POTD: Kitten grown up and wary

Photo of the Day: Brought my daughter back to where I had discovered this kindle of kittens last year. Lo and behold, they were all still there sans one or two who had been adopted or died.

This photo was taken just after the cat had scuttled into the safety of this drain as it eyed us warily with its dilated eyes. It was already twilight and rather dark in the drain but the A7R didn’t have any problems getting a focus on the cat, although I had to dial up the ISO to its maximum of 25,600. The result was not surprisingly grainy but it was amazing that we even got any shot at all in that dim light! Photo taken with a Sony A7R full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, with a 55-210mm E-mount zoom lens. 184mm, f/6.3, 1/250 sec, ISO 25,600. Photo credit: John Tan.

This photo was taken just after the cat had scuttled into the safety of this drain as it eyed us warily with its dilated eyes. It was already twilight and rather dark in the drain but the A7R didn’t have any problems getting a focus on the cat, although I had to dial up the ISO to its maximum of 25,600. The result was not surprisingly grainy but it was amazing that we even got any shot at all in that dim light! Photo taken with a Sony A7R full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, with a 55-210mm E-mount zoom lens. 184mm, f/6.3, 1/250 sec, ISO 25,600. Photo credit: John Tan.

In particular, there was one black and white cat which I had photographed previously (see below).

“陪伴小女儿重游去年拍摄小猫咪的地方,发现当时只有几个星期大的小妈咪如今已长大了。连小女儿也觉得些许感概。但看到它安然成长,却也是一种安慰。祈福它与同伴们日后也能够继续安然度日。” – 科技点心(微薄)

We had so much fun comparing the fully grown cat with the photos that I’d taken of the kitten a year ago to affirm they were the same cat – the lines emanating from the corner of the eyes, and the stripes on the forehead.

The retirees looking after the cats confirmed that these cats were indeed those kittens all grown up.

    One year ago when he was still a kitten. Those eyes - I could look into them all day. Photo first published on 3 October, 2013 in "POTD: What does the cat say? Cat goes MEOW!". Photo credit: John Tan.

One year ago when he was still a kitten. Those eyes – I could look into them all day. Photo first published on 3 October, 2013 in “POTD: What does the cat say? Cat goes MEOW!”. Photo credit: John Tan.

This cat had become somewhat wary and escaped into the safety of a drain when we approached.

But after a while, it decided we were friendly and emerged to rub itself on us.

The other cats around did the same and soon we were surrounded by some seven to eight cats!

    The same kitty from a year ago saying, “Come play with me!” Photo first published on 6 October, 2013 in "POTD: Come play with Kitty". Photo credit: John Tan.

The same kitty from a year ago saying, “Come play with me!” Photo first published on 6 October, 2013 in “POTD: Come play with Kitty”. Photo credit: John Tan.

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