How To Make A Cat Nervous
Stop with camera
Cat eyes me with suspicion
I’m up to no good?
How to make anyone nervous: stop to photograph something in their direction. I’m very careful on my urban hikes as to what I photograph and try not to intrude on anyone’s privacy. Well, I think I’m being careful but sometimes I still seem to crowd someone’s personal space. I photographed this cat only to have someone yell “HEY!” from over the fence. I explained to the man that I liked the cat’s face and that’s what I photographed. That seemed to alleviate the situation and I continued on without any more interaction. But really, if you want to make someone nervous, just get out your camera.
The bluebird was hanging out around its nesting box in the early morning. I was waiting for it with my camera. I think it’s sitting on a rain gauge.
For my final illustration for the online course Natural History Illustration 101, I chose to draw a Dama Gazelle. I used a photograph I took a couple of years ago at an exotic game breeding ranch. I’ve been taking drawing lessons for two years now. I can tell you that had I tried this two years ago, it would have ended up as some version of a stick figure gazelle.
Our homework assignment for Week 5 in the Natural History Illustration 101 course was to submit an outline sketch of a mammal and to provide a few sketches of a bird. I chose these two subjects because I have good photographs of them.
Dama Gazelle, from Africa
Black-bellied whistling tree duck
Our puppy is growing fast (as they all do). Ruckus certainly likes to retrieve the bumper. He likes to chew on it or play keep away instead of bringing it to me or hubby so we can throw it again.