Rooster Photography

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by The Red Rooster, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    The sun was shining just perfectly on Red (my Silkie/quail bantam cross). Then what made it even better was when he started crowing. But you can almost never get a perfect picture. As you can see.. he was blinking in this one!

    [​IMG] frustrating.. but I did get a couple more that did meet my speculations!




    All in all I'm pretty impressed about how the pictures turned out. Animal photography is hard.

    #1 You have to make sure the animal stays in the sun light. This means you might put seed out were the sun light is.

    #2 The animal has to be the right angle for the sun to hit him. The sun has to be the right angle also.

    #3 The animal needs to be doing something. Maybe looking at you or crowing in this case.

    #4 You have to get his attention. If they turn around and start pecking at the ground, then the picture won't turn out right.

    Lots of things to remember! But the pictures will make you so proud.
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    Nice shots! I hang around the flock and snap off about 900 photos. Then I delete about 875. [​IMG]
  3. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Lol! That's now it can be! I do the same thing. [​IMG]
  4. enjoyin' my chickens

    enjoyin' my chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2011
    Hinesville, Ga
    I have a point and shoot camera that I can take video with and during the playback mode I can pause it and take a picture of that frame. It makes getting that perfect shot easy.
  5. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    That sounds cool. I haven't had much luck with that. Always the picture turns out blurry or grainy. Do you have a program that can do that?

  6. Billy-jean

    Billy-jean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2011
    Phil our 1 year old silkie rooster,what a charmer!
  7. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    I love the way the sun highlights Red's plumage. Phil is cute, too.

    Thank heavens for digital cameras, right? The key is taking lots and lots of photos when the conditions are right. Your photos are inspiring - I really should bring my camera out more often when I am hanging out with the chickens.
  8. sillychicken99

    sillychicken99 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 12, 2012
    that is one beautiful bird!
  9. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I haven't been able to take the camera out & get pictures lately but I did follow the birds into a wooded area about 2 weeks ago and got a decent picture of my roo, Rodger :)
  10. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010

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