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Jailbreak!   6 comments



Just prior to shooting the previous image, All Natural Chicken, an alarm sounded as several hens conspired to break out of jail. Hey, the scratch feed inside the coop wasn’t all that bad, but nobody can resist fresh lawn bugs for an afternoon snack.

The white bird, Little Miss Delaware, is such a goodie two-shoes. Evidently, she decided not to risk the escape. Or… was she the lookout?

Analysis of the surveillance camera footage have identified the culprits as (from L to R):

“Barbie” – an American Dominique.

“Little Miss Delaware” – a Delaware (She probably snitched on the others.)

“Red Girl” – Rhode Island Red

“EE” – An Easter Egger who lays colorful eggs.

If you see these hens on the loose, follow carefully at a distance and wait. I like mine over-easy.


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All Natural Chicken   6 comments

All Natural Chicken


At the home of a family friend, one of her hens patrols the yard. In addition to providing natural insect control, she also produces wonderful omelettes.

Not only is this lovely bird grown naturally and organically, but I was amazed at how little post-processing went into this image, which is a departure from my usual workflow. Just a little vignette, a touch of contrast, and she’s done.

Next up… “Jailbreak!”

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What, Did You Miss Me?   4 comments

What, Did You Miss Me?

I haven’t posted any pictures for a while, and have only been out to shoot for brief periods of time. Here in NC, we’ve been hit with a long string of days where the heat index is between 110-115F… just miserable weather for this one who likes the cold.

We did manage a photo cruise about a week ago, but I found that many of the great old barns, farms and tractors are overrun with summer foliage. Here’s a good example of this kind of vegetative misbehavior: Dominance. So, while there may have been some decent targets, most of them were buried under so much growth that you just couldn’t see them very well.

One place I’ve always wanted to shoot (as it were) is a place called B&R Guns and Outdoor Range, located in a remote spot near the Croatan National Forest. As you drive up to this place, the large, hand-painted sign looks like it says, “BAR GUNS & RANGE”, which always struck me as a humorously odd combination.

Note to self: When the temps are hovering around 100 degrees and the concrete is too hot on the knee when kneeling to take a low shot, DO NOT instead put your knee on the shell casings.

This week should have an interesting and varied set of images that I’ve dredged up from different sources, so please stay tuned.

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