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Posted by cwdavis on Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:49 pm

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Mushroom on decomposing wood, Beauty from Decay.

Sony a7riii w/ adapted Voigtlander EF 125mm/2.5,
f/11, 1/20sec, ISO 3200, 13 Image stack
Mason Farm Biol. Preserve, Chapel Hill, NC
C William Davis
Chapel Hill, NC


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by Tom Whelan on Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:06 pm
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Excellent image of a beautiful, striking fungus. Perfect specimen.
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by rhighercat on Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:19 pm
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Very nice contrast with colors complementing well. Like comp and details on fungus. Great story as well.
 

by Craig Lipski on Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:26 am
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Love the contrast, great light for the bg - visible detail there, but the subject still pops. Centered comp and aspect ratio work great here.
I don’t stack often, when I do, just a couple of frames, so I’m trying to learn - Why f/11, 13 frames, as opposed to f8 and more frames or f/16 and fewer?
Good light,
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by cwdavis on Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:49 am
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Craig Lipski wrote:
Love the contrast, great light for the bg - visible detail there, but the subject still pops.  Centered comp and aspect ratio work great here.
I don’t stack often, when I do, just a couple of frames, so I’m trying to learn - Why f/11, 13 frames, as opposed to f8 and more frames or f/16 and fewer?


Appreciate the compliments, Craig,

The 1st stack was shot at f/5.6 and I could see that the DOF wasn't sufficient to bring the background into sharp focus without extending the stack depth substantially.  Wanting to minimize the # of images in the stack and to avoid longer exposures and diffraction at the smallest apertures, the 2nd one was shot at f/11, which yielded a good DOF in the final image.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:21 pm
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Gorgeous green! Excellent detail- a really dynamic image- I guess I'll have to try this technique some day. Well done!
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