Sunday, September 4, 2011

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During my walk through the park, I noticed a perfect specimen of a toadstool. I squat down, opened my live view and took several photos. Upon uploading, it is easy to see the focal point was not on the intended target, but rather a blade of grass in one photo; the distance tree in another.

Determined to get the shot I had in my minds eye, the following day I return, hoping the mushroom has survived the night. Thinking ahead I bring a towel. I am pleased to see I have a second chance. The fungal umbrella remains intact and is standing tall on it‘s stem. I spread the towel on the ground and lay belly down, bent knees, feet up in the air, all in the hope of gaining the best view point. With camera in hand, resting on my elbows, I aim and shoot, capturing numerous angles and views.

Did I mention, this was at the entrance to the park, right off the main road, and about 15 people walked passed?

8 comments:

snapshots2011 said...

LOVE this! The focus is perfect and I just adore the background- plus I'm still cracking up at the mental picture I have of you getting this shot!

Melinda said...

Cool photo! Look's like a bug's eye view. I love the story behind it- you are a dedicated photographer! :)

Heidi said...

Whoaaaa... that looks so cool and a bit eerie..or magical.. I don't know but I love the effect!

Lauri said...

Of those 15 people who walked by, I would bet that at least a dozen wished they had your passion for their craft. Lovely shot!

Kelly said...

absolutely beautiful!

Gretchen said...

I wonder how many of them actually noticed! -) This is a wonderful 'shroom shot!!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

This is such a magical image. Just love it!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Love, love LOVE this one!!!!