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Portrait picture of rooster (Gallus gallus domesticus) – Our handsome male chicken

April 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Our rooster (Gallus gallus domesticus) is a handsome fellow that likes to show us who is the boss in the “flock” is. He takes the role as a protector of the hens very serious and can sometimes be pretty aggressive towards people.

In between crows I was able to take a portrait picture of him while he was posing on some rails. I advise you to click on the picture to look at our beautiful rooster in full size.
Portrait picture of rooster (Gallus gallus domesticus) - Our handsome male chicken
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera April 2nd 2010. Click image for larger view.

Even though the rooster can be aggressive it will protect our hens against dangers such as cats, foxes and hopefully against attacks from hawks. Daily our hens give us tasteful eggs which would be a pity to lose.

Here is a also a picture of the whole rooster:
picture of rooster (Gallus gallus domesticus)
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera April 4th 2010. Click image for larger view.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/640)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 150 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Lens: Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX APO DG HSM Macro
Location: Fjellstrand in Nesodden, Akershus in southeast of Norway

Tags: Animals

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 wildrose // Jun 14, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Amazing! I’m impresed!