Singapore does have lots of "stray" cats. Although "stray, they are well looked after by people who take the trouble to feed them on a regular basis. Some people spend hundreds of $ just on feeding strays. No kidding! So the next time you pass through Singapore and see a "stray" cat, dont feel sorry for it knowing it it is probably have a good and relaxing life.
In the background are typical old Peranakan houses that was popular in the early 1900s. Today, there are not too many left, with most of us staying in highrise apartments.
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Ralfhar (728) 2005-12-11 4:07
Your photo is funny. I like the colors.
L'attitude du chat est vraiment sympathique.
RGatward (20062) 2005-12-11 4:10
That an amazing shot John, fantaztic pose you got from the cat. I supppose you had to feed it to get it to do that.
gren4 (603) 2005-12-11 4:35
Lovely original idea.Well timed at this angle makes for a humourous photo and stands out.Nice!
hispic (9652) 2005-12-11 4:39
The cat's pose is wonderful, also the background is very amazing.
Furachan (0) 2005-12-11 4:39
Fantastic shot, John. My wife and I are cat lvers and this pic is the GREATEST. Superb timing but also a very nice "baba" background, with those old shop houses.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-12-11 4:43
It's a very very beautifull composition.
This cat is a great perspective. The nice colors of the background.
All is beautifull here.
flydragon (0) 2005-12-11 4:53
so cool this picture
i love cat
this POV is so good and very nice to have this
backgroud it make the pics
very well seen
Galeota (10338) 2005-12-11 4:55
I'm not particularly fond of cats, but this one is a winner. You've got him in a great pose, and your point of view favours the interest of the composition. The facades are the cherry on top of the cake, setting the architectural environment and teaching us about a particular, almost gone, aspect of the local culture.
Framboisilla (5277) 2005-12-11 5:31
Very funny picture with this cat... And nice point of view with one blue half and the other red !
faraujo (1707) 2005-12-11 7:56
You were in right moment, in the right spot!
The coloured houses enhance the cat.
cherryripe (21033) 2005-12-11 8:17
Brilliant capture just at the right moment. Pretty backdrop with the interesting colorful facades. Nice and sharp and well framed.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-12-11 10:16
Is he yawning or threating you?
Either way its one of the most expresive cats I have ever seen,
the background is wonderful
nwoehnl (122) 2005-12-11 12:11
Great find, John - very nice posing and attitude you captured in this stray cat. What makes the photo unique is of course the steep upward angle along the ornate façade of the old buildings. Well done.
bibiweb (8) 2005-12-11 12:26
Great shot of this yawning cat (you could also have posted it in the "Decisive Moment" category). Your POV, from below, makes a very interesting pesrpective and the buildings in the back are very colorful and are nicely decorated. Thanks for making me laugh!
wishnugaruda (1305) 2005-12-11 15:06
this is excellent, I love your dangerous cat.
She's sitting on a wonderful place and you had a perfect POV - thank you very much for sharing it with us, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda
Ebbe (9617) 2005-12-11 15:58
What an attitude. I not much for pet pictures but here you have both architecture and attitude too. The low angle works great here but I specially like how the tail and cat makes almost a half diagonal through the picture.
lemon_logix (1054) 2006-06-04 7:46
haha, good one, good one. what a capture and what precise timing. great background too.
Isabelle (9046) 2006-10-22 9:16
I am not surprised I haven´t seen this shot before :)
lovely, it goes straight to my theme (if you don´t mind!)
zumoduvas (2069) 2007-08-12 3:32
Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.
- Copyright: John Ye Ko (yekjohn) (1890)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-11-26
- Categories: Humorous
- Camera: Nikon DSLR, Polarizer
- Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): cats @ windows and doors, Cats of the world, the Cats, Cats in Asia [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-12-11 4:02
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