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Still Life

Still Life
Photo Information
Copyright: Dennis Bavenmark (denka) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 35] (850)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-07
Categories: Macro
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Sigma 70-300 APO Macro super II, CompactFlash
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/40 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): • Wong Favourites • [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-07 18:46
Viewed: 2903
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This shot was taken today in porvoo Finland. I was walking in the forest trying to capture some nice bird shots but I couldn´t find any birds. :(
So I started to try out my macro function on my Sigma. And it came out like this. All comments are "mucho appreciato". :)

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  • ciore Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 3 N: 118] (2478)
  • [2005-05-07 19:37]

very beautiful, super, Dennis!
very nice capture and softness on toadstool cap!
really good work which giveto us sweet thoughts...

Thank you for sharing:)

A very nice miniature landscape, taken (i presume) on a moment the sunlight is most favourable and warm, the evening.
TFS Dennis, well done.

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  • c41 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 99 W: 21 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-05-07 19:48]

Dennis this is gorgeous, I really like the reds and greens in the shot. The composition of the shot is spot on, well done :). Hope to see more macros from this lens as ive been looking at buying the same one.

The golden sunlight sets the mood and makes the stalk of the mushroom seem translucent. I find no fault with this lovely composition. Sorry you didn't "catch" a bird, but this was a wonderful find....:O)

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  • hftey Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 75 W: 3 N: 32] (328)
  • [2005-05-08 3:03]

This is a amazing shot!!! I really love the color tone. I bet it was sunset.

Hi Dennis,
The light on this picture is very good as is the DOF.
Well done

Great macro. The light certainly sets the mood. Very rich & warm. Cheers. Kev

Nicely composed shot Dennis, the low evening light is beautiful and really emphasises the fungi. Lovely muted colours give a real warmth to the shot. Great capture. Well done.


Rich and beautifull composition! That little vegetation is of a great effect with that warm sun tones! Great one!

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2005-05-08 10:00]

Beautiful picture with great colors! Nice blur background! Very well done! Bravo! Michel

Oh!!! This is so beautiful Dennis!!! The light is absolutely fantastic, the details are perfect and the shot has masterly put together. Well all this talk can be resumed in "I just love it"
It's one of the most beautiful nature macros I've seen and I only regreat not being able to save it has a favourite, because I cannot save anymore photos :((
What a delicate beauty this is!
I am out of points for today, but be sure that I'll be back tomorrow to add them!!!! I won't forget :D
Well done!!


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  • wayne Gold Star Critiquer [C: 292 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-05-15 12:46]

WOW, this is really something else man! This is going to my faves. Everything is perfect - colors, light quality, contrast, composition, the warm tone. The mushroom has a personality. With any photo I really like, I will say 'I would hang this on my wall'. ;)
BTW, I had the same lens as you at one time, it does amazing macro work for a non-true macro lens. The price is good too.

Fantastic lighting!


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  • Plant Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 60 W: 20 N: 47] (972)
  • [2005-05-21 7:49]

Dennis, I agree will all the previous comments about lighting, composition, DOF, etc. The thing I also like is the border, top and bottom only with the thinnest green stripe definitely improves the picture. Great work. Paul

Very nice macro work. Love the detail and colors. Just has a lovely feel to it. Makes me feel lighter as if on a cloud for some odd reason. TFS.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2005-06-14 23:42]

Just beautiful Dennis. Like a miniature garden. So exquisite and dainty. Wonderful colours and light. Well done. I love it.

Great work Dennis. The afternoon light here is wonderful and the colour of the mushroom and the little flowers around it gives it quite a surreal look. Good DOF as well.

Thinking very seriously about buying this lens or something very similar which is what lead me to this shot.

Another for the favourites :)


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  • wck Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 36 N: 423] (3851)
  • [2005-10-11 3:48]

Superb Still life photography + out standing color!!!! TFS


Lovely! Simply beautiful!

This is a pleasure to see. The focus, lighting and depth of field all first class work. Lovely.

Hi Dennis
Looks like your macro works very well. Soft colours and lighting creates a warm atmosphere around your mushroom. Composition is great. A+ Janice

Lovely comp, Dennis! Great POV and colors. Dramatic lighting. TFS,
Freddie :)

Hi Dennis,
Wow this is an awesome shot! The composition and exposure are perfect. I like the sort of dark tones with the light from the upper left bouncing in. The colors are stellar and the details amazing. Forget the birds you landed a real gem here. Congratulations!


Felicidades, buena espocicion, color y desenfoque de fondo. Un buen macro. Congratulations.

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  • Jong Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 428 W: 0 N: 273] (3168)
  • [2008-01-08 0:51]

superb macro, the lighting and details here just amazing. the mushroom cap look like juicy

Good DOF and love the light

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2013-02-08 1:02]

beautiful shot
good isolated view of the mushroom from the BG
well done

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