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Lion's Mane Fungus
Lion's Mane Fungus

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Challenge: Free Study 2010-12 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Location: Berkeley, California, USA
Date: Dec 5, 2010
Aperture: 3.51
Shutter: 1/79
Galleries: Nature, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Dec 31, 2010

Taken at the annual Fungus Fair sponsored by the San Francisco Mycological Society, held this year at the Lawrence Hall of Science on the University of California campus at Berkeley.

-Handheld, manusal mode
-Flash used
-RGB Curve
-Blue/Yellow Curve
-Crop from right to square
-USM at 12%/48 dia/TH = 0
-USM at 66%/0.6 dia/TH = 5 (applied twice)
SaveAs JPEG at quality 7/10 = 250KB

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Place: 250 out of 275
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2011 12:34:17 PM
An interesting find, but I feels needs a different composition to make an interesting photograph. In terms of a record shot, the lighting seems a little harsh
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01/06/2011 11:50:04 PM
kind of hard to make an interesting shot out of fungus.......
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01/04/2011 02:14:44 PM
What an interesting type of mushroom....never seen this before...
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01/03/2011 03:34:19 PM
Interesting creature. Didn't know something like that exists.
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01/02/2011 08:30:34 PM
That's a really cool fungus. Really feels alive.
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01/02/2011 06:58:48 PM
This is an interesting fungus but not sure its a free study entry.
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01/02/2011 03:43:20 PM
I think a very brave entry. Interesting and well done. Good luck
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