Mervyn Hurwitz  

Wild Mushrooms by Mervyn Hurwitz

November 2021 - Wild Mushrooms

November 2021 - Mervyn Hurwitz


About the Image(s)

This was taken in September in the Acadia national Park in Maine. Was a dull overcast day which I think was ideal for this subject matter.
I cropped, removed some bright leaves on the forest floor and darkened the background. I had to get down really low but was still able to use the tripod.
Sony A7 with 175mm lens, ISO 400. f11, 1/4sec

This round’s discussion is now closed!
6 comments posted

Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Mervyn, Sweet! So this was a single macro shot and not focus stacked? Really awesome texture and color. If not entering it in PSA Nature, I'd remove some of the distracting sticks and needles. If going to compete, I would darken them, particularly the stick on the middle right that zooms our eyes off the page. A vignette might help with minimizing the background, also. Lovely capture and super crisp.   Posted: 11/05/2021 20:41:11

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
I love macro and mushrooms! I like your minimalist approach in the photo "clean up". I would likely try to remove the bright small yellow leaf on the lateral right inferior aspect of the mushroom crown on the right side as it is competing with the edge of that one.
Several mirrorless cameras are offering a focus stacking option. I would think that yours should give you that option. Depending on the equipment, some cameras will offer an "in camera" focus stacking option and will save the final image as a JPG. Others would allow you to save all the individual RAW images from the stack and one can use a focus stacking program (Helicon for example) for more precise stacking (and RAW final image).
Nice image.
  Posted: 11/09/2021 10:41:35

Geoff Wiggins   Geoff Wiggins
Colours have been processed well Mervyn and have enabled the mushrooms to stand out well against the background. Detail is great. I like the crop.   Posted: 11/09/2021 23:15:47

Candy Childrey   Candy Childrey
Great find Mervyn, a mama and baby mushroom. The smaller mushroom sits so comfortably under the taller one. The color of the larger mushroom blends nicely from darker at the top to lighter around the bottom. good texture on both. The smaller mushroom with its darker top, tighter texture, and more cylindrical form provides nice contrast with the larger mushroom. There is good contrast with the darkened background. I might darken the green "ribbon" that runs across the image behind the mushrooms. good work.   Posted: 11/10/2021 14:02:54

Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther
A nice closeup with excellent sharp detail and texture. The subject is not compelling to me but you did a nice job of making it interesting. Next I want to see an image of the interior from ground level.   Posted: 11/14/2021 15:41:05

Jacob Wat   Jacob Wat
This is a very nice picture. The textures are nice and the colors are strong. Personally I find your crop to be very nice with the a symmetry. I agree with Brenda that a vignette might be a nice edit for the picture.   Posted: 11/29/2021 21:49:06