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By arhb      
I went to a dis-used quarry to look for some raptors, but to no avail : (
I reverted to plant life and found this well-chewed mushroom just dying to be photographed : )
All comments welcome.
Also critique and mods welcome - please give me some detail as to how you modify - if you decide to - I'm keen to learn : )

Tags: Forest Mushroom Flowers and plants Funghi

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SteveCharles 17 2.3k 18 England
31 Jul 2008 8:35PM
I don't know much about this sort of photography, but it looked underexposed & dark to me, so I've uploaded a mod with a curves adjustment & some sharpening to give it a bit more life.

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sherlob Plus
14 3.1k 129 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2008 8:55PM
This is an interesting shot that has numerous positives. First, the focal point is large in the frame, yet has space giving a sense of context. I like the green foliage - it adds interest and a sense of scale, the little touch of decay in the leaf's adds a useful break to the colour. The background is also neat and well blurred.

On the 'things to think about side' I wonder about the sharpness and the lighting. First the sharpness is not complete from front to back on the fungi - given the angle you've opted for I think it needs to be sharp to work. Try altering your aperture smaller and use a tripod to keep things steady. In regard to the lighting the tones of the image are quite warm, but the light is even across the frame and a little dappled sunlight would have enhanced the image. Of course the conditions for such light need to be there - but using a reflector is an option e.g. a gold foil reflector would give directional warm light to the fungi and help lift some of the harsher shadows.

So in summary, good idea and a good stab at execution, but a few experiments with both camear settings and lighting options might enhance the shot further.



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