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Challenge: Feathers (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Location: My living room, which is now covered in feathers
Date: Jun 17, 2015
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Jun 17, 2015

I'm amazed right now at how many feathers fit inside a feather pillow. My wife is going to kill me when she learns what I did to her Pottery Barn throw pillow. I actually killed a down pillow in our spare bedroom as well, but the feathers were tiny. That Pottery Barn pillow had some nice big ones :)

This shot is really dumb, but I like it. I was going for a 'tarred and feathered' thing, so I bought a bunch of mud masks and covered myself in it. The problem with those things is they dry quickly by design, so this turned out way different from how I envisioned it. It looks like a chicken and I had a fight, and the chicken lost.

The cleanup was the worst part. I could live in this place for 20 more years, and when I find feathers (and I think I would, considering how they spread), I'm going to have a good laugh.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 169
Avg (all users): 6.6667
Avg (commenters): 7.4167
Avg (participants): 6.7000
Avg (non-participants): 6.5600
Views since voting: 1237
Views during voting: 222
Votes: 105
Comments: 29
Favorites: 3 (view)


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07/03/2015 06:52:12 AM
This one made me smile, congratulations on your yellow.
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07/01/2015 10:48:16 AM
This was completely brilliant!! Way to go above and beyond!! HmmmÉ I haven't done this type of thing to my husband yet. He put up with bathing with a lamp in the james river, I wonder whether I could get away with thatÉ :)

Congrats on a spectacular win!
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06/30/2015 01:30:27 AM
Wow! This is awesome. Congrats!
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06/29/2015 03:54:40 PM
Congrats Rob. Still laugh everytime I see this.
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06/29/2015 03:11:30 PM
Hilarious! And I know what you mean about the feathers. Did a shoot several years ago and I slaughtered a pillow for it. Still finding feathers....
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06/29/2015 10:40:06 AM
too fabulous, Rob! Go Hit Squad !
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06/29/2015 08:09:04 AM
WTG Rob. GO TEAM. Such a great shot.
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06/29/2015 08:03:56 AM
LOL, just tell her that you won a ribbon and take her out on dinner :)

over all a neat idea!

Congratulations!
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06/29/2015 05:39:21 AM
Congratulations on the Yellow, Rob!! Give it to your wife and let her know her pillow did not die in vain.

Great start of week 2 for the Hit Squad!!
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06/29/2015 04:42:56 AM
Congrats on the Yellow Rob, great take on the challenge. And a great result for the Hit Squad as well, congratulations!!
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06/29/2015 03:31:36 AM
I'd like to meet your five "3". Thanks for thinking out of the box!
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06/29/2015 02:47:06 AM
Congrats. amazing commitment to the cause
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06/29/2015 12:56:26 AM
Congratulations Rob. Very creative and great fun. Go Hit Squad.
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06/29/2015 12:15:01 AM
Fantastic finish Rob! I'm wondering if the ribbon was worth the wrath of the wife? I think yes! :)

GO HIT SQUAD!
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06/29/2015 12:08:33 AM
WTG Rob! You took one for the team and it paid off with a well deserved ribbon! Too funny.
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06/29/2015 12:08:09 AM
It's the expression that takes this over the top and yes, it does look as if you and the chicken got into it :) Congratulations on the yellow - wonderful image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/28/2015 11:50:07 PM
Lol. I bet this was fun to clean up. Looks like the egg won :)
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06/28/2015 07:42:32 PM
You should have had fun taking this shot! Great expression. :-)
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06/27/2015 06:03:49 PM
I can't imagine this one not winning the challenge... by far the best one of the bunch.
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06/27/2015 02:49:52 AM
You forgot the tar ;-)
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06/25/2015 07:56:04 AM
Feathers alright! :)
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06/25/2015 06:12:49 AM
You obviously put a lot of work into this. Very creative and well done. I love the serious look on his face in an otherwise humorous creation. 10
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06/24/2015 08:19:53 PM
hahaahha
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06/24/2015 08:50:21 AM
Well, I think this answers the question of who came first. Dude doesn't look happy with the answer ;p
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06/22/2015 03:43:47 PM
Ha, nicely done, although possibly perhaps more polish than substance.
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06/22/2015 12:41:35 PM
i love it, very creative, really nice for this challenge.
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06/22/2015 07:57:31 AM
I like the wit. Well executed composition.
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06/22/2015 03:34:42 AM
I expect to see this on the podium. Great image!
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06/22/2015 01:55:58 AM
haha cool idea. Would have loved to see the top cracked off the egg as if he just hatched from it lol. Bet you had a lot of cleaning up to do afterwards.
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