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My favourite fungi shot to date. I have always tried to get as much light on the subject and have the background clear for that typical clean looking shot. But I tried a different approach today.

Here the specimen was on the forest floor surrounded by clutter with a cluttered background. So I got down to the ground - no tripod I just rested the camera on the floor with the ePHOTOzine camera strap as padding under the lens - and aimed for a more realistic scene.

The lens was a Canon 50mm FD mounted on the Olympus OM-D with a micro 4/3 to FD adaptor. I shot wide open to get the minimal depth of field and cool bokeh background from light cutting through the leaves of the trees.

The sun was just above to the left side of the frame. The splash of light on the shroom on the right was from a Manfrotto Maxima LED light panel, and a foil reflecter was placed to the left to push some subtle light back in to the cap.

Brand:OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera:Olympus OM-D E-M5
Lens:Canon FD macro 50mm f/3.5
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Oct 2012 - 3:48 PM
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Custom
Title:Shroom
Username:Pete Pete
Uploaded:21 Oct 2012 - 11:51 PM
Tags:Bokeh, Country park, Flowers & plants, Forest, Fungi, Manfrotto, Normanby hall, Reflector, Scunthorpe, Shroom
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Topcat29
Topcat29  2 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2012 - 11:53 PM

LOVE this!

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K_T
K_T  2 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2012 - 11:57 PM

This is the best photo I have ever seen of a shroom!!!

Excellent quality and technically amazing.

p.s ty for the editor award, did my little dance ^^

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peakimage
peakimage  2 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2012 - 12:02 AM

bokeh licious

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 2:53 AM

Excellent work here. V1 for me.

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bps11
bps11  2 England
22 Oct 2012 - 7:01 AM

A wonderful pov....congrats!

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8293 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 7:55 AM

great shot, worth your efforts

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Briwooly
Briwooly  9452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 9:10 AM

Looks like a twigmore or a Laughton forest shroom Pete I can't make my mind up Wink nice job with the 50mm lens you would recommend one then

Brian.......................

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64595 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 9:24 AM

Beautifully brought to life via your pp. I love the way it really stands out from the b/g even though there's quite a lot going on behind.
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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318461 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 9:28 AM

thanks everyone and especially K-T for the award Smile


Quote: Looks like a twigmore or a Laughton forest shroom Pete I can't make my mind up Wink nice job with the 50mm lens you would recommend one then

It was over at Normanby Hall Brian...and I do like that 50mm but prefer 90-100mm when shooting this sort of macro.

Last Modified By Pete at 22 Oct 2012 - 9:29 AM

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 11:09 AM

Pure magic...

Mike

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rogerfry
rogerfry e2 Member 9509 forum postsrogerfry vcard United Kingdom
22 Oct 2012 - 1:13 PM

Lovely image.....love the processing....transforms a nice shot into a great one.

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Baden
Baden  2156 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Oct 2012 - 5:40 PM

Excellent image again Pate, after reading your tutorial on photo month I went out and tried to take some fungi shots, but they were crap lol I have a fungi competition at CC soon so planning to go out again Smile

Once again excellent work!

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318461 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 5:46 PM

Thanks for the comments and votes, all very much appreciated Smile

Quote: after reading your tutorial on photo month I went out and tried to take some fungi shots, but they were crap lol I have a fungi competition at CC soon so planning to go out again

What was wrong? Is there an aspect you're struggling with/ I might be able to help.

Last Modified By Pete at 22 Oct 2012 - 5:47 PM

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2012 - 5:51 PM

A smashing shot Pete, and good to see the original too.

John Smile

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exposure
exposure e2 Member 101637 forum postsexposure vcard England
22 Oct 2012 - 10:55 PM

Beautiful Pete lovely Shroom & cobwed detail,& brilliant back ground light & detail.
Pauline.

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England242 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 9:11 AM

I really like this one Pete,love the dewy Spider's web,fab bokeh & light.

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 11:29 AM

Normanby Hall Pete?

You did not call for a cuppa and cake! Tongue


~Alley~

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318461 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2012 - 11:37 AM


Quote: You did not call for a cuppa and cake!

It was last weekend - you'd have been otherwise engaged Wink

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CaroleS e2 Member 436 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 11:14 AM

Definitely a shot to envy!
Carole

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andmolliethedog

superb

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