Very nice Felipe.
Good details , colours and nice composition.
Almost all digi compact hade F8 as smallest aperture,
but it's about F16-22 for a DSLR because the censor are much smaller in a compact.
Very good shot, I just think that using light reflectors could give deeper details, and would avoid the sun reflection. Another solution would be to have a pair of scissors to cut the plants that hides the sun light.
On the down part the branch is a bit disturbing.
Those kinds of shot gives you an advantage compare to animals shots... You can prepare it better.
Anyway that's a good shot.
- willie (2083)
- [2004-12-11 10:54]
I think you're too hard om yourself Felipe. Very good post. Well done
- bikernjeeks (138)
- [2004-12-11 12:41]
Don't be too hard on yourself, it's an excellent shot with great details in my oppinion. I also like the sunlight and shadows a lot. Thanks a lot for thie wonderful post.
- RAP (7405)
- [2004-12-11 14:40]
Lamentablemente debo ser crítico contigo... te guste o no.
La pequeña hoja que esta abajo a la derecha detras del tronquito esta totalmente fuera de foco.
El hongo está... casi perfecto.. me hubiera gustado verlo escupiendo como un volcan como en una anterior presentacion... pero no se puede pedir todo.
- Luc (14767)
- [2004-12-11 15:05]
You made an excellent criticism of your photo, Felipe.
I have the same problem with my Canon S1 IS to make macro. I also believe that we have to live with it. But it will not prevent me from posting images on TN.
"The underlying theme of TrekNature is learning more about the world through nature photography." You did it very well with this one.
- mumek (853)
- [2004-12-11 18:34]
Excellent depth of the field, super sharpness and details.I like very much the light and shadow.Thanks for sharing.
- fungiman (1005)
- [2004-12-11 18:35]
The lack of depth of field is the only real thing that troubles me. I am surprised how verable Lycoperdon perlatum can be.
- marhowie (486)
- [2004-12-11 21:56]
Felipe, It's a very good shot! I think in our efforts to be helpful and critique honestly we should always remember everyone participating is at different levels of experience. Limited by time and/or equipment, etc. The point is I think you are to hard on yourself! Lighten-Up!! :-)))
- japie (5187)
- [2004-12-12 8:01]
You truly are a specialist at this! You say we should critique strongly to make you better, but you make it difficult by presentin us with a beuty like this. This is way better than anything I have but can sugest using a reflection panel to use the sunlight to light up the rear shadowy part with natural light.
Superb job and thanks for posting.
- TAZ (10926)
- [2004-12-12 9:33]
Waouh ! Très belle macro bien composée ! Excellents détails et couleurs.
Well done !!!
- red45 (31094)
- [2004-12-13 4:28]
Very good puffbal, Felipe. I also like your your new way in criticism. Textures are superb, soft light also. DOF is little too small but this is camera fault not yours!
- gerhardt (11620)
- [2004-12-13 10:49]
Felipe, I don't mind the shallow DOF as much. Sometimes it gives a nice impression. The light patterns falling on to the fungi at the top I like. They are a bit bright at the bottom though.
- Callie (7555)
- [2004-12-15 14:46]
A bulging, popping, glaring alien eye is what you give us in this picture Felipe!
Exceptional texture and detail on the surface of the fungus, very well executed picture!