What’s the number one thing that people do when they go to a poultry show (except of course sneeze from all the dust at the end of the day)?
Why it’s take pictures! Chickens are notoriously difficult to take photos of. This is because they don’t have stereo vision like we do. Instead, they sense depth by constantly moving a focused eye. It’s like taking snapshots from a whole lot of different angles and then crunching all that information into a scene that lets them evaluate a possible threat.
And let’s face it, a million people walking by your cage is a pretty big threat. People who try to take pictures of chickens end up getting a lot of blurry photos, it kind of comes with the job.
I did get a few clear shots. See this guy checking me out with his eye? He’s doing that threat evaluation thing.
Here’s another one. He’s asking “Are you lookin’ at me?” in a gangster voice. Continue reading