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How do I take good pictures of chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Rosalind, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. Rosalind

    Rosalind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    I keep trying to take nice pics of the flock. When they were little, this was easy, as they slept all the time and weren't too fast. I do take pictures of wildlife as a hobby, so I am used to sitting quietly, etc. Figured it would be easy with chickens--just throw down some stale bread and clover, they all come running, snap some pictures on high-speed film, right?

    Wrong. I've got pics of a bunch of blurry brown things with legs, headless balls of feathers, and a bunch of chickens that seem to have escaped from The Matrix.

    Like so:
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    How do you guys take such nice pictures of your chickens?
     
  2. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always get great pictures of fluffy butts. I have no luck with head shots at all. Wish I could help. Can you change the setting ISO? Used to be we could get 800 speed film and moving tagerts were easier.
     
  3. Sherry

    Sherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just keep snapping until you get a good one. Thank heaven for digital cameras.[​IMG]
     
  4. SunChick

    SunChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Point Shoot Repeat! Somewhere there has to be a good one! [​IMG]
     
  5. MTchick

    MTchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes cameras have an "activity" setting that looks like a little running person. If you set it to that setting, it takes a whole bunch of pictures like 1 second apart, all in a row, while you hold down the button. If you have a digital, this is great because you just peruse the images until you find a good one.

    Also, more light = faster shutter= less blurry. So try a sunny day for best results.

    -MTchick
     
  6. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2007
    Maine
    Wrong. I've got pics of a bunch of blurry brown things with legs, headless balls of feathers, and a bunch of chickens that seem to have escaped from The Matrix.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Don't feel bad.. me too! [​IMG] I thought maybe my arm was shaky or something!

    -Meghan​
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2007

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