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