50mm Lens, Animals, Birds, Canon 50D, Nature, Photo Challenges, Photography

Travel Theme: Light

I didn’t travel too far this week’s theme, light, I just went to a local elementary school.  A friend of mine teaches there and they are doing a life cycles unit, which includes monitoring some chickens as they go from eggs to chicks.  At day seven I went in to take some pictures of candling.  Here is one of those from the series I took:

ISO 2500 50mm 0ev f/6.3 1/10

ISO 2500 50mm 0ev f/6.3 1/10

If you look at the lightest part of the image, you can see the head of the developing chicken.  How cool is that?

The challenge to getting this image is, as you can see, that I was  shooting in the dark.  I used my tripod and asked my friend to stand very still.  You will notice that the ISO is really high here.  I could have tried a lower f-stop to let in more light, but I really did want to preserve a good amount of depth in the photo, so that is why it is set to f/6.3.



36 thoughts on “Travel Theme: Light

  1. poppytump says:

    Great work PJB . Fantastic how you managed to capture this . You put me to shame on the getting to grips with things . Really well done , and thank you for telling us your experiences along your photography journey.


  2. Pingback: Some Very Small Chickens | Photography Journal Blog

  3. The post where they were chickens was beautiful. Loved the photos of the chickens and that the children and the chickens would have a good experience. I grew up on a free range poultry farm, there was only free range back then, 70 to 80 years back.


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