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Day 14 - Lucky Chicken
Day 14 - Lucky Chicken
MaryO


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Collection: 30 Day Where You Live Jan 2008
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Nikon
Location: Fairfax, VA
Date: Jan 14, 2008
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 14, 2008

Viewed: 387
Comments: 19
Favorites: 3 (view)

This particular chicken is currently residing at a suburban animal shelter which serves a county where very few people are supposed to have farm animals. Don't know this one's story but she was actually one of the most confident chickens I've met. I swear, she actually posed for me!

She will probably end up at a farm sanctuary.

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01/18/2008 10:55:06 PM
Fantastic! Love the fade from the texture of the feathers to the texture of the bokeh.
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01/17/2008 07:44:28 PM
This is superb! I've owned some chickens for eggs they produce(sounds so efficacious), and I will admit they do have some remarkable personalities. I named every one. 12 of them at the time, and my favorite was Mrs Chicken. She ruled the nest with the care and love I've not seen in the animal kingdom. She never fought and somehow she was always listened to. The weaker would run to her for safety and she would always protect.
This is a beautiful portrait.
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01/17/2008 06:21:03 PM
What an incredibly gorgeous picture! I love how the feathers blend in with the texture of the background. The detail on the head is excellent. It's funny, I've never heard of a chicken being dropped off at an animal shelter!
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01/17/2008 01:41:26 PM
Great shot. It does look like she's posing.
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01/17/2008 03:08:09 AM
Great pose and the eye detail is incredible.
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01/16/2008 05:46:26 PM
Ah Ha She likes you...
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01/15/2008 08:39:54 PM
What a great close up.....
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01/15/2008 05:31:55 PM
Love that background!! very well done. And nice chicken ;)
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01/15/2008 04:17:13 PM
I love how her body and the bokeh'ed ground just kind of blend into one another, great use of depth of field to isolate your subject. Very nice shot!
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01/15/2008 02:27:04 PM
A chicken!! How cute!! Love the look she gave you. I can't believe they would have a chicken at an animal shelter, very neat!
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01/15/2008 08:38:03 AM
Why i just think this is so nice ! Perfect pose , bokeh and blending of color with the red parts standing out as a focal point - very nice work , mary ( & also identifying genders lol :)
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01/15/2008 06:32:35 AM
Now that's a pose! I love the unusual composition and the fabulous bokeh.
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01/14/2008 10:13:00 PM
sharp i love the dof. this make me want a 2.8 lens
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01/14/2008 10:09:56 PM
and a brilliant pose this one for sure ... i reckon it looks like the chicken has an attitude as well .. the focus on that eye is perfect .. how lucky to get an animal/bird who agrees to pose for you .. !! ..:)
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01/14/2008 09:59:27 PM
This is so lovely! The background blends so well with her feathers!! I really like the look in her eye....she's lookig right at you. Great textures and detail. 10 from me!! :)
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01/14/2008 09:35:16 PM
this is absolutely beautiful Mary! the textures here are so rich, I can almost feel her softness
so well done! i love the boke to which is great compliment to the feathers
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01/14/2008 09:17:12 PM
great shot so clear.
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01/14/2008 09:06:27 PM
Wonderful how the body fades into the great bokeh and highlighting the eye and face.
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01/14/2008 09:05:46 PM
She does look like she is posing, and the clarity is wonderful.
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