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The Blusher

By chase
Amanita Rubescens,an edible fungus,fairly common in most woodlands.Not to be confused with Amanita Pantherina which is very poisonous.
Taken in Laughton Woods a couple of weeks ago in the company of AlleyCatz & Wooly,my fellow D&D'ers.
Alison decided not to get her camera out on this occasion...she was too busy with reflector services,a pretty gold one to push light onto the stem & under the wet cap.
I believe she was also on drip duty too this time, Wink

I like the drops of water & the wet cap on this one.

F8 manual mode
1/125th sec with tripod
ISO 200
W/B cloudy
Pattern metering
Raw file converted in Lightroom.
Curves adjusted in Photoshop.

Thanks for taking the time to look/comment.
Janet xx

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

Voters: Hanners, bfgstew, Barbaraj and 82 more

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Hanners 14 875 10 Ireland
11 Sep 2009 3:46PM
the LARGE is absolutely stunning Smile

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bfgstew 13 668 105 England
11 Sep 2009 3:47PM
You have some lovely shrooms your way Janet. This one is captured perfectly, great lighting andDOF.
Barbaraj 13 450 England
11 Sep 2009 3:57PM
The water droplets and the light on it show a lot of detail.
Terry L 16 609 5 England
11 Sep 2009 4:15PM
The Blusher looks absolutely lovely sat atop that mossy mound, very nice work Janet.

Martin54 14 546 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2009 4:18PM
Superb, incredible level of detail in the large version
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
11 Sep 2009 4:41PM
A fabulous capture, wonderful detail. Carol
Glynn Plus
14 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2009 4:45PM
Sharp as you like Janet and the comp aint alf bad either Wink

Love the doof and that water just adds that little interest
Is there any left?

SurreyHillsMan 12 27 2 England
11 Sep 2009 4:50PM
Stunning Janet.. fab in every way

chase Plus
14 1.4k 325 England
11 Sep 2009 4:50PM
Thanks everyone.

Don't worry I.G.,they are really not out in great numbers yet...we will keep you posted though.I trust your camera & macro lens are at the ready ? Wink

Janet xx
chase Plus
14 1.4k 325 England
11 Sep 2009 5:01PM
Thankyou for your much coveted UA Jon,appreciated Smile
Janet xx
Jouİo 15 56 Finland
11 Sep 2009 5:06PM
one of the best ´shroom shots ever!

AlleyCatz 14 274 6 England
11 Sep 2009 5:32PM
Another cracker Janet.....

Yes..... someone has to do the reflector services and I am not bad at it either Wink

I.G. Dont panic.....we did not find many.
You'll be D&D amongst the shrooms very soon Wink

Wooly 14 112 4 England
11 Sep 2009 5:48PM
It's a beauty Janet.

See you soon!

HUMIE 13 2 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2009 6:17PM
WOW that's a stunning 'shroom image if ever I've seen one !

casson 13 3 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2009 6:23PM
Lovely detail and well lit.
chalkhillblue 11 164 2 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2009 8:49PM
Photography of the highest order, beautiful image.
bfgstew 13 668 105 England
11 Sep 2009 9:02PM
Thought this would do well.......congrats on the HC.
viscostatic 13 45 6 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2009 9:46PM
Excellent lighting and detail.

Glynn Plus
14 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2009 9:52PM
Congrats on te HC Janet
Hope the curry and Red stuff is going down well
User_Removed 16 16 1 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2009 10:27PM
just amazing ...

Billyray 12 70 3 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2009 12:52AM
Excellent shot.
cjl47 12 5 3 England
12 Sep 2009 7:03AM
Great close up
chase Plus
14 1.4k 325 England
12 Sep 2009 8:38AM
Many thanks all & thankyou for the HC Pete Smile

Curry went well I.G. & that red stuff washed it down a treat !
Janet xx
DaveU 14 1.4k 125 England
12 Sep 2009 5:24PM
Blimey is it D&D time of the year again already?
Suehh 13 39 6 England
12 Sep 2009 9:57PM
Simply stunning! Sues
iancam 11 23 England
13 Sep 2009 6:38AM
Excellent light and detail Janet.
AlleyCatz 14 274 6 England
13 Sep 2009 10:08AM
Congrats on your HC Janet Smile

Nick_w 12 4.3k 99 England
13 Sep 2009 2:40PM
Congratulations Janet, must have a venture into our local woods !
somnathchatterjee 10 67 175 India
13 Sep 2009 6:24PM
wonderful use of light, superb image.
BarbaraB 14 53 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2009 8:11PM
HowardA 13 231
13 Sep 2009 11:02PM
Beautiful work Janet. Love the whole lot - the light is ace, the comp and colours and the dof. Even that wispy foreground! Congrats.
Shroomer 13 14 167 England
14 Sep 2009 2:04PM
Stunning low pov as always Janet and great reflected light to bring out the detail and water drops.
Have to ask though as intrigued
Do you pick the shroom carefully and position it in a nice piece of moss and lightly spray wit ha mister, as I have tried this as they sometimes come up in a not too nice a setting.
Intrigued as I want to get mine as good as this
Many thanks
chase Plus
14 1.4k 325 England
23 Sep 2009 8:21AM
Thanks everyone.
Niot been around much as I have rather a nasty injury to my knee so not able to sit for long Sad

Richard....not picked/moved but one of my co D&D'ers was guilty of throwing water on this one,,just to see if it mister in our kit I'm afraid....but there will be now Wink

Janet xx
PattiW 14 24 2 United States
23 Sep 2009 1:18PM
Excellent detail right down to the water droplets on the side of the fungus. Wonderful lighting and that BG is just perfect to show it off, Patti

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