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By whiteswan01
hi all ty for c/c here a shot i saw i tried to get the reflection on the fungi but as u see i got it but the fungi is out of focus how could i do it so all is in focus

Tags: Wildlife and nature


accystan 14 132 6 Canada
9 Nov 2009 7:31PM
Fascinating! I'm thinking that, since the branches on which you focussed were 20 ft. (just guessing) above your head, and the mushroom was 20 inches (more guessing) away you would need a focal length/f stop combination which would give you that depth of field.


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iancam 10 23 England
9 Nov 2009 7:31PM
Hi Dawn, no idea how you do that... Nice reflection. Hope you are all OK?
Peter23 10 23 2
9 Nov 2009 7:34PM
You need a higher F number to have more in focus Smile
gingerdelight 12 298 11 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2009 7:39PM
Can't help with your question, but what a fascinating shot!
Graham_P 12 1 19 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2009 7:52PM
As no information about the image is available and presuming the shot was taken using aperture priority, it looks as if you used a very large aperture and as the focus was on the centre of the mushroom the edges and the b/g are soft, try using a higher F stop (smaller aperture) to give more dof.
Shroomer 12 14 167 England
9 Nov 2009 7:56PM
Hi Dawn
You would need to set the camera up on a tripod over the top and then go to about F32 to maximise dof. Then it probably wouldn't get the tree reflection in, so being that it is a reflection the focus on the trees isn't critical so focus manually onto the fly agaric and then see how it came out. Failing that keep adjusting and use the dof preview to see the best settin/focus
Hope that helps
Another idea, snap off a branch and hold it above that way the dof will be ok, cheating but thats the name of the game at times
Ray42 11 3 England
9 Nov 2009 9:17PM
An now we have all been enlightened thanks to Richard - hope you well Dawn
JohnH37 12 1 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2009 10:03PM
Wonderful capture/idea.
pluckyfilly 12 351 33 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2009 10:13PM
sorry I cant help but a vote for trying - good luck with future shots, I dont get them right either
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2082 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2009 10:51PM
Hello, Dawn. I think you have had your question answered. Your depth-of-field is too shallow. However, I liked your little reflection so much that I did a modification of the mushroom centre alone, and hope you like it.
10 Nov 2009 11:11AM
A really good shot.
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
10 Nov 2009 11:45AM
Yes, definitely a larger F stop needed, Dawn. Having said that, I like how you've got the top in focus which draws attention to the reflections of the tree branches, excellent. Looks like someone or something was a bit hungry, too, and took a nibble out of it!
TrevB Smile
NEWMANP 11 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2009 10:06PM
its a fact that a tripod and f22 would be a good start with iso about 500, but
there is a possibility that the depth of field required may not be possible at all.
if thats the case then you could take two exposures one focusing on the reflection and the other on the shroomy thing.

then in photoshop copy and paste a layer on top of the other and erase areas to achieve a blend. lots of complicated messing but i think its do-able. there is also software available to combine images with focus stacking but i am not familiar.
hope this helps a bit
bpearson3 10 1 England
15 Nov 2009 12:33PM
An excellent abstract to your image.
Pamela's modification really captures the beautiful reflection.
In doing this it has taken the emphasis away from the blurring.
Don't be too disheartened...... shots like these are really difficult to accomplish correctly. Nevertheless, this is still a good image and I like it.

Bev Smile
cassiecat 11 39 46 England
22 Nov 2009 9:05AM
intersting to read the advice youve been given here. lesley
24 Nov 2009 8:45PM
hope u r all ok....
8 Dec 2009 6:54AM
nice capture all the same.
Dusan 10 Sri Lanka
9 Dec 2009 4:37PM
I think this is a great shot as it is
Well done
astyag 12 12
15 Dec 2009 6:37PM
First impression I thought it lacks composition and sharpness. Then I noticed, no! it shouldn't be like that! the tiny water reflection is were the sharpness and composition happening!!!!
BURNSIE 10 25 4 England
24 Dec 2009 9:05AM
Many thanks for your kind views and comments.
Dawn I wish you and your family a great Merry Christmas, and Happy 2010.
Kindest Regards
katie9 10 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2010 1:37PM
Nice shot

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