2013 APRIL SET SUBJECT "COLOURFUL" - queenstownphotographyclub
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"GOOD MORNING WORLD" by COLIN KELLY; Grade: Accepted.
The bold red of the Amanata muscaria fungi is a good subject for a colourful set subject
and this specimen is well exposed although the highlights from the sky behind is
distracting. Not much you can do it now but try moving around so that a neutral
background was available. That would make the bold red of the fungi “pop”. There is a lot
of busy-ness either side of the subject and cropping in to make it a portrait oriented
imaged would improve things a lot. When shooting fungi its best to use a closed off
aperture rather than the wide open f2.8 aperture used here. If you’re not shooting in
manual mode go to aperture priority and close off the Aperture (ideally to at least f 11).
That will require the ISO to be boosted to give you enough light sensitivity. Anyway enough
said.

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