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Nature's work of art!
Nature's work of art!

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Challenge: Shallow DOF (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 2600Z
Location: Hamilton New Zealand
Date: Feb 4, 2004
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Feb 4, 2004

I am not sure if I have this Shallow D O F right but This was growing in my pot plant by my front door It is only very small about 1/2 an inch I Thought it looked so dainty and like a little parasol
I cropped it sharpened it and cloned out an annoying yellow piece in the soil
Added the border taking the colour from the fungi and downsized sharpened slightly again and submitted.
It only lasted a day no trace remains so I guess I got lucky even if it doesnt do well. I like it.

Place: 30 out of 174
Avg (all users): 6.1022
Avg (commenters): 7.7778
Avg (participants): 6.0982
Avg (non-participants): 6.1081
Views since voting: 1132
Votes: 186
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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02/18/2004 01:39:08 PM
Hi greetings from the CC, well you did a fabulous job on the mushroom in this shot!! Voters did not seem to mind that that DOF was minimal in the background. The DOF is certainly well contrasted with the extreme sharpness of this well composed mushroom. Just because your comment suggests uncertainty about DOF, it is achieved by aperatures being low numbers i.e. 4.5 will give you a very shallow DOF and 22 will give you more focus both in fore and backgrounds. Manual focussing I find helps to highlight the subject of your choice in focus. Hope that helps, you seemed to 'get it' without needing the tech explanation on your own...keep up the good work... oh and the lighting in this shot is very good, excellent detail!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/15/2004 05:26:55 PM
wow this is interesting!
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02/15/2004 11:49:07 AM
This just strikes me:) I like 10
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02/14/2004 02:46:33 AM
Great shot, the lighting was perfect. Great capture on the detail. Good job
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02/12/2004 10:55:59 AM
lovely little shell of a mushroom, nicely presented
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02/12/2004 12:10:47 AM
Well exposed, composition is nice. Good job.
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02/11/2004 10:47:16 PM
very nice shot and example of the challenge
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02/11/2004 07:06:32 PM
This shroom looks like it is doing a dance! Nice use of contrast and DOF to set it apart from its surroundings.
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02/10/2004 11:30:20 PM
Wow, I don't think I've ever seen one of those animals in its shell before. Thanks for that. :)
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02/09/2004 04:31:34 PM
Nice shot. I love the contrast of color here.
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02/09/2004 05:34:31 AM
Very nice.
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