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Wicked Dark
10-06-2011, 08:04 PM
Whenever I'm in the woods, I get acclimated to noticing details. It doesn't happen instantly, but after a bit, little things leap forward and get my attention. Here are two -

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6165/6217678101_fa363bd8ff_b.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6109/6217677953_241dbc9203_b.jpg

Both shot with the legacy OM 90mm f2 macro at about f8, which seems to be in its sweet-spot.

Mad Aussie
10-06-2011, 09:03 PM
I know what you mean. I'm often in the forest with people who need to learn not just to look ... but to see. There's a difference.

I love little mushy's like these.

Richard
10-07-2011, 04:25 AM
nicely spotted and captured, really like the DOF, and the angle on the second shot is great.

Wicked Dark
10-07-2011, 09:20 AM
Thanks guys...I'm a master at tripod contortions!
and you're right, Steve, a lot of people look and never see. My friend Melissa has amazing vision, her photos are always out of the ordinary and I love going into the woods with her. Sometimes we notice the same things, sometimes different - like having an extra pair of eyes.

JAS_Photo
10-07-2011, 12:25 PM
Cool shots, WickedD. The "motion" of the grasses almost gives them an underwater look.

Hillbillygirl
10-08-2011, 09:10 AM
These are both just beautiful WD. Perfect dof that makes the subject stand out so well.

Wicked Dark
10-08-2011, 01:38 PM
thanks guys. I love moss and mushrooms so it was irresistible.

asnow
10-08-2011, 03:16 PM
Love these two WD. Thinking exactly the same as JAS, they have an underwater look to them,

Bambi
10-08-2011, 03:29 PM
I too thought that it looked like they were underwater. :) these are stunners

Wicked Dark
10-08-2011, 04:05 PM
thanks...that hadn't occurred to me, but I see it now.

Marko
10-08-2011, 05:04 PM
Cool set WD - I favour shot 2 here but dig them both.

Lizardqing
10-09-2011, 01:19 AM
Nice. Really like the 2nd one, the grass gives it a lot of life.

I can relate to the looking closer. I was on a trail the other day and a couple of great looking moss covered logs got my attention, some folks coming the other way asked me what I was looking at. Told them a bear, they got more attentive pretty quick. 30 minutes later I had four bears hanging out on the trail I had to return on and kept me waiting for a while before I could get on to the truck, karma got me good!