Monday, July 4, 2011

Island Cat at Night

Balboa Island, Newport Beach, California

Dressed up in his tuxedo like a feline James Bond.
I've seen this cat before but this was the first time I said hello and gave him a pat on the head. What a friendly little guy he is and he seemed to enjoy having his picture taken. He also likes to watch the passing boats. Perhaps tonight he'll be watching 4TH of July fireworks.

This is my post for Night Shot Monday.

17 comments:

  1. Excellent post! Great light on the cat's head. Have a great 4th! and thank you James.

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  2. What a great shot, James! I, too, love the light on this fellow's head! Beautiful cat! Hope your 4th of July holiday is going well! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  3. Looks like a real charmer... an aristocat if there ever was one... so, you're out there slumming it with the alley cats now ?

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  4. He must be an angel to have that halo around his head. Fun shot and post.

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  5. Awwww, he is adorable and definitely an aristo-cat with what looks like a gold collar... Glad that you are making friends, James.

    Enjoy the festivities tonight!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  6. Around here he would be called a Sylvester Cat for the Looney Tunes character. When I was very young we had a cat like this who I named Wussie. Many years later when my kids were young we had another who had a little black mustache and was named Charley after Charley Chaplin.

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  7. Is he looking at boats - or at you out of the corner of his eye?

    Lucy

    P.S. The WV is 'cutiest'.

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  8. I love the comparison with James Bond! that's it! I hope you and him will become good friends (It's may be useful to have a 007 among friends...Ü)

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  9. He is sure ready for the big night!

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  10. This little friend is adorable and great capture!I imagine he is interesting in the fireworks indeed!
    Léia

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  11. James, a great composition and also what a wonderful capture of the essence of cat - inquisitive, of regal stature, and electric! Glad you made friends. When cats take over the world, that may come in handy! All the best to you.

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  12. That looks like a good spot to spend the 4th! Lucky cat to spend his days there!

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  13. Fun post, James... the lighting on the cat makes the shot, of course. Got a giggle out of Owen's and Bill's comments, too! (Where I come from, Wussie would not be a complimentary name...)

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  14. Hi James,
    Thanks a million for reminding me to look at the PhotoXplorers site and videos on YouTube. They are fantastic... I had noted it when you sent it a while back, but just hadn't gotten to it... but did today, and wow, just blows me away. They are really dedicated, passionate about their work. There is more about the Hasard Cheratte mine site on other videos, will have to look some more. Amazing to see it from inside out, after having been there just a few weeks ago. It's only a few hours drive from home, so I may just have to get back up that way soon... anyway, thanks again !!!

    You mentioned you weren't sure if comments were disappearing, but I'm not sure that's what it is, it may be simply that I do have comment moderation turned on for comments on posts more than a few days old. I do that so I won't miss any comments that may come in on older posts. But I do post them, just may happen a day or two later, depending on timing between when you leave them and when I log back in to Blogger... But do e-mail me if you think a comment's gone...

    The Hasard Cheratte mine is also on the Opacity site, a great place for urban X...

    I'm off for the south of France in the morning, take care...

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  15. Such a gentlemanly looking feline. You were fortunate to make his acquaintance and get his compliance.

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  16. OH this reminds me in a way of my Meeps. Lovely portrait James.
    V

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