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Fungi and native Iris

Fungi and native Iris
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Copyright: Steve Reekie (LordPotty) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 144 N: 3872] (12503)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-31
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
Exposure: f/8, 1/6 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-10-31 15:33
Viewed: 3891
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had a great day yesterday on the Coal Creek falls track that winds through the mixed native,podocarp and beech forest near Runanga,just north of Greymouth.
The day was overcast,so perfect weather for taking macros in the forest.
Using a tripod and long exposure is allowing me to get much sharper and brighter shots than I ever did taking handheld shots on auto.
I'm not yet sure what this fungi is,but when I find out I'll change the title.
The flower stalk to the right of it is a tiny native Iris, Libertia pulchella.
I'll post a photo of one in flower in the workshop,then do a separate post of the species later.

Hope you like this beautiful glimpse of our mossy rainforest.

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Hi Steve

How unusual to see toadstools in the Spring. Nice clear shot with excellent detail; good to see the tripod is coming in useful.


You keep this up and you will shame me into using my tripod more often. You did manage good sharpness and a nice assymetrical composition. This might have been a good opportunity to take advantage of a polarizing filter. It might have cut the reflection of the leaf and fungus.

Evelynn : )

Its good to hare you have finally found the value of a tripod :)Good luck trying to find a name for you fungus story I can not help. A good point of view but those reflections in the cap need to be bought under control.

Hi Steve,

To catch 2 beautiful objects is one photo. Is particularly here in TN. And just what Elisabeth said very unusual to see toadstools in the Spring, but mother Nature fixed it always (-: I like the lightfall on the cap of the fungus very much.

Looks like perfect breeding ground for the fungi, Steve. The moss-like vegetation on the ground is so rich.
With the tripod in use, this image is razor sharp and full of details on the fungus.
Here in the northern hemisphere, especially in the hills, the golden hues of autumn have taken over.
Thanks for sharing this refreshing shot and best regards.

Namastay Steve,
A nice capture of this beautiful mushroom. Superb details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-11-01 16:39]

Hello Steve,
lovely shot of this moist surrounding.
The fungi is so lively and so does the greens.
Nice lighting to give a soft and subtleshot.
Sharp and cler image, I could see patterns and lines on the main subject.
Nice prsentation.


Beautiful shot. Just love the effect on the top. Lovely colours and very sharp. Nice shot.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-11-02 1:11]

Two with one shot Steve.
Nicely captured, very sharp and fresh-looking.
The moss looks so thick and the plants grow well in it.
The flower (WS) is pretty too.
Well done

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-11-02 1:36]

Hello Steve, perfect lighting and composition. wonderful reflection on mushroom. TFS and G's,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-11-02 3:14]

A great photo of this delicate mushroom among some luscious green moss :-)
Very sharp.
Excellent composition.
Great POV.

Well done, Steve!


Hi Steve,
Great exposure on this one the lighting is evenly distributed throughout the entire image showing clarity in both environment and subject. Paul :)

hello Steve,
very nive picture of this fungi
its like glas
very nice comocition
greeting lou

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2008-11-05 14:50]

Very beautiful shot. Love the POV and the nice contrasty colors. Composition is beautiful sharpness and details are great. White balance is perfect.

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