The last week has been beautiful with hot sunny days and cool misty nights, and these misty nights have been perfect for mushrooms and toadstools to grow.
The original plan for this morning was to head out and get some misty sunrise photos, but it didn't quite go to plan, so i ended up in an amazing woodland area and i just walked around as the sun rose higher and higher, searching for a good composition.
I then came across these beautiful classic fairytail toadstools called 'Fly Agaric' (Amanita muscaria), and i waited for about another 10 minutes as the sun started to shine brightly through the trees, producing some amazing sunbeams through the mist.
I used an ND4 Graduated filter to try and darken the sun very slightly.
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Kielia (23777) 2011-10-03 1:30
this is really a wonderful sight and an excellent composition. The management of the light is outstanding! This is autumn seen with the eyes of an artist. My compliments!
RhodieIke (11742) 2011-10-03 1:40
Hi Jamie, What a fantastic Autumnal photo, super colours, light and presentation, love how you have composed it with the super mushrooms in the Fg,fantastic sun filtering through the trees, Well done, First class, Tfs, Cheers Iain.
Haymotion (2729) 2011-10-03 1:53
Cette champignons au premier plan sont très esthétique et la luminosité et le soleil qui transperce cette forêt est du plus belle effet.
stevesaba (8135) 2011-10-03 2:26
A very gorgeous fall scene, with some great subjects! I think you have handled the sun perfectly and I think I see some mist around as well? The wonderful mushrooms....they are poisonous I suspect? Nicely done indeed, and a very pleasing photo! Warm regards,
ravinmb (1303) 2011-10-03 2:43
This real beauty.. I am in love with nature and what it has to offer.. A stunning image with beautiful colors and lights.. Amazing sharpness and warm feeling.. very dramatic.. seems like it is made to get it photographed.. Well seen and very well taken..
TFS & Have a great day.
Sergiom (62028) 2011-10-03 5:51
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. Les champignons à l'avant plan offrent une belle touche de couleur qui guide le regard vers les rayons du soleil qui tentent de passer à travers les branches.
bantonbuju (51781) 2011-10-03 6:11
my my my... this is not a photography... this is painting... like russian paintings in the late 19th century...
timecapturer (49288) 2011-10-03 6:11
a stunning and flawless compositon, execution and presentation. A perfect example of how to give a shot power, appeal and impact. Superb!
Have a pleasant week - Brian.
emka (80912) 2011-10-03 23:21
With these rays of light, the red Amanita surrounded by ferns look like taken from fairy tale book. Wonderful photo. Artistic composition and superb light and colours.
SnapRJW (31613) 2011-10-15 0:15
Hello Jamie - I missed this shot and have to comment right now. Beautiful! I love woodland and here you have presented a shot with a fabulous early morning atmosphere and a magical feel. The red-caps are superb as a focal point. A top class and very beautiful image. Best regards Rosemary
arijit_ghosh86 (795) 2011-10-26 10:18
Wonderfully managed shot..but I am still shocked you got only 20 points..
but in my opinion you dont need points..its perfect like wallpaper.
CLODO (30706) 2011-11-05 3:13
a splendid way to see the autumn; everything is well evocative of this season: mushrooms, sunrays through the haze, fern. Well taken with a low POV to emphasis the theme.
schappi80 (1783) 2012-03-13 13:11
i looked across your impressive photos - i love the your stile taking photos very much.
Gigidusud (16545) 2012-03-13 15:13
I commented on another of your pictures i discovered tonight on your gallery,just beautiful!
kim_gwan (418) 2012-04-11 3:06
I cant help but say that this was an extraordinary shot. Two different types of sun starburst, the right side clear and define one while the left the blurry and stretched.
I am wondering whether you have a exact shot from the exact place where you were standing by using a Circular Polarizer instead of your ND4. What would have been the outcome..!
- Copyright: Jamie Russell (Jamierussell) (6013)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-02
- Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro
- Exposure: f/25.0, 1/15 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-03 1:24
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