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Tired of trying to photograph the small, skittish wild birds, I went to a nearby farm and captured a very cool, cooperating chick instead.


f/2.8 – 1/60 – ISO 800 – 60mm

28 responses

  1. Ah the wild farm chick!!

    December 4, 2012 at 5:13 PM

  2. Great capture, Calee!!

    December 4, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    • Thanks Jennay! Easy one to take πŸ™‚ as said, she was very cooperative!

      December 4, 2012 at 5:40 PM

  3. She’s not only a cool chick – but she is a colorful one too! Nice shot! They don’t tend to sit still too much either. We had a few chickens when our children were little…
    Blessings to you, Calee ~ Wendy

    December 4, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    • Thanks Wendy! Yes, she has a nice colour! πŸ™‚ And she was sitting still long enough for a quick shot! Her babies were running around in all directions though..

      December 4, 2012 at 6:31 PM

  4. She is stellar. How did you get her to stand still?

    December 4, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    • She just sat there and posed for the camera! I think she’s a tired mom, her babies were running around the whole time. πŸ™‚

      December 4, 2012 at 6:32 PM

  5. Chickens make great pets. I am vegetarian so I have not eaten chicken in a long time. This chicken looks like a hen that lays eggs. Nice picture, Calee.

    December 4, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    • Nice shot! They don’t sit still any better than the wild ones useualy. Have fun! Roy

      December 4, 2012 at 6:24 PM

      • Thanks Roy! Luckily this one did πŸ™‚ It was cold and rainy outside, I guess she felt too comfy to move!

        December 4, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    • Thanks Yvonne! This chicken had four babies, they stayed near her the whole time, but didn’t stay still for a second. I think she has that tired look of a new parent who’s suffering from sleepless nights. πŸ˜‰

      December 4, 2012 at 6:35 PM

  6. That is one way to get over flitting little bird frustration. Nice photo.

    December 4, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    • Thank you! I got so many pictures of empty trees and skies because the birds suddenly vanished. Meeting this chicken was like therapy πŸ˜‰

      December 4, 2012 at 6:54 PM

  7. Looks like it was giving you the once over too.

    December 4, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    • I think she’s actually looking at her own reflection, I placed the lens very close to her head πŸ˜‰

      December 4, 2012 at 8:50 PM

  8. And a fantastic and cooperative subject she is.

    December 5, 2012 at 9:42 PM

  9. Awesome photo…I love chickens! πŸ˜€

    December 6, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    • Thanks Bec! πŸ™‚ Chickens are really funny, and I was so grateful she posed nicely for the camera too..

      December 6, 2012 at 6:20 PM

  10. So cool! I like a lot πŸ˜€

    December 6, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    • Thanks Sofia! Nice with some bird-camera cooperation πŸ™‚

      December 6, 2012 at 6:48 PM

  11. Very nice shot! You have a lovely and cooperative-looking model. πŸ™‚

    December 6, 2012 at 11:21 PM

    • Thanks so much! Yes, very pleased with that kind cooperation! πŸ™‚

      December 8, 2012 at 5:56 PM

  12. Showers of Roses

    Lovely eyes! Lovely feather coloring!

    December 8, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    • Yes, she had very nice feathers! I like the warm colour too πŸ™‚

      December 8, 2012 at 6:00 PM

  13. i know this is not a recent posting but I saw this and I really like chickens but not to eat. Nice close up a sweet looking hen,

    March 5, 2014 at 8:39 PM

    • Thanks Yvonne! This hen was very affectionate, and kind to pose for the camera which is always appreciated. πŸ˜‰

      March 9, 2014 at 5:48 PM

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