- red45 (31094)
- [2009-03-23 2:41]
I like both stages and both pictures. This one looks more stylish, older one more aggresive :-) Lovely light and shadowsplay. Unfortunatelly none of them looks like an alchemical symbol, pity! Maybe is it poisonous at least?
- Heaven (7912)
- [2009-03-23 2:49]
This picture is surprising because the dimensions of the fungi seem to be very big. It gives me the impression to come straight from a book or movie of tales. But where are the dwarfs? Thank you for this fine picture, and I also appreciate the detailed notes.
- foozi (25839)
- [2009-03-23 3:11]
such a lovely composition with excellent clarity and sharpness. I like the way you composed the features- the gills and the trunk and the top of it.
All composed in one shot of presentation.
Really exciting and beautiful capture of excellent lighting.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2009-03-23 3:55]
The mysterious light in this photo is gorgeous! Like in a faity-tail. The dark BG gives it an extra dimension.
Excellent sharpness, details and low POV.
- Argus (50626)
- [2009-03-23 5:38]
The light manage ment of this capture of this Amanita paraeparina is excellent and it contrasts well with the dark BG tree roots without being over posed. This together with the sharpness and fine POV make this a fine portrait of the species.
Most of our Amanita species are deadly poisonous and I guess this one is too.
Thanks and have a good week,
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2009-03-23 6:33]
Reading your EXIF tells me you really prepared well for this one Steve! The lighting was low but you managed better than well in the situation and had a nice angle to boot.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2009-03-23 11:07]
This picture looks like an illustration for one of the fairy tales that takes place in a forest! The lighting is superb creating a wonderful contrast between the Amanita and the bark. Excellent details of the cap, gills and stem. A wonderful image.
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2009-03-23 13:59]
very good composition
good soft light
- Hormon_Manyer (10251)
- [2009-03-23 14:13]
Like Grzeg, I also like both shots, but this one seems it was more challenging technically. I think You used Your headlight, which resulted a unique fungi photo again. Quite mysterious and artistic. Bravo.
Best wishes, László
- albert (2971)
- [2009-03-24 4:59]
Great photo with a good isolating light on the amanita
- gannu (14761)
- [2009-03-24 21:25]
Steve, You seem to be moving like a Scotland yard and finding these lovely fungi's hiding. Excellent capture. Ganesh
- peter_stoeckl (11530)
- [2009-03-27 7:27]
marvellous documentation under low light conditions, taken from a perfect low point of view. Magic light from below - skilfully well achieved by using a mirror? Great work of great atmospheric beauty.
With best regards,