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Fungi in Natural BW

Fungi in Natural BW
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-09
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG macro
Exposure: f/18.0
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-01 3:30
Viewed: 3968
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This fungi was spotted between the crevices of a deep monsoon drain. Its cap jutted out into the darkness of the empty drain. since it was in the morning, the inside of the drain was a bit dark. During the post-processing I darkened the shadow and the background a bit and it came out dark.
I hope it is fine and still accepted as a natural setting.
Thinking about shooting fungi, I am very new and naive. when I read the tricks from other photographers, Im beginning to realised there are many ways of enhancing them. Some use alluminium foils, mirrors, and recently I read the used of bicycle lamp is also very interesting.
This fungi is very fragile and very thin. Anytime it could be destroyed by wind in that crevice. i could see the tips is already torn a bit.

rousettus, jconceicao, Dis. Ac., siggi, mohaiminawang, Noisette, loot, eng55, iris, Alex99, gracious, envisage, valy67, dew77 has marked this note useful
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  • Rosa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-01-01 3:33]

Hello Foozi,
what a great perspective,
good colour and sharpness.
Thank you for the note.
Best wishes
Happy New Year

Salam Foozi
black and white, also yellow; great color combination. Splendid coloration and composition agains black BG. sharp details and POV also great.
I think this is small mushroom species. Nicely presented and noted. Thanks for sharing, a Happy New Year

Hello Foozi,

Superb capture of this beautiful mushroom.
Light,focus and sharpness are fantastic.
Good composition.

hello Foozi amazing natural umbrella for little animals well done Dany

Hi Foozi,
that funghi is pretty, looks delicate, the light can shine through the cap.
Good work, thanks.
I hope you had a nice party this night, greetings and all the best for 2009
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Foozi,

Nice pov of this fungi with good sharpness and details.


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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-01-01 5:53]

Hello Foozi, wonderful shot of this fungi.
Happy New Year of 2009.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-01-01 6:38]

Happy New Year Foozi.
Excellent composition and a superb POV.
Lovely contrasting colours,nice detail and exposure.A great shot.
Best regards Siggi

Assalamualaikum Foozi,

Nice simplicity of form and colour, but the texture is wonderful in this kind of setting. Good pov and light, i like the art in this shot. TFS.


hello Foozi
I like the point of view, from the underside very much, nice shape of this fungi, he stand out very nicely from the black BG

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-01-01 6:56]

Hi Foozi,
What a fine image, excellent work. You are improving very fast and hope you will keep this up.
The light and your viewpoint had brought the delicate beauty of this fine mushroom to the maximum. A nature's delight. tfs.

very nice , try to brighten a little, TFS Ori

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-01 7:37]

Hello Foozi,
Wonderful photo taken from a perfect POV. Splendid light, colours and sharpness. Excellent composition.
Happy and Healthy New Year,

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  • Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
  • [2009-01-01 7:53]

Hello Fozzi,

This is a lovely shot and presentation on this fragile looking fungi. The details are lovely, good BG, nice notes and excellent focusing and lighting. TFS.


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-01-01 9:34]

Hi Foozi

A lovely capture of this paper thin fungus.
Whatever method you used for enhancing the exposure
definitely worked very well as the lighting was well managed.
This ensured excellent contrast in the overwhelming white subject.
You managed to capture wonderful details in the underside membranes.

My best wishes to you and your loved ones for a fabulous 2009.

Well done and TFS

hello Foozi

nice black and white
good sharping i like the fungi
greeting lou

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-01 11:07]

Hi Foozi,
Magnificent macro work.Unusual POV,details,exposure,contrast and composition are excellent.
Thanks for posting.

Hello Foozi,
Great photo and excellent composition. Very beautiful light,good POV and sharpness.
TFS. Regards.

Hello Foozi,
Splendid image!
Its not easy to take shots like this,and this one is really good.
The black BG looks great here,emphasising the fine details in the gills.
Excellent work!
Happy 2009 to you.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2009-01-02 2:03]

Hello Foozi
You have been presenting the flora of Malaysia in a very successful way and this one is no exception.
The PP work has helped create fine contrasts and hats off to you for the efforts you make to bring these little beauties of nature to us.The delicateness of this specimen can be understood right from the texture you have captured on the shot.And the dark BG works perfectly.The composition with this PoV and leaving space in the top portion also gives a three dimensional quality to the image.
Thank you for sharing these wonderful images and i look forward to see more ofyour works i 2009.
Have a healthy and peaceful 2009.
P.S:Thank you also for your visit to my gallery earlier.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-02 4:40]

Hi Foozi.
It is so high honor for me your interest and estimation of my photos. Many thanks.
At this picture I especially like great DOF and selected aperture value. You managed to place all mushroom in focus. Lights and colours as well as details are amazing. May be composition of the shot is not the best. There are too a lot of free space on the top of frame for my taste. At whole refined work with nice macro equipment. My best regards and TFS.

Abang Foozi,
Good photojob to blackened the bg to makes the subject more outstanding in it's white colour!
very sharp as well in it's original stage!
beautiful image and good notes
terima kasih
adik Tony

Hi Foozi,

Yet another very good photo from you. I have never seen and known so many kind of fungi as i have learned from looking at your photos.

Very good clarity and POV.

TFS and HNY 2009!


Merhaba Foozi,şemsiye gibi ne güzel açışmış,pilileri çok hoş görünüyor,koyu fon ile güzel bir sunum olmuş,ellerine sağlık :)

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-01-10 12:51]

Hello Foozi !
Looking through your gallery, I found this wonderful shot, I really like it ! First, you managed to capture excellent detailson the fungi. Second, I love the contrasqt between the white fungi and the black BG, makes it stand out very nicely. And finally ,the fungi itself looks very beautiful, frail and fragile, almost translucent. Good note, too. Very well done !

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2009-01-12 10:40]

Hello Foozi,
Excellent shot.Patern of fungi seems beautiful.POV,details,lighting and dark BG is perfect.Very well done!

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2009-01-25 1:54]

NIce composition, original subject, fine background and good details.
TFS Reina

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