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Getting textures
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-12-05
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Sony VCL-M3358 Close
Exposure: f/8, 1/5 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mushrooms, Puff-balls, Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia (Spain) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-12-11 6:33
Viewed: 4315
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lycoperdon Perlatum

You have already seen the same fungus HERE, expelling the spores.

There is already plenty of info about this one in TN.

I also want to thank Ricardo for his effort in getting all the people here to participate with their comments. My aim here in TN is to learn from other people opinions, so I appreciate very much when someone comments my shots, and much better if explains to me the weak points seen in the shot.
That is why in my future critiques I will try to do the same, being as critic as posible, I hope not to hurt anybody´s sensibility :D

I will begin with myself, in this one there is an evident lack of DOF which leaves the edge of the mushroom out of focus. I wish I had more than F8 to get this kind of pictures, but I dont, so sorry for that. The presence of the subject would be much nicer with a sharp and crisp border.

PP: crop, levels, USM, frame and name, resize.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To ellis49: Thanksjapie 1 12-12 08:07
To ellis49: Really? Thats interesting.extramundi 3 12-11 14:46
To netfalls: Thanks very much.extramundi 2 12-11 08:44
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Very nice Felipe.
Good details , colours and nice composition.
Well done.
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.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2004-12-11 10:54]

I think you're too hard om yourself Felipe. Very good post. Well done

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.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (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.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (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.

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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 0 N: 180] (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.

The lack of depth of field is the only real thing that troubles me. I am surprised how verable Lycoperdon perlatum can be.

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!! :-)))

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (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.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2004-12-12 9:33]

Waouh ! Très belle macro bien composée ! Excellents détails et couleurs.
Well done !!!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (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!

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.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (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!

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