This week the photo challenge at WordPress asked us to consider a work of art. It is my opinion that some of the most beautiful works of art are created by mother nature.
A yellow chick with black accents:
Still beautiful, even on a bad hair day:
These chickens are part of a 2nd Grade life cycle unit which I have written about here and here. When I am shooting photos like this I am generally trying to have the chicken in focus and the background blurred a bit. Generally an f-stop setting of 5.6 works. I also attempt to freeze the motion of the chicks, so my shutter speed is ideally 1/100 or faster. To achieve the shutter speed I often have to set my ISO at 800 or higher. To my eye, these settings achieve a clear picture without noise. Both of these photos have been cropped, but that is the only post editing I have done on them.
What do you think of my “found” works of art? Have you ever considered chickens to be art?