Charcoal burner (Russula cyanoxantha)
This is definitely not a ruined shot! And you know it, too...otherwise you wouldn't have posted it :)
It's actually one with a very interesting composition and one full of geometry and hidden details.
The the lovely curved line of the edge of the hood for example - its shape is great, but it is so due to those "V"s that make it so individual...unique; it also acta like a beautiful border line between the subject and the wonderful darker BG.
The under-part of the hood is also wonderful, with those almost parallel lines that go out of focus so soflty and nicely. The side light falls gently on them creating a superb 3D picture - full of lights and soft shades.
I would say this is a terrific POV for all that and the fact that you took it so close and didn't leave all of it in the frame makes it even better...it concentrates all the attention all these aspects.
Wonderful work, my friend!
Bravo and TFS
PS: i know exactly what you mean by the forest landscapes. with your eyes, you can isolate certain things so that they look individually beautiful, but when you take a shot, no matter ofthe DOF that you use...it's too cluttered. it happens to me too :(
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2007-10-20 6:58]
nice shot, sharp image with good details, lovely natural colours, liked the pov, well composed shot, good lighting,
tfs & regards
- fartash (5161)
- [2007-10-20 7:13]
Very intersting funig shot with an usual POV,
Perafect details,DOF and exposure,Welldone.
Very creative look here, Niek. Interesting angle on a beautiful mushroom. The light is good, too. I don't see an issue with focus, this looks very crisp to me (especially what looks to be a bit of spider web in the "v"). But I agree that first trips are best for sightseeing, and only OK for photography, it's the return trips that usually make for the best photos.
hope you had a good trip, nice to see the fruits of your labour. I really like the very Autumnal looking light here and the close crop really emphasises the detail you are trying to highlight. Excellent detail and clarity with a very good job on the exposure. T
o say this is ruined is a bit harsh on yourself, although i guess everybody is their own biggest critic.
(p.s, i can empathise with your glasses problem..i get it all the time)
- gracious (13068)
- [2007-10-20 9:57]
Still a good close up shot of the Charcoal burner!
the exposure and focus is great with lots of details from the side view!
Thanks for the sharing and notes
- bobcat08 (1431)
- [2007-10-20 11:00]
I can agree entirely what HORIA has written. In one word perfectly. Regards and TFS Bob
Wat Horia heeft geschreven is in een woord voor mij te vatten. "Klasse" Beter had ik het niet kunnen zeggen. Je hoeft toch niet altijd een kompleet beeld van iets te fotograferen om toch iets moois neer te kunnen zetten??? Nou, dat is nou precies wat jij gedaan hebt. Groeten en tot TFS Bob
- cicindela (9226)
- [2007-10-20 13:09]
Simple idea and great artistic effect! Composition is really good, and even if not a whole mushroom is in the focus it is really nice for lookig at! narrow POV and "ground" perspective!
Lovely photo and interesting note!
TFS and best greetings,
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2007-10-20 15:42]
This is nice Niek. I like the colors a lot. The green and darks in the upper background set off your mushroom nicely. I like the crop you chose.
I completely agree with you about photographing in the woods. It gives me fits because that is what we have near where I live. It is hard to find simple shapes for a good composition. I have the best luck in fall when there is some dramatic color...otherwise it is just busy green on green on green.
Evelynn : )
- cedryk (5270)
- [2007-10-20 15:48]
I've read your note with a great interest. In fact the shot is very nice, not ruined for sure. The composition is unusual and appealing. Good macro enables to examin the structure of the fungus. Light is also perfect.
Best greetings from Poland!
- jrobertop (544)
- [2007-10-20 19:02]
I liked this!
Beautiful colors and format; original POV.
Congratulations for the excellent work!
- pablominto (14563)
- [2007-10-20 22:55]
The accurate framing makes a dynamic composition with good lines!
Fine details in the mushroom, and the colours are very attractive making it look delicious...
A pleasant feeling of depth in this fine composition!
- Silke (5458)
- [2007-10-21 11:17]
Fabulous details and perfect composition in my favourite "vegetable." thanks to the lovely mushroom pictures and superb notes of TN members, I have started to experiment with mushrooms in cooking. I do buy them (I would not trust myself to hunt them) but I am loving the experiments
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2007-10-21 15:25]
Just marking - back later.
- arfer (0)
- [2007-10-21 18:35]
A very interesting viewpoint.The POV and DOF are very well done.The way you have cropped makes for a lovely composition.The details are sharp with very good details.The lighting is well handled and the colours are natural and bright.TFS
- kjpweb (4788)
- [2007-10-21 18:43]
Very effective use of DOF! It pops out nicely! Well done! Cheers, Klaus
- PDP (11769)
- [2007-10-28 15:18]
Hi Niek, nice shot. Nice tones and good details in the gills. I think I would be tempted to crop off the top and bottom and make a panoramic format. Well done!
Who would have thought that anyone would have a mushroom of the year catergory! Did it attend the prize ceremony? :-)