|Hen House - Tim Irving|
I've mentioned in a pervious post that chickens are difficult creatures to photograph. They are nervous, skittish and quick. They also follow each other around which is very annoying, so an isolated hen is soon joined by others, thus ruining any careful composition. The biggest problem is getting down to their level, which in this weather would involve kneeling in wet grass.
I solved the problem in two simple ways (a pincer movement). I'm sure you can't wait to hear!
- I used a camera with a waist level viewfinder, which allowed me to view the hens at their level.
- I gained the hens confidence by flicking lentils into the field.