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Hiding Your Light Under A Bushel

By rowarrior
After my very nice brunch last Saturday I headed round to Balmaha and played in the woods for a while. I found these teeny muchrooms growing on the underside of a log well off the beaten track, which was just as well really as I was lying on the ground, camera at peculiar angle on tripod, flash gun perched precariously on gorillapod, and camera kit strewn liberally around me!

It's the first time I've tried mushroom photography, so I've a long way to go I know! I used a 13mm extension tube on my 50mm 1.8 lens, off camera flash on E-TTL, f/8.0 at 1/25 sec.

C&Cs welcome Smile

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Flash and lighting

Voters: somnathchatterjee, garymcparland, Image123 and 11 more

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somnathchatterjee 11 67 175 India
23 Oct 2009 12:21PM
oh beautiful lighting here.
mudge 18 1.0k 75 England
23 Oct 2009 1:13PM
Could have been a nice shot but unfortunately most of it is out-of-focus!
For closeups like this using flash, use as high an "f" number as possible
23 Oct 2009 1:42PM
well caught
owp 16 168
23 Oct 2009 2:08PM

Quote:unfortunately most of it is out-of-focus!

. . if a shallow D o F was what you wanted you certainly achieved it! as for focus? check out one of my favourites below
Annemie Hiele

. . I'm not a shroom fancier, or much practiced in Macro but I don't find this offencive? Wink

ps. drove around that way on Sunday but the weather defeated me! . . so went to Tree Tops Inn
23 Oct 2009 2:53PM
Lovely light hear.
rowarrior 12 4.4k 9 Scotland
24 Oct 2009 12:20PM
Thanks guys. No. as Mike has suggested, I wasn't aiming to get it all sharp - using extension tubes and a tripod, I really was only aiming for the bigger mushroom to be sharp.

Mike, sorry the weather defeated you, next time Wink
dmhuynh72 12 44 3 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2009 10:42PM
lovely light
iancam 12 23 England
25 Oct 2009 4:57AM
Superb image

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