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Little Red Hen Gets Her 15 Minutes of Fame

Little Red Hen Gets Her 15 Minutes of Fame

When I started out PADing I had our neighbours' hens pencilled in as 'a rainy day' shot,
one that I could grab on my lunchbreak when there were no other photo opportunities.
But as I observed them I realised that they never came within shooting distance at
lunchtime. I don't know what they do around midday, but they certainly don't wander
close to the gate where I could get a nice clear shot of them. So, although I intended
posting a picture of some of the cute newborn lambs I couldn't resist the temptation
to give this Rhode Island Red her 15 minutes of fame. And I also discovered it's darned
hard to shot hens given that their heads bob up and down as they walk. I had lots
of frames with just grass in it where a second previously there had been a hen!

Nikon D90
1/800s f/5.3 at 220.0mm iso250 full exif

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Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)28-Jun-2010 14:58
Outstanding capture!VOTE
Gretchen Caldwell24-Mar-2010 03:44
You did a fantastic job, I love the colors and tones in this shot (as well as the subject). :)
Can't wait to see those lambs!!! :) :)
Nora van Beek23-Mar-2010 00:31
Wow! That's an excellent shot. So sharp! ~V~
pkocinski22-Mar-2010 22:07
You did a great job and now we all know that we'll need a fast continuous shooting camera to capture these gals:-)
Walter O. Koenig22-Mar-2010 16:04
Great portrait with these fine details. Wonderful colors. "V"
globalgadabout22-Mar-2010 15:41
a striking portrait of this apparently elusive model...she's a beauty..V
Keith O'Brien22-Mar-2010 13:23
Excellent portrait with lots of detail. V
Ursula Armstrong22-Mar-2010 12:47
lovely! Beautiful portrait! And you are right, I also find hens difficult to take pictures of, as they never stand still long enough. Uschi (V)
Neal Nye22-Mar-2010 11:11
A beautifully detailed shot of that interesting face.
Phillip Normanton22-Mar-2010 09:24
Must be siesta time in hen-land :o))
lou_rozensteins22-Mar-2010 08:59
Well this is a great portrait, anyway. Very well done.
Alan K22-Mar-2010 08:30
Not an easy shot; a nice portrait effect. Well done.
heather22-Mar-2010 07:26
I'm glad you persevered. Mairead.. excellent shot of this lovely hen! V
laine21-Mar-2010 23:23
You did it!! Great capture.
Ann...21-Mar-2010 22:19
Success here!! Great shot - I can't get good sharp photos when my hens wander into the kitchen!!
slhoornstra21-Mar-2010 22:03
A fine shot of this beautiful Red. I particularly love chickens and they are fun to observe. I sit on the ground with them, not only a bit messy, but there is always one who attacks my camera!!! V
Máire Uí Mhaicín21-Mar-2010 22:02
:) She obliged nicely by stilling herself for a nanosecond to allow you to be her portraitist!
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