This is not the first time Toby Cat has been featured on Camera Critters. It is fun to go back and look at the photos I took of him last summer and compare them to the ones featured here. The colors are amazingly different. Not only is the time of year reflected in the colors around him, the lighting is entirely different. The first set being taken on a warm summers evening, and these having been shot on a deary winters day. I was also experimenting with color popping last summer, and have backed off considerably. I found that is just isn't my style.
This particular day, I enjoyed trying to capture some of the details that make Toby such a special little friend.
I love his eyes. There is just an interesting intensity to them. In fact, he looks a bit annoyed in this shot, don't you think? What cat doesn't look annoyed sometimes?
I am in love with Toby's fuzzy chest and cute little feet. I adore this shot...it reminds me of a bunny.
Here's a close up of one of his eyes. Not only is the eye beautiful, the marking of his fur around them intrigue me. I love the outlining of his eye.
Then we have the tail. Sigh...I just love to watch a cat's tail moving, slinking, twitching. Toby does this really great slow curling and uncurling of his tail that is so soothing to me.
This shot shows the fabulous shape of the bridge of his nose, and the black dots that mark where his whiskers are attached.
Lastly, we have another foot shot. I couldn't just choose one, and since I didn't get an ear shot that I liked, you get this bonus shot. I love how you get the sense of his claws clutching the wood.
Toby is an amazing animal. He is a lovely, gentle natured house pet, but he is known to leave all sizes of small vermin on our porch, from mice, to small rabbits. He is a great hunter, and yet a loving part of our family.