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Lesson 1196 – The view of a Poultry Show from a teen

Okay, this will be the last post (for now anyway) with photos from the Northeastern Poultry Congress. You’ve seen my view of the show, you’ve seen my husband’s view, and now ….. it’s time to see what a 15 year old girl thinks of the poultry show.

Before we left, we gave a camera to my youngest daughter Emma and told her to go ahead and take all the photos she wanted. Many of her shots were blurred, (darn those quick moving birds) but she did manage to get a few really good shots.

Apparently, Emma likes chicken eye detail just as much as the rest of us do.

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And she thinks that sleeping chickens are darling.

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Tom turkeys are worthy of attention. Continue reading

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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.

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Lesson 1194 – Scenes from a Poultry Show

This past weekend, Marc, Emma, and I went to the Northeast Poultry Congress. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with Poultry shows, think Westminster Dog Show but with feathers.

I’ve been going to the show for years to meet up with co-fowl friends, as well as to see and be amazed by all the many, many different kinds of poultry. Here are just a few photos from the show – prepare to be amazed.

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Yes, there is a chicken in there. Continue reading

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