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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.

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Taken on July 11, 2012