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The 3 Stages of Exposure

The 3 Stages of Exposure
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Copyright: Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-09-16
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/5.6
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fungi of Hungary II. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2016-09-24 13:05
Viewed: 1960
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Trekkers,

Back from my Hungarian trip. The first image I share with you is immediately a collage - I photographed the same scene with 3 different shutter speed, while all other settings were the same in the camera.

Species info: Rhodotus palmatus (Bull.) Maire. Please click to this photo of mine for species info, and to this for info about the location (Sebes-víz-völgy = Fastwater Valley, Bükk Mts., Bükk National Park). The species is protected by the law in Hungary, and is in category 2 ("endangered") on the local Red List.

Photo: all shots with diffuse flash, ISO 100, f/5.6, in manual exposure mode. Shutter speed: 1/20, 1/160 and 1/640 sec.

I hope you'll like this tiny trio, thanks for your comments.

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Hello dear Laszlo!
Beautiful composition of your mushroom.I love more the first one with the 1/20 speed.TFS
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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-09-24 15:41]

Hi Laszlo,a very interesting experiment,it looks like a useful lesson to who isn't an expert of the results of different exposures. Great idea and presentation too,for me all the solutions are good,but for this pic i prefere the first with a view too on the trees in background,very well done. Thanks a lot for your kind words about my post,it's nice to see that there is still someone between the members that haven't a broken keyboard...ehehe...Have a nice Sunday! Luciano

Hello Laszlo,
Nice to see your experiment. Well documentation how shutter speed shanges BG. I think you could do some extra experiment if you changed f/ rather than shutter speed. You could have been achieved three different DOF photographs including same BG which is here.
Thanks for sharing,
Best regards,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-09-25 17:07]

Hello Laszlo,
Great idea to show how the effects a shutter speed can make on the outcome of your shot. I choose the first image which shows the BG, but all three are equal when you only want to display the subject. I like your other two photo as well which shows species and location. Well done!!

Hello Laszlo,
A very nice presentation of this lovely specie. Very good details and pin sharp composition.

Ciao Laszlo, interesting experiment of exposure, in each photo fine details, excellent sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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