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Black and white semi-feral cat

There have been several semi-feral cats that have visited us over the time that we have lived in our current home. All of them have been either completely black or black and white, and all of them have had a very well-defined sense of personal space.

I usually see them at a distance while carrying water or feed to the ponies, or when I’m doing other work around the place. Showing any kind of interest in them, even just looking too long in their direction, results in a quick disappearance.

More recently there has only been one regular visitor and on his last visit I happened to get this lucky shot as was outside with the camera just as he decided to pop up in the long grass in the ‘front garden’.

Black and white cat seen through a fence

This was taken using the Lumix GX8 and the m.zuiko 75-300mm lens. It was only the fact that I was using a long lens that meant that I captured this particular image through the gap in the fence, without encroaching on his personal space. The result is one of my favourite cat images.

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Llama photograph

I love taking pictures with the Lumix GX8. It’s a wonderful little camera – lightweight with excellent image quality. For me it has brought the joy back into photography.

This shot of a fawn coloured llama was taken with the GX8 and the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1:.2.8 macro lens. This Olympus lens makes a really nice portrait lens. Further experiments with 1:1 macro shots are now in progress.

This image is posted at just 72dpi.

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Dancing Teddy Bears

I’m still testing out the different functions on my Lumix GX8. The following image was created in camera using the multiple exposure feature.

Dancing Teddy Bears using multiple exposure

The menu option for multiple exposure on the Lumix is quite straightforward with easy to follow instructions and I fully intend to experiment more with this particular feature.