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Pixie Cup panorama

Pixie Cup panorama
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Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-13
Categories: Lichens
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG macro (SOLD), Digital ISO 250
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/20 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-14 15:09
Viewed: 8237
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pixie Cup Lichen (Cladonia fimbriata)
One member of a very distinctive group of the lichens. The family are easy to spot with their little raised stalks with the cup like structures covered in fine grey/green scales, the edges/rim of these cups form the spore baring area of the lichen and turn brown when releasing the spores. The tallest of these is around 12mm tall
This group is on the same set of wooden planks as the ones I posted last year with the Sony F707, Click Here to compare the 2 Images.
This I shot in Raw only so for me it is a 1st
Converted from Raw with the free program Raw Shooter to Tiff.
cropped and sharpened in PS (CS)
Posted as a Long picture so click on the image to see the full size image

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-09-14 15:17]

Hello Rob,
wonderful POV to get an really nice pixie view of this fungus landscape. This could be a shot for the fairy tale book. Very nice colors and great DOF. Very well composed.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-09-14 15:27]
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Hi Rob
Wow, what a lovely landscape that comes to its full right when viewed in the large panorama format. Wild visions on fairies, gnomes and leprechauns hides behind every little corner, grass blade or lichen.
Very well seen, excellently captured, perfectly cropped and prepared for panorama format and TFS.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-09-14 15:29]

haha, what are those funny green alien whatever-kind-of-tubes?! *g*
wonderful "landscape"- and panorama-shot, rob! :-)
cool little lichen-microcosm, well composed and full of amazing details, which are even better in the LPversion.
vey interesting presentation & take care, thorsten.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-14 15:35]

Una bella imagen y gran idea de mostrarla en Panorama mi viejo amigo.
Los detalles que se aprecian en la version LP son excelente e imposibles de captar en la otra.
Bueno colorido y composición para una atractiva presentación.
Saludos... Ricardo

Beautiful image and great idea of showing it in Panorama my old friend.
The details that are appreciated in the version LP are excellent and impossible to capture in the other one.
Good coloring and composition for an attractive presentation.
Greetings... Ricardo

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-14 15:39]

Hi Robert

Excellent shot of these very small and cute plants. Quite a nice difference between you last post of the same subject :) I like the POV of this one better.
Also great sharp details, excellent DOF and nice colors.
Very well done!

Bravo and TFS

Hi Robert,
this is very interesting - like looking through another planet - the colours are beautiful together, also a wonderful format, I like it, thanks and bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Bonne idée que d'avoir fait une panoramique.
Bonne soirée.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-09-14 16:10]

What a wonderful miniature world! Very clever and sharp panorama! Yes, the wonderful time for mosses and lichens is now approaching!
Many thanks, Ulla

Very nice! I like the macro panorama, not a style one sees very often. Good choice of subject, nice composition and depth of field. The only think I can see for improval would be to crop out the small twigs osn the R side of the frame and to have removed that stick int he background, but they are both small things. Nice job.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-09-14 16:34]

Interesting shot, I have never paid much attention to lichens but this is lovely. Amazing POV and nice sharp details. I like the crop too.



great and original pic after all the tigers and flwoers in TN. thanks, Ori

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  • Lapii (68)
  • [2006-09-14 16:54]

very nice composition.
Thanks for sharing

A lichen panorama, Robert? Now I've seen everything! Nicely done, though, good focus and exposure, and the panarama composition works surprisingly well. IMHO the green frame isn't the best choice.

Hi Rob,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
superb colours, lighting and exposure. The low POV is good.
Well composed. As a Large post, this image really stands out. Very nice work.
Thanks for posting, have a great end to the week.

Nice shot.
Detailed and well composed.

Hi Robert,
What a stunning miniature landscape and what a perfect idea to make it a panorama. The large version looks stunning and shows so much detail. I'm just going to enjoy this photo as it is, since it is stunning.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-09-15 5:21]

Hi Robert, great idea with this splendid landscape of littel fungus!! I like your POV and the composition, well seen and well done, Didier.

Hi Rob

Great shot in landscape format. It looks like a little green cityscape. Love the large post. excellent quality wotk. Good shapes and textures. TFS

Enjoyed the big landscape view very much.
Great details and sharpness.
Superb comoposition and crop.
Searched for fairies but they are well hidden.
Good one Rob.

Lovely... :-)

TFS :-)

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