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By chase
I think this is a Russula mairei,or Beechwood Sickener,taken in Laughton Woods.
A poisonous variety that causes sickness if eaten,pretty to look at against the green of the moss but not recommended for your Sunday Breakfast !
This time I used a small piece of aluminium foil to help the light on the stem.

F5.6 manual mode
1/25th sec with tripod
ISO 200
F/L 105mm
W/B cloudy
Pattern metering
Live view used to compose the frame & fine tune the focus.
Raw file converted in C1v4
Curves twiddled with & border added in CS3

Thankyou for taking the time to look...almost finished with this collection,so I guess it's time to go do some more Wink
Janet xx

Tags: Fungi Day out General Flowers and plants Moss Poisonous Russula Laughton woods Wildlife and nature Alleycatz

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18 Sep 2008 6:40PM
Lovely shot!

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Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
18 Sep 2008 6:42PM
Another exquisite example Janet Smile
bigheart. 13 9 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2008 6:46PM
Excellent lighting, tones and dof.
great work

pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1952 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2008 6:50PM
I like the highlight on the cap, the lovely colour and texture and especially your presentation.
old timer 13 55 1 Scotland
18 Sep 2008 6:57PM
A perfect 'shroom, Janet Wink
GillyB Plus
12 317 8 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2008 7:01PM
Beautifully simple and perfect in every way Smile

sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
18 Sep 2008 7:04PM
Never tire of saying it, but this is another quality shot m'dear ... keep it up Smile

DolphinLady 11 54 1 Wales
18 Sep 2008 7:06PM
There is some really wonderful detail in that lovely moss, & also in the stem & the cap, which is a lovely rich colour.
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2008 7:06PM
This is another superb shot..just like a fairy mushroom in the story books !
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
18 Sep 2008 7:09PM
Fabulous. Carol
C_Daniels 12 399 10 England
18 Sep 2008 7:14PM
A lovely specimen, Janet Smile
KBan 12 501 4 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2008 7:22PM
ace...........Chase !!!
keith Smile
imander 10 388 7 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2008 7:28PM
this looks so well composed the fungus and moss compliment each other so well
linsp 9 England
18 Sep 2008 7:36PM
totaly agree with imander, excellent shot
AlleyCatz 11 274 6 England
18 Sep 2008 7:44PM
Another beauty indeed Janet.
You need to get ya black bag over here soon and shoot a few more!

chase Plus
12 1.1k 246 England
18 Sep 2008 7:50PM
Thanks all.
next week is looking good to me Alison !

Janet xx
dwarf 9 52 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2008 7:50PM
lovely composition and lighting
JouŠo 13 56 Finland
18 Sep 2008 7:53PM
fantastic series, Janet............

Hanners Plus
11 875 10 Ireland
18 Sep 2008 8:12PM
I was thinking a bit more contrast at first then viewed large and decided that you were right ...perfect Smile
Chriscj 11 96 1 England
18 Sep 2008 8:13PM
You make it look so easy.

User_Removed 9 78 1 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2008 8:20PM
Good clean image

Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
18 Sep 2008 8:22PM
Beautiful close up Janet.
18 Sep 2008 8:41PM
Fantastic image - great lighting and tone
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
18 Sep 2008 8:59PM
Superb shot.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
18 Sep 2008 9:01PM
Wooly 12 112 4 England
18 Sep 2008 9:20PM
Excellent job Janet.

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
18 Sep 2008 9:44PM
Almost an apple skin look to this Janet. Super shot.
casson 11 3 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2008 9:47PM
So sharp and clean, great shot
18 Sep 2008 11:11PM
Wonderful Janet.... you inspired me to have a go this afternoon but I failed miserably :-( ... still I won't give up

19 Sep 2008 7:08AM
Fabulous image, depth of field and lighting. Nice to see someone with the same motto as myself!
jove 9 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2008 8:14AM
A very lovely image.
Well done.
Glynn 11 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2008 10:32AM
Well, done it again aint ya sweetie. Wonderful shot Janet.
C U in a couple of weeks or so.

mrsvee 9 1 England
19 Sep 2008 11:35AM
Superb image.
Great detail & colour.
Well done.
49er 11 564
19 Sep 2008 6:21PM
Lovely all round... Love the foliage

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