Kip’s Comments 11-7-18

Worm in Close-up of Wild Turkey Feather - Image 532820 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Surprise Find During Macro Work

This past weekend I attended a conference that instilled in me the need to master my macro photography skills. Normally I have a long lens mounted on my camera, so switching to close-focus photography is both interesting and intimidating.

Not being one to easily back down from a challenge, I began my self-education process tonight. My self-assignment was to photograph, in great detail, the quill end of a wild turkey feather.     

Most of the images I recorded were typical, featuring the white or translucent material of the quill with fine, downy feathers visible. As I studied my photographs to learn from them, I noticed what appears to be a worm in a couple of the views. I have not been able to tap the feather correctly to move the worm around for more photographs, but as you can see in this image, there is clearly something worm-like in the sealed wild turkey feather.   

Does anyone have any ideas on this one?   

Worm in Wild Turkey Feather:

Worm in Close-up of Wild Turkey Feather - Image 532820 (© Kip Ladage)

Worm in Close-up of Wild Turkey Feather – Image 532820 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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