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Chickens get to the road, decide to cross

This will be my last chicken post for this year. The life cycle unit is over and the chickens who have successfully hatched have moved on. My youngest will miss seeing them in school everyday, but these chickens have been placed in various flocks in the neighborhood and on farms.  Here are some parting shots:

ISO 160 85mm f/9 1/125

ISO 320 90mm f/14 1/125

ISO 320 60mm f/9 1/125

ISO 320 90mm f/18 1/125

Thanks chicks, for making the end of the school year most eggs-cellent!


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This Just In: Chickens Continue to be Cute

ISO 250 38mm f/11 1/30

ISO 250 38mm f/11 1/30

Yesterday I was wondering about white balance, so I did mess around with a couple of other settings, but came back to the “shady” setting on my camera.  Not the most representative color, but it gives these chicks a glow that I like.

As far as my tripod project, I got everything up and running, but no birds! Oh well, try that again tomorrow.  Also, for the tripod near the hedgerow, will try a f-stop higher than 4.5

While I was working with my tripod, I spotted this fledgling robin, still being fed by its parents:

ISO 1000 135mm f/5.6 1/40

The ISO is high, because it was quite dark in the hedgerow. Even at this image size, you can see the noise.


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More Chicken Photos? Egg-cellent!

The life cycle unit continues, here are two pictures from yesterday:

ISO 500 90mm f/9 1/15

ISO 500 90mm f/9 1/50

Taking these photos makes me wonder what the Kelvin temperature of the heat lamps are? or just in general, what is the best white balance setting?

Meanwhile, back at the tripod project, I ran into yet another technical difficulty.  As in,it is technically difficult to take a picture using your remote shutter, if you don’t have the thing turned on properly….

Sigh, so then I got this shot of a robin taking off, but I am thinking, it is nice in an “art” sort of way, but I personally think the action should be frozen a bit more:

ISO 250 38mm f/4 1/125

Also, the silhouette:

ISO 250 135mm f/10 1/200