My pretty chickies in the rain

By BCollie · Feb 8, 2014 · ·
  1. BCollie
    California is experiencing it's worst drought in at least 500 years. Thankfully it has rained nonstop for almost 3 days now, and the hens seem to be enjoying at as much as I am!
    Bertha, giving me the "crazy face"

    My pretty Blue Andalusian - don't tell the others, but she's my favorite ;) She gives me this look every time I talk to her - she's very attentive, I love it!

    A soaking wet Splash Andalusian - her name is Splash. She has two different eyes - one is light, the other is dark.


    I just got a new macro lens and took this fun headshot of Charlotte the Light Brahma with it.

    Sporting a Mohawk of dirty feathers.

    Her feet. Not so feathery when they're soaking wet.

    And more Splash...Charlotte was watching me, and you can see on the right side of the picture that Splash is sprinting towards me! Expecting food, of course.

    Nutty girl still sprinting towards me, comb and wattles flapping in the wind.

    "Oh, I see you didn't bring me food. Okay." She dramatically walks away in the pouring rain.

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  1. Searsmom
    I love the story line. The photos are great!
  2. Bayrider16
    Beautiful! I love your one chicken, Splash. She's something special! :)
  3. cluckcluckluke
  4. Chicka and Co
    Amazing photos ... and chickens, love it!
  5. BantamFan4Life
    Beautiful pics and chickens!
  6. pnutj58
    Wow. Great shot of Charlotte's head. I have dark brahmas with those orange eyes, too. They always look like they're accusing me of something. Yet, they come running, like your Splash, when they think I have food for them, which is always. Beautiful photos.
  7. GNRMorgans
    Fabulous pictures! So glad you are getting some rain! Love your girls, you've captured their personalities with your amazing phototgraphy!
  8. MsChickenMomma
    Beautiful pictures!
  9. Troy6671
    Lovely pics! Pretty girls in the rain!
  10. MyPetNugget
    Good pictures!!!
  11. CountryGeorge
    Most of my flock stays out of the rain but I have a black silkie rooster that seems to love getting soaking wet. He'll end up with the worst comb-over of the body you've ever seen!
  12. MarcoPollo
    Nice pictures!
  13. BCollie
    Thank you so much everyone!

    One Chick Two - I'm using a Nikon D600, these were taken with the Tokina 100mm f/2.8
  14. GentFarmer
    Yep, It's been raining and/or misting for the past week + now up here in the hills behind San Jose. Definitely a good thing, but the hens are bewildered by it. lol
  15. bantambury
    INCREDIBLE photos! congrats! I love splash!
  16. granthamkk
    Beautiful hens and I love how you described each photo or portrait,
  17. BYC Project Manager
    Congratulations, we've chosen one of your chicken pics for the Chicken Picture Of the Week. Thanks for posting your chickens to our "My Chickens" pages! You can find more info about our POW here: BYC POW process
  18. BasqueLover
    Beautiful girls! Love these! You are an amazing photographer!
  19. One Chick Two
    Gorgeous chickens! Great Photos! Love close chicken portraits. Looks like you have an excellent macro lens and excellent models. Are you shooting with a Canon? Here in No Ca, we just started to get rain the last few days as well after scary drought conditions-- thank goodness for the rain!!!
  20. chickenneighbor
    Beautiful hens! Nice to see the rain in your area.

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