Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Hot Chickens



When chickens are hot, they breathe through their mouths.

I started playing with the effects on the photo program.



Hot waxed chicken.



Solarized hot wax chicken.

18 comments:

happyandblue2 said...

I didn't even know that chickens had any other way to breath than through their mouth.
Learn something every day..

Hick said...

Isn't that some kind of slur...to call someone a mouth breather?

I like your first photo effects picture best. The second one makes the chicken look like it should be in a horror movie.

Rexroth's Daughter said...

Are you playing with Photoshop? Very cool effect for a hot chicken.

fletch said...

"Solarized hot wax chicken"... I think Morton has a TV dinner by that name.

If you used a blue cooling filter in Photoshop, would it be "chicken cordon bleu"?

megabethcom said...

This solves one of the things I had always wondered about chickens. They look kind of dumb and angry with their mouths open like that. As a city folk, I would probably stay away from an open mouthed chicken for fear that it was angry at me. But now I know!

Niobium said...

How hot is it in Alabama, right now?

Ron Sullivan said...

Next: melting chicken?

I think I just discovered a new diet aid. Killed my appetite anyway.

I've seen a roadrunner panting. Now that was a hot day!

Anvilcloud said...

I think this is a classic case of chicken abuse.

Rurality said...

Y'all are too funny.

Technically I'm not using Photoshop but its cheaper cousin "Paint Shop Pro".

It's not that hot yet... not over 87 so far (this week it's rainy and in the 70s).

Pablo said...

We had a 90+ degree day up here in Missouri recently, and it coincided with me jumping into my "lake." Alas, the thermocline was only about six inches down, so while my shoulders were warm, the rest of me was floating in ice water.

I still vividly recall feeding the chickens on my grandfather's farm in Kentucky. We also collected their eggs each morning. Those damned birds scared me every time (but I think I must have been only about 8 or 9, and a suburban boy to boot). Any time I smell cracked corn, I'm taken back to my boyhood days in Kentucky. That's awfully nice to have happen to an old guy.

Zanne said...

That's funny. I love the top photo, it's a very good "chicken pic".

All I remember as a kid my uncle's rooster was mean, mean, mean. He terrorized us.

Not over 87 degrees??? It's still freezing here in Illinois, I swear. Today it was a little warmer, but nobody can sell me on the idea of global warming.

Pablo said...

I don't pretend to understand the science, but from what I have heard, global warming will melt the ice cap some, the added ice water to the northern oceans will disrupt weather patterns, and the northern hemisphere will actually get COLDER as a result. But someone ought to check on that before believing me.

Why would Illinois still be cold when Missouri (and Kansas) have been blistering? My nephew lives in Illinois, but I don't think that is the reason. He is a clever boy, but not the mad scientist type.

Karen said...

Those photo names sound like they should have recipies attached to them.

cookie jill said...

I love watching hot lizards.

They do pushups.

Jerry said...

Here's a cool, blue rooster for the collection.

http://jerryrig.com/jpeg/1246.jpg

You could start your own hot chicken meme...

Rurality said...

Well it's been in the 90s in Canada and Germany so I wouldn't throw away the global warming scenario just yet!

Our ponds are all shallow... hubby says in the summer it's like swimming in a bathtub.

This little sweetie won't have a recipe attached to her... she's my only remaining green egg layer!

Jill I've seen that... also saw that Skippy got an oblique JS reference last night.

Jerry, cool! Cooool blue chicken LOL. (Hen! Not rooster!)

mira said...

Mom said it's up in the low 90s in Southern Indiana right now, and her young chickens are starting to pant. (She and Dad are first time chicken farmers) She and Dad have some Chineese and African geese living with the chickens, and she told me tonight how much they all love being sprayed with the garden hose on mist. She said it looked like the Halleujah Choir, them all trying to catch water droplets in their mouths. :)

Rurality said...

Hmm my chickens don't seem to like being sprayed with the hose... of course it could be because I haven't tried it on mist. :)