Quite frightened of me, the mother and her kittens scattered when they would see me come out of the house. Now when the mother was off somewhere else in the backyard and the kittens were so preoccupied with their play fighting, I found I could stick a foot out onto the patio and get a better shot if I was SUPER QUIET. It turned out to be a nice thing that Nikon added a quiet mode to the shutter release on my new D300s. The kittens never even heard the camera go off as I snapped their picture.
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