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Wicked Dark
08-19-2011, 09:57 AM
Yesterday I spent a few hot, sweaty hours in the woods looking for newts. I only saw one, but the photos are crap. Then I spied some lovely indian pipe at a stage I haven't photographed yet, but I couldn't manage anything in the scene and fought and struggled my way to no useful images. Just when I was ready to give up, I found this -

http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Nature/Macro-and-Close-up/i-tkHRdLm/0/L/Incandescent-L.jpg

Somehow the switch got flipped from suck to not-suck and I worked the scene like mad, hoping the dappled sunlight would stay where it was. Lo and behold, it did. Phew.

And even if I hadn't gotten anything, the day wouldn't have been a total waste. I found a potential sunrise location for when the irises are blooming again. Cool.

Hillbillygirl
08-19-2011, 10:07 AM
Love the look of this WD. Beautiful.

Wicked Dark
08-19-2011, 10:12 AM
thanks HBG. I did a lot of work on this one.

Marko
08-19-2011, 11:22 AM
Lovely vibrant colour on the shroom.

Iguanasan
08-19-2011, 11:40 AM
Marko took the words right out of my mouth. The colour is just awesome! :thumbup:

QuietOne
08-19-2011, 03:59 PM
It's said that you're rewarded for perseverance. It just isn't said how you'll be rewarded. Not only nice colors on the 'shroom, but nice contrast from the leaf litter.

Wicked Dark
08-19-2011, 04:38 PM
Thanks guys. I almost threw in the towel before I saw this, but luckily snapped out of it.

Matt K.
08-20-2011, 12:16 AM
Love the composition. And congrats of being a patient person .... I'da thrown the towel

Richard
08-20-2011, 06:37 AM
Awesome find, I like your framing on this one.

Wicked Dark
08-20-2011, 07:50 AM
thanks so much guys. I hoped I'd get something good for my perseverance.