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Mirror mushroom

Mirror mushroom
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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: 2005-02-06
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/25 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-18 12:13
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I like very much this shot, first of all because I think it plays nicely with DOF and in second because we are on the reflection.

If you look carefully, you will see Cristina at the right taking the shot, and I am standing at the left waiting for her. The two horizontal lines at my back, is a 500m. viaduct of a highway, that crosses 25 meters high the beautiful stream where we took the photo.

I am afraid I dont have the "CSI" software they use in the series, I have seen them scanning 3 pixels reflected on an eye and finding a panoramic view of the crime scenary, but this is not the case.

Hope you like!

F:3.2 - 1/25 - Manual exposure - Minitripod on bag :)

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Salutations to both of you,

It is the first time I see a “mirror mushroom”!!! :-) Seriously, the compo is very good and I really, really like the colors and BG. Super!

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  • Anton Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 46 W: 11 N: 154] (595)
  • [2006-07-18 12:36]

This is a great image with excellent exposure and saturated colours. The composition also works well.

I actually saw two people in the reflection before I read your note. Very nice closeup of the shroons. :)

Hi Felipe, hi Cristina.
Great shot with excellent composition and perfect exposure.
Nice details on the first mushroom and good OOF BG.


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  • takos1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 25 N: 208] (2607)
  • [2006-07-18 13:06]

Bellissima foto realistica!
Il fungo in primo piano sembra uscire dalla fotografia , ottima tridimensionalità, bravissimi Felipe Mateo e Cristina, complimenti!!!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-07-18 13:14]

Very nice composition with the superb mushroom and its interesting reflection, and the 2 OOF which a good 3D effect. Colors, sharpness and DOF are excellent. Bravo Felipe and Cristina

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-18 14:04]

Hola Felipe,
Gran foto sin duda, que incluye el paisaje, la carretera y el equipo de apoyo en la reflexión. Gran juego con la profundidad de campo y una iluminación perfecta. ¡Agradable foto!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-07-18 14:25]

Hi Cristina and Felipe!
Yes Felipe, I recognized you in reflection in fungus! You're standing and smiling :-) By the way - remember scene from Blade Runner? Same thing - three pixels zoomed to infinity with excellent quality of image :-) Back to photo - agree - DOF is as always great. Shorter this time but it makes picture more mysterious. Great work both of you :-)

Very nice work Felipe,
I like the overall effect from this limited DOF, it works very well here. Perfect light and color and most of all...I like that I can see your better half in there ;)
Very well done mf.

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-07-18 15:36]

Hi Cristina and Felipe,
Beautiful vertical composition: Did you noticed you were on the photo at the moment of taking it or did you realise after? The other mushrooms do not seem "wet". Nice details, colours,
Well done and TFS

Hi Felipe and Cristina.
IT is a perfect shot with an excellent sharpness good details and different composition. It really looks a mirror.Well done!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-07-18 16:43]

YES! Cristina and Felipe, this is really good. Excellent DOF. My PC is going slow and as the photo slowly opened I could see the 2 soft mushrooms at the back and I thought, "This is going to be a good one!" And sure enough it is. And good to see you both too:)))
Beautiful image, and the details of the mushrom are so sharp. Very well shown, thank you,

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-07-18 17:59]

Hello Filipe,
you the mushroom master ;-)! Perfect cature, this looks real and very 3D. Colors, textures and sharpness are superp. POV, DOF and composition are great.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-07-19 2:56]

Hi Felipe,
good composition and colours, interesting informations in note. I like it. Good work.
Rgs, Aleksander

The Sony wins again a great shot the sharp one at the front is great love the reflection and I am sure there is a picture there in its own right even if it is not CSI detailed ;0)))
the one in the BG adds a nice balance and a progression through the image. TFS yours Robert

Hi Felipe and Cristina !
This is an awesome shot ! The reflection in the mushroom is fantastic, it is really a mirror mushroom ! :-) I also like the depth of this photo, with first fungi in focus and the two others getting mire and more blurred. Beautiful natural colors too. Very well done !

Hi Felipe,
Just time for a very quick visit.
Nice shot. Thanks for posting.

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