Lesson 1195 – Ready for my closeup

Chickens are notoriously difficult to photograph. Many won’t let you get close enough, and if they do, they are always turning their heads to get a better view of you (the potential danger.) Chicken photographers know that for every good photo you got, there were at least 10 (if not more) blurry ones that needed to be deleted.

This is why poultry shows are a chicken photographer’s best friend. The bird is in a small cage which is lifted onto a table at a perfect viewing angle which stacks the odds in your favor. You are allowed to get very close and if are patient, you’ll end up getting shots like these, taken by my husband; Marc.







You can see more of Marc’s Northeastern Poultry show photos on his Flickr account. He got some great shots.


Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com

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Filed under All things chickens, Backyard Chickens, chicken care, Chicken fun, Life Lessons, Mama Hen, Personal, Teaching kids, The Family

4 responses to “Lesson 1195 – Ready for my closeup

  1. Lisa

    Beautiful photos! I don’t even have chickens, but I love reading your blog and reading of your adventures. I love seeing all the different varieties of chickens, too. What kind of chicken is the one with the very large eye (https://www.flickr.com/photos/marcn/16284927626/)?

  2. fngrpntr

    Oh what fun! You’re lucky to have such a talented hubby. Tell him I just spent a half hour drooling over his flickr page.

    • Wendy Thomas

      Will do. One of Marc’s specialties is political photography. During the primary we get close access to all of the presidential candidates which results in some pretty impressive photos. His political photos have been used all over the world.


      On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 9:13 AM, Lessons Learned from the Flock wrote:


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