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By xgary  
macro pic

Tags: Close-up and macro Mush

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Apri1 8 United States
15 Dec 2007 3:23AM
wow, that is so dream like and beautiflu !!!!!

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dinzie 9 New Zealand
15 Dec 2007 3:24AM
Awesome shot... Like the water droplet coming off the toadstill ...Just adds that nice touch :O)

I do not want to critique it. I'd have nothing of value to add ..Will be interested to hear what the experts say :O)

15 Dec 2007 7:15AM
This is a great piece of work with lovely contrasting colours and detail.
Paintman Plus
10 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2007 8:00AM
I think the composition and subject are spot-on. My only criticism would be ( on my monitor at least ) that the contrast may be a little strong and detail is being lost in the mushrooms highlights and the ferns shadows. Also some of the subtle tones are hard to see.

The water droplet is superb.

This is only an opinion.

Nic_WA 11 179 2 Australia
15 Dec 2007 8:07AM
It's like a fairy's eye view of the world. I like the composition and the rich, contrasty colours very much...although it would be good to see a bit of detail brought back into the darker areas of the curls. Overall as strong image.
Barbaraj 9 450 England
15 Dec 2007 8:17AM
Like the light in this. There is a lot of detail.
15 Dec 2007 9:23AM
fabulous picture. guess the critique about the highlights is correct, but when I opened it and looked, I just thought "wow ! fabulous !"
On my shortlist, this one
15 Dec 2007 9:45AM

What can I say? This is just a stunningly perfect composition.

Congratulations on your first upload. I can't wait to see what else you have to share with us.

flyingseale 9 400 3 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2007 10:25AM
It's a very dramatic image, very well executed. The saturated colours work well but there are a few blown highlights on the fungi and the top right background. Also, some sharpening artefacts surround the fungi, but these are hardly noticeable.
I love the shaped made by the plants.
15 Dec 2007 10:42AM
Hi Gary, and a big welcome to EPZ. What a beauty for a first upload. Composition is very good and exposure seems ok however the bright area to the right is distracting and I think overall it coukld be a tad sharper. A curves adjstment would bring out a little more detail in the fern curls and maybe calm down the overexposed areas on top of the little shrooms. All in all a lovely image well done

pamelajean Plus
10 969 1833 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2007 10:58PM
It's just a magical image. I agree about its little flaws, but cannot fault the composition and all those beautiful curly shapes that come together so perfectly.
16 Dec 2007 12:31AM
I just dont believe this...that is a Great Shot...i wish it was mine..words fail me
Dugi34 9 917 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2007 6:10PM
Fantastic capture. Composition and colours are great.
Rafaela 9 3 Brazil
17 Dec 2007 5:16PM
Fantastic picture! It doesnt even look like a picture Grin
Composition and colours are perfect ! Congrats
Maxeen 9 7 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2008 4:57AM
Fantastic shot just love it keep up the fgood work

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