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Challenge: Polka Dots (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: studio
Date: Nov 29, 2009
Aperture: f/18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 3.2 sec
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2009

(Post challenge)
I was surprised to watch this climb so high in the voting during the week!

Truly a last minute image. I was driving home with my husband from our Thanksgiving trip and we bandied about some ideas. After we unloaded the car I went out to the craft shop to buy fake ladybugs. I thought I would make a good "water drop" image with ladybugs magnified. After messing with honey on glass and trying to perfectly line up the drops and get the focus I gave up and threw some feathers into a pile under the light. This is, embarrassingly, the first image I made of the feathers. Meaning that everything I did intentionally afterward was worse!

I like the image enough but not hugely. I lost detail in the ribbing of the feathers in the dark areas. The main feather is too centered. As one commenter said, it's not a "wow" photo. Guess I'll have to live with it on my page for awhile so I might as well learn to like it.

Thank you for all the kind comments and votes!

Place: 9 out of 78
Avg (all users): 6.5064
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.3077
Avg (non-participants): 6.5726
Views since voting: 1413
Views during voting: 322
Votes: 156
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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12/07/2009 12:48:23 PM
its a hell of a good shot
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12/07/2009 09:14:57 AM
Originally posted by Magnum_za:

Egg-cellent! What feathers are they? Guinea Fowl?

Yes, guinea fowl as far as I know. They came in a packet from a craft shop.
12/07/2009 06:02:27 AM
Beautiful patterns!
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12/07/2009 01:15:05 AM
Egg-cellent! What feathers are they? Guinea Fowl?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2009 01:22:04 PM
Well shot, great detail, good tones, but it's not a "wow!" shot. 8
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12/06/2009 02:18:17 AM
Good concept, but very busy and lighting is little bit flat. Good luck.
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12/04/2009 10:08:11 AM
Ahh, nature's polka dots. Maybe it's just the nature of the dots but they kinda seem blurry to me eyes - like I can't really focus on them.
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12/03/2009 01:31:08 AM
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12/01/2009 10:38:23 AM
Unique idea. Nice job on the detail.
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11/30/2009 08:24:41 PM
Beautiful hackles! Creative idea.
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11/30/2009 08:14:07 PM
for me this is very beautiful...well done
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11/30/2009 03:11:50 PM
Nice lighting, focus, texture, and patterns!
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11/30/2009 12:13:23 PM
Wonderful feather macro. More of an abstract and texture shot. Great detail.
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11/30/2009 12:10:55 AM
Interesting patterns. Nice work!
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