These fly agarics are such beautiful fungi, and are so small in comparison with their surroundings. My normal approach is to fill the frame and shoot from a low angle so the background leaves make a soft green background. Yesterday I decided to go for a different approach and try to include the surrounds, but as a subtle reminder of location.
To do this I needed to shoot from further back and still use a wide aperture. I managed to find a shroom on a slight incline so I could get to ground level. I've said it before but laying on the floor with your face touching the ground as you look through the finder bring you close to nature - the feel, the smell, the textures the damp, the cold...I can almost get into a meditative state when looking through the finder (and no I hadn't been eating any!). Anyone else feel this?
I was also trying out a ring light I'd picked up off eBay and found it to be a really good light source. I've included the non ringflash shot as a comparison.
|Camera:||Pentax K20D |
|Lens:||Pentax 100mm f/2.8 Macro |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|