Hi Matt, I love this picture and have used it on the blog The Soft Animal which I just began. I would like to have this photo recur every 20 posts or so, floating through the blog as a remainder of its central theme. I credit your name and link to this site every time I post it. I also created a page Photo Credit which again credits your name and a link to this page. Have a look and tell me whether that is ok with you.
You take wonderful photos and have beautiful cats. I envy you! Kind regards, Dian
I've been trying to get the hang of cat action photography and spent half an hour teasing my two kittens with a feathers-on-a-string toy with a remote camera trigger in my hand . They'll both jump for the toy and Loki is particularly athletic and will sometimes do back flips and other various flying leaps (if he runs for the toy on the ground and I yank it into the air at the right time that usually gets the strange mid-air poses). It's pot luck as to what pose I capture and whether I manage to trigger the shutter when he's in frame so I have lots of completely rubbish shots from the session .
I've cropped out the feather from this shot which is about two foot above him, so I think I must have yanked it up as he went for it and perhaps it was to one side of him so he's rolling as well as flipping in mid air!
What I think is just hilarious is that he almost looks like he has just a contemptuous lassitude about the whole experience. Like, "I could care less about your stupid little feather game, but I'm a professional and will still kick the crap out of it while mentally finishing my soduko puzzle, which, by the way, I would much rather be doing."