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My first offering from the Pitlochry meet. While everyone else was getting lovely landscapes, some of us were crawling around the forest floor at the Hermitage in Dunkeld. It would be fair to say I didn't really have my landscape head on this weekend (or my photographic head at all maybe? Wink )

This is the second time I've tried mushrooms, and I used off camera flash to light it.

(Please note map co-ordinates are very approximate!)

Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Lens:Tamron 70-300 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:All By Myself...
Username:rowarrior rowarrior
Uploaded:11 Nov 2009 - 6:05 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants
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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  7 England
11 Nov 2009 - 6:09 PM

Awwww!! poor thing. Great shot though. lovely.

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croberts
croberts  92160 forum posts Ireland8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2009 - 6:25 PM

wonderful!

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Image123  4 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2009 - 6:37 PM

great shot

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Gary_Macleod
11 Nov 2009 - 6:38 PM

beautiful work

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Roly
Roly  6 Wales
11 Nov 2009 - 6:53 PM

Good one.

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Beautiful work - well done !

Chris

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Briwooly e2 Member 8452 forum postsBriwooly vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2009 - 7:53 PM

This is great stands out from the crowd

Brian,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Scutter e2 Member 61742 forum postsScutter vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2009 - 8:24 PM

Very effective!

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EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2009 - 8:37 PM

Wow, so very good.
Joan.

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fauxtography
11 Nov 2009 - 10:08 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

This is very, very good work. It's a photo of contrasts, the thin willowy single 'shroom set in a lot of nice negative space, matched with the well lit cap and stem set against a dark background. This really sets it off, and gives you an emotional response to the struggle for growth. Keeping the colour at the top and the bottom also works, giving a nice border and edge to the scene.

One to be proud of and print it up.


Quote: While everyone else was getting lovely landscapes

Everyone? not quite Wink

Last Modified By fauxtography at 11 Nov 2009 - 10:10 PM

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Goggz e2 Member 72301 forum postsGoggz vcard Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2009 - 11:04 PM


Quote: (Please note map co-ordinates are very approximate!)

Keeping it all for yourself, eh!! You sneak!! Tongue

I agree wiv Scholey - it's a lovely shot!! Well done Katy!
Cheers, Goggz

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SteveCharles
11 Nov 2009 - 11:26 PM

I don't normally bother to stop and look at this sort of thing, but this has a really arresting quality, luminous and almost alien looking. Really well executed, nice one.

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rowarrior
rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2009 - 11:32 PM

Aww, thanks guys. Myabe I shouldn't confess how many photos I took at different apertures to work out which ones would work...


Quote: Quote: (Please note map co-ordinates are very approximate!) Keeping it all for yourself, eh!! You sneak!!

Not deliberately, but the hermitage isn't marked on Google maps, and the satellite for that area is well zoomed out - one bit of forest looks much like the next lol

Last Modified By rowarrior at 11 Nov 2009 - 11:33 PM

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Tooth  95772 forum posts Ireland227 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2009 - 12:56 AM

I really don't think map coordinates matter to much for individual mushrooms Smile Very nicely done though. Could I suggest either blending away the edge of the red area top right to black so it fades into the background, or adding a pixel or two of white border to decarcate the image from the background? Just a thought

Hope you got home safe and sound after your slight detour!

Stephen

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javam  91083 forum posts United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2009 - 5:22 PM

Always good to be different and a very effective shroom shot as well.

Neil

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maryg e2 Member 566 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2009 - 5:57 PM

What a beauty Katy ! Love the way you have isolated it from the background and great use of the off camera flash. have just entered the same kind of mushroom in our club print competition.

Great to have spent time with you over the weekend and thanks for making that detour.
See you next year.
Mary

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alansnap e2 Member 10510 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2009 - 1:09 PM

To quote a fello countryman "It's a cracker!" This is very fine indeed. Just make sure you get it in all the competitions. Why not try garden photographer of the year too. It's open until the end of November and you could put this in the plant portrait section. Mind you someone would have to help with the name.

Worth a try.

Dad

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rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2009 - 5:02 PM

Thanks guys, and thanks for the award dad Smile

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13 Nov 2009 - 10:11 PM

Well deserved.

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16 Nov 2009 - 11:07 PM

Very effective lighting makes this stand out from the crowd.
Greg

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knackeredoldman

Beautiful seclusion. Lovely stuff.

Did you try a version without the flash of colour at the top?

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rowarrior
rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2009 - 8:38 PM

Thanks all.


Quote: Did you try a version without the flash of colour at the top?

I didn't, but I will give it a try, thanks for the suggestion Smile

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Quote: I didn't, but I will give it a try, thanks for the suggestion

No worries. Good luck.

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photodoktor
16 Dec 2009 - 11:23 PM

So simple but so effective areally nice image well done.
Regards Mick.

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