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366: Daily Archive Photo
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117/336: Magical Fuzzy Mushroom

117/336: Magical Fuzzy Mushroom
Here's a mushroom I photographed back in 2012, and I got lucky with some nice light too!

I have mixed feelings about this picture. I remember being so upset because you will notice that the very front edge of this mushroom is not in focus. I took about 10 different pictures to make sure I had good focus and STILL, it's not crisp along that edge. I am crazy about the bokeh, but it could be a bit softer. It's not my best work, but I am proud to display it because it does have a special glow to it that has always made me stop in my tracks to look at this picture. I processed it just a few days after I took it, so I've had a long time to sit and think about this image. :D

If you've read this far, I'd love to know--would you have trashed this picture or kept it. Not hurting my feelings if you vote for trash, since it's flawed. Does it matter that the front edge--which is so important to the success of this type of image--is not in focus?

Trudy Tuinstra, ROL/Photo, Alain P, Sylvain Wiart and 25 other people have particularly liked this photo

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 Pam J
Pam J club
There be faeries !

Admired in ~ I ♥ Nature
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
Proxar club
!!! beautiful focus + capture
4 years ago.
Thérèse club
Superbe macro
4 years ago.
 Muse muse
Muse muse
très joli
4 years ago.
nice hat !
4 years ago.
 Doris Weißschnur
Doris Weißschnur
4 years ago.
elvigiadelosamanecer… club
Hermoso macro.
4 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Awesome mushroom capture!

Admired in:
4 years ago.
Chris10 club
Nicely cap Janet, love it very much!

Greetz, Christien.
4 years ago.
 John Lawrence
John Lawrence club
superb shot!!!!!!!!
4 years ago.
 Soeradjoen (very limited time)
Soeradjoen (very lim… club
Your wonderful image has been seen and admired in < a href=http://www.ipernity.com/group/pictorials
4 years ago.
 Bernhard Hofbeck
Bernhard Hofbeck club
Magnificent macro!
4 years ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Wow! A super-cool mushroom.........I love the hint of blue in the cap!
4 years ago.
 Ken Dies
Ken Dies club
Great photo Janet. Fantastic. By the way I am quite sure it is Coprinus lagopus.
4 years ago.
FMW51 club
A very well-done macro photograph in a fantastic sharpness.
4 years ago.
Très beau cliché !
4 years ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautifully captured.
Congrats on Explore.
4 years ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Félicitations !

Vu et admiré sur Fée NATURE
4 years ago.
 Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
Rules are secondary to the unique beauty of this image.

Seen in Master and Muse
4 years ago.
raingirl club
keep - i love this photo. your described 'flaws' draw me to the photo. the bokeh at the level it is has just enough lines that bring me back to the mushrooms soft lines. the minor out of focus of the front edge gives me a better feels of the 3 dimensionality of the mushroom. the mushroom is both separate from the background in it's lighting and focus and within the photo with the soft edge and criss crossing lines.

this was really tiny, right? i have a photo of a similar mushroom (still only on film so not posted) in black and white. i don't think it's the same type, but i sense the delicate nature of this as being really small.
4 years ago.
Puzzler4879 club
Awesome macro and bokeh, and congrats on Explore, Janet!
4 years ago.
 Magali Asselin
Magali Asselin
Superbe ! J'adore le bokeh !
4 years ago.
ROL/Photo club
Superbe macro
4 years ago.

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