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316/365: "The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now." ~ Bill Cosby

316/365: "The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now." ~ Bill Cosby
3 more pictures and a note above ! :)

I woke up to the sound of rain pattering on the windows and drumming on the roof and I couldn't help but smile. We aren't having a very wet Fall this year, and with the decreased humidity and moisture, there haven't been many mushrooms so far. Of course I've found plenty, but that's only because I know where to look. Honestly, I should be tripping over them at this point. However, the rain during the night and this morning surely helped move things along, and I was excited to find out what had popped up!

As soon as the rain dwindled to a light drizzle, I bounced out of the house without any dogs to worry about, and you'd better believe I had my macro flash with me! :D I went to the lower forest where it's darker and full of moisture, and started looking around...it didn't take long before I found one...two...three...BUNCHES of mushrooms! Large ones like I've photographed recently, and extremely tiny ones, and then, I noticed something flash from under a leaf. Pulling the leaf aside, I found THIS glistening beauty, glowing white and radiant!

I was able to position the camera just right, and to my utter happiness, I was able to adjust the exposure of the flash so that this white mushroom wasn't blown out! For me, using a flash has been EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING in the past for light/bright objects because they are so easy to over-expose. But now I'm able to do exposure compensation with confidence and darn if it didn't work just right!! I had time to practice this morning and experimented with the flash, without the flash, and I also used the shutter speed mode (TV) just to test. If I want to make a picture that isn't low-key but still has this dof, I'd need to use a tripod, which I didn't have. In any event, when I got home and looked at my pictures, I was overjoyed by this one!! :D

William Henry "Bill" Cosby Jr. (born July 12, 1937) is an American comedian, actor, author, television producer, educator, musician and activist. A veteran stand-up performer, he got his start at the hungry i in San Francisco and various other clubs, then landed a starring role in the 1960s action show, I Spy. He later starred in his own sitcom, The Bill Cosby Show. He was one of the major performers on the children's television series The Electric Company during its first two seasons, and created the educational cartoon comedy series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, about a group of young friends growing up in the city. Cosby also acted in a number of films. Wikipedia: Bill Cosby

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Petar Bojić, Marco, Brian, tiabunna and 24 other people have particularly liked this photo


22 comments - The latest ones
 Pam J
Pam J club
I LOVE the moss !
7 years ago.
 Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon club
ok what the hell is with you and (shudder, crawl, shiver, now where is my stock~pot??) s.p.i.d.e.r.s???? blick!!!! I am lovin' the shrooms though
7 years ago.
 bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
magnificent shot.
beautiful mashroom.
7 years ago.
 Barra1man
Barra1man
A terrific mushroom macro shot, Janet! Lovely composition and detail.
Have a grand Tuesday!

Seen and Appreciated in From (T)here to Ipernity.
7 years ago.
 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
7 years ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
That is one fantastic shot!
7 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Exceptional mushroom! Terrific colors!
7 years ago.
 Chrissy S
Chrissy S
It is a beauty and a lovely POV :)
7 years ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
delightful capture, splendid on the dark background !
7 years ago.
 Blueman
Blueman
Great shot of this close up!
7 years ago.
 Rambonp
Rambonp
++++++++++++++++++++++++++Masterpieces++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++!
7 years ago.
 Chrissy
Chrissy club
This is lovely. The contrast between dark background and light mushie its great.
7 years ago.
 Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Magnifica
7 years ago.
 Levina de Ruijter
Levina de Ruijter
Love the mushroom shots, Janet. Beautiful!
7 years ago.
 Marcray
Marcray
Bel angle de vue !
7 years ago.
 Dynamo
Dynamo
nicely light...beautiful!!
7 years ago.
 fragglerocks
fragglerocks club
stunning shroom shot!
7 years ago.
 Proxar
Proxar club
!!! beautiful
7 years ago.
 Ken Dies
Ken Dies club
Lovely macro of this beautiful little mushroom ( which I have no idea what it is). Us mushroom people call all these tiny, etzbitze mushrooms LBM's. Little Brown Mushrooms( although they do not have to be brown. Just having fun, love all you photos.
7 years ago.
 Esther
Esther club
Very nice lighting. Although mushrooms are stationary, they are harder to photograph than they seem. I like the spider photo as well.
7 years ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
A lovely macro shot of this mushroom, Janet.
7 years ago.
 p'titJo
p'titJo
Magnifique !!!
7 years ago.

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