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Group of four

By kit-monster    
Another shot from Warburg. Spent a great day with Dave Newton - onewildworld looking for fungi. I was trying something a bit different with this - going for something a bit more arty. I used a long lens to isolate the subject. Whilst I was setting up the shot, it was getting darker and darker. By the time I took the shot, there was a full blown thunderstorm over head and Dave and I had to run for cover under the beeches.

I know it's dark - it's intentional!

2.5 s f5 160mm with 31mm extension tube.

Tags: Fungi Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Water droplets Mold

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onewildworld 15 696 4 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2006 10:11AM
That works even better here than it did on the back of the camera. Love the different and dark approach - makes for something much more visually interesting.
Not totally convinced about the horizontal shape but can see why you've done it. Would like to see a vertical so you get an impression of where they're coming from, even though it'd be dark.

Don't Beeches make a wonderful rain canopy?! Smile


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keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
2 Oct 2006 10:14AM
Took me a while...and boy will this suffer thumbnailitis....but then I imagined it in print with the detail of the water...and it made sense to me.
angelamary 12 6 England
2 Oct 2006 10:21AM
What lovely colours. Beautiful details in the drops. Well caught!
C_Daniels 13 399 10 England
2 Oct 2006 10:40AM
Superb - different and inreasingly abstract in style.
tarara 12
2 Oct 2006 1:32PM
Worth the effort! Yvonne
daviewat 14 4.1k Scotland
2 Oct 2006 2:15PM
Looks very abstract and arty Smile)))


ps got the cheque today, thanks.
dp 14 163 3 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2006 3:20PM
I like what you are trying to achieve in this, I may have shaved a tad off the bottom as I cant see any detail there but if there is then I would leave it.

stevieb 14 3.0k 2 Panama
3 Oct 2006 8:04AM

Quote:ps got the cheque today, thanks. that's how you get yer clicks Wink

Seriously. You do come out with some unusual stuff. I'd like a little more light on the stems. But, that's just me.
paul_indigo 14 259 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2006 7:43PM
I love the way they emerge out of the dark. Hope you're well.
deviant 14 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2006 10:06AM
A realy subtle shot from the thumb but as has been said I imagine this being wonderful in print.
kit-monster 14 3.7k 2 Singapore
6 Oct 2006 10:09AM
Thanks for all the comments. I'm very well - better than I have been for a long while! It's now hanging on the wall and I'm very happy with it. I have a portrait shot including a bit of forest floor but it's just says 'seen it before' . . .
digicammad 14 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2006 5:47PM
On my monitor the stalks are just visible, which makes it work really well. I agree with Dave that it could be even better in portrait orientation.

Good to see you back at last.

Tony_M 14 342 England
8 Oct 2006 10:26PM
Well done for taking a different approach with these fungi. I think it would work well in a square format too.

Hope to see some more of your fungi shots later in the season.

SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
21 Oct 2006 6:50PM
Wow. What a beauty of a shot. I absolutely love the water detail. Arty, mysterious, magical - Wonderful - and I love dark shots too so this ticks all my boxes Smile
Bexphoto 13 99 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2006 9:46PM
Ooooh, delightful!

Guess how many shrooms Dougie and I found on Sun aft!!!? Millions! (perhaps a slight exaggeration.)

Was good to catch up, thanks for helping me shroom hunting!

RobinF 11 83 1 England
30 Nov 2006 12:01PM
Somebody had to give this amazing photo a 30th click! - regards Robin

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