This photograph is taken on the stairs in front of the precincts of the Ikegami Honmon-ji temple of Tokyo Ōta-ku. One stray cat was sitting on it gently, closing eyes on the foundation of a stone lantern. It was the considerably fat cat. When I got down from the stairs which reach entrance gate of a temple, this cat began to get down and move from a pedestal. When often observed, an elderly woman comes and she began to give food this cat. Probably, she is the residents who live near this temple. This cat was waiting for the daily habits which a master comes and give a meal. Even if I go to an urban park etc., I notice those who give such a stray cat meal. Although the owner is taking care of it with the walk, the sufficient meal, etc., about the dog, I feel relieved that there are those who also do such an easy act to a stray cat in daily life.
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COSTANTINO (67258) 2014-04-27 8:30
Gooe evening my dear friend
I liked this simple shot with the sitting
cat and her closing eyes
but the important message is that
other people givesuch a stray cat meal
interesting isnt it?
saxo042 (37908) 2014-04-27 12:38
Obviously not a pet! Still a very good picture of this "wild" animal, perfect sharpness and nice background colours.
ourania (48666) 2014-04-27 12:52
this stray cat is very pretty and looks relaxed and quiet, she must be getting nice treats by those who take care of her. Your picture is very well composed and evokes peacefulness. The cat looks so sharp and bright, the surrounding tones are moody and appealing and the people walking away could easily be part of the story. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great week,
mcmtanyel (25522) 2014-04-27 20:42
Since he does not seem to be starving, I assume he's waiting for some affection. I like the off-set placement of the cat against the blurred background.
pajaran (63402) 2014-04-27 22:43
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan tekst o macki sa opisom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazno mesto i macka, lepe boje.
Macke su dobri ljubimci i veliki lovci na miseve.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting article about a cat with a description ...
Good time recording and contrast, nice demonstration place and cats, beautiful colors.
Cats are good pets, and great hunters of mice.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.
ikeharel (74663) 2014-04-28 7:50
Every town has its red-head cats, somewher, Mikio, even we have one in our neighbourhood.
But keep in mind - wherever there are cats, no mice around.
Nice portrait of a very clean animal, looks as well fed and cared, enjoy its daily rutine. The surround green and grey in fine contrast.
abmdsudi (56256) 2014-04-30 3:12
The shallow depth of field has really worked best here, he's beuatifully sharp and breath takingly standout. You certainly found some very interesting bright, bold stray cat in wonderful vibrant colours. This certainly brighten the shot up, excellent in every way - colour, comp and interest. Well done, tfs
fabbs99 (17175) 2014-05-07 21:53
I love that cat.Sweet shot and captured beautifully.TFS.
adores (46079) 2014-06-09 16:04
He's beautiful and looks very well fed! I feed some here also:)! Good portrait, with very good focus! I like the people passing in the blurred background.
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-20
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax K10 D, Pentax DA 50-200 f4-5.6 ED
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/180 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Cats everywhere [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-27 8:25