‘Feed Me! Please?’

The fine family that owns ginger cat Daniel Tiger also keeps three chickens. Typically, a jar of feed is placed in a caddy on the fence so that neighbors can greet and treat the birds. But, today, when my wife and I walked by, the glass wasn’t half full, so to speak, but empty. We had nothing to share, and, oh, did the hens want some.

When we slipped out of the apartment between loads of washed and drying laundry, I left behind Leica Q2. To capture the moment, I relied on Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, choosing the Portrait mode that creates bokeh—or the illusion of blurred background.

I couldn’t decide which portrait to share, so you get all three, each of which is composed as shot. The Featured Image shows a somewhat perturbed bird. Vitals: f/1.7, ISO 10, 1/590 sec, 23mm (film equivalent); 2:47 p.m. PDT.

The second and third photos are the same vitals but 1/320 sec and 1/750 sec, respectively.