat Mackeral,obtained from the RSPCA,cost £50,vanished overnight.
    I suspect that he is around,but not with us.
    This is our new cat,Bella.
    Ten years old,a rescue cat,only wants food and fuss.
    Peg and I love her so things turned out ok in the end.
    Norman
     

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  2. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    Another.
    Ain't she beautiful?
    Norman
     

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  3. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,896
    Kent
    Dear Norman,

    Now you tell Bella, in no uncetain terms, that she`s home now.

    What a lovely puss.
     
  4. Cate

    Cate Registered User

    Jul 2, 2006
    1,370
    Newport, Gwent
    #4 Cate, Apr 13, 2007
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2007
    Purrrrfect

    Oh Norman she is gorgeous, and a very lucky puss to have found herself a nice new loving home.

    Love
    Cate
     
  5. Gromit

    Gromit Registered User

    Apr 3, 2006
    187
    Edinburgh
    Gorgeous

    What a beauty! I'm so pleased for you.

    thanks for posting the pictures - they are great.

    G
    x
     
  6. mel

    mel Registered User

    Apr 30, 2006
    1,656
    Sheffield
    Hi Norman
    What a beauty:)
     
  7. noelphobic

    noelphobic Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    3,452
    Liverpool
    and the cat's not bad either ;)
     
  8. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    Hi Norman

    I'm really pleased that you have found such a beautiful cat and that Peg has taken to her.

    Thanks for posting the pictures - Bella clearly likes to pose.....
     
  9. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,438
    Georgeous cat Norman, and very photogenic (or is that down to the skill of the photographer?)

    Jennifer
     
  10. carol

    carol Registered User

    Jun 24, 2004
    196
    Surrey/Hampshire
    Pleased that you and Peg have found yourselves a lovely new pet. Now you have two females to fuss over Norman. Peg and Bella. May you all become best friends!

    Love Carolx
     
  11. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Hi Norman

    Che Bella!!!

    She is so beautiful, and so lucky to have found such a loving home.

    Hope you, Peg and Bella have a long and happy relationship together.

    Love,
     
  12. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,438
    To add to this, how does one take decent photos of pets? I'm not just taking about the "red eye" aspect of it, or rather green eye, but everything. I have many years worth of photos of various animals, and to be honest, they could for the most part be used as still for a horror movie: "When good pets go bad" would seem an appropriate title. Even my goldfish, god help them, end up looking like something that should have the music from Jaws played as an accompaniment, and don't get me started on the rats! That's of course when they're not so blurred they look like spirit photography. Any websites, books that anyone would recommend?

    Jennifer
     
  13. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    Hi Jennifer

    What I have found recently, in taking pictures of my new 'family' - children and adults alike - is that a feature of my digital camera comes in really useful.

    The camera [Canon Ixus 750] has reasonable resolution - 7 megapixels - actually I de-tune it to 4 because otherwise I'd have no hard disk space left when i store the pictures - I have almost filled a 500 gigabyte hard drive this past year....

    The special thing though is the movie mode, which is DVD quality. With a 2 gigabyte SD card in it, I can take good amounts of video with sound. Better actually than my digital camcorder can do!

    What I do is take short bursts of video of the people at best picture setting, then I play back the video on the PC, stop it at a particular point, Print Screen, then crop and save it from my picture editor.

    The picture size is limited of course, but certainly good enough for 6 x 4 prints, and great for making DVDs with soundtracks.

    The images selected from the video are far more like the people being captured than still images taken as such are.

    Now, I didn't do all this when I was owned by Nikolai Vronsky, our fine Russian Blue cat, so I don't know if it would work for pets. I'd give it a try though.

    Nicky - and his companion Caradoc, the Blue Abyssinian, were great posers though, so didn't want me to do anything other than take their pictures so others could admire them....:p

    This picture I took when they were under a year old, in 1995, when Jan was only just starting on our terrible journey.
     

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  14. DeborahBlythe

    DeborahBlythe Registered User

    Dec 1, 2006
    9,222
    I've looked closely at Bella's big beautiful eyes and I'm concluding that it's done with a liberal application of eye shadow. I think there is an expert make-up person at work there. Have you tried a little mascara on your fishes, Jennifer? Waterproof, of course.
     
  15. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Bruce, what posers they are -- so arrogant.

    Thanks for the tip. I've got an Ixus too -- a lesser version -- but hadn't thought of using the video function for taking stills of Skye. I'll definitely give it a go.
     
  16. sue38

    sue38 Registered User

    Mar 6, 2007
    10,854
    Wigan, Lancs
    Wow Bruce I only wish I understood a word of what you'd written. Sounds impressive though. And I thought my posts on bankruptcy and deprivation of assets were technical:D
     
  17. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,438
    Clearly I need a new camera. Actually I DO need a new camera: I finally found the cable of the other one, only to discover that it has a power supply problem. So I put the memory card in my son's card reader, only to be unable to find the cables for that. It would be funny if it wasn't so pathetic.
     
  18. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    16,156
    Toronto, Canada
    lovely, lovely kitties

    I just adore animals in general & cats in particular.

    Wanted to post a picture of one of my mine, but the file was too big. I'll try again later.

    Norman, I've always had a soft spot for long-haired cats, and tabbies, and gingers, and black & white and...... I love them all!
     
  19. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
  20. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    Hi Jenifer
    I am no expert photographer.
    I have an Olympus C-120 Camedia camera with 2.0 megapixels,2.5X digital zoom.
    Those pictures are original, no red eye removal or anything.
    I am afraid that I do not take enough care with my pictures.
    If you look carefully Peg's breakfast of two hot cross buns can be seen in the background!!
    Norman
    Norman
     

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