Here is a follow-up from this post where I made Veebs jump a lot. I wanted to practice action shots, shutter speeds, ISO settings some more so out came the roast beef and treats, and up, up and away went Veebs.

      17mm, f/2.8, 1/500 sec, ISO 1600

      Lift off

      What a good little frogger. My best jumper ever.

      Why is Veebs so good at what he does?

      1) He keys up right before he takes off!

      Keying up

      2) He has great form!

      We have lift-off

      3) He sticks the landing!

      Sticks the landing
      (How is it that they always land JUST at the edge?)

      4) He’s inexhaustable!

      17mm, f/2.8, 1/500 sec, ISO 1600


      5) He’s orange!

      Bunny has disdain for jumping, but I managed to coax a few out of him. It turns out he makes the oddest little expression before he jumps. Very un-catlike. Maybe that’s why he doesn’t want you to see it.

      30mm, f/3.2, 1/640 sec, ISO 1600



      30 mm, f/2.8, 1/500 sec, ISO 560

      Deliberately backlit, fyi :)

      Getting better with the focus, but I think I might have to practice some more…


      Thank you very much for posting this… it’s good to see the process. And an excellent reminder that when I want to figure something out, I just need to get my stupid camera out and practice DOING IT!! You inspire me. :-)

      Who knew kitties in flight could be so entertaining?!?