Wendy Stanford  

Natures Dispersion by Wendy Stanford

October 2020 - Natures Dispersion

About the Image(s)

Taken with Canon 7D 100mm L Macro Canon Lens (30.0s @ f18.0 ISO 100)

I used a macro lens and a tripod for this image, used f18, to get good DOF, and the exposure was 30 secs as area was quite dark.

Not going to say what it is, although found a lot in nature.

very little processing on image, slight contrast and sharpening , resized for web.

6 comments posted

Judith Ponti-Sgargi   Judith Ponti-Sgargi

This image has good visual impact, composition, leading lines to move one's eye through the image, and an attractive use of complementary colors. The side lighting helps create dimension in the ?????.

You might wish to consider flipping the image horizontally which changes the the movement of leading lines of the leave from left to right. I understand that this would change light direction.   Posted: 10/06/2020 12:47:49

Timothy Morton   Timothy Morton

I find this capture colours of browns and greens to make illustration and interesting study and since I keep going back and back to this image and such a wonderful capture.

Perhaps I keep going back is that I am reminded of seeing them as child from 1956 "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" with Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter and others.   Posted: 10/09/2020 07:07:46

Barbara Dunn   Barbara Dunn
Great macro shot! I really like the random pattern of the spores (?) and the detail in them. Is it the bottom of an oak leaf? The detail on the leaf add another dimension, pulling your eye through the image.   Posted: 10/09/2020 12:43:34

Steven Wharram   Steven Wharram
I like this and the randomness of the objects/spores/fungus. I like the shades of green that you have captured. I was wondering whether you could have cloned out the 'part' objects around the edges, so that only whole ones were in the frame?   Posted: 10/13/2020 05:36:37

Paul Swepston   Paul Swepston
Good color contrast and a mysteriously interesting subject. Please say what it is!   Posted: 10/18/2020 13:26:50

Wendy Stanford   Wendy Stanford
Thanks everyone for your great comments, the image is of the spores on the underside of a fern.   Posted: 10/20/2020 05:24:31


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