The illusion of flight (theme)

by Helen Hooker June. 30, 2010 4041 views

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!

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Jon Laysell 6 years, 11 months ago

Successful shot - looks just like it's floating.

6 years, 11 months ago Edited
Lucinda 6 years, 11 months ago

How creative you are!! Very well done. What was your light source?

6 years, 11 months ago Edited
Josy 6 years, 11 months ago

Very beautiful...I've the same in my blog :))

6 years, 11 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 6 years, 11 months ago

Perfect capture of a fantastic idea!

6 years, 11 months ago Edited
Eiram 6 years, 11 months ago

this is beautiful!!!

6 years, 11 months ago Edited
Larry Nelson 6 years, 11 months ago

Very creative steps to make sure the shot was what you wanted. Thanks for letting us know how you did it. Excellent theme post, Helen!

6 years, 11 months ago Edited
Moira 6 years, 11 months ago

Yes I'm not getting your shots im my browse / friends list home page.
Lovely idea, great shot.
I wonder what bird this was from it looks black and white or is that just the shadows?

6 years, 11 months ago Edited
Lynda 6 years, 11 months ago

Lovely

6 years, 11 months ago Edited
Stefan Fletcher 6 years, 11 months ago

OK, this one also escape the browse/friends list. But it's fun to come and find it manually...

6 years, 11 months ago Edited
Liz 6 years, 11 months ago

this is beautiful,love all the delicate detail

6 years, 11 months ago Edited
Paolo Martini 6 years, 11 months ago

wooow !
I like it

6 years, 11 months ago Edited
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