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Feather
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Feather

I found this feather during a walk. It is incredibly soft and fine and, fool me,
I thought it would make a great PAD.

An hour later in my basement lit with two table lamps, this is the best that I could do.
The fronds on the feather are so fine that they wave around in the slighest draught,
by which I mean even moving my hand to focus.
So, using a small aperture to get the greatest DOF gave me a shutter speed of 2 seconds
which blurred the feather due to movement. Going the other way using a fast shutter speed
meant that the DOF was too thin. So, this is a compromise 1/15 second and f/13.


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laine8205-Apr-2005 00:54
Go to the top of the class...A for effort, Bill !!
Mark Rutter04-Apr-2005 20:45
Thats pretty amazing. Your trials remind me of the antics of some little bits of spiders webs I tryed to take.
Gilles Navet04-Apr-2005 20:24
Soft and nice confrontation in this B&W pic Bill
Like the accuracy
Gilles
Argishti Khachik04-Apr-2005 16:42
terrific details. Very well done.
Cheers
Johan Toll04-Apr-2005 11:38
Fantastic shot, nice use of light here.
whiskey0104-Apr-2005 09:35
Very nice, you managed to do a great job in displaying how soft it is
Ric Yates03-Apr-2005 17:05
Great shot Bill, sounds like it took some patience!
Gail Davison03-Apr-2005 16:53
Fantastic shot. Really!
Si Kirk03-Apr-2005 16:40
wow great photo, gets a vote here
John Finlayson03-Apr-2005 16:39
Great idea Bill. Well executed.
Zak03-Apr-2005 16:05
feather-tastic!
Guest 03-Apr-2005 16:02
Beautiful details, texture and light.
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