Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Cats - Bangkok, Thailand

Some cool cat image images:

Cats - Bangkok, Thailand
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Image by To Uncertainty And Beyond
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The Maneki Neko, a Japanese sculpture, is often mistaken as a Chinese tradition. It is believed to bring good luck to the owner. The sculpture depicts a cat (traditionally a Japanese Bobtail) beckoning with an upright paw, and is usually displayed in shops, restaurants, pachinko parlors, and other businesses. In the design of the sculptures, a raised left paw supposedly attracts money, while a raised right paw protects it.

Maneki Neko is the subject of a number of legends. The legend of the old woman is a popular one.

An old woman living in Imado (eastern Tokyo) was forced to sell her cat due to extreme poverty. Soon afterwards the cat appeared to her in a dream. The cat told her to make its image in clay. She did as instructed, and soon afterward sold the statue. She then made more, and people bought them as well. They were so popular she soon became prosperous and wealthy.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maneki_Neko

The Big Cat
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Image by lrargerich
(See Large!) A 27mpx image composed from several images to reduce the depth of field to a very minimum.

Georgie the sleeping cat
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Image by Robin Hutton
An example of how different the image is with a digital phone. Very poor quality but you can paly with them a little! Meanwhile bad image or not the pose is what I wanted!