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Randy Stout

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Fungi Forrest
« on: October 19, 2020, 21:55:02 »
I was struck by this little cluster of fungi while in the woods today. Played around with several compositions, but liked this one the best.

Z6 with 70-180 Micro,  1/50s  ISO 320

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Re: Fungi Forrest
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2020, 02:20:16 »
My only CC would be that the image feels as though it is meant to be centered, but the mushroom cluster is to the left.
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Re: Fungi Forrest
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2020, 03:08:36 »
Thanks Tristin:

I tend not to center things, can be too static of a composition, but I appreciate your point, and I do occ. do so.  I will try a version that way.  It was shot with the mushroom in this type of composition.  I did take a bit off the top, and actually a tiny sliver off the right.

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Re: Fungi Forrest
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2020, 16:00:22 »
It makes me think of a family huddling together.

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Re: Fungi Forrest
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2020, 18:30:22 »
Ian:

Thanks for the comment, and I can def. see that!

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Re: Fungi Forrest
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2020, 08:54:13 »
Nice bright rendering, agree about the framing, instead add to the right and crop left so it's more obvious that it's off center :)
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Re: Fungi Forrest
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2020, 09:34:15 »
Thanks Tristin:

I tend not to center things, can be too static of a composition, but I appreciate your point, and I do occ. do so.  I will try a version that way.  It was shot with the mushroom in this type of composition.  I did take a bit off the top, and actually a tiny sliver off the right.

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Randy

I see your point of not centering things (as long as not dogmatically applied). However, since the mushrooms are leaning to the left a little, i'd do the obvious and leave the "breathing space" on the left, rather than on the right, i.e. place them right of center.

I like it none the less! Small nitpick is/are the very dark shadows under the two big(ger) ones, it feels like blocked shadows and they draw my attention.
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Re: Fungi Forrest
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2020, 14:08:14 »
Thanks everyone for your input. Always great to get a global perspective on images.  I am mainly a bird photographer, from the US, and there is certainly a difference of opinion about aesthetics from different parts of the world. 

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Re: Fungi Forrest
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2020, 12:52:02 »
Beautiful image of these ''shaggy mane''. The subject stands out thank the creamy background.

Edible when young. But the specie must be confirmed by a specialist.

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Re: Fungi Forrest
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2020, 13:02:41 »
The spore-bearing gills of the inky cap fungi dissolve into a jet black fluid. So I for one see no "blocked shadows" as the ink is as black as it gets :)

Some of these species combine badly with alcohol, so beware of the setting under which they are consumed ....

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Re: Fungi Forrest
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2020, 13:10:18 »
The spore-bearing gills of the inky cap fungi dissolve into a jet black fluid. So I for one see no "blocked shadows" as the ink is as black as it gets :)
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 :o Thanks Birna for clearing that up. didn't know that.  :)
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Re: Fungi Forrest
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2020, 00:58:56 »
The spore-bearing gills of the inky cap fungi dissolve into a jet black fluid. So I for one see no "blocked shadows" as the ink is as black as it gets :)

Some of these species combine badly with alcohol, so beware of the setting under which they are consumed ....

Two days after the picture was taken, the fungi had indeed dissolved into a black goo, just the stems left.  Such fleeting things. 

Randy