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Slugfest

By chase
A slug damaged Fly Agaric, Amanita muscaria from my latest trip to a local woodland.

I had a go at the stacking process again as I really wanted to get the 'hole' and the stem beyond in focus. It worked ok, this image is 12 frames stacked, think I could have done with a couple more tbh, the learning curve is quite steep Sad

Small diffuser used to stop the harshest light with a gold reflector...ok, it's a small piece of old gold card...to push some light into the hole.

Raw files converted in lightroom, stacked and finished in Photoshop.

Thanks for calling in.
Constructive critique and mods welcome.
Janet xx

Tags: Red Fungi Woodland Green Digitally manipulated Moss Fly agaric Amanita muscaria Wildlife and nature Down and Dirty stacked images

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Comments


Robert51 12 7 108 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2019 12:04PM
Love the image and as in life we never get everything we want.

The mod is just a little stronger.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2019 12:11PM
Great find... Excellent fungi image
Isabel GrinGrin
27 Oct 2019 12:57PM
Fab. Just goes to show, it doesn't have to be a perfect specimen.
I went on a macro workshop last year where stacking was a chunk of it. Our instructor recommended F5.6-F8. Maybe if you had had a slightly smaller aperture you could have got away with fewer shots?? It's not easy. There have been some extreme macro shots of insects on here this year which were breathtaking in their detail and technical skill. It's all about practice I guess. Isn't everything in photography?Smile
27 Oct 2019 12:58PM
A great find excellent image..Lin
27 Oct 2019 1:21PM
Great image Janet. I am no expert on stacking, but my idea is to choose your lens sweet spot and just take as many shots as necessary. No amount of images with lens defraction is going to give the best image quality.
Geoff
Saastad Plus
1 16 14 Norway
27 Oct 2019 1:28PM
Lovely photo!

ArneSmile
viscostatic 14 47 9 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2019 1:38PM
A beautiful mushroom image.

Phil.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
27 Oct 2019 2:43PM
Excellent focus on all parts!
saltireblue Plus
10 11.2k 68 Norway
27 Oct 2019 4:40PM
The fungus world's answer to a mint with a hole?
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2019 5:50PM
A lovely shot
Ju
davyskid 3 2 Scotland
27 Oct 2019 8:19PM
Great work great find SmileSmileSmile
Davy
clicknimagine Plus
10 723 101 India
28 Oct 2019 11:41AM
Beautiful...
bassan 17 15
28 Oct 2019 10:53PM
wonderful image

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