When my subject was a chicken

My friend Melody, who is also a photographer, recently invited me over to see her chickens. We decided to try to get a few shots of them, and let me tell you.... photographing chickens is not easy. These images just crack me up because regardless of how I positioned the camera into their cardboard-box home I mostly got closeup shots of their feet. When I tried to pick one up she made a startling sound as if I had just tickled her like crazy. I wish I could have recorded it. Soon they'll leave their little home to go and explore the backyard. The world must feel enormous when they take their first few steps through the door. Chickens growing up