Egyptian Mau Kittens (a photo)

Egyptian Mau 5 Kittens looking out
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Egyptian Mau 5 Kittens looking out

A Helmi Flick multi-portrait; stunning looking cats probably photographed at a cat show in America. A breeder brings the kittens in to her traveling photographic studio. The way it is done is to place all the kittens on the table and very quickly present a cat tease (stick with feather) in front of the kittens which catches their communal eye and the photograph is captured. The photographer has a limited amount of time and tries to get the photo (about five tries over 5 minutes).

The Egyptian Mau is one of the world’s most popular purebred cats. The silver version with a high contrast pattern is the most popular for this cat breed. As you can see these are tabby cats – spotted tabbies.

As you can see I have made a big point about copyright. The copyright belongs to Helmi Flick. A lot people, especially in the more corrupt countries, ignore copyright (intellectual property) so I have to remind them in strong terms to leave the photograph alone.

Visitors would be surprised how much fighting I have to do to protect Helmi Flick’s copyright. The internet is not a nice place sometimes.

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Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 74-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare. If you want to read more click here.

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9 Responses

  1. Arielson says:

    The Egyptian Mau is a great looking cat. This photo showcase why they are so beautiful and lovable. You really need some skills to get a perfect shot like this.

    • Hi Arielson. I agree these cats are stunning. This is teamwork. Firstly the cats are gorgeous and then the lighting is strong to bring out the coat texture and color. Also it is strobe lighting with arrests movement so the photographer can capture fleeting moments. Then the camera is a top of the range Canon SLR. Also there will be three people involved in the photo: breeder, cat wrangler and photographer. It all adds up. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

  2. Cal says:

    It is just so darn perfect! That middle boy (assuming) is looking directly into her lens, while the others are distracted by the feather. I know, I’m stating the obvious again, but it is just so sweet. 🙂

  3. Cal says:

    She clicks that shutter perfectly! [Does she shoot in medium or is she using digital exclusively, Michael?] This is a beautiful Egyptian Mau portrait of a litter. I truly am amazed by what she and her husband continue to accomplish in the field. Love it.

    I do wish, though, 😉 that you could accept that we will NOT dishonor copyright, and let the eye rest on just those little sweet’ums! (No distracting “stamp.”) They are certainly beautiful, and what a moment captured!

    • I wish I could use the plain photo Cal. The trouble is there has been a lot of breaches of copyright and I have to do my best to prevent it. I hate messing the image a bit but it is a price worth paying I feel. It is the real world and it is harsh.

    • She always uses 35mm digital. I don’t think she’d have a clue how to use 6x6cm film. I was brought up on film 35mm to 10×8 and I still like it but you can’t deny the ease of using digital cameras. Instant check on what you’ve got. Back in the old days we used Polaroid to check. Mind you I always knew I had a good picture even though I had to wait to see it.

  4. Jayme says:

    They are some adorable cats, even with copyright symbols. They look like the old boy band N’Sync.haha. .. How cute. Thank you for sharing and for flaunting that copyright! I’m sure like everything else, people try and steal other people’s work/art. I had to educate myself and Google Helmi Flick. I found some stunning photo’s of cats done by this person. Thank you again.

    • My pleasure. About 7 years ago, Helmi granted me permission to publish her photos on PoC. I have always protected her photos as best I can. I try and find different ways of getting the message across 😉

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