Abyssinian cat photo of the week: This is a very fine quality photograph by Helmi Flick of an equally fine quality Abyssinian cat (“Hobgoblin”). The image has it all. It is dynamic and the composition comes from the movement, the frozen action of this active cat. I’ll let Helmi take over describing her photo:
This image won Featured Photo of the Day AND Featured Photo of the Week on the photography site I am on, PhotoPoints. I don’t often get a Photo of the Week, so I’m pretty thrilled!…He was photographed at TICA’s 2008 Jersey State Cat Show in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA.
Helmi talks more below the photo..
|“This is a Ruddy Abyssinian, “Hobgoblin”, intent on getting the pheasant feather my husband, Ken, is using to tease him across the shooting table. Abys are wonderful photographic subjects: their fur is ticked, like a squirrel’s, which makes their musculature more defined
for the camera, they are VERY active cats and not afraid of being photographed or new situations. Ken calls them “monkeys on crack” … because they are all over the shooting table. To get a shot of an Aby in a formal posed position is very difficult. An action shot is much easier! I love their look: inquisitive, curious, in the moment, and affectionate. They have a sweet face and always play in an entertaining fashion.
Hobgoblin was a good example of the activity of this breed”….Helmi Flick
Thanks for a great photo, Helmi, and your commentary.