Great ide, but you need to adjust the light on the feather. I have taken a lot of shots of fishingflies that I have made, and know how dificult the light can be. If you gona succideed you have to softhen the light,
Would like to see the top of feather on top of Bjorn's statement also. Good idea..
This is a nice idea, but there is just too much wash out of the details in the center area of the feather. A bit more contrast would have helped a lot.