Allen Calopisis  


Boone by Allen Calopisis

July 2021 - Boone

About the Image(s)

This is Boone, and we named him that because it means blessing, lucky and it goes with the story of this little guy. My wife takes care of the feral cats around the house, and she TNR them also. TNR is a national program develop to help with the feral cat problem and stands for Trap Nueter and Release. We had a black cat that we were unable to get nurtured last year because of covid and everything shut down around here. Well this year she had a batch of kittens and my wife was trying to catch them to take them down to the shelter and have them adopted out. They had been hanging around the neighbor across the street so he gave us permission to set up the drop trap to catch them. While my wife and I were setting it up I heard a kitten crying. I went to check on it and the kitten was caught in the neighbors kid soccer net covered with flies. So we had to cut him out of it and we knew he had some lacerations from the net but it was late so we took him home and gave him multiple bathes to get the fly nest of maggots off him. We then wrapped him up and put him to bed. The following day we went to check on his wounds. The cuts were very deep and they were full of maggots. We spent the following hour using tweezers to remove all of them. Then we took him to our vet friend who said every thing is fine and that the cuts will heal up just fine and gave him a shot. This photo was taken a week after that and you can see he is doing fine and that is why he was named Boone. Taken with flash at 1/1250 at F9 ISO 100. Edited in Lightroom and on1.


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4 comments posted




David Garrison
Quite a story. I like your set up. Good focus and colors and catchlight.   Posted: 07/19/2021 12:49:52



Debbie Perez   Debbie Perez
What a cutie, thanks for rescuing him. Great photo!!   Posted: 07/19/2021 15:56:11



Priscilla Farrell   Priscilla Farrell
Adorable little kitty. You do have a way with photographing animals and telling their stories. I like the setting you have photographed Boone in. Creative, plus you met all the technical and emotional elements of an excellent photograph.   Posted: 07/23/2021 11:57:39



John Larson   John Larson
A nice image along with a emotional description. You have done an excellent job of using the flash to bring out his eyes. I however, prefer window or natural light to give the image some bacjground instead of black.   Posted: 07/24/2021 13:00:57