I am Rooster, hear me crow
As I strut around the floor
And feathered sharp and really do look grand.
I’ll wake you every day
Tho what time I couldn’t say
I’ll just make the most annoying sound I can.
Yes, I’m cocky
Cocky from crown to craw.
I’ve earned the right
My beak will peck you raw!
If I have to, I can scare anything!!!
I am BOLD – (BOLD)!
And I am BEAUTIFUL – (BEAUTIFUL)!
I Am Rooster!
Vital Information (but not Steve Smith’s jazz group)
Helen Reddy would me if she knew I was to parody such a woman’s empowerment iconic song. I offer her my deepest apologies and plead: “art”. The horrific “poetry” is mine. I’ll cop to it.
The Nikon D90 with a Nikkor 18-105 lens was used. The bird got too close for me to keep the 70-300 mm lens on that I’d prepped with. (I SHOULD have had my D80 prepped with the 18-35 mm lens but it looked like rain and I was more prudent than smart.) Actually, the bird would have pecked me if I’d given it half a chance.
ISO: 200 (baseline for the D90)
Metering mode: pattern (a mistake)
Editing program: PhotoShop Elements 7 (sparingly tho shot can’t be called “as is” by any stretch of the imagination)
Light: Perfect natural light, overcast, bright, and even.
Creative mode setting (Nikons): vivid
Time: 11:03am, on 11/22/09
Position: on my knees (painfully)
rooster: unnamed and not offering ID or signing release papers
NO BIRDS WERE HARMED IN THE SHOOTING OF THIS IMAGE (tho this one might be pissed if it sees the crappy lyrics/poem)