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  Mini#30 Macros 2015
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Enokitake Mushroom.       ©2015 Mepo
Canon EOS REBEL T3i       9th place, 116 points
1s, f14, ISO 100, 489mm, Aperture Priority, Center Weighted Average, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Convert from RAW. Adjusted colour temperature to correct the LED lighting. Minor sharpening.       Extra Info: Enokitake Mushroom.
The heads of this mushroom are tiny. Those shown average about 5mm (3/32") dia. The stems in the photo are about 5cm (2") high.
Used in a variety of foods like soups, salads and many others. Eaten raw, steamed or fried.
 
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johncomyn
Nov 30, 2015
    Guess I'm a little rough around the edges, like it that way :-). Congratulations on 9th!

Mepo
Nov 30, 2015
    Anthony: You must be a connoisseur. That particular 'room was sans pareil, it had exquisite, piquancy to die for. How did you know :-)

Anthony Comyn
Nov 30, 2015
    Congratulations on the TT, I ranked this at no.2.. I like the space. My favourite mushroom head was the one sticking out at the bottom right, without the space it wouldn't have had this impact on me.

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Mepo
Nov 30, 2015
    Thanks for the comments; nice to get.
Choosing the crop and the amount of background to balance the main object is an interesting part of the process. My reasons for this one were:
I didn't want the main object centered, and I wanted enough empty space so as not to crowd the mushrooms; I want to show the very small heads lower in the bunch to add variety and interest, and to catch the light coming from below which I though added some depth to the image.
Again, I appreciate the comments and the alternate views. They are great learning tools.

aoc46
Nov 29, 2015
    Nicely lit, and with good DOF. Like the dark/light contrast, but would prefer a tighter crop on the mushrooms themselves.

forkcandles
Nov 29, 2015
    a bit more cropping and less black.

dk
Nov 28, 2015
    wonderful shapes. Like the nonuniform lighting and the variable color result
Edited on Nov 28, 2015

artsy
Nov 28, 2015
    These are cultivated, the wild would be a different color, they both have medicinal qualities. Good shot, in my favorites

SteveBee
Nov 27, 2015
    I like the lighting from below and the contrast against the solid black background.

Anthony Comyn
Nov 27, 2015
    Striking image. I like the composition and enjoy the landscape orientation of the frame with the vertical stems, which create a nice balance. Most will be tempted to do this portrait orientation, I commend you on fighting the urge! Well done, in my TT!

Mepo
Nov 27, 2015
    John: You're missing the whole point - They are beautifully soft and delicate. That's how they are in real life. I know you like tone mapping and HDR but some things taste better just the way they are :-)

KJW: Thanks. I used a single light from underneath to help keep the background dark.

johncomyn
Nov 26, 2015
    I know you got them in focus, everything looks soft though.

KJW
Nov 26, 2015
    Wonderfully captured, really like the your use of black background.
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