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Macro on Feathers



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38 Comments | Report
hannahwarne
 
hannahwarne June 02, 2015
I cannot like this enough! It's amazing - love love love it
seanorphoto
seanorphoto June 02, 2015
Thank you for your kind words glad you like the photo! :)
lesliehhproduce
 
lesliehhproduce June 20, 2015
Love this photo!!!
RobClaysPhotos PRO
 
RobClaysPhotos June 27, 2015
Awesome!!
kanizkhan
 
kanizkhan August 11, 2015
Brilliant
seanorphoto
 
seanorphoto August 11, 2015
Thank you all :)
Golly
 
Golly August 18, 2015
Great composition and lighting!
moremdm PRO+
 
moremdm September 15, 2015
Clarity of detail is wonderful and color is beautiful! Well deserved!
seanorphoto
 
seanorphoto September 15, 2015
Thank you all for your kinds words and for voting "Macro on Feathers" peoples choice award
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith April 03, 2016
Amazing!! And very worthy of the Challenge win! Congratulations!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots April 04, 2016
Beautiful! Congrats.
MikeBoyle PRO+
 
MikeBoyle April 07, 2016
Congratulations on People's Choice. Nice...Very Nice
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith April 07, 2016
Congratulations on winning People's Choice! :-)
woodpecker720
 
woodpecker720 April 08, 2016
Winner! my favourite
agnagratiae
 
agnagratiae June 06, 2016
Wow! This is awesome.
lightcaster
 
lightcaster June 13, 2016
Feathers........ Oh my... the detail. Amazing. @__@;
seanorphoto
seanorphoto June 13, 2016
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stephanieJ23
 
stephanieJ23 June 18, 2016
Goooorgeous!!!!
frenchiepooh
 
frenchiepooh August 01, 2016
Amazing
seanorphoto
seanorphoto August 02, 2016
Thank you!
YvonneJeaK PRO+
 
YvonneJeaK August 02, 2016
Absolutely amazing. Congratulations
seanorphoto
seanorphoto August 02, 2016
Thank you for your kind words!
jessy
 
jessy August 02, 2016
Amazing!!
suzannetegroen
 
suzannetegroen August 03, 2016
Love this photo so much
Prankster
 
Prankster August 23, 2016
this photo is absolutely incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!
seanorphoto
seanorphoto August 25, 2016
Thank you so much glad you like it!
ashokuchangi
 
ashokuchangi August 28, 2016
Wonderful composition.I like those colours,droplets.
rolandomunari PRO
 
rolandomunari September 28, 2016
The colors, the texture, the lines, the details, the light. Amazing shot!
seanorphoto
seanorphoto September 30, 2016
thank you
jennneve
 
jennneve December 31, 2016
Amazing!!!
sarahkish
 
sarahkish February 17, 2017
Outstanding!
digantmehta
 
digantmehta April 16, 2017
Awesome click...
guschalan
 
guschalan April 25, 2017
Awesome
Eddieuuu071 Premium
 
Eddieuuu071 May 01, 2017
Love this!
beckyreding PRO+
 
beckyreding May 20, 2017
REALLY, REALLY AWESOME
SheenaClark
 
SheenaClark May 25, 2017
Really love this. It's so fun.
seanorphoto
seanorphoto May 26, 2017
thank you sheena
MandyBaulch73
 
MandyBaulch73 May 26, 2017
Such an amazing photo, love the colour ????
3025_6047
 
3025_6047 June 06, 2017
Beautiful
elonin
 
elonin June 10, 2017
Great shot.
JlynnImages
 
JlynnImages June 17, 2017
Love this shot
Nicci007
 
Nicci007 September 04, 2017
The colours an amazing!! You go
swank_ZA
 
swank_ZA September 20, 2017
Beautiful, one simply cannot even copy these colours in a painting... thanks for sharing!
deserthorse
 
deserthorse October 11, 2017
LOVE this!!!
dkoch28 PRO+
 
dkoch28 August 28, 2018
So creative !!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I am a keen fly angler and the feathers featured in this are actually feathers I use for tying artificial flies to be used for Trout and salmon angling. So this was taken at my desk in my fly tying room under a lamp.
Time
I believe it was around midday. As there is not a whole pile of natural light featured in this image I think i would have gotten the same result any time of the day.
Lighting
As I said above I did not use natural light to get the result in this image. I used artifical light from an overhead lamp and positioned it so that the lighting was hitting the right side of the water drops as can be seen in the image.
Equipment
Believe it or not I was using a cheap screw on macro filter on my 18-55mm kit lens on my nikon d3100 dslr. I had the camera on a tripod and used a remote shutter release to avoid camera shake.
Inspiration
Quite simply: the colours. The peacock feather has some of the most extravagant colours of any bird on the planet and I wanted to highlight this. Plus I had not got the opportunity to do much macro photography so I felt this would be a good place to start as water can be quite effective in macro.
Editing
Not a whole lot. Some small light correction in light room with the usual contrast and brightness but as a whole this image looked quite good straight from the camera.
In my camera bag
I always have my 50mm f/1.8G lens in my bag followed by my tripod and remote shutter release. It depends on what I am shooting if I go out with the intent of shouting landscape I bring my tripod and neutral density filters and often my kit lens as it's the widest angle lens I own. I also have a 50-300mm lens which I like to shoot with also.
Feedback
Set the shot up right, lighting is your best friend in a shot like this along with your tripod and remote shutter release. As I've said macro is very effective when shooting water droplets and can show immense detail of the subject it's resting on as you can see the texture of the feathers is magnified inside the water droplet. Use manual focus and frame your subject adequately and most of all enjoy it!

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