Sunday, September 4, 2016

Freestyle Sunday Selfies

We are huge fans of the Sunday Selfie blog hop, hosted by the fantabulous Kitties Blue over at The Cat on My Head. This human here especially gets excited on the weeks when all of her furbabies agree to participate. And this is one of those weeks!

Although sometimes I at least attempt to coax my furry ones to go for a common theme for their selfies, this was not one of those weeks. Honestly, on some days any small ounce of cooperation at all is a gift. So, the furabies went a bit freestyle for these selfies. To each his (or her) own, as they say!

First up, Astrid took the whole freestyle aspect very seriously. She splayed herself out on the floor, channeled her inner Dumbo, and snapped this:


Evan tried to go as freestyle as Astrid. Given that he ended up in his usual station at the front door, splayed out in the sun like be does on any day that ends in Y, I don't know that he pulled off the whole freestyle thing quite as well as Astrid. Nevertheless, here's my boy in all of his sun puddle glory:


My little model Thimble was all over this  She tried out all sorts of themes and struck any and every pose, because, well, what else would you expect from a pro model? She only had maybe a few hundred photos to pour through when all was said and done. Finally, she decided to share this up-close selfie that shows off her natural glow:


And then there's Eddy. Believe it or not, this little lady actually sat sit still long enough to snap a selfie. But, then there's the fact that a certain human hadn't managed to put the camera on the intended settings. This resulted in a silhouette of a selfie, which shy Eddy decided she liked just fine. She says she was having a bad hair day anyway, so she likes this selfie just fine the way it is:


We hope all of our furiends are having a beautiful weekend!



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Our Tip of the Day:
Today's tip was inspired not only by the above freestyle photo shoots for our selfies today, but also by a particular post shared by our wonderful friends over at Cat Chat with Caren and Cody back on World Photo Day in August. This tip is one especially for the humans out there reading this, and this tip is to please never feel ashamed of any photo you take. Whether it be blurry or perfectly in focus, from a unique angle or perfectly centered, taken in a dark room or in the natural light of the sun, every single photo tells a story. This is especially the case when it comes to snapping a shot of your furbaby, or even your human child, or any family or friend. Snapping a shot isn't just about having the perfect technique, but about capturing the moment. So, what it comes down to is that when you have that camera in hand, remember to have fun, capture the moment, and be proud of it no matter what!

27 comments:

  1. It's good to see everyone and your selfies are all unique. We need a Silhouette Sunday Selfie don't we.

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  2. We love these selfies especially Eddy's :)
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  3. We love your collection of freestyle selfies! That is a great tip too, sometimes we might get too concerned about the quality of our photo, or getting the perfect shot, and miss out on a special moment! Sometimes the worst photos are the most fun!
    Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  4. We love how each shot reflects each of your personalities. Evan looks completely blissed out in the sun and Thimble is quite striking as always!

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  5. hehehe I love these shots,xx Speedy

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  6. Hi Gang! We've missed you guys! The fact that everyone cooperated is pretty impressive. It's amazing how all four selfies are top notch! I liked Astrid's splaying. Evan's orange fur comes alive in that sunlight (he reminds me of Annie here). Thimble picked the perfect selfie but I'm sure all of hers were wonderful. Eddy's silhouette is darling!

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  7. Good to see Astrid mixing it up instead of her looking out the window shots :) And I am glad Evan is getting his sunpuddle today,I am guessing the weather is cooler now. Thimble and Eddy are cuties too. And that is a great tip about photos. Enjoy the rest of your long weekend.

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  8. Good for all of you to cooperate for the selfies. Well done. Everyone looks great and so glad Evan that that you are still guarding the front door. Great pictures. You all have a great ay.

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  9. I love the mystery of the silhouette, but they all look purrfect. The last time peep tried one it was in the darl, and only my white bits showed up! purrs ERin

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  10. All of your selfies are lovely.

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  11. All great selfies! It's wonderful when everyone participates.

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  12. Great selfies! Hope you're having a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

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  13. Oh Astrid, those ears are adorable and yes, a little like Dumbo! And Evan looks like he is absolute heaven in all that beautiful sunshine!

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  14. You all take amazing selfies!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  15. You all take amazing selfies!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  16. The lying on the floor Selfies are good..very good, but the long stare at the camera Selfie of Eddy's needs special expertise. Purrfect! Pawkisses for a Happy Sunday :) <3

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  17. What great fotos. Everypawdy looks gawjus. Have a pawsum day.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  18. Thimble is ready for her closeup. Your tip is the erason why we have Foto Frenzy—to show all our fots good and bad. They all tell a story.

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  19. I wish my boys were more camera-friendly. They used to not mind it so much, but now they run from it. Your selfies are all really wonderful!

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  20. Mom loves your tip today of capturing the moment. If she sees something cute, she always grabs her phone as she can get a photo very quickly that way. When she calls Dad to get one, he always goes for the big, complicated camera and invariably misses the cuteness. We like that everyone participated today. We particularly like Evan's selfie; even though, he is in his usual place. The sunlight made his whiskers and gorgeous ginger color really standout. Thanks for hopping with us. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  21. You all did a great job with your selfies! We love that you all participated this week, and each in your own super style. :)

    Hugs!

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  22. I love the family-style Sunday Selfie posts. I did one myself this week, too!

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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