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Old 20th December 2012
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Mushroom close ups

Here are some close up shots I took of some velvet shanks on a tree just down the road from me. Taken with my 35 mm macro lens


Velvet shanks close up by alf.branch, on Flickr


Velvet shanks close up 2 by alf.branch, on Flickr

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Re: Mushroom close ups

I absolutely love those! One of my favorite styles of mushroom shots, the layered close ups of the gills, if that's what they're called. Because I'm me, I can't help wondering how they'd look as a focus stack, where more parts (or all parts) had a greater depth of field. That's just a personal preference, of course, mushrooms are so interesting close up.
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Re: Mushroom close ups

Thanks for the comment Stewart

Here is another shot processed a little less harshly. I have not corrected the WB so much as it seemed preserve the detail better.


Velvet shanks close up 4 by alf.branch, on Flickr
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Re: Mushroom close ups

The first is a pleasing composition, Alf. How close could you get with your XZ-1, it might make for an interesting comparison ?
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Re: Mushroom close ups

I like the first one best, perhaps the others are a bit too "arty" for me.

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Re: Mushroom close ups

Thanks for the comment David the second was seeing how close I could get

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The first is a pleasing composition, Alf. How close could you get with your XZ-1, it might make for an interesting comparison ?
If you use super macro very close indeed here is a shot macro straight out of the XZ-1.


Mushrooms with XZ-1 by alf.branch, on Flickr
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Re: Mushroom close ups

Here is an example I took today of the what the XZ-1 is like at macro

This is about as close as I could get due to lighting (it was dull) so not as close as it could be. The coin looked almost new in the hand.


5 p up close by alf.branch, on Flickr

Here is a cropped section.


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Re: Mushroom close ups

No1 for me, lovely detail.
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Re: Mushroom close ups

Thanks imageryone
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