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Bay Bolette

By chase
A Bay Bolette at the edge of Laughton Woods,you really don't need to go far into this woodland to find fungi.
It's posh name is Boletus badius...which makes me smile,sounds like a name from one of the Carry On films or even Monty Python Wink
It likes a habitat where Scot's Pine grow on acid soil.
You can eat this one !
The good old gold reflector & a diffuser were used ,Alison doing her duty like a good pal Wink
I kinda like the lighter bg here,a nice contrast against the darker 'shroom.

F8 manual mode
1/13th sec with tripod
ISO 200
W/B cloudy
F/L 105mm
Pattern metering
Raw file converted in C1v4
Curves adjusted,tidy up crop & border added in CS3

Thanks for looking in...not many more to go now Wink
Janet xx

Tags: Fungi General Edible Flowers and plants Moss Laughton woods Wildlife and nature Alleycatz Bay bolette Boletus badius

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JouŠo Plus
12 56 Finland
19 Sep 2008 6:20PM
great series continues........

superb, Janet!


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49er 10 564
19 Sep 2008 6:20PM
This is like mine only less excited.. Smile

Very nice comp...
Briwooly 10 452 5 England
19 Sep 2008 6:21PM
Class again Janet

chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
19 Sep 2008 6:22PM
Lol Edgar...steady !! Wink
Another sauper shot detail and d.o.f. spot on.
hebdens 10 5
19 Sep 2008 6:24PM
eyecatching image, great light and dof. Love the name , it made me laugh.
User_Removed 13 455 13 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2008 6:41PM
Beautifully done - lovely detail and balanced lighting.

DolphinLady 10 54 1 Wales
19 Sep 2008 7:07PM
This looks fantastic against that lovely bright background.
We had mushrooms today, but I bet they weren't as tasty as this.
jdenman 8 18 5 Spain
19 Sep 2008 7:15PM
Excellent shot, great dof and composition.
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
19 Sep 2008 7:29PM
Not saying owt for fear of sounding like a broken record Wink
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
19 Sep 2008 7:40PM
Thanks all..

Sorry Paul..there aren't many left..honest Wink
Mike Gray 11 382 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2008 7:40PM
A simple yet very effective image Janet.
Very nice.

akh Plus
12 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2008 7:52PM
Beautiful clean image.
C_Daniels 11 399 10 England
19 Sep 2008 8:07PM
Good enough to eat Jan Smile
imander 9 388 7 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2008 8:07PM
perfectly captured and presented
19 Sep 2008 8:15PM
Wonderful again

kinfatric 11 550 9 Scotland
19 Sep 2008 8:18PM
another seasonal beauty well captured Janet
exposure Plus
12 3.5k England
19 Sep 2008 8:46PM
Beautiful detail d.o.f and composition Janet.
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
19 Sep 2008 8:50PM
Hmmmmmm! how do get them to pose so nicely? great bg!
smitbar Plus
7 136 England
19 Sep 2008 9:03PM
great image

They do indeed make for good eating
blacky 8 4 1 England
19 Sep 2008 9:31PM
excellent shot
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
19 Sep 2008 9:58PM
Thankyou all & thankyou for the HC Pete Smile
viscostatic 9 33 5 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2008 11:02PM
Wonderful detail and quality of light.

linsp 7 England
19 Sep 2008 11:05PM
another great mushie shot, well done
20 Sep 2008 12:14AM
superb nice colours and dof
tomcat 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2008 7:11AM
Again just knew it was yours from the thumb'
A well deserved HC Janet..the pale green sets the 'shroom off to a "T"

Wooly 10 112 4 England
20 Sep 2008 8:08AM
It's another beauty Janet. Was hoping to get there this morning, but I've had to come in to work. Sad

chris-p Plus
10 65 England
20 Sep 2008 8:58AM
Congrats Janet....
AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
20 Sep 2008 10:35AM
Yes.....another beauty Janet.....and congrats on your HC Smile

Really looking forward to you coming over next week Smile


Nick_w Plus
9 4.2k 99 England
20 Sep 2008 11:15AM
Congratulations on the HC Janet
mrsvee 7 1 England
20 Sep 2008 3:19PM
Superb image.
Great detail & colour.
Well done.
LesF 9 182 9
21 Sep 2008 8:03AM
Super shot this Janet and congrats on the HC

georg Plus
11 4 South Africa
21 Sep 2008 8:08AM
Great picture!
I'm voting on your photo here from India as I have a lot of problems with the Qatar internet! Will do a bit of catching up on your other profile photos once the problem is solved!
Have a great day!
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
21 Sep 2008 7:41PM
Found this one in a good position Janet.
Maddie 11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 7:07PM
well done Mrs Smile
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
23 Sep 2008 10:16AM
So beatifully composed Janet . It could be a water colour . xx
RoddBC 10 40 United States
23 Sep 2008 7:10PM
Yep, now that's a shot!

IFIMAGE 8 143 Wales
24 Sep 2008 9:41PM
So simple but Stunning
Cheers Ian....
fishing 8 2
26 Sep 2008 5:27AM

Quote:Another sauper shot detail and d.o.f. spot on.



28 Sep 2008 4:59PM
Love the light in this Janet, super dof too.


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