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Fairy Garden



A cluster of fungi photographed at the edge of woodland. These bonnets were growing on what was left of a rotting, moss-covered tree trunk....
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A cluster of fungi photographed at the edge of woodland. These bonnets were growing on what was left of a rotting, moss-covered tree trunk.
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18 Comments | Report
ircacaplikas PRO+
 
ircacaplikas May 04, 2015
wonderful low perspective and superb details !
nig2000
nig2000 May 06, 2015
Thank you.
Mike Blacknell
 
Mike Blacknell February 24, 2016
Superb macro composition
nig2000
nig2000 March 01, 2016
Thank you so much.
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank May 12, 2016
This is amazing. I like the soft focus, DOF and bokeh. My compliments on a well deserved finalist award.
nig2000
nig2000 May 12, 2016
Thank you very much.
DeonG PRO+
 
DeonG July 06, 2016
Excellent capture!
nig2000
nig2000 July 08, 2016
Thank you so much.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots July 12, 2016
Beautiful capture! Congrats.
nig2000
nig2000 July 13, 2016
Thank you, much appreciated.
KatieMcKinneyPhotography PRO+
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography November 07, 2016
Great capture!
nig2000
nig2000 November 07, 2016
Thank you so much.
FredBlundell PRO+
 
FredBlundell December 01, 2016
Superb artistry!
nig2000
nig2000 December 02, 2016
Thank you very much for your kind comment.
LVVT
 
LVVT January 04, 2017
I love the softness of this photo, with the focus on just the right spot. I could see this on my wall!
nig2000
nig2000 January 05, 2017
Thank you so much for your kind comments. Much appreciated.
ashif_hasan
 
ashif_hasan January 21, 2017
just lovveeddd it....
nig2000
nig2000 January 25, 2017
Thank you!
gnikolaeva PRO
 
gnikolaeva February 24, 2017
Fantastic photo!
nig2000
nig2000 March 05, 2017
Thank you so much.
evergreen1116 PRO
 
evergreen1116 March 30, 2017
Like a little village,, and so beautifully captured.
nig2000
nig2000 March 30, 2017
Thank you very much.
garymintz PRO
 
garymintz April 01, 2017
Cool
nig2000
nig2000 April 01, 2017
Thank you!
victoriajd_6522
 
victoriajd_6522 April 17, 2017
So darling! Really looks like fairy garden!
Pablo-Klik PRO
 
Pablo-Klik February 27, 2018
BELLA COMPOSIZIONE..SCELTA ECCELLENTE
nig2000
nig2000 March 09, 2018
Thank you so much.
fatimaizzat
 
fatimaizzat March 21, 2018
This is beautiful!!
nig2000
nig2000 March 21, 2018
Thank you.
_sarahs__photography
 
_sarahs__photography June 03, 2018
Superb shot
nig2000
nig2000 June 04, 2018
Thank you for your kind comment.
keepclicking
 
keepclicking November 25, 2018
Stunning
keepclicking
 
keepclicking November 25, 2018
Stunning
nig2000
nig2000 November 25, 2018
Thank you for your kind comment.

Behind The Lens

Location
This photograph of a group of Fungi was taken at Arlington Court near Barnstaple in Devon.
Time
The shot was taken at 15.34 on a fine November afternoon.
Lighting
The fungi was growing at the top of a steep grassy bank at the edge of woodland so the light entering the shaded area was quite soft. When I climbed the bank to position myself for the photograph I noted that there was soft light entering the area through the trees behind the subject.
Equipment
The shot was taken using a Canon 5D MKIII DSLR fitted with a Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro lens. No other equipment was used.
Inspiration
I was looking for Fungus to photograph and spotted these bonnets at the top of the bank. It was not until I climbed the bank that the image I would take began to reveal itself. Choosing a suitable angle so that there was nothing too close behind the subject was crucial in ensuring that there would be a suitable blur to the background. I shot with the aperture wide open at f2.8 which kept the depth of field shallow to avoid any background distractions.
Editing
Apart from slight tweaks to the levels there was very little done in post processing.The colours are as taken in camera.
In my camera bag
I always carry my Canon 5D MKIII as I love using this camera. The lenses that I pack are a Canon 50mm f1.8 prime lens, Canon 85mm f1.8 prime lens, Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro prime lens, Sigma 150 - 600mm zoom lens. A Manfrotto tripod and mini-tripod are also part of the kit. Depending on where and what I am photographing, some of the kit may remain in the car.
Feedback
Try to research the sort of places that the particular Fungi you are looking for grow. Then look carefully as it is easy to miss what you are searching for. Be careful where you tread as Fungi are delicate and easily destroyed or damaged. If you have to climb a grassy bank as I did, make sure that you secure your spare equipment. I had a lens in my jacket pocket which fell out as I was clambering up the bank. Find a position where you are comfortable and can hold the camera steady or if possible then use a tripod. Look at the background behind the subject and shoot towards a clutter free area if possible. Use a wide aperture to blur the background. Make sure you have sufficient light to take the shot and be prepared to increase the ISO to allow for a faster shutter speed if necessary when shooting hand held. Take several shots, changing position if possible.

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