- ellis49 (2254)
- [2006-11-27 13:07]
I know the book "mumintrollen" and you are right it looks like
hattifnattarna;-) Very good details, nice colours good POV and well composed.
Very well done, my friend.
- shirgold (2748)
- [2006-11-27 13:08]
A wonderful capture. The details and DOF are perfect.
The water drop is fantastic and the background is amazing as well with it's soft colors.
Excellent POV and composition
TFS - Shir
- roconnell (224)
- [2006-11-27 13:21]
Beautiful detail in this macro view of an unusual fungi. The vertical and diagonal lines make an interesting pattern and the soft reds in the background add a nice splash of color. Well done.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2006-11-27 13:29]
Hi Grzegorz, wonderful photo, amazing drop of water, great colrs, perfect sharpness, very well done, Bravissimo ciao Silvio
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2006-11-27 13:37]
This brilliant image gives me a surrealistic impression, Greg. Like strange fingers sticking out of the earth and juggling watery pearls between them. I have no idea about the books you refer to, but they must have articulated child fantasies, I seem to feel sure.
The appeal of this picture is so very unusual I really can't bother much about the species of the fungi you are talking about in your note.
Maybe I am experiencing what you did in your childhood while reading those books by Janson :-)!
- wallhalla15 (13829)
- [2006-11-27 13:59]
first I thought this is Asparagus...
But this is a macro shot! This is a "Korallenpilz" (Kammkoralle) - the german name. Yes it is edible - but not well in the taste. - This is an excellent macro shot my friend. Excellent framing, POV and great sharpness too. Very nice bg and an excellent note. This is an excellent fungi presentation. Thank you Greg.
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2006-11-27 14:05]
Tak jak obiecales sa i grzyby. Piekna kompozycja i fajne lekko rozowe tlo. Kropla rosy jak dodatkowy uroczy ozdobnik.
- valy67 (9219)
- [2006-11-27 15:01]
Hello Greg !
What a gorgeous picture ! I love everything : details, colors, composition, shape and texture of the mushrooms... Very good note too. And these waterdrops on the fungi, they are truly spkendi ! Very well done !
- uleko (10940)
- [2006-11-27 15:19]
A really fantastic shot of these plain fungi and the water droplets certainly add to it. Very well focussed and the background colour is beautiful. (PS - Yes, it reminds me of hattifnattarna as well!!)
- hester (11638)
- [2006-11-27 15:38]
Perfect water drop and what a setting! excellent funghi shot. Great POV and sharp details. Lovely BG colour
- extramundi (13178)
- [2006-11-27 15:47]
Excellent picture, MF. I read your critic on my peziza and was waiting for your post :)
Lovely BG, and very good details, I know how difficult this are by own experience, you managed really well to get the whites and still have details on the dark parts. The perfect drop is a nice bonus.
You will have to read the rest of my critic in the one I have just posted ;-)
Best regards, Felipe.
- honza (4197)
- [2006-11-27 17:12]
I think this is Xylaria hypoxylon (próchnilec gałęzisty)-(Candlesnuff Fungus), very often growing on dead wood in this time. I like sharpness of your photo and the drops are fantastic too.
- jazdzurka (1055)
- [2006-11-27 17:21]
Świetna ostrość i kompozycja. Ciekway opis. A skojarzenia z Muminkami jak najbardziej słuszne :)
- XOTAELE (8)
- [2006-11-27 18:42]
Muy bello este hongo. Estupendos colores y detalles. Buen POV y DOF.
- Janice (18832)
- [2006-11-27 20:35]
Ooh, similar to Felipe and Cristina's skelton hands coming out of the earth!! And the pearls too.
Good shot Greg, quite spooky. TFS
- coasties (28054)
- [2006-11-27 23:49]
This is a very interesting shot! You have done a great job here with the POV and especially the exposure. Congrats!
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2006-11-28 4:34]
Picture with a good compo. Colors are excellent too.
- horia (16656)
- [2006-11-28 5:07]
One more great example of why you love Raynox that much! What an excellent post!
The details and textures here are fantastic and that drop of water there is simply magnificent.
Lovely colors and tones, spot-on exposure and a beautiful composition.
Also the POV is great and the DOF impecable, with that darker log there in the BG making an excellent contrast.
Very well done, my frined!
Bravo and TFS
- RAP (7405)
- [2006-11-28 6:11]
Acabo de criticar la imagen de Felipe tan cercana a la tuya que mencionaba lo pequeño de este mundo Greg.
Bella composición con excelente punto de vista, agudeza y perfecto fondo para realzar la silueta de los hongos y la invitada a la escena de la gota y su maravillosa mini reflexión.
Me encanta... de veras.
Un gran saludo... Ricardo
I have just criticized the image of Felipe from so near to yours that mentioned the small of this world Greg.
Beautiful composition with excellent point of view, sharpness and perfect bottom to enhance the silhouette of the mushrooms and the invited to the scene of the drop and their wonderful mini reflection.
I love it... indeed.
Best regards... Ricardo
- fiyo (15161)
- [2006-11-28 6:29]
Very good lighting, sharp and detailed image, very nice colours. TFS
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2006-11-28 14:16]
ce n'est pas le champignon qui retient le plus mon attention,mais la gouttelette d'eau qui reflete son environement avec une belle netteté.
- Signal-Womb (11094)
- [2006-11-28 16:52]
What a great image Greg, not sure what it was till I read your note. The extra little details and red background make this special for me. good work..
You've captured a beautiful fungi, but made it really stunning by capturing the two water drops. Clarity, details and colors are superb. Maybe a slightly smaller aperture would have the entire tree sharp as well, but this is to my liking as well.
ABout the book. I don't think so but maybe it is know here by a translated version.
- PDP (11769)
- [2006-11-29 6:57]
Hi Greg, very nice composition and the little water droplet is a bonus. I would have like to have used a little more DOF here to bring the fungi on the left into focus and maybe exposed a little more. Very nice shot.
- TAZ (10926)
- [2006-12-01 1:53]
Nice competition Greg / Felipe ;-) Your composition is artistic. The droplets are nice bonus. Sharpness and DOF are excellent ! Instructive complementary note too.
Well seen and well done my freind.
- cedryk (5270)
- [2006-12-31 23:02]
Kolejna piekna grzybowa fotka. A jesli chodzi o ID to moj Collins wskazuje, ze to moze byc Xylaria carpophila - jest podobna do X. hypoxylon ale ma wlasnie glownie pojedyncze owocniki a jesli trafiaja sie rozgalezione to zdecydowanie skromniej. Ciekawe na czym to roslo, bo ten gatunek Xylarii jest zwiazany z bukiem.