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An image which I am sure most of us have come across whilst out and about. This particular one was captured whilst walking in a local wood with my Support Worker. I took quite a shine to the contrasting colours and textures and in turn snapped away.

Thank you so very much for all your wonderful comments regarding yesterdays upload 'Crash Landing' and a special mention goes to Aidan (Ridgeway) for presenting me with his User Award.

I sincerely hope that you have a great day ahead.

Regards as always Nathan GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:TAMRON SP AF 90mm F2.8 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:27 Aug 2012 - 2:10 PM
Focal Length:90mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/3.2
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Soft
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:11 Dec 2012 - 7:39 AM
Tags:Contrasting, Feather, Green, Leaves, Soft, Textures, White, Wildlife / nature
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digital_boi
11 Dec 2012 - 7:43 AM

soft indeed Nathan and works so well you can see and feel the softness fine work

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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fificat100
11 Dec 2012 - 7:55 AM

Very well observed, Nathan. The soft down contrasts so well on the green. I want to reach out and touch!! Smile

Lavina

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moiral
moiral  5 Scotland
11 Dec 2012 - 7:56 AM

Very soft indeed. Lovely detail along the centre of the feather. Moira

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 8:05 AM

A beautiful image, Aidan, wonderful mix of textures, a great presentation. Carol

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CaroleS
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11 Dec 2012 - 8:08 AM

Good detail, but retaining the softness of the feather.
Carole

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CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 8:14 AM


Quote: A beautiful image, Aidan, wonderful mix of textures, a great presentation. Carol

Sincere apologies, Nathan, I must have been experiencing a very senior moment when I commented earlier WinkWinkGrinGrin Carol

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11 Dec 2012 - 8:23 AM

I agree with Carol's corrected comment. It's really beautiful, well thought and executed fabulous image.

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ali63
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11 Dec 2012 - 8:24 AM

A beautiful picture, so delicate,
Ali GrinGrinGrinGrin

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AnnChown
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11 Dec 2012 - 8:28 AM

Lovely and well taken Nathan.
Ann

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rontear
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11 Dec 2012 - 8:31 AM

Delicate vision Nathan.
Ron.

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canonfan
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11 Dec 2012 - 8:36 AM

Beautiful detail Nathan. One can almost feel the softness
Jim

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11 Dec 2012 - 8:41 AM


Quote: Soft indeed Nathan and works so well you can see and feel the softness fine work

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

I agree Nathan.

Ken

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chrissie3
chrissie3  7 England
11 Dec 2012 - 9:05 AM

Just beautiful! I can almost feel the feather!Grin

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
11 Dec 2012 - 9:11 AM

Very good contrasts Nathan, nicely presented and very good detail along the spine of the feather, and as stated the softness is very apparent!, well done like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 9:16 AM

So very well spotted and captured, Nathan love those soft feather tones.

Ray

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
11 Dec 2012 - 9:44 AM

A very special photo Nathan - soft indeed and pure - great beauty in simplicity Smile

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lonely_oryx
11 Dec 2012 - 10:09 AM

Some nice texture

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11 Dec 2012 - 10:14 AM

`feels' very tactile Grin

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WesternRed
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11 Dec 2012 - 10:18 AM

Your focus point is good on the bottom half of the feather. It has the right effect.
Well done. WesternRed.

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marshfam19
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11 Dec 2012 - 10:20 AM

Thanks for your helpful comments on my recent image. As always this is yet another great image, lovely close up.

Mary

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11 Dec 2012 - 10:25 AM

Lovely shot like the details excellent
mike

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achieverswales
11 Dec 2012 - 10:47 AM

Excellent use of selective focus Nathan, very beautiful capture!

Regards

Trev.

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JaniceFreeman
11 Dec 2012 - 10:53 AM

Lovely shot Nathan. I like the small focal point and the way the subject fades to a lovely soft blur.

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 11:00 AM

Simplicity at its very best!
A well thought out image and captured so well Nathan
Lillian

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11 Dec 2012 - 11:37 AM

Well seen and like the colours contrast Nathan
Regards Richard

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morpheus1955
11 Dec 2012 - 11:41 AM

Fantastic shot Nathan, superb detail, beautifully captured.

Hugh

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Irishkate
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11 Dec 2012 - 11:50 AM

Love your focusing and composition.
Beautiful.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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SlowSong
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11 Dec 2012 - 11:50 AM

So soft, and so clean. Smile I love the white whites.

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11 Dec 2012 - 11:51 AM

Having got four budgies, feathers need vacuuming up every daySad you have given me an ideaGrinGrinGrin
I am not the brightest button sometimesTongue
Beautifully done NathanSmileSmile
Diane

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11 Dec 2012 - 12:07 PM

There's nothing quite so soft as the downy end of a feather, and you caught that feeling to perfection Nathan.

Dougie

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aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 - 12:13 PM

Soft soft soft!!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue Like this style, Nathan!Smile
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11 Dec 2012 - 12:50 PM

Lovely details
glyn

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taggart
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11 Dec 2012 - 1:32 PM

Your choice of contrasting colors and textures is delightful-- These work especially well together!

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11 Dec 2012 - 1:34 PM

Excellent image, like it.

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11 Dec 2012 - 1:39 PM

a very delicate image well done



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Hop-A-Long
11 Dec 2012 - 1:57 PM

Soft, but full of detail. Lovely image.

Andy

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carper123
carper123 Plus Member 3224 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 3:33 PM

Hi, Nathan, this image is awesome, so simple but highly effective, not at all easy to do. You have done a superb job my friend, creative camera and processing skills,
Well deserving of the highly coveted carper UA award.
The fluffy white feather has tremendous sentimental value to me and my wife, lost our daughter to cancer a few years back, you would not believe the amount of fluffy white feathers that have landed on and around us at totally unexpected times, new it was our daughter saying she is always with us. Tears are flowing as i type, cheers my friend.SadSmileSmileSmile
Darryl. SmileSmile
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11 Dec 2012 - 3:35 PM

Lovely close-up capture, Nathan, it really does convey softness Smile
Trev Smile

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11 Dec 2012 - 3:59 PM

A photo full of contrasts - well spotted!

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 5:39 PM

Lovely use of focus.

Ann

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11 Dec 2012 - 6:02 PM

A super image Nathan, great subject matter, lovely dof and feel to this one. A very fitting title too.

John Smile

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evelen  10 England
11 Dec 2012 - 6:37 PM

excellent image .
eve.Smile

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RockArea  8 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 6:51 PM

A wonderful contrast of textures.

David

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JohnChambersPhotography

Feathers have a great meaning for me, and this is one of the best captures to date. very simple but soft and delicate, love the textures and precessing . good work Nathan light as a feather

John

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11 Dec 2012 - 7:46 PM

A great image that you can feel the softnessSmile
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PaulLiley  6 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 10:23 PM

Such a delicate balance Nathan. Wonderful image. paul

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pdcche  4 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 - 10:29 PM

I'm tickled pink with this fine detailed close up Nathan, Peter..

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12 Dec 2012 - 5:46 AM

A good contrcast light and dark Hard and soft....
Very nice detail...
A good close up macro image...


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12 Dec 2012 - 11:25 AM

The softness of the feather against that green... looks wonderful! Good image! IB

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12 Dec 2012 - 7:33 PM

light and soft, delicate and well composed.

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