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Dewdrops and Funghi

Dewdrops and Funghi
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Copyright: Karan Little (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-19
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-27 5:29
Viewed: 3009
Points: 40
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In the park near my home there is a croquet lawn which is covered in this lovely tiny yellow funghi. The croquet lawn is fenced off from the general public but fences are made for climbing :) I have been told by a funghi expert (extramundi)that it is a good idea to trim down the grass around the funghi but I felt the dew covered grass was needed in this photo.

I think this is either Clavulinopsis helvola or Clavulinopsis luteo-alba. I suspect it is the first one
Rogers Mushrooms website:
location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Yellow, Orange
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Other
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground, Found in fields, lawns or on roadsides

Clavulinopsis helvola Fr. syn. Clavaria helvola Fr. Orangegelbe Keule Clavaire jaunâtre Yellow Club. Fruit body 3–7cm high, 1.5–4mm wide, yellow to orange-yellow, solitary or in small groups, simple. Spores white or faintly yellow, subglobose to somewhat angular and bluntly enhinulate, 4–7×3.5–6µ. Habitat terrestrial, in woods or in open situations amongst grass and moss. Season late summer to late autumn. Very common. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe.

I used a Raynox lens purchased on Ebay for a very cheap price. This is my first "play" with it

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Dear Karan
Very intersting shot of this tiny Fungi,
Perfect focusing,exposure and POV,Superb shot.

Good Luck

Hi Karan,
Splendid composition with great sharpness and colors, really pleasant,
thank you

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-10-27 8:29]

Hi Karan,
glad you left the grass around this little Fungi, as it's turned what would've been a very good shot into a magical one. In fact the more i look at this scene as a whole, the more strange and almost other wordly it becomes! Sucj sharp, crips detail and light..that Raynox is going to give you some stunning results, i know it!
tfs and have a great weekend,

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-10-27 10:38]

Hello Karen,
great detailes, nice POV & composition

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-27 10:48]

Hi Karan. From the small picture it looked like a yellow pepper.
This is a very good close up shot of the Fungi. and yes the wet grass looks great to me. very good colours and detail. well done TFS.
Ps like the bit about fence are made to be climbed.

Hello there, friend, Karan,
For a moment this register fooled me totally.
It looked so very real.
I thought you had mastered the "3-D" art.
Perhaps you have. Or ???
Great photography.
Mario from Canada.

Hello Karan
Very good macro shot. Well composed and exposed. I like also the contrast between the colour of the fungi and the grass.
Thanks for sharing

hi karan,
a nice yellow touch of the funghi in this picture, but i prefer the dew covered grass, and the play of light and reflection in every single drip.
great sharpness and exposure in this rather unusual composition. well done !
TFS - carole

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-27 12:35]

Hi Karan,

Nice shot of this interesting looking fungus. The water droplets are just amazing and are a big bonus. Beautiful colors and good lighting,


Hi Karan, splendid composition with wonderful drops and lovely fungi, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Karan,
Don't tell me you were wearing your high-heeled boots again when you climbed the fence?
The effect of the dew drops around this very small fungi is very beautiful and does give the photo a lot of extras.
Great work on the DOF and sharpness in this photo. How did you get this extreem low POV?

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-28 6:59]

Hi Karan.
I like your creative art picture very much. Subject for shooting has been selected with great taste. DOF n your skilful hands is a power tool of impressiveness. Excellent surroundings fungi. Amazing reflection of the grass and necklace of the brilliant drops. Bravo and TDS.

My friend Karan,
What a real close up of the Funghi!
the dew drops was superbly captured with perfect sharpness and details
the exposure and focus is excellent on this shot
very well done

Hi Karan,

I love the drops of water. Super sharp and detailed macro shot, with great colours and light. A really interesting post.

Kind regards,


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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-10-28 14:32]

Hello karan,
What a fantastic fungus. Never seen something like that before. Nice light, colours and the dew drops.
Best greetings from Poland!

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-10-29 6:19]

Hi Karen, you did a great job here with the funghi, the dew drops are woderful with great reflections of light. A very pretty funghi too. Your lens certainly did a good job, but this wonderful shot is down to the photographer! Perfect focus and exposure.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-01 1:36]

Hi Karan,
Just marking this wonderful post from you for now and will come back later with a proper critique. Sorry tied up with an urgent assignment.

Hello Karan,
Some lovely details have been captured in nature!
Yellow and green makes a fine colour combination, pleasing to look at...
Creative macro work has been done!
Pablo -

Hi Karan,
how could I missed this one?!?
It's fantastic - I love the freshness and the glittering drops, excellent work, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-20 11:41]

Hola Karan,
gran trabajo y detalles hermosos,
las gotas impresionantes,
buen trabajo,

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