I found this little Jay feather and just love it's striped pattern. We have a lot of Jays visiting our garden and I don't always associate them with the flash of blue and turquoise so it took me awhile to identify.
Photographing it proved almost impossible even with the macro lens so I had to do a lot more post processing than I usually would and give it a slightly more ethereal feel. Below is the straight off the camera version.
Although I love it's original colours and will use them for creating images I decided to play around with the hues for the fabric design below.