Some time ago I've made a photos of a cat, too. It was just the random feral cat:
It is interesting, how different his (or her, I dunno) behaviour is from domestic ones. He was afraid of me and hide himself under the car when I've came to the distance of even several meters to him. It seems like humans have miffed him somehow, since he is so affraid of people now. Nevertheless, I was able to took several photos of this cat from some distance (I had turned on zoom and then also have cropped the photos to give the cat the main space of them). I haven't seen such an alertness by domestic cats, so I've tried to catch this alertness in his pose on photos, to use as a reference when I'll need to draw such a pose for the cat.
Here he is calmed down a bit, but still remained somewhat sad: