I never could have predicted that chickens would play such a significant role in my life or that photographing them would be so much fun. I was surprised and immensely flattered when real photographers began complimenting my work and magazine editors began asking to buy the rights to publish some of them. What I know about photography could fit on the head of a pin, but I do have a feel for composition and probably more importantly, I’m passionate about my subjects, so I suppose it balances out the technical ineptitude just a little bit.
While I take countless photos every week, only a few make it onto my Facebook page, so I am launching my first, weekly Flock Focus Friday. I hope you enjoy meeting some of the less well known characters in my backyard and re-visiting some memories from years past.
We had record-breaking rainfall amounts this week. The chickens didn’t complain though.
This girl doesn’t have a name yet. She is the only girl to have hatched from a cross between Blaze (a Black Copper Marans and Gilda, a Wheaten Marans). I think her coloring is really special.