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™‚


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


  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…


    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.


    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!


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


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