The great protector

Sunday selfie number seven.

This one has been floating around in my head for a really long time. When Karen and I first came up with, the chickens were all going through a molt. Trust me when I say that molting chickens are almost as good as naked chickens.

So we waited. And then, we had to make sure we ate our Wheaties for breakfast.

We brought the chickens into the studio two at a time.

The six-armed goddess

Left to right
Ellie (brahma), Maude (olive egger), Edie (frizzle), Gracie (silkie), Talley (easter egger),
Hillary (black australorp), Millie ( brahma), Betty (rescue hen)

This is actually a remake of an image I did a couple of years ago.

Maude, Talley, Gracie, Hillary, Edie

This was always one of my favorites and our flock has grown since then. We’re quite lucky that our birds are so tame. They frequently let us photograph them and are always quite amenable to doing what we ask of them knowing that we will never put them in any sort of danger.

Who is the six-armed goddess?

Kali is a Hindu goddess.

In spite of her seemingly terrible form, Kali Ma is often considered the kindest and most loving of all the Hindu goddesses, as she is regarded by her devotees as the Mother of the whole Universe. And because of her terrible form, she is also often seen as a great protector.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kali

I guess her description fits, especially when it comes to animals.

Behind the scenes

After setting up the lighting, I realized that there is just never enough room. I would be spending more time editing out the background than I wanted. In hind sight, I would have done something different with the lighting, but by the end of the project I was quite please with how the image turned out.

Wardrobe is always a problem, my goal for Selfie Sundays is to spend zero or to as little as possible money. As I was going to sleep, the Equality t-shirt really resonated with me. We have all different types of birds, all colors of feathers and they all get along.

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