She makes it awkward to type, or to do much other than pet her at that point but she is OK with that. I held the camera out at arm's length to get this shot, and if you take a close look at her eyes you can see the arm and camera reflected there (a little less pronounced in this version of the picture than in the original because I darkened her eyes just a touch).
On a slightly related note, is there anyone out there who would be interested if I started posting more technical details about the pictures? What I mean by that is a short abstract about what I was trying to achieve with the picture, how I took it, and what post-processing I did before I uploaded it. Here is an example of what I mean.
What I was hoping to capture in this shot was a candid picture of Belladonna in a typical situation; in this case, curled up under my chin and purring up a storm.
As I do with all of my shots these days, I set the camera on full manual. I went with the shutter speed at 1/60, the ISO at 100 and the aperture at f/11. I set the flash to normal, attached the diffuser and then held the camera out at arm's length and then blindly shot what I hoped would capture the mood. As usual I took a few pictures and selected what I felt was the best of the lot.
I loaded the raw image into a photo editor and cropped out about 40% of it to make the cat the centre of interest. I created a levels layer and cranked down the exposure until the eyes were slightly less washed-out by the flash. Then I cleared the layer and carefully painted in her pupils to reduce the "green eye" in her right eye to a less obvious level.
I merged those layer and created a saturation layer, which I then over-saturated until her eyes looked completely unnatural. Again, I cleared it and carefully painted in the colour on her irises. Finally I adjusted the transparency of the layer until it was fairly subtle. I merged all of the layers and the result was what you see posted here.