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By Jasper87  
Gobe - Slovenian for mushrooms (I hope). Another first for my p/f.... found in the forest above Lake Bohinj in Slovenia. I'd seen this group of funghi on the way up to a waterfall but the light was very dark. On the way back down a shaft of light through the trees was catching them beautifully. What's more, they were on a fallen tree that had lodged against another so the mushrooms were at a perfect height, no crawling on the ground!!

Iso1000, 1/100sec, f11 @105mm. Handheld.


Tags: Forest Mushroom Slovenia Close-up and macro

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AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 7:56AM
The catchlights on the wet shrooms just add to this magical scene Dave. Excellent detail - I want to reach out and touch them! Smile

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CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
21 Oct 2013 8:02AM
A beautiful capture, Dave, perfect presentation. Carol
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
21 Oct 2013 8:06AM
Totally excellent Dave !! Very well taken Smile
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 8:08AM
Brilliant detail and light dave a cracker nice one Wink
User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 8:08AM

Quote:Totally excellent Dave !! Very well taken Smile

Yes, I agree. Smile
21 Oct 2013 8:11AM
Pleased your knees didn't get dirty.............great POV...........GrinGrinGrin
21 Oct 2013 8:13AM
Lovely light and detail captured Dave,
21 Oct 2013 8:15AM
Very nice, Dave. A real alien invasion, all slimy and 'orrible...
fentiger 16 916 23 England
21 Oct 2013 8:15AM
As good a picture of fungi that I have seen ~ great observation and technique.

ugly Plus
9 9 57 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 8:15AM
I do like this comp..
Great light and glow..
Well done..

21 Oct 2013 8:18AM
fabulous capture
21 Oct 2013 8:25AM
excellent find Dave and a damn good capture love the wee starburst on the right hand shroom a fine composition exposure spot on

Caziwinkles 4 3 1 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 8:28AM
This is amazing Dave - love the little starburst and can even see a silvery thread from a spider's web. Amazing detail indeed! Smile

RonnieAG Plus
7 154 117 Scotland
21 Oct 2013 8:31AM
I think these are Porcelain fungi, Dave, and they grow only on fallen beech trees: I saw them for the first time this year in our local park.
This clump is very nicely illuminated and just at the right height for a shot.
I find the problem with them is the wet shiny surface which tends to overexpose but this has not been a problem for you here.
21 Oct 2013 8:31AM
Wonderful picture, colours and arrangement. Looks like a little pincushion.
moiral 7 12 Scotland
21 Oct 2013 8:38AM
You can do wonders in light that is dark Dave TongueTongueTongueGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin.
Seriously - this is a stunning shot. Love the bokeh behind the fungi and you have even caught a light flare. Beautiful wet surface of the fungi too. Moira
21 Oct 2013 8:39AM
beautifully done ! love the bokeh shimmering caused by the trees and the wet look to the fungi
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1670 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 8:42AM
Gorgeous light, on the wet foreground fungi, in the background bokeh. Even a tiny starburst.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 70 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 8:45AM
I know they're Slovenian but I can only think of them as the Chinese dancers in the original Fantasia!
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
21 Oct 2013 9:28AM
A first class image and no mistake. - gary
GillyB Plus
12 317 8 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 9:31AM
Superb capture, great DoF and controlled exposure.

ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
21 Oct 2013 9:35AM
Everything came together beautifully for this and I'm glad you were there to take the shot Smile

Great shot and I love that little starburst on the upper rightmost shroom.

Left a reply to your comment on my Yellow Bird image, by the way Smile

EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 10:04AM
Beautiful imageSmile

rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
21 Oct 2013 10:06AM
Natures beauty Dave, beautifully taken.
21 Oct 2013 10:50AM
Very beautiful set of mushrooms, or " sieniš ",in Finnish ! --Neverseen in Finland . Very nic e bokeh and dof ! ----- Jukka.
franken Plus
14 4.2k 4 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 10:53AM
Impressive image Dave.

DorisD 3 England
21 Oct 2013 11:20AM
JUst beautiful
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
21 Oct 2013 11:37AM
Wonderful sheen on the Fungi Dave, they are hard to photograph.


Greatly illustrated fungi with top light angle and magic background. Well done Dave.
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
21 Oct 2013 12:11PM
Wet and juicy looking here Dave,
but not sure if you can have them with your steak and chips.
Or nowadays,is that horse meat and chips !!
A splendid shot.
Irishkate Plus
6 40 110 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 12:34PM
A beautiful image with that lovely light - wll taken for handheld!
Perfectly isolated and an amazing bokeh.
derekhansen Plus
8 210 24 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 12:39PM
Maybe a first but no evidence of any lack of ability here Dave. Beautifully captured. Love that starburst highlight on the shroom cap.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
21 Oct 2013 12:56PM
Excellent close-up, Dave...they look like they've made of shiny plastic! Wink
Trev Smile
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
21 Oct 2013 1:02PM
An opportunity well taken, This is a stunning and most enviable image!
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 11 Canada
21 Oct 2013 1:07PM
Sometimes everything is just perfect. This for instance, with it's wonderful light and happy looking little mushrooms. Beautiful!
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 1:11PM
Bravo! This is what photography is all about!
It's just so beautiful... My compliments... Grin
rayme330 5 17 1 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 1:24PM
What an extraordinary fungus, very well captured, Dave.

capto Plus
5 4.6k 8 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 2:14PM
Excellent fungi image, the rain on them is lovely.Smile

Quoise Plus
4 871 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 2:29PM
Fantastic clarity!Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 136 15 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 2:34PM
Excellent capture DaveSmileSmile

8 10 10 England
21 Oct 2013 2:50PM
Wow, what is there left to say!! Tremendous capture.
21 Oct 2013 2:54PM
Fabulous capture in all ways!
21 Oct 2013 3:34PM
The pic deserves more prizes.
BIGRY1 5 3 8 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 4:00PM
The light on the tops gives these beauties that little extra. A cracker!Grin
21 Oct 2013 4:11PM
Absolutely fabulous DaveSmileSmile
SlowSong Plus
8 6.9k 29 England
21 Oct 2013 4:42PM
So shiney. I love the reflections.
21 Oct 2013 5:01PM
Excellent Photography Dave, one of the best Fungi shots I've ever seen.

