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Uploaded: 10/01/06 8:16 AM GMT
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found this dear little thing nestling under a bridge on the timbers of the overspill sluce draining from the Maleniec millpond. It's about 15mm in diameter (the 'shroom not the pond :P ) . Handheld from about 40cm, I'd have liked to have got a tiny bit more DOF but i dared not go above f8 for fear that the shutter speed would have allowed cam shake :/ I thought about playing with masks and curves/levels and even cloning to get rid of the highlight of a blade of grass and that blob but I'm mostly going for a non interventionist approach to my photos these days ... what you see is what I shot apart from a little white balance and a touch of sharpnening + gentle touch of curves at the RAW stage. Besides I'm leaning towards thinking they help capture and contain the 'shroom and guide our eyes to it a little :)

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.miran
10/01/06 8:37 AM GMT
You're right, a little bit more light and better focus on the whole mushroom would have helped, and the blade of grass in the background kind of stands out, but it's a very decent shot nevertheless...
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::Dunstickin
10/01/06 5:34 PM GMT
Car-rackin! post Jeremi!.....Such a great close-up...there's nowt wrong with this as far as I can see!..............I tried to take some yesterday...but the sunlight 'bleached' them out!.....
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::fogz
10/01/06 8:29 PM GMT
wonderful macro Jeremi! very expertly done! Patti
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ladyred
10/01/06 9:58 PM GMT
great shot Jeremi ..I cant tell if it is too dark or not I am on my iBook and the screen on this is not quite as bright as my windows ..Looks fine to me
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::colocolor
10/01/06 10:53 PM GMT
It's a good overall compositin Jeremi but needs more light. I know mushrooms grow in dark places but we look at them in the light...LOL The dof is fine - I don't think the lighter area is a distraction. I just want more punch out of it. anne :-)
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::katman
10/01/06 10:58 PM GMT
I like your non-intervention approach, the results are far more true to life. Well done, Jeremi. Your thoughts on the background leading to the main image are dead on. Great work!!
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::gerryp
10/03/06 11:53 AM GMT
This is perfect Jeremi..I agree with you as too posting what just comes out of camera...gerry..
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::third_eye
10/14/06 12:47 AM GMT
very nice, but i'd like to see this cropped in a bit, and the focus drawn out a bit, or perhaps centered on the middle of the mushroom as opposed to the front edge. nice post, and i like your narrative which accompanied it.
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