Rich Ditch's Photography Blog

December 26, 2010

Ernie and the blanket

Filed under: Cats, Non Birds — richditch @ 7:09 pm
Ernie "hides"

Ernie "hides"

Just a quick grab shot from earlier in the month, when I noticed Ernie (one of our two indoor-only cats) in a playful mood. He decided he could hide under this afghan hanging from the arm of a chair: I’m sure everyone who lives with cats recognizes this behavior when a cat thinks it is hidden as long as its head is covered.

Luckily I had my Nikon D200 handy with the modest 55-200 “plastic” zoom mounted, instead of the normally mounted 300/2.8 and TC20E. So I got down on the floor with the camera and focused on Ernie. This was at 80mm, ISO 400, f/5.6 and 1/20th second without flash. The camera was handheld but braced as best I could manage and surprisingly sharp at that slow shutter speed. This is the uncropped full frame image.



  1. What a beautiful cat Rich and very well done for 1/20 handheld. I recognize the behavior when I had cats they thought they were hidden of they couldn’t see me through whatever they were hiding behind. Ernie’s eye color is gorgeous.

    Comment by Mia — December 26, 2010 @ 7:14 pm

  2. Why is Ernie looking at you so suspiciously Rich? Does he know something about you that we don’t? Love the afghan over his head.

    Comment by rondudley — December 26, 2010 @ 7:28 pm

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