Monday, August 19, 2013

Mancat Monday and Mackerel Monday

Mom has being going nuts using the Mackerel (Macro) setting on the (point and shoot) camera.    You can even see the slight drops of purr drool in this picture of my face:



Two more butterflies emerged yesterday.  Both were females.     The first flew off very quickly.  The second seemed to need to dry her wings, and also it was evening.   So she was placed on the impatiens flowers, where she stayed all night.   She is still there (8:45 am) which has the humans a bit mystified, because she doesn't seem injured or anything.    Perhaps she just really likes it there.

The way to tell the difference between the male and the female is the relative amounts of yellow and blue.    Much more yellow and less blue on the male.


26 comments:

  1. Mom's prime lens on her Nikon is her macro lens. She loves shooting up close. Simba that is one gorgeous picture of you. One really good tip about shooting is to get down to their level and shoot from the ground or shoot up at them on a table top or cat tree of whatever they like sitting up on. It makes for some very dramatic pictures.

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  2. Beautiful pics! The butterfly is just lovely on those impatiens!

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  3. We really love the butterfly shot -- and your purr drool too -- lol!

    We were going to ask how you can tell the gender difference, but you explained it for us; thank you!

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  4. That's a very pretty butterfly but to be honest we like the picture of your best Simba.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  5. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful butterfly! Handsome closeup of you, too, Simba!

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  6. oh these are just great!! I have to check my point and shoot and see if I have that!

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  7. That is a lovely portrait of you Simba. The butterfly is beautiful too. Mum uses the macro on her old camera a lot but she has just got a new one and is so busy playing around with the effects that she hasn't used the macro on it yet.

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  8. Simba, I LOVE seeing you up close. YOu are so handsome. You were my first crush, you know. I still kinda crush on you even now. You are just gorgeous. I mean handsome. I wondered how to tell the boys from the girls. I would worry that if she stays a lot longer a birdie may eat her. That would be horrible!

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    1. Yes, we were worried about the birds too, but none ate her. She flew off about 10:30 am! We think she was waiting for the sun to help her navigate.

      Katie, you are making me blush! You and Admiral are, and were, my favorites.

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  9. OMC what a handsome pic of you!! It's something your Mom can frame, drool and all. Pretty butterfly too! I hope other kitties' humans try the Mackerel.

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    1. Ansd thank Cod she didn't crop my ears!

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  10. OMC! We love the close up of you Simba! You're almost close enough to smooch on your sweet nose! You're very handsome! The butterfly is very pretty too!

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  11. Well, those really are Micro Good!!!

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  12. Simba, it is Verreh Manly to dribble with happiness. Fact!

    Mommy is all excited about the butterflies!

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  13. That is a gorgeous picture. Guess our camera doesn't have a Mackerel setting. You are right tho - sounds like a fish to me. Bring on the food.

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  14. Very pretty butterfly! Me-Ommmmmm

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  15. Yay, more mackerel lens shots! Love your closeup! And that butterfly looks yummy, I mean, pretty.

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  16. Oh Simba! What a great picture of you! And what a great picture of the flutterby!! Our mom is gonna be using that mackeral setting too.

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  17. That is a great picture of you Simba. We don't have a clue about the settings on our camera. The Person should pay more attention.
    So many great and interesting facts about the butterflys. Hope that one flies away soon.
    Take care and have a great day..

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  18. Beautiful photos, simba. Momma is scared of butterflies. She doesn't like them.

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  19. Dear Sir Simba: How handsome you look, drool and all! We have a special affection for ginger toms in the Realm as Quartermaster Scruffy was/is a ginger tom. He lead the PM a merry chase!

    Please do not worry about your butterflies; the PM loves them and I find them quite entertaining as TV since I now am occupied with bigger game.

    Hope you and Lady Audrey are enjoying summer. The PM should be posting some more soon. PT.

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  20. Simba we are so glad you explained this whole mackerel thing. We've been trying to figure out what's been up with that crazy fish. NOW we know!!

    And we LOVE your mackerel shot!
    : ) Katie & Glogirly

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  21. Beautiful portrait of you, Simba! I am woefully inept with the camera. I'm going to look into that setting. I love the shot of the butterfly!

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  22. The mackerel sure takes good shots!!!

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  23. Wow, you are so lucky to have this miracle happening on your back deck :-)

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