Macro Monday – Feather Iridescence

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
– Oscar Wilde –

macroThe most interesting thing about Macro Photography is that it changes the size of your world. Where a landscape photographer might take a photo of a whole field of flowers, a macro photographer needs only one flower. That one flower can be broken down into parts that become almost unrecognizable to someone who has never seen a flower from that perspective.

I’ve just started to use a Macro Lens, and I don’t claim to be anything but an inexperienced novice. It is hard not to be excited, however, about a whole new world that exists within my every day world!

On that note, would you recognize that this is a magpie feather?

23 thoughts on “Macro Monday – Feather Iridescence

  1. Hi,
    I have never used a Macro Lens, but I know the photos from these are unreal, and I agree it is like a different world. πŸ™‚
    I will take a wild guess at the photo, It looks like a palm leaf, although the colour doesn’t seem right, it’s the first thing that came to mind. πŸ™‚

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      1. Another vote for a leaf, and another observation that the color is very different. However, it isn’t a leaf.

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  2. It looks to me like a milkweed pod. I love the idea of take pictures of nature so that what we take for granted becomes something we must ponder…

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    1. The voting still favours the plant kingdom, but it isn’t a leaf or a pod. Yes, I agree that something we take for granted becomes mysterious when we see just a little bit of it.

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    1. I think I accidentally cheated. I didn’t see “feather” until I read this comment. Now that’s what I see.

      I love the Oscar Wilde quote. Quite fitting!

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  3. To all you feather people, yes you are right. It is the feather from one of the neighbourhood magpies.

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