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Devil's Urn


Posted by cwdavis on Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:46 am

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Cup fungi, White Pines Nature Preserve, NC

Sony a7riii w/ adapted Canon TS-E 90/2.8 Macro
1sec, f/16, ISO 400
C William Davis
Chapel Hill, NC

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by Tom Whelan on Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:07 pm
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Fine diagonal composition, interesting and unusual subject.
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by Matthew Pugh on Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:56 am
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Hi

As mentioned a nice diagonal that pulls the eye into the image - I would personally have cheated a little and removed the frontal OOF clover - but overall a nice image of the subject

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by cwdavis on Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:23 pm
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Thank you for the kind comments/critique. I also received a similar critique on the OOF leaf in a PM from a forum colleague; funny thing is, I left the OOF leaf in the frame for a purpose. I was using a strong tilt on the TS lens to maximize DOF in the plane of the cups, and it seemed there was so much DOF (more than a hand span), spread-out 'horizontally' that I thought the offending leaf might serve to convey an illusion of depth to the image. In retrospect, I should have shot multiple series, w/ and w/o the leaf, etc. Live and learn ...
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by Carol Clarke on Thu May 02, 2019 3:11 pm
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What weird and wonderful fungi! Like a burned out witches cauldron.

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