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The Cats of University Heights: Maxie

Call me flabbergasted. Four days after seeing Striker, along Alabama between Mission and Madison, my wife and I encountered Maxie and his owner on the same block. The tabby is the twenty-third profiled from the street, and—gasp—another, spotted earlier today, will be next up.

Maxie came to his 71-ish caretaker about 24 months ago. The feline started hanging around, even though he technically belong to neighbors. They left about a year later, and the kitty stayed behind. Maxie rooms with another cat, whose story we may share sometime soon. 

The lovely tabby is mature, being 16 years old, and probably doesn’t need the leash and harness, which his owner took off after I started shooting portraits. But Maxie moved to a bad location, for a good photo (too much split sunlight and shadows). Beforehand, I captured the Featured Image, and its companion, using Leica M10 and Summarit-M 1:2.4/50 lens. Vitals for the first: f/5.6, ISO 200, 1/350 sec, 50mm; July 5, 2018, 8:56 a.m. PDT. The other is f/11 and 1/60 sec.

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