Bringing out the farm-girl in yourself? Love the soft light in the first one. Not so sure that the chickens are all that happy with what you are carrying in the second picture.
@Raymond - My good girlfriend just recently got these hens, and had this little chicken house put up - and (good egg that she is!) she gave me an open invite to come and shoot with them - (THANK YOU, Chica!) We had a nice, warm day, early this week - and since the kids and I are about to leave our house out here in the county, and move into town - I thought I better go ahead and seize the opportunity to take some "country gal" pics. while I'm still in the neighborhood...The chickens were awesome costars! I was shocked by how easy they were to work with, even while I was looming over them ominously with an axe - haha!
whooh... the story behind those pictures is amazing!
@momphotographer - YAY! I was hopin' these pics. wouldn't be totally overlooked! I had such a blast doin' this shoot...working with animals can be RAWther difficult - but I was pleasantly surprised by how cooperative my friend's hens were, while I was staging these pics.! Thank You so much for visiting The Big Ugly, and for commenting - 'tis greatly appreciated!