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    • That time of the week again when another Mushrrom Shot on Saturday goes up. This one taken today in the Australiaan Botanic Gardens, Moutn Annan. Another Warm Day out there, But a few afternoon, Thunderd storms has bought and the Shrooms today.

    • A day late with this weeks Mushrorm shot, Spent the last three days traveling on the road and not so much on line for a couple of days. Aslo quite hot out and about a swell, Drive 200 plus Km down south to the National Capital for a few days was also in the 40s down there so pretty hot time all round. Didn't manage to find any Mushrroms down there so here's another shot from last week, when I managed a few different Mushroom groups to shoot.

    • Another hot week down here so no Mushrooms to be found yesterday, Though I was out looking but at 40 Deg C. I gave up and came home to the cool not so many birds about either in those temperatures. Heres one form a few weeks ago when I got a few in the same week.

    • This week another hot week here in Sydney but yesterday a cool change came through with some rain as well so better luck today, This set was from a tip-off from someone that posted a shot the day before, so I know where to look today, thou they looked a little worse for wear today compared to yesterdays shot. On the plus side today I went out and found mushrooms for the week so all good.

    • This week's Mushrooms shot was taken today in the Australian Botanic Gardens, Mount Annan, not too many about today, still a bit warm thou there was a storm last night, Today in the Gardens I was checking out some locations for tomorrows workshop I'll be running in the gardens, seeing what was about and what was in flower around the gardens, so all set for tomorrows workshop now.

    • No mushrooms found this week, So something different this week, A shot of a Shoom bought at a local market Then a bit of lighting added.

    • This ones taken a bit further afeild, drove an hour up the Blue mountains from home as I'd seen a few Shrooms being posted on the Instagrams up there, So drove up there and came across this one, so worth the drive.

    • Chris MacAskill

      Somehow I failed to follow this conversation way back when so it was a nice surprise to see all the new and incredible photography. Ever since you joined Cake, I've noticed mushrooms everywhere I go and their strange beauty.

      Here is one I had to take with my iPhone while out running in the hills so it's not the photography you consistently produce, but I never would have stopped and noticed this beauty if not for your photos.

    • Yes it gets like that @Chris all of a sudden you start to see them everywhere and wonder were they always there and I'm only just noticing them now or are they really just appearing now. nice shot, nice and low to show of the gills. water droplets on th eclover as an added bonus, I've got a little spray bottle for that if I want waterdroplets and they are not there at the time, the only issue with using that is some mushrooms actual swell up when you spay them and as you focus stack they are moving between shots, you wouldn't think so but you soon find out when you start to process them. Yes there was a few new images there for you to discover. I try to add one a week. Have fun there.

    • This weeks image is one from last week, as I didn’t find any this week, I did look but still a bit on the hot side here even thou we're supposed to be moving into Autumn here. Temps still above 30 Deg C here. This one was taken in another Botanical Garden but not my local one, but one a bit further a field 40 Minutes Drive from home so not to far this ones near the coast so cooler weather down there.

    • Awesome! Are you adding colored gels to get the different colors of light? Here's my shot from this week. So flat compared to yours.

    • Not as fancy as you think. One brown gel on the right that’s all. But then I play with white balance to bring back the brown which in turn turns the shadows blue. The green was the grass. So only one gel the second speedlite was ungeled I’ve used the different colours on some others thou. Not to often. Also used Topaz impressions on the background and masked back in the mushroom for this shot.

    • Wet weekend here, So didn't manage to get out wiht the cameras this weekend, today we had 55mm of rain here, Very welcome rain but enough to prevent me getting out and shooting this time. Thou may get an opertunity tomorrow when I get home as there were signs of some little Mushrooms coming up in the front lawn, so maybe tomorrow night I'll get a chnace in the mean time heres a shot from a while back to keep the mushrooms coming.

    • Bit of rain out this way this week so the Australian Botanic Gardens, at Mount Annan were alive with Mushrooms today. Got a great collection, while out scouting for tomorrows bird photography work shop there, looks like going to be a small group of only four this time, but small groups work well. This one shot in normal daylight using two off camera speedlites. Behind the sceens shot to follow in the next post.

    • AS you can see shot in a reasonbly bright location, just a matter of droppping the exposure in manual mode and aplying light from the two sources to suit your taste. This was growing on the bark pathway so luck no one had placed a foot on this one before I took the shot.

    • Chris MacAskill

      It's just so amazing that incredible shot came from the setting you showed. I would never have guessed before you started this conversation.