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Fire in the Eyes, but I wonder what's in the Soul

Posted by
Nitin (Mayenne, France) on 30 July 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

"Living Shanghai"

In Fuxing Park - a cat that was more than happy to pose for me and look through my camera into my eyes. I took like 10-15 pictures and each one was a splendid portrait, just like when a human being looks into your eye to make you aware of their overpowering presence.

Apart from that not having the best of times last few days, somewhere something doesn't seem right and I feel a little lost. I have some wonderful friends here but this is also a city, like any other, that have a superficial side to them. You've known real people all your life and you wish to have them, some of them who you've very narrowly missed. Why do we expect things from people, is it good, is it bad. But I ask myself, if we don't expect from people who else do we expect from? I'm probably just in a philosophical mood today. I just miss some people.

I just wish today passes off smoothly, cos it's a bigger day for me - another year added to my life. I've never felt excited about it in general, but I'm glad I have a few friends around who can lift my spirits. And there are also some who aren't around. I hope I can be carefree, I hope I can be content, I hope I can have those few people around me who I desire, I hope I hope I hope. May be I'm just having some off days and when I wake up soon I will feel normal, like I woke up from a bad dream. Or just feel indifferent.

“Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.”
Oscar Wilde

NIKON D90 1/200 second F/6.3 ISO 200 105 mm

Z from Shanghai, China

It is cool! The cat's whisker got my attention...Great finding and shot, Nitin!

30 Jul 2011 6:59am

Jyoti from Mumbai, India

wow Nitin! this is brilliant

30 Jul 2011 7:54am

Smitha from Paris, France

Happy birthday Nitin! Splendid close-up of this glass-eyed feline! Hope you soon find the serenity you're looking for!

30 Jul 2011 10:28am

Fitr from Rhode Island, United States

cats just know, thats why he was happy to pose for you :) great shot!!

30 Jul 2011 12:25pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

wonderful light, detail, tonal range and pose! A fabulous capture Nitin!

30 Jul 2011 4:48pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

beautiful!! a beautiful photo. a kiss. Alejandra

31 Jul 2011 3:35am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Beautiful cat, someone was nipping at his ear, must have been a great fight.
The look almost seems to suggest a divine vision - beautiful. The whiskers
came out gorgeously in the photo, the light seems to have caught them just

31 Jul 2011 6:18am

1/200 second
ISO 200
105 mm