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joshuasujasin May 17, 2015
Just sharing ... If you set the apperture more higher ( about 12 until 16 )on 1/60 and ISO 200 you get a better result ...
kellykelzsteenhuisen September 22, 2015
Thank you :)

Overlooked importance



I've juxtaposed the tiny mushrooms in the foreground, with the large trees in the background - attempting to demonstrate an equality of importance between the t...
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I've juxtaposed the tiny mushrooms in the foreground, with the large trees in the background - attempting to demonstrate an equality of importance between the two... one which we most often ignore..
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Behind The Lens

Location
In the pine forest in Hilton conservancy, South Africa.
Time
This photo was taken during a midday walk through the forest, on a lovely, sunny day .
Lighting
Forests can sometimes be difficult to find adequate light in, but this one just happened to have lots of light coming through the pine needles and some shining directly onto the mushrooms I was interested in.
Equipment
A Samsung S3 on Macro-mode and a sturdy rock to balance on. Who needs a tripod when you have a rock! I used no flash as there was plenty of light and although the camera is a decidedly average one - sometimes nature decides to allow one to properly capture her beauty.
Inspiration
I am fascinated by the varying shapes and textures of mushrooms, so whenever I see one - I stop and take a photo of it/them, no exceptions. My boyfriend and I were walking slowly and observing all of the lovely, tiny things on the forest floor when I spotted these perfect mushrooms and decided to focus them into a photo that still showed the rest of the ecosystem in the background.
Editing
I did absolutely no post-processing on this photograph, nature and inspiration did all of that simultaneously whilst the photo was being taken.
In my camera bag
I am yet to afford a decent camera, so I usually just keep my pocket camera and phone with me and improvise with suitable rocks to lean on and use either natural lighting or that of someone else's cellphone. Very primitive, I know.
Feedback
The shot will find you, honestly. Photograph what you love and what you are genuinely fascinated by and it will show through in the images. Don't be afraid to lie on the ground or climb things to get the right angle and experiment as much as your little heart desires. But, most importantly, go on adventures.

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