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Challenge: Macro Without Bugs or Flowers III (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2009 Challenges
Camera: Canon Power Shot SX10 IS
Location: Ballarat, Vic. Australia
Date: Dec 1, 2009
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Dec 1, 2009

I found a chicken feather the other day and put it my pocket for possible future use - this is it.
Water was dropped on with a bamboo skewer and the feather is resting on pale green paper. Although the paper seems absolutely smooth, at this magnification it has unwanted texture but it's not as bad as the first piece I tried.
I cropped down a bit from the top because there was some dirt on the feather even though I thought I'd cleaned it all off.
Crop, usm. brightness/contrast, resize, sfw.




Post Challenge.

Hey, thanks everyone for the comments and votes. This was weird. It seemed to be heading for the heights right from the start and I'm not used to that. Feels good though!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 198
Avg (all users): 6.5962
Avg (commenters): 8.1429
Avg (participants): 6.2099
Avg (non-participants): 6.8333
Views since voting: 4340
Views during voting: 331
Votes: 213
Comments: 33
Favorites: 5 (view)


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12/11/2009 11:24:07 AM
Wow, great capture!! Congratulations on your third place win.. this is beautiful!!
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12/11/2009 07:54:30 AM
Congrats on your first and certainly not the last ribbon. :)
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12/10/2009 06:31:20 PM
Congrats on your first Ribby.And a new PB
Way to go Marion!!!
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12/09/2009 11:50:38 PM
Congrats on a gorgeous image!!!!
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12/09/2009 03:02:51 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon.
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12/09/2009 01:51:27 PM
Well done on your first ribbon!
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12/09/2009 01:03:46 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon! Excellent finish!
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12/09/2009 12:10:58 PM
Marion, congrats on your first ribbon, it was just a matter of time! Wonderful image!
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12/09/2009 10:44:16 AM
OMG!! I JUST REALIZED HUGE CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!

Absolutely great shot!! Perfect in everyway..
Am plsed as punch for you..........
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12/09/2009 09:51:48 AM
WOOOO Hooooo Marion - very well done-congratulations my dear :) !!!!!
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12/09/2009 09:16:43 AM
I just realized you ribboned! Congrats and welcome to the lone ribbon club!
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12/09/2009 08:49:16 AM
So happy to see you on the front page, Marion! Congrats on your PB and first ribbon, lovely image!
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12/09/2009 06:24:21 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon, great work.
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12/09/2009 05:31:12 AM
I'm thrilled for you. Great image. Congrats!
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12/09/2009 02:42:39 AM
just awesome Marion
congrats on your 1st ribbon
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12/09/2009 02:30:25 AM
Way to go Marion!!! I have seen you try so many new things and techniques in side challenges, it really is great for me to see you get your first ribbon. Congratulations, enjoy the front page. :)
Joe
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12/09/2009 01:58:13 AM
Isn't that first ribbon just delightful. Great shot. Well done.
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12/09/2009 01:24:47 AM
Not bad for a Ballarattian! Congratulations...to think this was done on a P and S is amazing
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12/09/2009 12:58:57 AM
MARION .. !!!
i saw the thumb on my home page and then noticed your name underneath that luverly yellow ribbon ..
CONGRATULATIONS CONGRATULATIONS on such a perfect shot and a pb .. WOW .. happy days .. :)
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12/09/2009 12:58:29 AM
Your first ribbon, Marion! Congratulations! I love your image, it's very beautiful.
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12/09/2009 12:57:48 AM
Congrats for a "bridge" camera! It's not just the tools but what you do with it. VWD. 8

Message edited by author 2009-12-09 00:58:32.
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12/09/2009 12:43:33 AM
Congrats on the yellow! Very nice image. Like the sharp focus on the water drops.
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12/09/2009 12:14:18 AM
Congratulations, Marion!!! Amazing image!!
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12/09/2009 12:12:40 AM
Congrats on the Yellow. Your first ribbon!
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12/09/2009 12:10:45 AM
Congratulations, 21_F.gif jomari on a fine image and
a nice shiny ribbon!
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12/09/2009 12:04:39 AM
What a wonderful image and congrats on your first and well deserved ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/08/2009 06:06:15 PM
I was trying to find an interesting way to shoot a feather just like this and failed. This is quite nice. Might go for a bit more DOF with such a straight-on perspective but the lighting and composition are appealing to me.
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12/06/2009 04:07:26 PM
Lovely take. Would have liked to see it on a darker background.
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12/04/2009 12:30:01 PM
beautiful- top 5
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12/04/2009 11:33:45 AM
beautiful job...
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12/03/2009 01:59:57 AM
Detailed and soft. Drops add interest.
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12/02/2009 01:13:14 PM
I like your idea with the drops, well captured, 10
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12/02/2009 02:54:03 AM
simple yet beautiful.
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