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Feathering 1

By SuziBlue  
Big thanks again to StevieB for lending me his macro lens - very pleased with a whole range of abstract shots from this little session. This is a pheasant's feather with a seagull's feather out of focus in the background. It's my first try with this kind of lens so all comments and suggestions very gratefully received.

1/80 @ f/2.8
DISO 100
Handheld
Natural light plus some fill-in flash
Other than that no work apart from a tweak in levels and a slight crop on the left.

For some reason I've not been given the 'mod' option when uploading, and neither have you got the large version! Perhaps there's a glitch ..

Thank you for dropping by! I appreciate any and all comments and find them all useful and valuable, whether you want to leave a couple of words or a longer constructive criticism. So, in the spirit of non-competitiveness I wonít click on any comments on this pic but would invite anyone who visits to mark the comments they feel are helpful. Iíll do the same when I visit other portfolios, of course.Smile

Tags: Natural Abstract Pheasant Seagull Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro Gull Wildlife and nature Rowardmar08

Voters: Vicalli, rowarrior, SueTurner and 26 more


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Comments


Excellent shot!

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rowarrior Plus
9 4.4k 9 Scotland
11 Mar 2008 10:01PM
Great detail in the foreground
SueTurner Plus
12 81 3 England
11 Mar 2008 10:04PM
macro photography is such fun, and quite challenging at times, but this is really nice- good detail
11 Mar 2008 10:06PM
I like the blurred contrast and the detail in the shot.

S.
newy17 Plus
11 273 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2008 10:07PM
yep superbly captured suzi,,
ian
conrad Plus
12 10.9k 116
11 Mar 2008 10:15PM
Hey, that's pretty good for a bit of experimenting!
Artois Plus
10 405 1 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2008 10:26PM
Nice image
luxaeternam 9 21 1
11 Mar 2008 11:14PM
I recognised the pheasant feather but the dof is too shallow to even hazard a guess at what lies behind! So thanks for the info.
Smile Lucy
kaybee Plus
12 5.0k 25 Scotland
12 Mar 2008 10:24AM
My suggestion?
STOP IT
You are showing us up
proz 12 205 United States
12 Mar 2008 1:22PM
nicely done
daviewat Plus
13 4.1k Scotland
12 Mar 2008 3:37PM
Could it be your E2 membership has expired ???
SuziBlue Plus
14 16.2k 10 Scotland
12 Mar 2008 5:56PM
No Davie - I've renewed it and am a member. And I had the option to choose the background ..

Many thanks everyone for the feedback.

(LOL Roy! I don't think so ..)
Goggz Plus
9 2.3k 72 Wales
13 Mar 2008 12:20AM
Nice, again Smile
VintageRed Plus
11 15 1 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2008 1:56PM
Good abstract quality.
Nick
petra16 Plus
10 169 Scotland
22 Mar 2008 4:45PM
How did I miss this again that lens is perfect for you Suzi

take care

petra
xx
SuziBlue Plus
14 16.2k 10 Scotland
5 Apr 2008 10:19PM
Thanks Peter Nick and Petra Smile

Petra I'll make a note of that and mention it to StevieB in May Wink lol!!

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