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Ok here's my first post of a Mushroom, (and friend)
....sorry I don't know what type mushroom..

Now I know it's not Chase, Alleycatz and Wooly standard, (my inspiration), but I've got to start somewhere and I've binned so many images I thought I ought to post at least one!

This is so difficult and with the 400D with no live view means really getting down and dirty.
...excuses.. excuses Smile
I shall keep trying, next time with more light I hope.

Thanks for looking and the cc's on my Roe, always appreciated
Jon
Camera resting on my bumbag
Remote release
1.6 sec
f8.0
ISO200

Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:Canon 100 EF macro
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Mushroom and Friend
Username:SurreyHillsMan SurreyHillsMan
Uploaded:27 Sep 2008 - 7:30 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Fungi, Havestmen, Mushroom, Spider, Wildlife / nature
Votes:57

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pokeyb
pokeyb e2 Member 7pokeyb vcard United States
27 Sep 2008 - 7:45 AM

Very nice shot, boy, you had to get down low for this one, I like it very much!

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mark1309
mark1309  7 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2008 - 7:50 AM

Nice shot, nice and low angle - I appreciate what you say about the 400D and live view - but this is a very good shot, no idea what type it is though,
Mark.

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chase
chase Critique Team 81104 forum postschase vcard England231 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2008 - 7:56 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

looks like one of the Bolete family Jon,I can't quite tell from here though 'Yellow Cracked Bolete ' is looking favorite.
A lovely D&D angle,nice detail & dof,good colour too.Love the little 'visitor' hanging on
.If you take a small piece of kitchen foil with you & use it to shove some light under the cap you will be amazed at the difference it can make to the shadows.Play about with the position of the foil until you see it's effect.
If you can't get it close enough to the 'shroom or if you are out on your own,use a small stick with the foil attached to the end,look through the lens & move the stick affair until the light is evident..it WILL work.
Glad the D&D Club has been of inspiration to you..that's what the site is all about to me.
So....you wanna join ? I think this one qualifies you Wink

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2008 - 8:11 AM

Some of this fungi is very difficult to identify - I have had several attempts in finding out what my mushrooms were - yet no one has done so. Still back to yours - excellent as always. I agree with some of the comments chase has made with respect to lighting
Ray

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sunshot
sunshot  9 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2008 - 8:14 AM

i think you've captured thus little chappie really nicely jon, good light and great detail.

marc

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AllyN
AllyN  7 Scotland
27 Sep 2008 - 9:16 AM

Works well for me. I like shadows, it makes the shot look real and there is still plenty of detail there.

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Wooly
Wooly  8112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2008 - 9:59 AM

Not a lot wrong with this Jon. Just needs a bit more light, but a few tweaks in P/S could help you there. I'm sure Janet is right with the ID.

BTW There's no live view on the D2Xs and D200, only Janets posh D300 has that. Wink

Thanks for the mention. Smile

Alan

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2008 - 10:02 AM

Super shot Jon, definately Boletus family. You need to cut them and smell and see also colours inside to get a good idea of type. Some of these are the best eaters going.
Great sight and book for id is by Roger Philips or http://www.rogersmushrooms.com/
I find an angle viewer a godsend for low level
Richard

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2008 - 10:12 AM

Thanks for the mention Jon Smile

A great specimen with the added bonus of a spider.....and a great first shot of a shroom. All it needs is a little more light.

I agree with Janet ...this qualifies you into the D&D club Smile

ATB

~Alley~

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Sue_R
Sue_R e2 Member 8Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2008 - 12:01 PM

Love all the fungi shots that have been posted lately and this one's no exception. And the spider really adds something.

Sue

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dalecath
dalecath  760 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2008 - 12:18 PM

A fine shot Jon, If your going to eat this monster I would shake that spider off first.

Dale

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Stace
Stace e2 Member 5Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2008 - 12:18 PM

Great image Jon, super texture and the spider is spot on

Stace

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ray_paul
ray_paul e2 Member 5ray_paul vcard England
27 Sep 2008 - 12:46 PM

superb image great colour and detail

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madbob
madbob  8 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2008 - 1:16 PM

for a moment i thought it was woollyor alley cat spot on for first attempt

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 6dawnmichelle vcard United States
27 Sep 2008 - 3:34 PM

lovely image..loved the little friend too

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harrattp
harrattp  7 England4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2008 - 4:18 PM

It sure helps to carry around your pet spider to grab attention in certain situations Jon. A super image with good dof.

Paul

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2008 - 7:26 PM

Shooting angle is fine on this Jon. As most people have pointed out it just needs a liitle more light . The foil reflection has worked well for me in the past. A very good shot.
Ron

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2008 - 9:24 PM

superb shot great low point of view, like the spider in the shot as well

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bunbeam
bunbeam e2 Member 8bunbeam vcard United Kingdom
27 Sep 2008 - 11:41 PM

brilliant capture and a bonus with the spider
bunSmile

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whiteswan01
28 Sep 2008 - 1:21 AM

great capture nice tones and angle
Dawn

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fossilized
28 Sep 2008 - 8:14 PM

Nicely done. I like the added interest of the spider.
Jean

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HUMIE
HUMIE  7 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2008 - 9:42 PM

Looks pretty damn good to me.

*Mike*

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gerrymac
gerrymac  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2008 - 8:14 PM

Cant see much wrong with this,I'd have been chuffed to bits with it,especially catching the spider too,superb capture,good idea from Chase about the kitchen foil.
Gerry

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fishing
fishing  6
30 Sep 2008 - 1:24 PM


Quote: Cant see much wrong with this,I'd have been chuffed to bits with it,especially catching the spider too,superb capture,good idea from Chase about the kitchen foil.
Gerry

Yes

me too

Regards

Sue

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