The wee kittens have come out of hiding.
It seems that one of the five didn’t make it. Such is life. But these four and happy and as friendly as can be. I took these with the 1963 Nikkor 50mm. Some were at f/1.4 and some were at f/2. Shooting these little buggers with a fully manual set-up with no metering in the most mixed of lighting conditions was fun. With the light cutting through the trees, the lighting was different every couple of inches.
So a few weeks back, one (the one by my toes, who thinks I’m her best friend in the whole back yard) got out and away from where mom was hiding them. She was just sleeping out in the open and I went to check on her to make sure she was ok. She popped up and ran right over to me (this was the first time she had ever seen a human). She was fine, so I thought I’d snap a quick pic with my phone. I put her down on a cinder block and tried to take the picture. But something caught my eye and I needed to book it! Mom was not happy. She chased my all across the yard, back up to the deck, and to the house door.
But now that the babies are exploring on their own and eating food, mom has been much more chill. She keeps an eye on me interact with them, but doesn’t chase me off.
That is a significantly more chill mom cat.
I’m already getting the word out to find these fuzzy things a home. And then I can try to trap mom. Again.