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Continuing the search for the perfect mushroom. This one was growing low down in the forest with an earth bank behind.

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 70-300
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Forest Mushroom
Username:viscostatic viscostatic
Uploaded:15 Oct 2009 - 8:38 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Wildlife / nature
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Imagephotographics

Super image - great light & detail captured.

Chris

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colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 8:51 AM

Excellent stuff great detail and presented so well thanks for sharing Colin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 8:55 AM

Stunning, Phil, perfect presentation. Carol

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Thushari
Thushari  5 Sri Lanka1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 9:17 AM

Lovely image and well presented.
Thushari

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 9:34 AM

Lovely details and tones in this - well lit too.
Regards Richard.

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mudge
mudge e2 Member 1241 forum postsmudge vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 9:49 AM

Great mushroom shot
Can't do much better than this!

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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 8133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 10:15 AM

Stunning, simply stunning.

phil

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tomeda
tomeda  6 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2009 - 10:53 AM

Gorgeous shot

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
15 Oct 2009 - 11:03 AM

Delicate in this light. Lovely image! JNC

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 11:29 AM

Beautifully delicate capture. An excellent shot.
Ron

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Image123
Image123  5 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2009 - 11:33 AM

superb shot

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Trout_Man
Trout_Man  5 Wales30 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 1:25 PM

Beautiful image, well captured....Geoff.

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CSuk
CSuk  5 United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 1:32 PM

How very unusual. How very lovely!
Thanks 4 the share Smile Click!

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 2:54 PM

Beautifully lit.
Joan.

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
15 Oct 2009 - 3:50 PM

Great light,superb shot.
Cheers
Alan

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JJ_A
JJ_A  7 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2009 - 4:13 PM

Great capture, lighting is superb!
John

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somnathchatterjee

perfect use of light, very well done.

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Karrol
Karrol  529 forum posts England
15 Oct 2009 - 5:14 PM

Ace shot!

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Eviscera
Eviscera  81097 forum posts United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 6:37 PM

Think you found it !

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sparklep
sparklep  7146 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 7:41 PM

How did you light this, was it underneath somehow? Anyway its great.

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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 8:44 PM

Brilliant shot, absolutely brilliant.
Ray

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viscostatic
15 Oct 2009 - 8:51 PM


Quote: How did you light this, was it underneath somehow? Anyway its great.

Thanks for asking Jacqui - it is all natural light shining down from the forest canopy above. The mushroom is translucent and the light partly passes through it. Exposure was 10 seconds at f32. My only worry was that a breath of wind would move the mushroom - thankfully this time it didn't.

Phil.

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Morgs
Morgs  6 Wales62 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 10:13 PM

This is just perfect. To get this result with the sigma lens is just magnificent. I have the same lens but always feel that some of my images are a little soft. This is is just so crisp. This is hard to achieve because I now know how small these little mushrooms are!!!!
Worth every click IMO.

Dave

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viscostatic
15 Oct 2009 - 11:10 PM


Quote: This is just perfect. To get this result with the sigma lens is just magnificent. I have the same lens but always feel that some of my images are a little soft.

Dave

I think I am just lucky with my Sigma lens - my son has the same one and can't get anything sharp, especially macro shots, so I think there may be inconsistencies in the quality of these lenses. My one has been used so much that one of the teeth in the focussing mechanism has broken off and is rattling around inside but I am worried that if I replace it I will get one that does not give me the same sharpness.

Phil.

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Alan_Baseley
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15 Oct 2009 - 11:14 PM

Super shot,
alan

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 11:21 PM

wow

linda

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NigelKiteley e2 Member 5NigelKiteley vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2009 - 8:43 AM

Fabulous!!!

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