John Smile
ABPhotosUK 4 23 1 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 5:44PM
Superbly captured Dave, especially like the glossy caps and catch lights on the edges with the backlighting!! Andy
21 Oct 2013 6:11PM
Superb illumination and sheen, Dave.

21 Oct 2013 6:12PM
Well observed and wonderfully taken, Dave.
The lighting is perfect and the detail stunning.

myrab 11 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 6:20PM
Perfection , Dave,

saltireblue Plus
7 6.9k 33 Norway
21 Oct 2013 6:36PM
They are positively Meissen or another greast porcelain manufacturer, Dave. They glisten as if new-polished.
Good you didn't have to grovel around on the forest floor to get this.

danbrann Plus
12 636 17
21 Oct 2013 6:52PM
How lucky but how good. We have to make the most of our luck with the camera and you certainly did. Excellent.
21 Oct 2013 7:53PM
That's a cracker Dave, Very well done.

almiles 7 38 102 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 8:04PM
Eeewww yuck! Wink You've caught the glisten on them so well and even managed a dew dental bright highlights! The arrangement is great as is the DoF with the fungi pin sharp and the forest a beautiful bokeh backdrop. Very impressive, I guess you found your macro mojo in the end then?! Grin
ColleenA Plus
4 329 5 Australia
21 Oct 2013 8:29PM
A superb image Dave.....great photography
Shroomtastic! Love the little starburst.. Magical & all the above..
zapar40 7 66 5 Wales
21 Oct 2013 8:51PM
Beautiful find Dave. Superb capture.
nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
21 Oct 2013 9:01PM
Excellent, Dave! Love their lush appearance and the the dappled reflections on them. My, they are looking brittle and glassy as well.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 10:13PM
Magical shot Dave
viscostatic 10 35 5 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 10:56PM
That's quite a find and you have photographed them so well showing the habitat as well as the mushrooms. Great natural history photography.

22 Oct 2013 3:32AM

jasonrwl Plus
7 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 7:39AM
All been said but superb image Dave
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
22 Oct 2013 8:15AM
Congrats on a superb fungi capture.
Very well done Dave.

tonyng 7 9 2 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 9:00AM
Most excellent work. Well done.
Nigeve1 Plus
4 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 9:56AM
A very remarkable image of these fantastic fungi, the like of which I have never seen before, fantastic reflective caps.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
22 Oct 2013 10:54AM
A brilliant take - could easily have gone so wrong with the water and light. Magical image.
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 1:56PM
Totally and utterly stunning in every way Dave, you must be very proud of thisGrinGrinGrin
xwang 8 56 8
22 Oct 2013 2:25PM
Superb light, colour and clarity...excellent work without tripod.
mikedf 3 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 2:56PM
These are beautiful - lovely light, beautiful composition. Love it!
22 Oct 2013 5:11PM
A superb image Dave
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
22 Oct 2013 6:22PM
Quality work Dave, well done on all the accolades...

22 Oct 2013 10:23PM
wow that such a good shot i am shamed with my mushroom images.Blush. but credit where it due, your image is just stunning.GrinGrinGrin

will give me an idea on how to take a better shot for my next venture in the woods.
Potra 4 Venezuela
23 Oct 2013 1:48AM
It is the feature picture at this moment Dave! GrinGrin
I will take the opportunity to say that you keep raising your own standards of technical skill and personal ability to spot beauty where other people would see nothing.
This is a marvelous image.
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
23 Oct 2013 6:15AM
They look other-worldly, Dave. Very nice bg bokeh here as well.
Jocelia Plus
6 2 1 Australia
23 Oct 2013 9:17AM
Fantastic Dave, the gloss and the suns sparkle have given this so much impact...WinkWinkWink
morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2013 12:38PM
Superb shot, excellent detail and light exceptionally well spotted and captured

Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
23 Oct 2013 6:18PM
One of the best fungi images I've seen this autumn Dave, this cluster has been caught in perfect light
1881 5 India
23 Oct 2013 6:32PM

dmhuynh72 9 44 3 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2013 7:34PM
wow that is amazing, unfortunately I don't have a UA available to give today.
23 Oct 2013 10:19PM
Light and details are stunning. They look like porcelain fungi, Dave.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 7:59AM
Too busy jam making to catch this one before but I'm glad I have now, a gorgeous image.
25 Oct 2013 8:40AM
... the mushrooms were at a perfect height, no crawling on the ground ... I think it was very nice of them, and it was a manifestation of respect!Wink
Nice shot with good light, Dave!Smile
Regards Valery
29 Oct 2013 8:23PM
Stunning Dave a super shot...............................words cant say enough.

helenlinda Plus
10 344 22 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2013 8:21PM
What amazing light on this group of mushrooms - congratulations on the wards and GEA - Helen SmileSmileSmile
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
7 Nov 2013 3:01PM
great acclaim for this beauty- rightly so. fantastic gloss and light.
12 Nov 2013 1:54PM
you captured the light in a very interesting way here... luv it...
1 Jan 2014 2:30PM
Cracking shot !!

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