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Mushroom at Pandas Park in Virginia
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The focus on the stalk and moss is fine, the top of the mushroom and nearest edge is rather soft. You can overcome this by using a smaller apeture, and slower shutter speed. Its a good idea to try and get a little lower with a shot like this (not always possible I know), showing the gills if possible. The background is rather busy and distracts from the main subject, some black material or card behind would make it stand out much more. Another good thing to have is a reflector to bounce light onto the underside of the mushroom, a cheap one can be made from tin foil.
Well worth giving it a go, from the results others have had on here shows its well worth a try.
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A nice 'shroom & I like the little insects on the stem.
Looks a little OOF though,the focus seems to be on the Moss at the bottom.Try to set the focus on the Gills underneath the subject,that way there will be lots more detail to be had
You have to get right down for these,ground level & generally flat on the floor with the camera back as parallel as possible to the stem.
A small diffuser could have come in handy here to stop some of the harsher light hitting the cap too.A small piece of greaseproof paper/tissue/muslin would do the trick.
Try to tidy up the area a little around the 'shroom,distractions across the frame really do spoil an image.
This looks a little noisy in places too,you don't say exactly what camera you used..a compact/DSLR.If it were a compact then shoot at the best settings possible,I know you get less images on your card but they are generally of far better quality.
I agree with a lot of the points above - the shot is very busy and a little bit of "gardening" before hand would have improved it. Apart from this the main problem for me is the burnt-out area at the top of the mushroom, which is very distracting. If you had metered your exposure from this brightest part it could have avoided this.
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