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Peacock Feather Drop by Creative--Dragon Peacock Feather Drop by Creative--Dragon
Waterdrop on a Peacock feather.
I used holigraphic paper underneath to help achieve an interesting bokeh.

Comments and critiques welcome

For prints go to Creative Dragon Photography
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I love the vibrant colours in this photo: the blues and purples of the light, and the warm ochres, yellows and greens of the feather.
Without the central focus on the droplet and the individual lines of feather, it'd be hard to know what this photo was of - the bokeh is really quite psychedelic.
The clarity of the droplet is amazing, though. The way you've managed to focus on the droplet and the area around and yet keep the foreground, background and edges out of focus and full of beautifully hazy light is fantastic. To me, the circular fragments of light around the droplet look as if they've just floated from it, and the central position of the droplet creates this effect.
In the foreground, there are sections of clear feathers. The light on them is green on some parts, and purple/blue on others. This draws my attention to below the feather. Without the caption I'd have no idea there was holographic paper underneath because it fits into the psychedelic feel of the photo so well. It also gives the photo a little more depth, as do the top corners of the photo. They're full of light, with a black background - subtly hinting at whatever is beyond the feather and paper.
Despite the colour, the light and the business of this shot, there's a definite delicate feel. This is taken so close-up that it magnifies the details to an amazing level, but we still get a sense of the feather's intricacy and the droplet's delicacy. I think you've mastered every aspect of this photo♥
It would be interesting to see a different angle of the droplet/feather/holographic paper setup.
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BubblegumW Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is incredible! The colours are absolutely breathtaking!
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lingbling17 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
I absolutely love this do you do prints I would love to add this to my collection
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:iconcreative--dragon:
Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Yes, I absolutely do prints :)
Please visit my main website: For prints go to Creative Dragon Photography

Cheers :)
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opalglo Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
is this a photo only with a camera or also with photo shop on the computer?
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
Most of my photos go through some sort of post processing... This photo was cropped a bit, and I adjusted the contrast and saturation to really make things pop...
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FelizDiaMomoXD Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I gonna use this to my phone's background
It looks amazing *-*
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
OK, enjoy :)
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Seiyofira Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
stunning *___*
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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lillydarose Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012   Traditional Artist
O_O this is amazing!! :D
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:iconcreative--dragon:
Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :)
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SinfulSabrina Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
wow! just gorgeous! amazing...the colors are so rich and the fade effect is brilliant! the colors and the light make it just sparkle, this is an amazing shot.
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much for the wonderful compliment :)
This is my all-time favorite peacock feather photo... but I think now I might have to outdo it ;)
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2BSued Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautifully done...so eyecatching
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks! One of my favorite macro shots :)
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MissxAnaxRiot Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
omg i love this <.3
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:iconcreative--dragon:
Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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:iconkalamakia:
Kalamakia Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Awesome!
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:iconcreative--dragon:
Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks :)
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Dark-Lady-Sizuka Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing :)
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :D
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CarmenVeloso Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Always pleasant, the great Stephen.
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
hehehe... thank you my friend :) I'm glad I'm still making photos that are pleasing to your eye :D
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disneyisawesome Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
this is stunning! I love how vibrant the colours are :heart:
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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disneyisawesome Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
you're welcome!
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6NAKED6AMBITION6 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
So amamzing!!!
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :)
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PeaceableBird Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Somewhat appears as a human eye, nicely done.
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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PeaceableBird Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Much Bete( Welcome )
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EvtehPirateLord Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
@_@ ♥♥♥ This is beautiful
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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DecafOranges Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
:iconsqueeeplz: :iconbummyplz: :iconladanceplz:
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
:rofl: :) Thanks!
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jrutled3 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
So pretty! :squee:
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :)
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TzikiiWolf Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student Filmographer
This is incredible!!!! I love it so much! :iconsocuteplz:
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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TzikiiWolf Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
:D No problem ;) It really is amazing :la:
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PaperandPlastic Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is stunning! Great work as always! :clap:
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you my friend :bow:
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PaperandPlastic Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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SofKirke Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful ! I want to hang this on my wall!
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :)
If you're interested, here's a direct link to the image on my main site: [link]

I suggest if you do decide to purchase a print that you get 8x12 (Metallic)... The image will be printed on metallic photo paper. Very glossy, and very vibrant. :)

Cheers,
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oszka79 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
I would fave it twice if I could! :)
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
hehe... thanks! I'll consider the comment and compliment a second fave ;)
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jonboy56 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011   Photographer
Great shot. Thats a good idea for the bokeh too :thumbsup)
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :) Yeah, came up with the idea when I was using the hollographic paper as backdrops for some of my earlier waterdrops... using it as a surface for other stuff works wonders though :)
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jonboy56 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011   Photographer
Awesome. I'm gonna give it a try in the future :-)
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