Something to crow about…

lighting-diagram-1453503333A couple of weeks ago I found a couple of chickens deposited in my garden. I have no idea who put them there but they are pretty cute so I decided to keep them. I’ve also been working on perfecting my portable studio and decided the chicken coop was the perfect place to test it out – watching my footing of course! I believe the white bird is a Silkie rooster and the speckled bird is a Plymouth Barred Rock hen. We’ve already had a few fried eggs so far ๐Ÿ™‚

The light set up was a simple three light setup, two in the front with a diffuser and one pointed at the white background. How I got them in the right spot was a grape stuck to the end of my tripod leg that I waved around as a pointer!


7 thoughts on “Something to crow about…

  • January 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Wow, I think you have perfected your portable studio, Eloine! The lighting is perfect, the colors are eye catching, and the overall images are superb! Bravo!

  • January 3, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Amazing detail and color ( from the perfect lighting of course)

  • January 3, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Perfection simplified! Eloine, I think you’ve done an amazing job with your new setup!
    The photos are gorgeous! My one question is how did you get the birds to co-operate and pose without moving.

  • January 3, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Thanks Virginia! Like I said in the post the tripod legs were use to squeeze a grape around on the end and I used it as a pointer. I did not use the tripod to stabilize the camera – ha! That way when the bird got into position I fired the camera with one hand while holding the bait on the other ๐Ÿ™‚

  • January 4, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Stupendous shots, Eloine! The lighting and the poses and the detail – all superb! What we need now is a picture of you waving the tripod with the grape stuck on it, and capturing the whole scene. LOL

  • January 4, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Nice work! That had to be interesting to pose your subjects!!

  • January 13, 2016 at 6:55 am

    The gnarled facial features and the wavy, elegant feathers make for an eye-popping contrast. Never thought I’d be mesmerized by fowl photos.

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