Iridescent Feather

Another view of the same feather that I posted yesterday. This feather came from a peacock at the Leo J. Carrillo ranch, which is a city park in Carlsbad, California. There are a large number of pea fowl roaming the property, and my wife bought some feathers at the visitor center. The males are very beautiful, but I wouldn't want to live close to any of them, as they are extremely noisy.


I lit this with an SB600 behind the feather for backlighting, and an SB700 in a softbox camera left for detail. Strobes were in manual mode and were triggered by the pop up flash of my D90 in commander mode.



Other pictures that I've taken in which the subject is color can be seen here.

  • Stefano Crea 3y

    Very nice shot and colours !!!!
  • wbirt1 3y

    Nice fine detail and color. Superb macro!
  • Fionn Luk 3y

    Very nice colors! Awesome details
  • Roy Ellis 3y

    a fine feather to photograph ...
  • Laurie2123 3y

    Beautiful against the black. I wonder where you got that beautiful feather, LOL
  • Tom Reese 3y

    Nice macro showcasing against the black background, really brings out fine color & crisp detail!
  • evy2010 3y

    A piece of art!
  • David Wilson 3y

    Stunning image.
  • Lorena 3y

    What a beautiful eye!
  • Glenn Stuart 3y

    Well done!
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Taken on July 11, 2012
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