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This sinister looking little character, the Blackening Waxcap (Hygrocybe nigrescens) suddenly popped up in the middle of our lawn, one misty moisty morning. Surprisingly it turns out to be edible, but I don't think I would want to risk it!! It is about 2.5 inches high and I had to prostrate myself for this shot - thank goodness for the flip screen on the Panasonic G2! Please view large if you have a moment.
Settings:V1 F4.5 1/250sec -1EV ISO100 handheld
V2 F4.5 1/320sec -1EV ISO100 handheld
V3 F5.6 1/200sec -1.33EV ISO100 handheld

Many thanks for your C&Cs on my Hawker Hunter upload - really appreciated Smile

Camera:Panasonic Lumix G2
Lens:Panasonic Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm F/2.8 OIS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Blackening Waxcap (Hygrocybe nigrescens)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:22 Sep 2010 - 9:42 AM
Tags:Blackening, Close up, Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Garden, General, Hygrocybe, Lawn, Macro, Nigrescens, Waxcap
Votes:51
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DeSilver
DeSilver e2 Member 6DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2010 - 9:45 AM

Great shot and well worth getting down to it but like you I would not like to consume this little delicacy either.


David.

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Imagephotographics

Three beautiful images - well taken !

Chris

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photophantom
22 Sep 2010 - 9:56 AM

superb, three of em
Dennis

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2010 - 10:14 AM

An excellent trio Sylvia - v3 is my choice

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gary_d
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22 Sep 2010 - 10:16 AM

A wonderful set V3 my favourite. - gary

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Tracy_Young
22 Sep 2010 - 10:36 AM

super images all

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mikey_1967
22 Sep 2010 - 10:44 AM

Lovely set of images! nice work!

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digital_boi
22 Sep 2010 - 10:46 AM

all three stand on their own click

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Richsr
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22 Sep 2010 - 10:51 AM

Three fine studies on these, good colours and details especially V3.
regards Richard

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NeilWigan
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22 Sep 2010 - 10:52 AM

lovely set great detail

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2010 - 11:11 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Very fine specimen Sylvia and great work with the G2 and well done on the gardening and low pov. Exposed to perfection and the inclusion of the water drop always adds that little extra.
Might have tried F8 to increase the dof a bit more as from the shooting distance the dof is so minute and would in clude more detail when a pair and still leave the bg oof
Richard

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2010 - 11:27 AM

Three superb images, Sylvia, wonderful light, tones and textures, and so very well presented. Carol

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TonyDy
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22 Sep 2010 - 12:07 PM

Very good set, Sylvia, well captured.
Tony

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Gemma9
Gemma9  4 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2010 - 1:30 PM

Good set of images. Nice light and textures.

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FeatherFriend
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22 Sep 2010 - 2:17 PM

3 fine shots Sylvia, superb detail captured in all,
Geoff.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2010 - 2:35 PM

Excellent shots of a fungus that's new to me, Sylvia.
Ronnie.

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Alan_Baseley
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22 Sep 2010 - 4:34 PM

Terrific trio,
Alan

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Maiwand
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22 Sep 2010 - 4:40 PM

Excellent shots Sylvia. You seem to have an aptitude for these so shall we see some more ? I find the detail in V3 is awesome. Well done.
Ron

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Greyheron
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What super specimens to find in your lawn Sylvia. Now that new glass could work wonders on these Wink

I find using manual focus while zoomed into the caps enables me to get the depth of field necessary. By moving around within the screen at high mag you can choose the best aperture for each subject. It took a bit of getting used to on the GF1 but works like a dream...worth a try anyway.

Best,
Mike

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Adderwatcher
22 Sep 2010 - 5:47 PM

Superb captures, the detail is excellent!
Scott

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forestfotos
22 Sep 2010 - 7:02 PM

Three great pictures. Wonderful detail.

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neonknight
22 Sep 2010 - 9:01 PM

awesome shots nice work,John

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Lillian
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22 Sep 2010 - 9:08 PM

Three wonderful shots Sylvia, like the gloss that it has on all of them from the moisture, so sharp with great colours...brilliant
Lillian

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pluckyfilly
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22 Sep 2010 - 10:18 PM

great set

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23 Sep 2010 - 7:54 AM

Lovely colours Sylvia

Jon

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Gray_ina
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23 Sep 2010 - 8:04 AM

Love these captures Sylvia they look as if they have been glazed, superb gray.

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chalkhillblue
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25 Sep 2010 - 8:20 PM

V1 for me Sylvia, a lovely, very well captured image.
David

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DRicherby
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20 Oct 2010 - 10:02 PM

#1 looks a little over-saturated to me but these are three lovely shots, albeit of a slightly gross-looking 'shroom. Smile #2 looks very shiny so it might have been an idea to use a polarizer to tone down the reflections a little.

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