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I was just setting up early evening on a dullish day to get a shot of this 'shroom' which was growing on top of a wall, out of the moss. I had the ISO at 1600 because I'd taken some test shots a moment before. It is grainy but minimised the crop which amounted to very little. She dropped in for only a few seconds and I was quite frankly so excited I just clicked with what I had in the camera. Hindsight I should have gone auto. Never mind, I'm glad as I quite like the image hence why it is in my PF.

Thanks for all the votes, comments, UA and wowee guest editor award! That one blew me away I mean to say ME???? I'm so humbled Blush

Camera:Canon EOS 500D
Lens:EF100mm F/2.8 Macro USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:+1
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Not this time
White Balance:Auto
Title:A visitor.
Username:Mozzytheboy Mozzytheboy
Uploaded:5 Oct 2013 - 6:57 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flash / lighting, Flowers & plants, General, Wildlife / nature
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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 7:05 AM

Mike absolutely superb. Beautifully captured and composed.GrinGrin Peter.

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flowerpower59
flowerpower59 e2 Member 1flowerpower59 vcard United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 - 7:36 AM

Great stuff and I like the fact you have given us a bit of a narrative about how the shot came about.

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 7:43 AM

A Click in perfect time.

Rock

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 7:50 AM

Fantastic image, great dof.

John Smile

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64838 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 7:52 AM

Top capture. Smile
I've given up being anal about technicalities. Of course, you like to get it right but at times you just have to click and hope for the best. Sometimes you get the best shots that way, or at least, you get the shot.
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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 7:55 AM

Fabulous and the inclusion of the ladybird gives it all a great sense of scale and adds to the overall impact, well done Mozzy!

Ade

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43667 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 7:55 AM

Stunning and most beautiful photography...

Regards Nathan Grin

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Quoise
Quoise e2 Member 1341 forum postsQuoise vcard United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 - 8:47 AM

Love this, superb capture

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 9:00 AM

Excellent photography,

Ali SmileSmile

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 - 9:31 AM

A stunning image
Jim

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 11:02 AM

What a nice surprise having the ladybird drop in on her fungal helipad: fine capture of the subject and moment.
Ronnie.

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lawbert
lawbert  71777 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2013 - 8:07 PM

A shroom perfectly focussed and framed with foreground and background interest...not forgetting the bonus ladybird!!
And then the low shutter speed, perfect dof and the genious touch of adding a stop of exposure.
All leads to a farkin amazing imageWink
Your none to shabby at this photography Mozzy!!
Many Thanks for the kind words on my PF and I will PM you in the week reference lickle birdies

Paul

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 - 11:56 PM

Wow that is lovely. Cathy

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jackyp
jackyp e2 Member 3jackyp vcard United Kingdom
6 Oct 2013 - 8:18 AM

What a truly stunning image Mozzy, the detail is superb, just love the soft background bokeh also Smile

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Mozzytheboy
Mozzytheboy e2 Member 4701 forum postsMozzytheboy vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2013 - 8:36 AM

I'm completely numb and seriously humbled. To say I am over the moon with votes & comments would be an understatement! Then the UA's, well that is just something else altogether Blush

Thank you a thousand times everyone. Anybody that knows me or have talked via messages will know I've tried so hard this last couple of years, and it has been the overall help, kindness, advice etc that got me through the barrier of being stuck in a rut!

Mozzy

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viscostatic
6 Oct 2013 - 9:05 AM

This is a beautiful image with excellent detail on the cap of the mushroom and the ladybird. The depth of field is just right, throwing the background out of focus. If I could suggest one improvement it is that a reflector, or even a piece of aluminium foil, could be used to reflect some light onto the underside of the mushroom.

Phil.

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Mozzytheboy
Mozzytheboy e2 Member 4701 forum postsMozzytheboy vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2013 - 9:12 AM


Quote: This is a beautiful image with excellent detail on the cap of the mushroom and the ladybird. The depth of field is just right, throwing the background out of focus. If I could suggest one improvement it is that a reflector, or even a piece of aluminium foil, could be used to reflect some light onto the underside of the mushroom.

Phil.

And Phil I would completely agree with you 100%. I had my reflector all ready, camera in bag, tripod there then madam arrived on top and all common sense flew out of my grey matter, all I had was this overwhelming need to get Lady Bird Bird before she flew. A few seconds and she did just thatSmile

Funny though; a couple of weeks back I was going through idea after idea to get light up to the underside of a 'shroom.' I had designed (quite Heath Robinson) a way of getting diffused light from an old torch besides other ways. THEN it hit me my reflector kit. Honestly where do I leave my brain at times? Blush

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2013 - 6:07 PM

An image of exceptional quality, the inclusion of the ladybird makes this one extra special

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Mozzytheboy
Mozzytheboy e2 Member 4701 forum postsMozzytheboy vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2013 - 7:09 PM

As one mMssr Steve Wright would say 'Fablious!'

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2013 - 8:37 AM

Lovely shot of the fungi with added bonus.

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mashwood10
mashwood10 e2 Member 2mashwood10 vcard United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 - 12:05 PM

FANTASTIC !!!! This is brilliant.
Quote: What a nice surprise having the ladybird drop in on her fungal helipad: fine capture of the subject and moment.
Ronnie.

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 10:15 AM

Wow!
First class macro photography!

Richard

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DonMc
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4 Nov 2013 - 7:03 PM

All of the above Mozzy!SmileSmileWink
Don

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