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By Mozzytheboy
I was just setting up early evening on a dullish day to get a shot of this 'shroom' which was growing on top of a wall, out of the moss. I had the ISO at 1600 because I'd taken some test shots a moment before. It is grainy but minimised the crop which amounted to very little. She dropped in for only a few seconds and I was quite frankly so excited I just clicked with what I had in the camera. Hindsight I should have gone auto. Never mind, I'm glad as I quite like the image hence why it is in my PF.

Thanks for all the votes, comments, UA and wowee guest editor award! That one blew me away I mean to say ME???? I'm so humbled Blush

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Flash and lighting

Voters: richcukc, Mollycat, jeanie and 53 more

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Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 7:05AM
Mike absolutely superb. Beautifully captured and composed.GrinGrin Peter.

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Great stuff and I like the fact you have given us a bit of a narrative about how the shot came about.
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
5 Oct 2013 7:43AM
A Click in perfect time.

Rock
5 Oct 2013 7:50AM
Fantastic image, great dof.

John Smile
SlowSong Plus
7 6.2k 29 England
5 Oct 2013 7:52AM
Top capture. Smile
I've given up being anal about technicalities. Of course, you like to get it right but at times you just have to click and hope for the best. Sometimes you get the best shots that way, or at least, you get the shot.
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Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
5 Oct 2013 7:55AM
Fabulous and the inclusion of the ladybird gives it all a great sense of scale and adds to the overall impact, well done Mozzy!

Ade
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 7:55AM
Stunning and most beautiful photography...

Regards Nathan Grin
Quoise Plus
3 710 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 8:47AM
Love this, superb capture
ali63 Plus
4 739 1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 9:00AM
Excellent photography,

Ali SmileSmile
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2013 9:31AM
A stunning image
Jim
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
5 Oct 2013 11:02AM
What a nice surprise having the ladybird drop in on her fungal helipad: fine capture of the subject and moment.
Ronnie.
lawbert 9 1.8k 15 England
5 Oct 2013 8:07PM
A shroom perfectly focussed and framed with foreground and background interest...not forgetting the bonus ladybird!!
And then the low shutter speed, perfect dof and the genious touch of adding a stop of exposure.
All leads to a farkin amazing imageWink
Your none to shabby at this photography Mozzy!!
Many Thanks for the kind words on my PF and I will PM you in the week reference lickle birdies

Paul
5 Oct 2013 11:56PM
Wow that is lovely. Cathy
What a truly stunning image Mozzy, the detail is superb, just love the soft background bokeh also Smile
Mozzytheboy 5 710 4 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2013 8:36AM
I'm completely numb and seriously humbled. To say I am over the moon with votes & comments would be an understatement! Then the UA's, well that is just something else altogether Blush

Thank you a thousand times everyone. Anybody that knows me or have talked via messages will know I've tried so hard this last couple of years, and it has been the overall help, kindness, advice etc that got me through the barrier of being stuck in a rut!

Mozzy
viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2013 9:05AM
This is a beautiful image with excellent detail on the cap of the mushroom and the ladybird. The depth of field is just right, throwing the background out of focus. If I could suggest one improvement it is that a reflector, or even a piece of aluminium foil, could be used to reflect some light onto the underside of the mushroom.

Phil.
Mozzytheboy 5 710 4 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2013 9:12AM

Quote:This is a beautiful image with excellent detail on the cap of the mushroom and the ladybird. The depth of field is just right, throwing the background out of focus. If I could suggest one improvement it is that a reflector, or even a piece of aluminium foil, could be used to reflect some light onto the underside of the mushroom.

Phil.



And Phil I would completely agree with you 100%. I had my reflector all ready, camera in bag, tripod there then madam arrived on top and all common sense flew out of my grey matter, all I had was this overwhelming need to get Lady Bird Bird before she flew. A few seconds and she did just thatSmile

Funny though; a couple of weeks back I was going through idea after idea to get light up to the underside of a 'shroom.' I had designed (quite Heath Robinson) a way of getting diffused light from an old torch besides other ways. THEN it hit me my reflector kit. Honestly where do I leave my brain at times? Blush
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
6 Oct 2013 6:07PM
An image of exceptional quality, the inclusion of the ladybird makes this one extra special
Mozzytheboy 5 710 4 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2013 7:09PM
As one mMssr Steve Wright would say 'Fablious!'
tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 8:37AM
Lovely shot of the fungi with added bonus.
FANTASTIC !!!! This is brilliant.
Quote:What a nice surprise having the ladybird drop in on her fungal helipad: fine capture of the subject and moment.
Ronnie.



PamGrinGrinGrin
10 Oct 2013 10:15AM
Wow!
First class macro photography!

Richard
DonMc 7 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2013 7:03PM
All of the above Mozzy!SmileSmileWink
Don

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