When Good Chickens Go Bad - This Week's Photos

Lately I've needed to pose for various photographs for a few projects I'm involved in.  Sometimes it's as easy as picking out my outfit, finding a spot with a great background and good lighting, and things go as planned.  A few shots and we've got one I can use. Other times....well, see for yourself!





Even Linus wouldn't cooperate! Don't worry though, no animals (or humans) were harmed in this photo shoot!

Ducks always go stiff when you pick them up and point a camera at them. I kept telling Sasha here to just 'act natural'....no good.

One of my early solo attempts before I realized the background was just as important as the subject of the photograph!

Things always seem to go better when there's not a chicken (or a duck or a cat!) involved.


Switching to inanimate objects worked a whole lot better!


Eggs are just SO well-behaved always.

Finally one of the ducks cooperated !


And finally we're done and just 'hanging out'.






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27 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing. Those were some photos! Have a great week.

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    1. You as well. Makes you truly appreciate a perfectly composed photo of someone holding a chicken.

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  2. I love it!!! Thanks for keeping it real! True farm style.

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  3. Great post and fun pictures! Thank you for sharing!!
    Hugs
    Leigh
    Natural Chicken Keeping

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  4. I love the Linus picture. Haha! Cats never take direction. :)

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    1. No sadly they don't. He has a pretty cushy life too, so you would think he would cooperate.

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  5. Ha ha, so fun! Looks like you had a great time, even without the chickens and ducks cooperation! Love the pic of you in the hat. :)

    ~Kristi@Let This Mind Be in You

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    1. Thanks Kristi! I enjoy any time I spend with our animals, so yeah, it was fun and we did manage to get some good shots.

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  6. I'm most likely not going to have chickens for a long time yet but even these pictures make it hard to wait! I'll be looking you up on facebook too!

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  7. I imagined something different from the headline, and am relieved that your girls weren't really really bad, just differently active.

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    1. Oh no they were bad! But finally we got them to cooperate.

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  8. I just hopped over from Elaine's blog at Sunny Simple Life, and enjoyed seeing your pictures. How funny. I know I never get cooperation from animals, or children for that matter. I think I am really going to enjoy your blog. I'm your newest follower. It's so nice to meet you!
    Hugs,
    Julie

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    1. Hello Julie! Welcome I hope you will enjoy it. I try to keep it 'real' and fun and informative.....

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  9. I vote the one with you sitting down wearing the hat as the best of the lot. Great smile. Of course we don't see your face in the photo with Linus acting up. Did the smile go away then?

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    1. Oh you are perceptive Dan. Not only did the smile go away, I had a bit of a wardrobe malfunction so I thought cropping was prudent :0)

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  10. Now I feel like I really missed something.

    The only thing our indoor cat is good for is doing a trick she learned. In the morning she will come in the kitchen when we are playing scrabble and drinking our coffee. She would roll around on the floor, all stretched out. Well when I say Road Kill, she will lay down and stretch out anywhere in the house. (she loves her belly rubbed)

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  11. I love the apron and boots. I agree about having animals in photos. Ella won't sit still for anything. I like the duck shot. All in all you did get some great photos.

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  12. Love the photos, great post as always.

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  13. Oh I just loved these! love that basket of eggs (and love those boots). Thank you for sharing. I always enjoy all your animal pics!

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  14. Haha! These are great! I'd love to hear how you catch your ducks. I raised my from little fluff balls and they still freak out whenever I try to handle them.

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    1. Yes ducks pretty much freak about being picked up. I try not to chase them but just slowly walk them into a corner and then grab them around the body holding their wings. There's a reason you won't see many duck photos :0)

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  15. Lisa, thanks for dropping by What'd You Do This Weekend? Your blog is just what we're looking for. I am a flower lover. The shot with those tulips gives me hope Spring will be here soon. Great pictures.

    Have a great week! Linda

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  16. I feel the same way when I am trying to photograph my kids. I am exhausted!

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  17. They say the hardest thing things to work with are animals and children. Great pictures though. I love live action shots. They're real.

    Diana @ Nanny to Mommy
    http://www.nannytomommy.com

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  18. Ha ha, loved that you shared this. Great pictures. Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    Marcie
    I Gotta Try That

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