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So Lonely

So Lonely
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Copyright: james dwyer (jdwyer264) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 40 W: 68 N: 22] (219)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-17
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D-70s, Nikkor 18-70mm 1:3.5-4.5G ED DX, Hoya 67mm U.V.
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-22 5:11
Viewed: 1284
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Walking around my local nature reserve (Potteric Carr)getting eaten by the mosquitos (30+ bites by the end of my walk) I captured as many funghi as I could whilst running from these pointless beasts. Luckily when I came across this Fly Agaric, the mozzies had had their fill of me. So I managed to capture this lonesome toadstool for a few more seconds.
* My reasoning for framing this picture in such a way was to give the toadstool a better sense of isolation. As I feel that this is more effectively done this using this method. Also the reason behind my high POV was to capture the red and white speckled top, because this mushroom was upturning, from a lower angle this vibrant colour pattern is not visible.

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Hi James,

This is a good shot. The colors are nice, as well as the contrast. However, I wouldnt compose it with the subject dead center.



Good try James. I like the contrast between the green and the orange. You should have tried experimentign with different angles, like shooting from a lower angle or straight above the mushroom.

Sometimes it's better to get down on your knees. :) Great contrasting colors and if you have enough MP's, might've cropped the shroom a bit larger in comparison and put in a 'thirds' position somewhere. Excellent dof here. With West Nile and other viruses going around, I'd take the OFF! with me, for sure. They don't like me, for some reason, that much, but the women in my family they love!

Hi James,

Beautiful visual, and a good composition.
I have to agree with
the personnel oh, it could have increased
mushroom, more emphasis in him and to centralize.


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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1627 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2006-09-27 5:37]

Very lonely indeed...:( but make a good photo! :) Great contrast, composition and great details, I like the colours too. Very well captured, thanks for sharing,


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