Taking pictures of animals can be, hmmmmm, how should I put it...a challenge. I don't know if you've had the experience before, but if not give it a go. See if it's just me, or if you have the magic touch. My dad was a photographer for the Detroit News for years. He must have had the touch...except for that time the new kangaroo was taken to the zoo and he found himself in the wrong place at picture taking time. Oh the memories of that! Story montage - Dad was to take pictures of a full grown kangaroo being let out at zoo, kangaroo was not happy, Dad was in way...I think he had to get a series of shots afterwards.
Sometimes I think trying to take a picture of our animals here on the farm is harder than when I was trying to catch an toddler hiding in the clothes racks at the department store. It can be a painfully long process to get the picture. I can walk all over with a bright yellow whiffle ball bat in my hand and it doesn't phase them at all, but hold on to a camera and they run like the wind.
The first picture up there was easy to take. No, he's not dead, but he is sleeping like the dead. Had no idea I was there or that I took a picture. Of course, that wasn't really what I was going for. The second picture is a lot of what I get...butt shots. I think I've taken a picture of every animal butt on the farm, multiple pictures in fact. Even yesterday, Pheobe's first day, and she gave me the butt. Now that last picture is one of the ewe lambs. After trying and trying to get a picture of her from the front she finally turned around and yelled at me. Yelled. At. Me. Shesh!
I am so happy to hear back from folks that read my blogs and browse our site that you enjoy the pictures I take. Sometimes I can come by them easily, other days not so much. Either way, I will (hopefully) get what I'm after...or give up and think of something else to do. Smiling & Waving, Sharon
I'm the queen of our farm, although the animals haven't figured that out yet. My title is Head Chicken Wrangler, but most days I'm called Mom. Life is a comedy and I plan on documenting it.