Cat dreams by MrsRatbag ()
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I love feline chins, no matter the size!
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The quintessential catnap. But wait, I recently read that humans are the only life forms among mammals that sleep on their backs. If what I see has any validity, this wonderful capture makes a mockery of that statement. Or was this furry chap sleeping on its side? In any event, I really like the lighting, patterns and textures in this shot, Denise.
I know a lot of people still don't view full-size (which amazes me, as we're all artists and if anyone would, it would be us), but I always do: And anyone who doesn't see this full size is missing how revealing it is. A big cliff of a shot, the upside down chin sits there like a big protrusion of furry power. Even while it sleeps, few animal look as powerful as big cats. When we studied animal anatomy, cats had some of the most powerful shoulder muscles of any animal on earth, really massive, allowing them that shoulder-heavy prowl, and the ability to jump from great heights and absorb the landing like they were made of 2000 tons of shock-absorbent rubber. All that power, therefore, seems so present when it's slumbering. And in this closeup---with more of your fine intimate cropping---it feels like a chunk of power just decked out oblivious to the whole world. (When you're big enough, and have that speed, you can sleep in peace in ways that smaller animals can't afford to do.) Beautiful detail---whiskers included---another wonderful angle and crop, and another revealing portrait of a moment-in-the-life-of-a-great-cat. Really beautiful, Denise.