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By meshklam
this was taken last summer (2013)

the different types of lichen really looked great. any advice appreciated

Tags: Flowers and plants Wildlife and nature

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Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2014 9:23PM
I like the subject and the wonderful focus work! GrinGrin
Excellent image! IB

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2014 8:33AM
Parmelia the main species here, I think... Lichens are one of my other odd interests apart from photography...

I like what you have done here, using the diagonal of the twig to give a strong structure to the image. I think I would go for a closer crop though. You have isolated the detail in the centre of the frame, the very soft area top right in particular doesn't add anything.

I shall also try a light application of the burn tool to bring those details forward and make them even more tactile. Set to shadows, about 2% or 3% exposure, and a large brush size.

I shall upload a Mod shortly, I hope...
paulbroad 10 123 1249 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2014 9:07AM
A very fair effort at macro/close up with less than ideal tools. Standard zooms are no the best at such shots. You are a tiny bit under exposed resulting in a slightly dark image with green cast. Brighten things up a bit and the green will go. Ideally, you needed f11 or even 16, although zoom lenses tend not to perform as well at small apertures.

You would benefit from that inreased depth of field, but thn a tripod would be needed as high ISO is not a good idea for detailed natural history shots.


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