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In the sea of moss

In the sea of moss
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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: 2004-11-21
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Exposure: f/8, 1/13 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Mushrooms, Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia (Spain) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-02-20 12:17
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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In the sea of moss.


* A crop of the original for people who dont like the subject in the middle of the frame HERE :D

* A crop of the fungus at 100% size HERE.

I love this macros that look like landscapes, I call them panoramic macros. This is the original frame, no cropping, only levels, lower yellow saturation, frame and USM.

About the ident of the fungus I think it is a Galerina, similar or the same to the one I posted in THIS other shot. Notice it is very small. The distance from the cam to the fungus was aprox. 15 Cm.

Hope you like!

F8 - 1/13 - Aperture priority - Minitripod.

PDP, Luc, red45, marhowie, JeanMichel, cafecrem, willie, Signal-Womb, hummingbird24, carper, gerhardt, danbachmann has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To danbachmann: Yes, is really moss.extramundi 1 04-18 15:37
Hellohummingbird24 2 02-21 18:52
To Robbrown: Thanks for the tip.extramundi 1 02-20 17:45
To PDP: Thanks Paul, now it is ok.extramundi 1 02-20 12:24
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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-02-20 12:27]
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It's a winner for me Felipe. The mushroom is perfectly in focus and that sea of moss looks fantastic, the textures and colours are exceptional. Very well done.

I like the full image the best, to be honest if the mushroom wasn't there it would look like an underwater shot of seaweed!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-02-20 13:11]

What a landscape Felipe! I love fresh green colour of moss. It looks lika savannah. DOF is amazing, sharpness and composition, too. Different from your other shots but agree with Luc and Paul - one of your best.

Wonderful work Felipe! The textures, color & details are excellent..Interesting & unique composition with your fungus as the subject..About as extreme WA as you can get and still appreciate the best of both worlds!!Very well done!!

IMHO, the centered version works the best. The moss carpet alone is already very well rendered, with a very large DOF, but the Galerina on top is a great eye catcher. It seems even more in evidence due to the soft light shade enhancing the fungus and the moss around. A very attractive and relaxing image, Felipe.

Wow Felipe! That's amazing! Looks like a landscape from space!

Good job!


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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-02-20 13:38]

Great shot Felipe, the green bg just make the little mashroom stand out, the focus, the colour and the text are wonderful. Well done.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2005-02-20 14:01]

Very beautiful shot Felipe. Excellent detail. Good work

I think I would tend to agre with you felipe that they are one of the Galerina's as they seem to favour this mossy habitat. the image is brilliantly sharp the sony has done its work well, though the greens are a fraction over the top, a comment I often get with printed copies from mine, what I have started to do is to apply an adjustment layer of saturation and hue, drop the list down and click on greens use the colour picker on the area to select then reduce the saturation and hue back a fraction say -1-2 only and click OK and flattern image. this will affect the greens only.

This is one of the most beautiful photos I have seen!
Excellent focus, colors, POV and composition!
I like it a lot!
Excellent work, well done.

Well Felipe needless to say that this is very very nice. The moss alone would make a wonderful shot but the mushroom is definitely the bonus. Wonderful clarity and accurate dof really lift this shot from the norm. BTW I prefer this shot to the WS...very well done.

Well, I have to say that my favorite was all three versions! Each has its own qualities that make it uniquely inviting to reflect upon. Thank you for the workshops they were an excellent idea.

Hi Felipe, Interesting photo have you ever made a spore print, other words do you know what colour the spores are :). As usual another nice photos I am still bewildered at the DOF you get.

Felipe, this is an amazing one. Love the composition and the DOF is incredible.
Perfect detail. Love it !

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-02-21 3:44]

In the sea of moss... there is a pearl!
Very nice discovery you made, Felipe.
Excellent macro-landscape.

Great shot, I would crop it a bit more tight to get rip of the upper part.
Well done.

Great shot!
I love this beautiful green colour and the fragile mushroom in the wavy sea of moss.
Well composed and well captured.
I like it very much.
Well done!

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-02-21 12:42]

Yes Felipe this is exelent,
very good composition, all the green and just one mushroom, very well seen and the pof is fantastic in this one, very good job, I enjoy it very much

This is a work of art, Felipe. Frame it and hang it on the wall. The textures and colors are pleasing and the little one adds impact and depth. Wonderful capture. As Paul said this is a winner! IMHO, I prefer this one ot the WS.

An excellent shot Felipe, I think the fungi in the middle is just great. A very beautiful sea of moss that you have captured to perfection.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-02-23 6:02]

Felipe, ótima captura com cores vívidas. Gosto muito do ponto-de-vista (pov). O cogumelo dá um acabamento perfeito para uma imagem que já seria perfeita sem ele.

Belo trabalho.

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  • matrod (0)
  • [2005-02-27 16:11]

La foto es fantástica. Me gusta más el original y después el workshop 1.
En la original la distribución de las zonas oscuras es muy equilibrada y ayudan a centrar la vista sobre la seta.

Very lovely to see the swaying of moss (is that really moss?) all around the 'shroom. Excellent composition and color

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