I'm not expecting a slew of comments on this picture as I suspect that the reasons that I like it are a bit idiosyncratic. The main reason is personal, i.e. it captures an aspect of Harmony's and Finley's relationship that I find endearing – Finley being a bit rough, but not aggressive, and Harmony letting him get away with it. On occasion, he does push things too far – and ends up getting in trouble and upsetting Harmony – but generally they're pretty good with one another.

The second reason I like it is technical, i.e. I like the way this lens produces a really smooth out of focus background when used at a wide aperture.

Oh, and having just read through the comments on yesterday's picture, I also have a third reason. Looking back through the last ten months it seems that I've only posted one shot of Tabitha, and that was taken on the day she was born. So I guess it isn't all that surprising that some of you thought that Finley was our youngest.

So, this shot is a current one of Finley, and at some point later this week I'll post a more up-to-date one of Tabby.

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3.57pm on 10/2/08
Canon 1Ds Mark II
EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
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1/200
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+0.0
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100
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C1 Pro
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