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Capped Off

By chase
I went to the Woods again..armed this time.I took a piece of black card for a backdrop,white card for a reflector & a big torch.I bounced the torchlight off the white reflector.
I wanted to show part of the underside of this one which I spotted the day before in a badly lit area of the wood.Got to it before the slugs had their fill.

F8 manual mode
0.8 secs.balanced on my camera bag
ISO 100
Spot Metering

Raw converted in C1LE
Adjustments & border added in CS2

Thankyou for taking the time to look.
I think it's an Ink Cap of some sort.. but will stand corrected,great textures though.
EDIT...A Parasol Mushroom..thankyou Jimmy

Tags: Fungus Woodland Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Torchlight Flash and lighting

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culturedcanvas 16 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2006 9:04AM
This is a much better upload, great use of the reflector to bounce light under the 'sroom .. One thing to watch for with black cards is that they take light from the top of the mushroom leaving darker areas .. that has not happened too much here .. Id like to see the same mushroom shot with a green card .. its a superb example and well found!

I actually managed to avoid getting bitten this time Wink

viscostatic 16 50 11 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2006 9:08AM
Great technique. Beautiful textures in this mushroom.

chase Plus
17 2.4k 638 England
24 Oct 2006 9:10AM
Thanks Dan,the colour of my other image was very wrong on here,took one look & took it off..yeuck.
Don't think I'll be that lucky to get a return visit,the slugs are out in force after the rain although I must admit I never thought about a green bg..must paint one with a bit of a gradient for a backdrop.
Thanks for your advice.
piccy 16 8 Wales
24 Oct 2006 9:22AM
Beautifully done, the lighting works a treat as does the black card. Nice detail.
sunshot 17 24 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2006 9:31AM
great detail and perfect light, well done janet.

bricurtis Plus
17 2.7k 53 England
24 Oct 2006 9:48AM
Super composition on this Janet. Great angle and looks good with the black BG.

jimbo_t 19 959 England
24 Oct 2006 9:54AM
You have lit the fungus perfectly.
Briwooly 16 454 6 England
24 Oct 2006 9:54AM
Worth all the effort Janet great shot
C_Daniels 17 399 10 England
24 Oct 2006 10:18AM
Corrr - Janet, that's gorgeous!
CathyT 16 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2006 10:45AM
Well done Janet the detail is spot on especially in the large version..

PLCimagery 16 78 1 England
24 Oct 2006 11:15AM
lots of detail and great lighting
akh Plus
18 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2006 2:38PM
Like the jaunty angle of this. The BG and lighting work well.
ChristineL 17 39 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2006 3:10PM
your studio in the woods produced a great result, lovely detail and lighting and a perfect specimen to boot,
PatrickSmith 17 1.2k 2 United States
24 Oct 2006 3:10PM
It sure looks good to me. Nice and sharp and well lit too.

chris-p Plus
17 75 England
24 Oct 2006 3:14PM
Certainly have the knack to produce these fine images..
jimmy-walton 19 11
24 Oct 2006 3:36PM
Looks good enough to eat.. Parasol mushroom found in grassland....yum yum!
chrissd 16 304 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2006 4:19PM
superb Janet, you have some lugging about to do in them there woods lol
tull 19 181 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2006 5:31PM
Fantastic detail light and dof Janet.

davidcollins 17 108 1 Scotland
24 Oct 2006 5:32PM
a lovely capture love the soft light and all that detail on the shroom.
kinfatric 18 550 9 Scotland
24 Oct 2006 5:41PM
It has great detail Janet
chase Plus
17 2.4k 638 England
24 Oct 2006 5:44PM
Thankyou all.

Jimmy..thanks for the I.D. this one was in the woods ,not in the grass,it was growing on a mossy bank though.Are they really edible? had I known I would have brought it home for Tea.

Chris..hmmm had to have my weetabix before this expedition although I did at least know where I was going & the cards fit nicely into my camera tripod to cart around this time!

Janet xx
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
24 Oct 2006 6:55PM
Well planned and well supplied expedition got you an excellent image! well, More than excellent! Perfect! Jennnnnnnn
tomcat 17 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2006 7:02PM

Quote:I went to the Woods again

and came back with a gem

24 Oct 2006 7:41PM
Super composition, colour and detail Janet! Terrific image!

ericfaragh Plus
19 149 6 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2006 7:57PM
Beautiful close up study, well done.
Nigel_95 Plus
16 262 2 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2006 8:15PM
Excellent detail and textures. Your preparation paid good dividends.

exposure Plus
18 6.1k United Kingdom
24 Oct 2006 9:47PM
Brilliant light and detail and a beautiful composition.
DolphinLady 16 54 1 Wales
24 Oct 2006 10:24PM
A wonderful angle you've taken this from Janet.
Great lighting & detail.
xinia 17 54
24 Oct 2006 10:25PM
excellent - sheer beauty - wonderful lighting and detail
dionne 18 29 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2006 10:35AM
What a great idea - it obviously works very well because you have captured all the detail in this - great shot!
eos3 18 41 Wales
25 Oct 2006 4:11PM
Another real beauty.

clive burrow 18 71 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2006 7:41PM
Another cracking shot


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