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On the sleepers

On the sleepers
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-11
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro, Digital ISO 200
Exposure: f/22
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-13 14:53
Viewed: 3795
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This time I have dont have idea of what I am talking about. When I shot this fungi, I only had time to make a few shots and return to work, so did not look the gills, odor, section or other information which is necessary to get to a right id.

Any sugestions are welcome.

They are growing in a "creosoted" piece of ironwood. Spanish railway co. is selling all the old wooden sleepers replaced by concrete in the railways, to use them as decorative purposes in gardes, making paths along grass, or just as pilars for delimiting the properties. They have a very severe treatment to avoid getting rotten or eaten by insects (creosota) which has a particular smell. This ironwood is a very dense type of wood, some species heavier than water, and it is very hard. Nevertheless, fungi, lichens and moss are already claiming for the right of decaying it.

Winter sun rays filtered by the forest, gave me a bit of highlight to take this shot.

Hope you like!

F:22 - 0,6 sec. - Manual exposure - Tripod

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-07-13 15:11]

what stunning light who have caught on those fungi. DOF, POV and composition are all excellent.


Bonita composición. Me encanta el encuadre, colores delicados. Un abrazo, Juan Luis

Well captured Felipe,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. DOF is spot on and the POV is good.
Well composed and nicely framed.
Thanks for posting, have a great weekend.

Well done with the lighting the horizontal lines in the back ground caused by the light are a little distracting but I don't see you could do much about it :) TFS

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-07-14 4:41]

Felipe, I love this! The little fungi family look so happy growing there on the sleepers. Excellent POV, colours and details are good. Nice and sharp, even the cobwebs show up on the mushrooms. Well captured, thank you

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-14 11:20]

Hola Felipe,
Bonita perspectiva y acertada amplitud de profundidad de campo. La composición diagonal está muy calculada. Y el plano focal en las setas las realza muy bien aún viéndose el paisaje. Un excelente trabajo de decorado para estos sencillas setas.
Un saludo,
José M.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-07-14 17:10]

An excellent shot, Filipe!
Wonderful POV, really nice framing and very good play with the DOF. Lovely composition!
Bravo and TFS

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2006-07-15 15:45]

Cześć Felipe. Dobre zdjęcie, ładna kompozycja, dobra głębia ostrości. Ostrość i kolory też super. Pozdrawiam Robert.

Wow! Impressive shot here! Great lighting especially on the mushrooms! focusing perfect also. Superb framing and composition. Just wonderful and exceptional mushroom presantation!
Thank you for this beauty :-)

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-07-16 7:59]

Hi again!
This one is very unusual. POV and light play main role. Excellent composition with bright and sharp fungi on FG and blurred trunks on BG. Nice frame also.

Hello Felipe,
This is an awesome shot! Love the space here. Putting mushrooms in the corner really works. The other great thing here is the POV with a row of wood in BG - everything perfectly placed in a frame. I also love the beautiful light on the fungi.
Superb work!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-07-22 0:42]

Íi Felipe.
You have done this picture wit loving care. Brilliant execution of main objects, excellent perspective. Great DOF and POV, Superb done. TFS.

Hi Felipe,
I like the perfect lightning and the framing of your shot. Great work !

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