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Peacock Feather Drop HDR Macro



This is one of the first shots with my new 105mm Nikor Micro lens.
I cannot believe how awesome a true macro lens can be!

Anyhow, this is an HDR from a single RAW
Processed in HDR Efex Pro
Noise removed with Noiseware Pro

Another recent feather water drop combo:

Comments and Critiques welcome :)
Image details
Image size
2848x4288px 4.74 MB
Shutter Speed
1/125 second
Focal Length
105 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Dec 6, 2010, 8:17:13 PM
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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

Let me start off by saying it's beautiful! The closeup of the waterdrop and the little details of the feather next to it are wonderful and made me go "Wow...!". Everything is varied in color but not too bright and overwhelming. I loved how you slightly blurred the part of the feather in the back to emphasise the clarity of the waterdrop in front of it! The colors themselves are beautiful, and I especially like the bronzy color which is shined and toned nicely! I think it's smart that as the picture goes further up, it gets less clear and more blurred, until, at the very top, it's just plainly colored spots and motion. The blurred features around the center of the feather and the drop really accentuate the waterdrop itself. My favorite is how the colors are laid out inside the drop, which let's you see what the colors are on the other side of the feather! Really great job~