Wow, what amazing color!! Very sharp too! AHH trade my stinky jumping dog for Loki-chan!! *.* (Though I believe Bengals are illegal to own here in Georgia...-.-But they can allow pitt bulls...give me a break )
Thank you . The shot wasn't actually quite as sharp as I'd have liked, but you only see that on the download version!
Actually Georgia allow later generation Bengals - if it's at least F4 (4 generations removed from an original crossing), a registered pedigree cat, you have the pedigree and its microchipped (so its generation can be proved). See the relevant part here: www.messybeast.com/small-hybri...
There seems to be some prestige associated with owning earlier generation Bengals (F1, F2, F3) because they're closer to a wild cat, but from what I've read they often make rubbish pets as while they often have the wilder looks of the Asian Leopard Cat they also often have the personality which isn't good in a pet/companion animal. Loki is over 6 generations removed from a crossing - he has very uniquely Bengal behaviour traits, but he's very much a domestic cat still and makes a great pet.
Nikon D7000 with a Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 lens at f3.2, although a lower-end dSLR with e.g. a 50mm prime lens could get the same shot without any problem . The shot is not actually that sharp, although you can only really see that in the full resolution version (I think that was down to the shutter speed being only 1/80 and either slight hand shake from me or slight movement from him). It was the light from the window and his gaze angle that really made the shot work I reckon .