Monday, July 12, 2010

MANCAT MONDAY: SPOTLIGHT ON DANTE

This Mancat Monday I am going to treat you to an amazing light show starring none other than the debonair Dante.

Dante was sitting in his favourite spot next to our neighbour's front porch when the sun began to play with his bright orange fur.  The results were nothing short of dazzling!

The light just starts to gently graze Dante, as it dances on the leaves around him.

Dante seems totally unaware of the glow as the light gradually ascends ...


... until his head and haunch are completely illuminated.
"I hadda hunch sumfing wuz up!", says Dante.


Dante is beside himself with 'delight'!


In fact, he's completely taken aback!


Behold the DapPURR Dappled Dante!


The mixture of bright green and orange makes for a colourful collage contrasted by light and shadow.
(Biggify for full effect)


And backlighting reveals the previously hidden Maine Coon magnificence.
(Biggify once more, I implore)


Turnabout is fair light play it seems!


And at last we've 'spotted' the Missing Lynx.
(Biggify for a closer look)

It's our Mancat Monday Mystery revealed!  We've finally found that rarest of specimens, the red spotted lynx.  And it was Dante all along.

15 comments:

8GR8LOLCATS said...

Mancat Monday MAGNIFICENCE!!! I just LOVE this sequence... with the bright splashy sunlight and the lush greeness and the fiery coat of the fabulous Dante!!! PITTER PATTER goes my CCL heart!!! We went on a Garden Walk and I didn't see a single flower that could rival Dante! XO CC

Hannah and Lucy said...

Dante is certainly in the "spotlight". His coat shows up beautifully against those leaves.

The Paw Relations said...

Stunning pictures, as always!

Kea said...

Dante is dazzling in any light. :-)

And he is rather lynx-like!

Sammy and Andy said...

Fantastic pics of the most handsome Dante. xxxxxxxxx

chezcat1970 said...

He does look like a lynx! mama is squeeing again!

AttieCattie said...

best light show i's ever seed.

Marg said...

Those really are very good pictures and love the way you kept on taking them as the sun moved over Dante. Great job. Dante does have beautiful furs with or without the sun.
Have a great day.

SuziQCat said...

Excellent photos and commentary!! Loved it!

One Cats Nip said...

Looking super handsome today Dante! But when aren't you handsome!

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous photos of exquisite, stunning Dante=that beautiful boy always takes our breath away and makes us swoon!...He is truly awesome...Happy week sweet friend...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

The Monkeys said...

How lovely! A ginger cat in the sunlight is always so beautiful, and Dante has such shiny fur, that it makes it even more beautiful!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Dante, you really do seem to glow in the sunlight!!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Dante, you are such a stunning mancat, even we swoon over you (in a manly way)

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh my...lotsa sighs coming from mewmie over this photo shoot! She said if she had to pick a favorite, it's the shadowy one with the dappled sun on Dante's ears...