Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sunday Stills - Things With Wings

I had grandiose plans to go over to our little Cynthiana airport (where I'd probably get caught hanging out all the time if I didn't have sheep, horses, chickens, studio construction, weaving my butt off to get a blanket off my big loom so I can get it moved out to the new studio...to keep me too busy) and get some fun shots of all the small planes over there.

In my little daydream, some dashing pilot would come up and say "Would you like to go up in one of those planes, little lady?" and I'd get to wear a white silk scarf and cool goggles and fly over our farm...

But alas, it's hard to soar with the eagles when you work with a bunch off chickens, so that's what we've got today.



This is Little Jane. She's a tiny little hen who's been known to crow like a rooster on occasion. Only at Equinox Farm. I had to google that when I heard it the first time and sure enough, there's even a saying about 'whistling women and crowing hens...' This picture isn't in complete focus, but I like it anyway. I'd like it better if it were super clear.



This is a chicken without a name or outstanding plumage, but I love the way the background turned out and if you click to biggify you can see the gate and corner of the barn reflected in her eye.



Of course, no wing post would be complete without one of the bees, also nameless. I love to biggify the bee pictures - just amazing little critters.



Now this just appears to be a picture of neat clouds, but if you look closely (or biggify) there are birds actually using their wings. Taken from the new porch the other night. We've had beautiful clouds and sunsets lately. Has everyone?



And a good excuse to pull out another hawk picture from the archives. In the upper left corner you can see a tiny bird giving him or her what-for. I love to see the big hawks getting chased around by some little pipsqueak of a bird. You've got to be wondering what they are thinking - the hawks that is. I'm pretty sure I know what the little birds are thinking.

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23 comments:

moresecretwhispers said...

love the composition of the 1st photo

Ed said...

Very nice, chickens rock! :-)

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

nice shots, a crowing hen?

Mom L said...

Little Jane looks very regal. Nameless chicken's eye reflection reminded me of some CSI episodes where someone is always asking the tech to zoom in on something in a photo because it has a reflection of the killer or whatever!

Nancy in Atlanta

Anonymous said...

Professional photographers know that a soft focus on a subject will smooth out skin tones, and leave a glow about the subject. That's why we spent thousands of dollars on camera lenses to get sharpness, then spent thousands more to get the image softened....

thecrazysheeplady said...

It's a Little Jane glamour shot ;-D

flowerweaver said...

Little Jane looks very sweet, I'm glad to see some of the Adventure Chickens have names now! We almost have all of our new chickens named.

Holly said...

I love the layout with the chicken in the second photo, followed the rule of thirds.

VioletSky said...

I do like your daydream....
Hawks are always exciting to see.

Shirley said...

All good, but I love how Jane was posing so pretty for you!

Alice said...

The transparency of the honeybee's wings showing off the yellow anthers of the flower is amazing. Great job capturing the littlest wings with the floral backgound. Great card material.

Vicki ~ FL said...

Little Jane looks like she rules the roost in her own way. Love the pictures and thanks for your visit.

Dianne said...

Love those chicken pics!

Nancy K. said...

..."it's hard to soar with the eagles when you work with a bunch of chickens"...

ROFLMAO!!!

Beautiful photographs, as always.

Welcome To Wilmoth Farms said...

I love the second shot! How clever to photograph the clouds (birds or not in the photo) they do fly across the sky!!

allhorsestuff said...

Intersesting about the crowing hens!
Love your shots! Ther cloouds actually are my fav...and would like to know how-to-"Bigify?" )On my blog-too?)

Kac
PS well stop by and looking into0 the rides whenever you can!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oooh! Little Jane is just so pretty! I bet she could win some contests, too. We have a Buff laced polish hen who has grown spurs, no crowing, but she does lay eggs and has those spurs. Isn't that strange?

Your picture choices were all great. Good job!And I love your descriptive writing the best. :)

~Lisa

Kelly said...

Lady Jane is just too cool!

CTG Ponies said...

Excellent photos!

WhimsybyMari said...

Great shots the top chicken looks like she has character. We too in the middle of the state have been blessed with magnificent sunsets.

Linda B. said...

But alas, it's hard to soar with the eagles when you work with a bunch off chickens, so that's what we've got today.

I'm still laughing over that statement. It's so close to home :-)

Anonymous said...

I like the chickens. I like the second hen. She looks to be in perfect health and I like her plumage. Classy.

I had a friend who recieved a flight for her 50th birthday. She does not have her driver's license, but she got to fly a small plane for about 1/2 to 3/4 of an hour. It wasn't overly expensive either. Just so you know. ; )

Leah

Pacey said...

Love the chicken shots...thanks for the visit on my stills.

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