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A little mushroom in the weeds...

Any critiques of this one would be most welcome. The best part about this one was: 1) lying in the weeds for an hour and 2) using a pile of inexpensive kit. Mushroom about three inches tall.

Shot using existing light (deep shade but with flickers of sunlight here and there), with the e-410, 40-150, ex25, VA-1 right angle magnifying viewfinder, on a small tripod. Built from a stack of nine shots using Helicon Focus. 100 ISO, f 9 and 1/6 second exposures, with a two second shutter delay and four second mirror lock up.

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Re: A little mushroom in the weeds...

Using inexpensive gear to get superb results is always worth the effort, I have actually bought my first ever dedicated Macro lens this year, the 35mm.
Before, I have always used extenders or bellows, close up filters or add ons.

Detail in this is super, but never having seen one " in the flesh" so to speak, the colour appears a little, and I do mean a very little, muted on my screen. But this may just be from your host, as sometimes happens.
If you spent an hour on the grass over here at the moment, certain functions would freeze very envious indeed.
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Re: A little mushroom in the weeds...

Thanks, Imageryone, for your comments. Yes, this little shroom was a bit pale and plain. We're out of that season now so anything popping up is cause for excitement. Here's an attempt to punch up the colors and contrast a bit:



Sorry your winter weather is quashing spring...
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Re: A little mushroom in the weeds...

That works much better, Stewart, our Spring will come....................... about August at this rate
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Re: A little mushroom in the weeds...

I'd say that's an excellent result for an hour in the weeds! Personally I think I prefer the original, more muted version...
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Re: A little mushroom in the weeds...

In the end, I think maybe a monochrome conversion I like best...

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