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Two Cats, One Tower, and Synchronized Sleeping

post #1 of 22
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Here are a few Tiki and Kiddan photos.


What do you do when she won't give you the tower? Sit on her, of course!



But NOW who's Mr. Annoyed?



Synchronized Sleeping....





And the beauty shot...

post #2 of 22
Gorgeous! Haven't seen your post in a while... how have things been? Has the book been published yet?
post #3 of 22
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The book hasn't been published yet - I think it will be next month before they make the final image selections.

Otherwise, good! I'm still astounded by Tiki...she's the sweetest. She has the funniest behaviors. She fetches. She pulls Q-tips out of the bathroom cabinet and carries them in her mouth to her "play" spots. She runs horizontally along the back of the couch at 100mph and *loves* to play hide and seek.

I'm sure it's silly, but she's an inspiration to me! She still nuzzles and rubs faces with me 2-3 times a day. When I look at the first photo of these two, I know we had a silent agreement of some sort on that first day.


post #4 of 22
beautiful beautiful and beautiful!

I just love looking at your photos - the quality is wonderful and the subjects are beautiful.

I would love to do photography.
post #5 of 22
Great pictures. The difference in Tiki is amazing.
post #6 of 22
Those are really great pictures! My quality always stinks because of the scanner I use. I really like that one of you down on the floor in their face. Thats adorable!!! Makes me wanna smooch their cute faces!!

And Tiki looks so much better than her first pict!! Wow!
post #7 of 22
HIP HOORAY!! NEW PICS of TIKI and Kiddan!!!!

Laughed my head off when I saw Kiddan sitting on top of Tiki!!Amazing Tiki COULD STILL BREATHE!! The pics of Synchronized Sleeping are also some of my fav..

I just LOVE to see pics you've taken of ur babies.. You are very TALENTED AND have two GREAT MODELS!! (wink)

Keep it coming..
post #8 of 22
I love...love...love...love...love... your Tikki! Can't wait to buy your book too!
post #9 of 22
Scott, when you first started taking care of Tiki, did you have any idea, she would grow up to be as beautiful as she has become? I can't get over her beauty: It's everything about her, from her markings, and bone structure to the adorable expressions on her face.
post #10 of 22
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When I first started taking care of Tiki, I thought we had a very sick kitten that was either going to have to be put to sleep or was going to go through life with one eye or no eyes . And that seems to be what the vet thought as well.

Which is why she's such an inspiration. She's the definition of what happens when you have a little faith, follow your heart and invest a little TLC.

She's one of the most direct lessons that I've ever learned.


post #11 of 22
Great pics!!
post #12 of 22
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post #14 of 22
What an amazing transformation! Tikki looks incredible. And what a big boy Kiddan is!! So gorgeous!

I do have one photography question for you. What is the secret to not having the cats eys shine back at the camera? My kitties always come out looking like little devils!
post #15 of 22
Your babies are SO adorable together, and I love the beauty shot! They are both so beautiful! Forgive me for asking a question that everyone knows but me What book are you writing?
post #16 of 22
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Thanks.

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I do have one photography question for you. What is the secret to not having the cats eys shine back at the camera? My kitties always come out looking like little devils!
The eye issue is generally an issue with direct camera flash. Since the pupil (opening) of cats' eyes can get so large, what you're actually seeing is the flash reflecting off of the back of the inside of their eye. To avoid that, you would want a bright room (so their pupil is small), no flash, or a flash that can be bounced off of the ceiling so it's not directly facing the cat's eyes. Otherwise, in a dark room -- when their pupils are large and wide to let more light in -- the flash simply reflects of the rear of their eyeball. If the cats are looking directly at you in a dark room, the problem will be the worst.

What "red eye reduction" cameras do is they fire off some pre-flash bursts of light in order to make the pupil contract and get smaller as a natural reaction to more light. THEN they take the picture.

I use an SLR camera flash like this one:


....Which has a swivel head. It can be bounced off of the ceiling, rather than fired directly into the cat's eyes.

Or, if I'm using a "point and shoot" camera, I try to turn off the flash as much as possible and hold the camera VERY steady, because there will be a slow shutter speed without a flash.

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What book are you writing?
I'm not actually writing the book - I work as a photo editor/photographer, and one of the publishers that I work with is doing a book on cats. They're supposed to be using some photos of mine for the book.
post #17 of 22
those are really nice photos....Picture#2 made me chuckle.....and the last one look like a playboy spread...lol
post #18 of 22
I can think of absolutely no better subject for a book!!! That must be lots of fun for you!
post #19 of 22
Ahhh, Tiki. So beautiful. Kidden is very a handsome kitty.
post #20 of 22
Very nice photographs! Tiki looks great and Kiddan is a big kitty!
post #21 of 22
What beautiful cats you have.

And such a wonderful transformation on Tiki. She's gorgeous.
post #22 of 22
I could help but laugh and laugh when I saw your pics. Your ginger cat looks just like my Roo!

And your pics hold so much emotion! It's easy to stare and get swept away in them. It's like each picture holds a little story and you have to stare for a full minute to understand the whole thing.

You are very talented. Thank you for sharing your photos.
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