Project 365 Day 74 – Guinea Fowl Feather

Guinea Fowl Feather Close Up

Guinea Fowl Feather Close Up

We went to a farm a little while ago.

We were standing in a field with chickens scratching the earth and pecking around our feet, and it was a lovely, calming experience.

There were guinea fowl in the field as well, but they were more skittish and stayed in the background.

On the way out, I saw a tiny guinea fowl feather in the mud and knew straight away that I was going to photograph it.

So I brought it home and photographed it. Now I know for sure that I have to get a lens that can get closer or can resolve better than the set-up I have now (close-up filters screwed on to the lens).

I thought the solution I have was going to be good enough, but I need to get closer and the filters are not allowing me get as close as I want.

So this first close-up crop is not as good as I want. But I think it does show how the little spots are composed.

Personally, I think there is something magical about the way the color stops and then starts again on each feather and how together the gaps make up a circle.

Guinea Fowl Feather

Guinea Fowl Feather

Sundance Theme

By the way, what do you think of the Sundance theme that I am now using for this blog?

About David Bennett

photographer, blogger, greeting card publisher - love travelling, nature, books, culture, good conversation. Greeting card publisher at Flying Twigs
This entry was posted in Photographs and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to Project 365 Day 74 – Guinea Fowl Feather

  1. Teresa Silverthorn says:

    I have hundreds of those feathers in cups and bottles, tucked in all sorts of nooks – all around my house. We used to have a mysterious guinea fowl visit our home everyday, and sleep in our tree every night – for seven years. We live in the city, so it was quite a mystery as to where it came from, and why it stayed.

    I do miss that silly bird.

    Thanks for the reminder of something precious.

  2. Rebekah says:

    I hear you about wanting a different set-up. I still think these two images are quite lovely.

    I don’t know which bird this is you’re talking about, but I’ll look it up now.

    Even such a ‘simple’ bird as the gull, has lovely tail feathers.

    • Yes – almost every bird is beautiful. Some gaudy, some delicate, some common, some rare – all beautiful. I am not overly keen on black vultures, but even their feathers are lovely – just not so keen on their faces.

      • Rebekah says:

        I’ve seen which bird it is now … Yes, they’re all beautiful in their own way. We have turkey vultures here … they’re huge..

        • I have tried to photograph the pattern on the bodies of guinea fowl several times, but they are constantly moving and jittering about so I have yet to get a pin-sharp shot.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s