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At last I cry....a Fly Agaric for my p/f Smile
It has taken me around 2 years to find one of these,I know they are fairly common to some places but not in my woods !! So I was delighted to find a selection during my trip to Laughton Woods with AlleyCatz (Alison).
A fair few to see but many had been the main course of the slugs before the shutter went down Sad
This one has been nibbled a little but I think it adds to the interest of the image.
Alison held the gold reflector in place whilst I messed around with the camera Wink

I would have liked to have used a better dof but getting the balance of detail on the subject & a nice OOF bg proved to be a little tricky,simply because of the size of the subject......around 6" across....

F5.6 manual mode
1/40th sec with tripod
F/l 105mm
W/B cloudy
Pattern metering
Raw file converted in C1v4
Curves adjusted,tidy up crop for composition & border added in CS3

Thankyou for taking time out to look.
Janet xx

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 105mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Amanita muscaria
Username:chase chase
Uploaded:14 Sep 2008 - 6:44 PM
Tags:Amanita muscaria, Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Fly agaric, Fungus, Hallucinogenic, Laughton woods, Moss, Poisonous, Wildlife / nature
Votes:79
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cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 9885 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2008 - 6:51 PM

Now this is what I call stunning, its a beauty
Neil

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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  8 England
14 Sep 2008 - 6:51 PM

Stunning shot.

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2008 - 6:51 PM

The light is amazing Janet.Superb close up.
Tom.

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England240 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2008 - 6:53 PM

Blimey,that was fast Neil..thankyou for the user award,very much appreciated.
Janet xx

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Alec1
Alec1  6 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2008 - 6:55 PM

What a fantastic shot, really good. Alec

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14 Sep 2008 - 6:59 PM

Awesome

Mark

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2008 - 7:00 PM

A brilliant close up Janet, the detail, colour and clarity are marvellous

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tigertot
tigertot  1136 forum posts England
14 Sep 2008 - 7:06 PM

Great dof and nicely lit. Excellent shot.

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StevenPrice
14 Sep 2008 - 7:06 PM

very nice Janet

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2008 - 7:17 PM

STUNNING! Simply perfect, Janet, and so well worth the two year search. Carol

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Christopher_Malpas

Nice shot

Christopher

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blacky
blacky  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2008 - 7:30 PM

just great well done

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Tournisol
Tournisol  6 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2008 - 7:32 PM

Great close up, I also see them after the slugs!
Gina

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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 8133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2008 - 7:37 PM

Went out looking myself for these today.............you were the lucky one!!.

Great shot.

Phil

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viscostatic
14 Sep 2008 - 7:39 PM

Great lighting and well controlled exposure and depth of field make this an excellent mushroom shot. Well done.

Phil.

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2008 - 7:40 PM

Wonderful Janet..... lovely light


Jon

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exposure e2 Member 101373 forum postsexposure vcard England
14 Sep 2008 - 7:51 PM

Beautiful Janet lovely detail lighting d.of. and a beautiful composition.
Pauline.

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Glynn
Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2008 - 7:56 PM

Fly agaric at it's most majestic Janet. This is an image that does deserve a prestigious award - stunning detail.
Glynn

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2008 - 8:08 PM

It was well worth the two year wait....to get this beauty!

Another cracking shroom macro Janet.
T'was a pleasure to hold the reflector for you Smile

We went down to Laughton this morning for sunrise... 6.45am!

Lots of mist but the sun never broke through Sad but we did get some more shroom shots.

Hope you can join us again soon.

~Alley~

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2008 - 8:19 PM

Another corker Janet, lit well too
Mike

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England240 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2008 - 8:19 PM

Thanks all.
Looking forward to the next one already Alison Wink
Janet xx

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shinyredmx5
14 Sep 2008 - 8:35 PM

Well captured and composition is spot on.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2008 - 8:50 PM

A shroom with character Janet - the reflector worked well I like that light.
Brian.

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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12352 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2008 - 8:56 PM

Going fungi hunting in a week or two, hope I get one as good as this Smile

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bfgstew  8668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2008 - 8:57 PM

Have walked miles and searched all over and still can't find one!!!!!!
This is a beauty and you have captured it well, the gold reflector has given it a nice subtle warm glow to it, superb.
Stew

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Wooly  8112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2008 - 9:03 PM

Very well taken Janet.

Alan

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49er  8564 forum posts
14 Sep 2008 - 9:10 PM

perfect... (been so busy hardly stopped by at epz for some weeks)

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DolphinLady
14 Sep 2008 - 9:29 PM

This is so beautiful Janet.
Well done to you for getting so much lovely colour & lots of detail.
You obviously have a very able assistant......
Hilary

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England240 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2008 - 9:44 PM

Thankyou all.
Lovely award Stew..thankyou Smile It took me 2 years to find one & then it was Alison that told me about them being in Laughton Woods !! You will get one eventually Wink

My assistant has to take the praise for pointing the reflector & diffuser in the right direction..an art in itself Hilary Wink

Missed you Edgar !

Janet xx

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Steveman  8 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2008 - 10:25 PM

Excellent close up.
Stephen

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2008 - 2:04 AM

Stunning!
You two make a great pair!
jennnn

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chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England240 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2008 - 7:18 AM

Thankyou for your user Award Jennifer,so much appreciated Smile

Thankyou all for looking in...
Janet xx

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old timer  1055 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2008 - 8:17 AM

Superb detail in this, Janet.
Jim

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HUMIE
HUMIE  7 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2008 - 9:54 AM

Excellent capture.

*Mike*

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Tonyd3
Tonyd3  101009 forum posts United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2008 - 11:08 AM

nicely done please to make it 60

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15 Sep 2008 - 11:36 AM

Fine detail well done.
Will

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justin c  104526 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2008 - 1:27 PM

Very nice Fly agaric image.

Justin

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15 Sep 2008 - 5:45 PM

Beautifully taken Janet, lots of detail and the light is lovely.
Paul

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ChazB e2 Member 964 forum postsChazB vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2008 - 6:30 PM

Excellent detail and dof, so beautifully composed.
Charlotte

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daffydill56
18 Sep 2008 - 10:16 PM

Wish I could find a shroom in a convenient place. It is so difficult trying to find one with a nice cleanish b/g! Well done you.

Will be out again this weekend on another shroom hunt!!

Fran.

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