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Reach for Light

Reach for Light
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-03
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG macro
Exposure: f/25.0, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Superb Macros [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-07 4:23
Viewed: 2839
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This soft fungi is hidden behind a rotten tree trunk.
So it has to do something to reach for the light.
The lighting is indeed very low.
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Hello Foozi! Wonderful capture. Ideal light and shadow, perfect contrast. Good sharpness. Nice frame. Well done!

So beautiful, Foozi, this umbrella of the forrest is so pretty, the heat is so nice with the zig-zag ornament around.
Thanks, I like it
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-02-07 8:14]

Fungi live in a strange world and I just love this picture because of the whiteness of it, itself looking for light and at the same time lighting the surroundings. I like looking at the details hit by the dim light, small plants usually unseen by the eyes. Thank you, it is a beautiful picture,


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-07 8:41]

Hello Foozi,
Very good close up, beautiful natural colors, superb sharpness and depth of field,
good clarity, nice light and excellent composition.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Foozi
This white fungi is very beautiful with good lighting on his hat
great contrast against the black BG
excellent composition
Have a good WE

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-07 12:31]

Hi Foozi,
Very nice close up.Well seen and composed.POV,lighting,contrast and visual impact are excellent.
Thanks for posting.

HiFoozi! An expertly taken macro capture of this beautiful mushroom with great sharpness and details. Nice composition, dof, pov and lighting too.
TFS and Have a nice Sunday!


Salam Foozi,

This has to be the most beautiful mushroom that I have ever seen in picture. Hard to control the exposure of white but you have managed it pretty well. The perspective is top class rising from the bark catching up the light on top. Superb presentation and please allow me to add this to my theme.

Best regards,

Hi Foozi,
what a splendid picture of this mushroom taken from an excellent in a very lovely composition, the sharpness and lighting are very good, i like the contrast of the bright colours against a dark BG.
TFS. Best regards.

Assalamualaikum foozi,

You capture the beauty of nature hidden in the forest/tree trunk and i realise how big is our forest..keep on exploring.TFS.


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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2009-02-22 4:33]

When ever I see some thing unique then I must say subhaan ALLAH so I do praise the LORD for its creation.
Amazing nature shot.

Hi Foozi again,
This pic's much better technically than the one I just critiqued. Great use of available light, nice low POV - there's a slight OE on the cap, but not very disturbing. This time I have absolutely no idea about the ID. A tropical Pluteus maybe? A very nice one indeed.
Tfs, best wishes, László

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