Cat in the tree tops

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Comments (15)

Liviu Chirilă on July 28, 2008

Spectacular shot! Liviu

Ian Stehbens on July 28, 2008

Dear Liviu,

I just stood there with the camera awed, for about 30 minutes as the sun set and light came in under the canopy. I was the receiver of a beautiful display. But that cat haunts me!

Kind regards, Ian

EVA_L on July 29, 2008

Heavenly roads!

Wonderful and romantic image, dear Yan!

Best wishes. Eva

Ian Stehbens on July 29, 2008

You have a very special imagination, Eva.

I like the idea of heavenly roads, though I cannot escape from the cat that I see in the tree tops! The tree canopy created such a high and gentle covering, it did seem romantic just to be standing there covered with a bower and illuminated by golden light.



Craig Ward on July 29, 2008

Just great,well done Ian,Cheers Craig :)

Ian Stehbens on July 29, 2008

I just can't get that cat down. I am pleased that you enjoy such images of tree canopies. Not quite the same as being under a pier making interesting images, Craig.


Liviu Chirilă on July 30, 2008

I guess you won't get the cat down, no matter how hard you try. It's the same situation with the bird in this photo. The sky "lines" make very interesting images, but I'm not sure I can see the image you wanted to show us. I mean I see the head of a cat, right in the center of the photo. Am I right? You put our imagination to a serious test ;) Best wishes! Liviu

Tamás Borbély on August 3, 2008

Wonderful and especial photo Ian ! My best regards, Tamás

Rafal Ociepka on August 4, 2008

What can I say... simply great job, Ian


Luud Riphagen on August 7, 2008

Very special image Ian I see a cat and the head of a second one. Greetings Luud

Sigurtor Holm on August 8, 2008

Great shot. Greetings Sig Holm.

Ian Stehbens on August 16, 2008

Greetings to all my mates. Liviu, Tamás, Rafal, Luud and Sig you all surprise me for I wouldn't have predicted that this image would have caught you attention. But thanks so much. I very much enjoyed standing under this great canopy and watching it illuminated by a setting sun, and then coming back next morning early just to watch it illuminated again from below.

As for the "cat/s" it was my wife Margaret who pointed the cat out to me (she is a lover of cats) ands since than I cannot look at this without seeing the cat! But that wasn't why I took the photo. Be assured, Liviu, that you have passed the test. Perhaps,imagination for one is reality for another.



Liviu Chirilă on August 16, 2008

Welcome back, Ian. Good to hear from you again! Of course this shot caught our attention. Just try to imagine us looking for the cat and I'm pretty sure you'll find the sight quite funny :) But I'm glad I finally saw it. Warm regards, Liviu

Hazel Coetzee on December 15, 2009

One large-eyed pussycat, Ian - meouw..!!!

It is surprisingly feline when you've spotted it, but it isn't quite what I was expecting to see.... ((o;

Warmest greetings, Hazel

Ian Stehbens on December 16, 2009

Every time I walk under this tree, Hazel, I look up to see if the cat is still there. It is a deciduous tree so the cat seems to disappear and reappear through the year. Right now it will be being tormented by a tropical cyclone. When I return in July next year I will look for it again.


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