I have quite a substantial inventory of photographs of chickens. It is a little specialty of mine. I therefore determined to tart up a sampling of my chicken photographs with vignettes and put the chickens up here for your enjoyment.
Mexican Hen, La Huerta, 6 November 2012.
This is pretty much your basic Mexican hen in the street. I do like her color though. I do like her style. Street chicken photography is a sub-specialty within the broad category of street photography generally.
Mexican Rooster Hiding, La Huerta, 6 November 2012.
This Mexican rooster insisted on playing peek-a-boo with me. Chickens know when you are trying to photograph them and many times will play games with you like this. It takes a persistent, experienced chicken photographer to deal with this sort of thing.
Same Mexican Rooster, Same Place, Same Date.
He did finally stick his head up and pose after a fashion.
Texas Rooster, Luckenbach, 13 May 2009
This is a pretty decent photo of a pretty decent Texas rooster. Anybody who has been to Luckenbach will tell you that these roosters are so loud that you can barely hear the outdoor music.
Another Texas Rooster, Luckenbach, 13 May 2009.
This is a mediocre photograph of another pretty decent Texas rooster. I should have chased him out into the sun.
Mexican Duck, Dolores Hidalgo, 4 November 2011.
This, on the other hand, is a pretty decent Mexican duck. Most of the skills that you develop in chicken photography serve you quite well in duck photography as well. Most of those skills are transferable in other words. If you have done a lot of photographic work with chickens, you do not need a lot of additional training to move into duck photography. You just need to buy a loaf of bread.