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Chicken Photography

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.

9 Responses to “Chicken Photography”

    • StephenBrassawe

      They do make wonderful pets, vera. The problem comes when you have two or three with your little flock of chickens. There will then be rooster scuffles. They are Texans, after all.

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  1. Angeline M

    The Mexican ducks do indeed look like decent ducks. I’ve been able to photograph California chickens, and Kauai roosters and chickens. I shall buy an extra loaf of bread next time I’m at the mercado and go in search of a duck.

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    • StephenBrassawe

      Ducks are actually a piece of cake as far as modeling, Angeline. A duck will pose without clothes for a couple of slices of bread.

      Reply
    • StephenBrassawe

      That has to be the explanation, spider. Chickens were in the air. I try to maintain a very high level, arty tone in my WordPress blog, but I was overwhelmed with the idea of posting chicken photos yesterday for reasons that I could not discern. Not that chicken photos can never be arty. These, however, are straightforward chicken photos.

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  2. Jamie Dedes

    I love these! I love to watch chickens and turkeys at play … ducks and geese too. We have a lot geese here. They can be intimidating sometimes. Nice work here.

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    • StephenBrassawe

      Geese can be intimidating at times? That is an understatement, Jamie. I am trying to think of any more aggressive bird that I have encountered.

      This photos were a lark. Glad you had fun, too.

      Reply

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