Waldo Nell's Macro Images Capture the Intricate Details of Bird Feathers

By: Jana Pijak - Apr 7, 2016
References: 500px & fubiz.net
Waldo Nell's macro peacock photography is abstract and fascinating, spotlighting the intricate and iridescent details of bird feathers. The Canadian photographer's series will appeal to abstract are fans and bird lovers alike thanks to its incredible attention to detail and high-intensity closeup imagery.

Captured with a Olympus BX 53 microscope lens, this peacock photography series is nothing short of inspiring. When viewed from afar, each of Waldo Nell's images resembles grass, fur or even bird's eye views of rural landscapes.

When examined up close, each image reveals intricate details of bird feathers that are each different than the next. Inspired by scientific diagrams, this photography series may seem conceptual in its overall theme but is actually a very traditional study of biological matter -- executed by an artist rather than an academic.