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Tales From The Forest Floor
Posted By: Dr Orloff, 10-27-2013, 11:22 AM

Here are some assorted autumnal studies from the last week or two. Central France, various lenses and techniques employed:



































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10-27-2013, 03:43 PM   #2
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Nice photos, but ewwww mushrooms! The one with the three white mushrooms (number 6) is awesome.
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nice series. Number 6 is nice in a dreamy sense I liked number 5. It appears to show action in the tree being eaten
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Nice series, any of them edible.

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Was the dreamy image (6) after eating the Fly Agaric (1)? They're all good! We don't seem to get much in the way of fungi around here. Used to see some amazing ones in Queensland including ones which glowed in the dark.

PS For those who don't know, the first fungus is Fly Agaric, which is poisonous and hallucinogenic. It was said to have been eaten by the vikings before going into battle.

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Very nice....
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I agree! I also admire anyone who can get that low down to compose, focus and shoot successfully. It's one of the reasons I'm anticipating the arrival of my K-3 and its FLUcard.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ex Finn. Quote
Nice series, any of them edible.

The sweet chestnuts. I wouldn't eat any of those mushrooms, although the fly agaric in the first shot is edible once peeled and cooked.


Cheers for comments folks, most of these are taken lying on the floor. Ant and spider bites and ticks are part of the fun.

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most of these are taken lying on the floor.
Outstanding set--I especially love the mushroom "trinity." Speaking of getting "down low," I was wondering what kind of tripod (I assume) you were using? I have a small Benro for backpacking, but I can see already I'm going to need to supplement it with one that has a much lower minimum height come wildflower season.
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For the low shots then I mostly use a beanbag or just rest the camera on the ground, supporting the lens with a twig, stone, whatever and operate the camera with the remote. I also find a gorillapod to be a very handy thing indeed, it works very well with compact primes. Plus for a walk through the forest then you can always make a makeshift regular height tripod from a gorillapod and some sturdy sticks.
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Great series. Well done.
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Very helpful, thanks for elaborating.
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You have sure made the lowly mushroom very appealing. I like the perspective and composition in all of them. As others have said, the sixth one is very appealing but I like 2, 5 and 7 too. Plus the chestnuts have so much texture, especially the last one with the three drops mimicking the three nuts. Really well done.
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Looks like you had a great time. Some good ones and some great ones here.
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