Baby Chicken


Above is a photo that I shot in our garden last summer. The husband of my mother has chickens, and they did breed. The result was a small gang of very cute baby chickens. I shot many photos that I didn’t edit yet but the photo in this post is a nice close up shot that I took with my Tamron 70-300mm lens. I also edited the image a bit. I cropped the image, added a lens vignette effect so that your eyes are more focussed on the bird, and I played with the contrast values because the original had … Continue reading Baby Chicken

Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise


Just until today I didn’t even notice that the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge was moved from Friday to Wednesday. I am subscribed and was wondering why there were no more posts on Friday and didn’t realize that some of their Wednesday emails were about the challenges now. Today they came up with the motto “Surprise” and I want to contribute with one photo that I shot last summer in our garden. My mother played with one of her chickens and it looks like she would surprise the chicken with a gift. Excuse me the bad stylized editing, but the photo … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

Chicken Close-Up


I mentioned already a few times that my mother and her husband hold several chickens in their garden. I like the chickens a lot, they are really funny and they have their own big lawn where they will follow you everywhere if they trust you. That’s not only funny and cute, they do also make great photo subjects. I usually photographed them fully but this time I tried to take a close-up photo. I hope you like the picture. Continue reading Chicken Close-Up