Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge B&W

This past week we visited a unique local petting zoo. My niece was focused on the very sweet, very eager goats. She loved them!

When I saw Lisa’s Bird Weekly Challenge for black and white, I decided to edit a few of the strange and unique birds I photographed at the petting zoo. I do not know most of the bird types, but they were all beautiful and fascinating. The owner said they do exotic breeding, and also had a few rescue animals there.

These feisty emus were very cute:

This black and white chicken fits the bill ๐Ÿ™‚
This is a young bird, but not sure what type
This is just an odd but interesting bird – I think some type of chicken
I think this is a turkey of some sort. But he had beautiful black and white feathers.

“โ€ŽThe day you become old is the day you’re not looking for new experiences anymore.” ~ Billie Joe Armstrong

30 Comments Add yours

  1. Irene says:

    Aw! These made me smile.

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    1. Thank you Irene! We had so much fun interacting with the animals ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. Tina Schell says:

    LOL, these are so adorable Lisa! Loved the little emus especially. That last one is a guinea hen, which we saw for the first time in South Africa.

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    1. Thank you Tina! Yes I was excited to get those cute emu expressions. Ahhhh, so my turkey guess was not correct ๐Ÿ˜

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  3. V.J. Knutson says:

    Great photos. All interesting.

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    1. Thank you! They were all so cute!

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      1. V.J. Knutson says:

        Agreed! Welcome

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  4. Cathy says:

    Love that chicken ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Thank you Cathy!!

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  5. Just Teri says:

    The first emu photo is adorableโฃ๏ธ

    Enjoyable as always Lisaโค๏ธ๐Ÿค—

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    1. Thank you! I thought the little emu was great for the B&W photo!

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      1. Just Teri says:

        Definitely the winner. In fact I think she was posing for you ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜€

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  6. Lisa Coleman says:

    The first shot is a baby Emu and that is so cute! The last shot is a Guineafowl. They are loud and obnoxious! We had one show up in our neighborhood a few years ago. It would fly on our roof and scream! She laid 24 eggs in one of our gardens but there was no male around to fertilize them. New neighbors moved in with a bunch of kids (not from the US) and within a week, that Guineafowl had disappeared. Hmmm! Coincidence??? I think not! I don’t know a lot about chicken species but these were awful cute! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. LOL! Thanks Lisa! I loved the emus! I had to get creative to snap photos through the fence wires. The lady gave us a tour of the birds and a few animals and she did tell us what all they were, but I wasn’t taking any notes ๐Ÿ˜Š I love getting the opportunity to take photos of new creatures!

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      1. Lisa Coleman says:

        yes, fencing can be a challenge. Animals and birds are as good as people photography. I love taking candids of people especially when they put food in their mouths. Strange how that is. Haven’t had any peeps to photograph lately though since covid. Birds it is! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. I’m working on more people photos. I agree with you on the candid shots (maybe not with food ๐Ÿ˜Š) But birds are always good!

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      3. Lisa Coleman says:

        Birds are are my favorite to shoot, obviously. I miss capturing a look or feelings of people though. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  7. bushboy says:

    Those Emu photos really made me laugh ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you! They are cute and funny!!

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  8. Anita says:

    A very special collection of very special birds, like them all!!

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    1. Thank you Anita! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  9. Aunt Patsy says:

    Love these pics Lisa. So glad you did all of this with the family. I’ll have to find a petting zoo here and then have you guys come. We would love that. Virgil and I once took a photo class, Black & White at Mt. Hood College. What fun that was. Love the black and white photo’s.

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    1. Thank you Aunt Patsy! It’s fun to experiment with B&W. Sometimes it really makes the photo more beautiful! ๐Ÿค—

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  10. Naomi says:

    That was a great bunch of birds…and all so cute.

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    1. Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  11. -Eugenia says:

    Fabulous black and white photos, Lisa! Feisty emus make great models! Thank you for following my blog.

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    1. Thank you so much Eugenia! ๐Ÿ˜Š Yip, loved the emus!

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  12. BeckyB says:

    oh these are fabulous

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    1. Thank you Becky! The animals were so fun to interact with ๐Ÿ˜Š

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