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    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

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

    • Little Mushroom shot today in the Australian Botanic Gardens, Mount Annan, south west of Sydney, there were plenty about today, so a good day for Shrooms not Autumn is here, Bit of rain agian this week and cooler temperatures. This one almost apears to glow as the lights fom two speedlites hit it.

    • That does seem to glow as if it's a lampshade lit from within. Now that would be challenging light for you: figure out how to place little LEDs inside the cap.

    • Another Saturday and another Mushroom shot. Sort of reminds me of an observatory dome or communications dome possible even on a seperate planet with a bit of imagination on this one. Its only a little one about 15mm Dia just over half an Inch for those that use the Imperial system.

    • I always look forward to Saturdays because I hope for more schrooms from you. I wasn’t disappointed this weekend. 🙂

      However, it’s getting to be spring here so lots of flowers for @Denise but no mushrooms. Luckily, on my run through the forest yesterday I found this. Is it a mushroom?

    • Yes @Chris it will be real, looks like glass but the top will be coated in a sticky liquid makes them look like glass. I have shots of orange fungi similar.

    • Saturday again so that means time for another Shroom shot. Again taken in the local Botanic Gardens, The Australian Botanic Gardens, Mount Annan.

    • Saturday hits the calendar again so time for another Mushroom shot. Bit of colour this time round. Been busy the last few weeks preparing for something special, more on that later. but for now learning a few new skills here, Yesterday was glass cutting today, today wood working, tomorrow, out chasing Easter Bunnies, for the local Botanic Gardens, thou not so local a photo shoot, one hours drive each way, but should be fun then back to the project. Details to come on the 5th May.

    • This was the unedited shot: still playing around with how best to adjust the controls on Darkroom.