A feather from space

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I like the lines in this picture, especial the lines of the ‘eye’ in combination with the lines of the feather.

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Macro 100mm, 1/125 sec, 800 is, indoor.


A feather and drop of water, what can I do?

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WOW! I think this is wonderful! The two ovals in the water drop are such a delightful surprise! I love the way you have framed the structure of the feather, and the “flaw” of the disturbed barbs helps frame the droplet. The sharpness and detail are wonderful and so fitting for B/W!

My only suggestion is to print and frame. And hang in a high-end gallery!

Henry, this is a excellent exercise in geometry. The mix of lines, curves and round water drop look great, with the ball lens effect of the water adding the fine swirls.

Wow, very cool, Henry! Don’t know that you could do any more than you did - it’s wonderfully seen and processed.

Fabulous! I honestly could not figure out exactly what I was looking at, even with the less geometrically perfect bends of the feather on the left and right sides. These add a nice counterpoint to the strong eye-grabbing focus of the water drop at center. Without those edges, I think I’d just keep looking at the drop instead of appreciating the entire composition. Love, love love it!

Beautiful, original and fascinating!

Thank you, Diane, for your kind reply!

Thank you, Mike!

Thank you, Kevin!

Many thanks, Bonnie, for your kind reply!

Thank you, Mark, I am touched by your words!