Canon 5D Mark II 24-105mm lens (on loan only… sigh).

Melbourne, Australia.

My gorgeous girl Rosie was rescued from cage hell. At 18 months lof age when they stop laying every day, they are sold to the pet food manufacturers. Rosie and her friend Daisy are now free to stretch their wings, scratch in the dirt for worms and enjoy the sun, all the things they were denied in cage hell. My gift to them – their freedom! Happy retirement gorgeous girls!!

Featured in The Birds group March 2011.
Featured in Birds! Birds! Birds! group March 2011.
Featured in Best from Around the Barnyard group March 2011.
Top10 in a challenge Every Little Thing You Do group June 2011.


hens, chickens, poultry, birds, textures


  • Luke Griffin
    Luke Griffinover 3 years ago

    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    great work

  • RoseMarie747
    RoseMarie747over 3 years ago


  • Thanks so much RoseMarie!

    – Edge-of-dreams

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago


  • Thanks so much Lorilee!

    – Edge-of-dreams

  • Bonnie Robert
    Bonnie Robertover 3 years ago

    Nice effect. I’m glad you rescued them from “Cage Hell” but won’t they eat up your colorful bugs??

  • Good point! They have their own chicken run and the whole of the backyard. Fortunately, most of the bugs are in the front. Thanks for stopping by!

    – Edge-of-dreams

  • patcheah
    patcheahover 3 years ago

    Stunning portrait of Rosie,Mia. She looks so healthy,glowing and her eyes are so alert!

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123over 3 years ago


  • swaby
    swabyover 3 years ago

    You really are a sweety for helping these beautiful birds out! Beautiful capture and work on this! Big congratulations to you! Rose is very lucky to have met you!

  • Marjorie Wallace
    Marjorie Wallaceover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • DottieDees
    DottieDeesover 3 years ago

    Wonderful job with the pic and for giving this beauty a great rest of her life!

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