Pet Photography Project 52, Week 47: Bird’s Eye View

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! Ironic, isn’t it, that this week would focus on a “bird’s-eye view,” but that’s the theme for this week’s Pet Photography 52 Weeks Project blog circle. I wonder what the bird thought of his view from our Thanksgiving dinner table…

Traditionally a bird’s-eye view in photography centers around the view of a subject from above as you’d expect from the perspective of a bird. For this theme, however, I chose to interpret it much more literally with the view of a bird’s eye, specifically those of a few Light Brahma and Leghorn chickens. My husband and I currently have 13 chickens, which include a mix of four Light Brahmas, four Leghorns, two Rhode Island Reds, and three Polish. (And yes, they all have names!)

A few weeks ago we expanded their Hen Pen to a big 16’x16′ fenced area. Our chickens are so much happier exploring their new space! I like the it because it allows me more freedom in photographing them; I’m now able to walk right inside instead of contending with the challenging of focusing through chicken wire.

Here are three of my little ladies, Leghorn Amelia Egghart (appropriately named because she tends to take flight out of the Hen Pen…several times a week) and Light Brahmas Marsala and Piccata. They are very intrigued by the camera, often walking right up to check it out (peck it out, maybe?), making it pretty easy to capture their bird eyes. How cool are those yellow eyes?!

white leghorn chicken profile

light brahma chicken profile

light brahma chicken portrait


The Pet Photography Project 52 posts are part of a blog circle. To see what the next pawesome pet photographer is sharing for the weekly theme, “Bird’s Eye View,” start with Browning Photo Dog Photography, serving Columbus, OH dogs and their people. Continue to click the link at the end of each post in the blog circle and you’ll eventually find your way back here.

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