I knew I wouldn??t have time to take photos of birds in flight today but I came up with the idea for this shot as I watered the garden yesterday evening. I found a fluffy feather stuck to a leaf and remembered the feather I found on a day trip some weeks ago. At first I tried dropping it in front of the lens and trying to capture it in flight. However, it rapidly became obvious I was onto a loser there as the feather kept veering out of my depth of field so all I got were blurry shots or ones of an empty black background! Instead I decided to create the illusion of flight by suspending the feather with some black thread which I have since cloned out. It may be an illusion but at least I managed to fulfil the theme to some degree!
May 25, 2017