Water Droplets on Feathers Andy
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Water droplets on a Pheasants feathers

It is possible to create raindrop effects in Photoshop or a plug-in software, but I created these pictures naturally. I simply used a pipette and dropped water drops onto the pheasant's feathers. The repellent surface of the bird’s feathers did the rest. Pheasants preen their feathers by distributing natural oils that repel water which resulted in the droplet/beads of water resting on the surface. Like the expression 'like water off a duck's back, they remind me of marbles or glass balls. Nice to see something so beautiful from an animal that has died.