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(@PSLessey) Peter Lessey said:March 14th, 2014 (8:31am) PDT
This is a very creative composition with a magical feel to it. Excellent work Peter!
(@JadeCarbone) Jade Carbone said:November 22nd, 2013 (1:04pm) PST
Your imagination and creativity knows no bounds Peter, excellent light and POV!
(@jkitts) Jeff Kitts said:October 30th, 2013 (6:43am) PDT
Amazing Image and Quite the Story, Wonderful Work Peter !!!
(@Bildervielfalt) Michael Bayer said:October 26th, 2013 (9:07am) PDT
Eine fantastische Arbeit.
Sehr gut.
(@MonicaE2) MonicaE2 said:October 26th, 2013 (6:55am) PDT
You want me to cry over the fungus!? LOL great story and shot! I wish you had been my teacher!
(@RobDietz) Rob Dietz said:October 24th, 2013 (3:45pm) PDT
Looks like it is enchanted!
(@nairfotografia) Nair Fotografia said:October 22nd, 2013 (9:01pm) PDT
wonderful story and imagination..great photograph
(@debop)  said:October 22nd, 2013 (7:30pm) PDT
I love your sense of humor Peter- super story and of course super capture!
(@MitchG) Michel Gagnon said:October 22nd, 2013 (6:32pm) PDT
My evening laugh...wonderful story and an excellent photo Peter!..very creative...crisp an clear image...love it ...I enjoy taking photos of fungus...takes for sharing...
(@teach50) Linda Karlin said:October 22nd, 2013 (6:19pm) PDT
The little world. Cool shot.
(@NEWLIFE) Michele Baitley said:October 22nd, 2013 (4:16pm) PDT
Peter I took a similar image with my new lens. Two great eyes think alike HA! HA!. Love the story that goes with it and WOW what an image!!!
(@ramonachiassongmailcom) Ramona Chiasson said:October 22nd, 2013 (10:52am) PDT
thanks for the family drama..and my morning chuggle
(@billdebley) Bill Debley said:October 22nd, 2013 (10:07am) PDT
Magical, it almost looks like a 'Lens Baby' shot . Well executed.
(@Jennybear) Jenny Stevens said:October 22nd, 2013 (7:39am) PDT
The story itself is worth a fav ! But the lighting is % amazing. Interesting shutter speed. I really should try things like this. I am truly loving this photograph.
@CreativeIsland replied: Hi Jenny. Thanks for the comment. I've recently discovered that relatively 'poor' lighting can yield impressive results with a longer shutter speed. The forest floor where I shot this was quite dark, hence the 3 sec shutter speed. Of course a tripod is an absolute necessity.
(@KatDurant) Kathleen Durant said:October 22nd, 2013 (7:30am) PDT
Oh Peter I laughed out loud when I saw this it is so well done!
(@LauraSample) Laura Sample said:October 22nd, 2013 (6:47am) PDT
Then along comes a "Picker," oh it is only a photographer, and life changes again...the plot thickens. I photographed some fungus the other day but didn't get involved in their personal lives...just snapped a few shots and ran... ;>) Love this, Peter, great fun in the morning! Will always look at fungus a little different!
(@MarkRobinson) Mark Robinson said:October 22nd, 2013 (6:23am) PDT
Terrific capture Peter.
(@KENBURROWS) Ken Burrows said:October 22nd, 2013 (5:54am) PDT
This is simply awesome, Peter! And a heart wrenching story to tie it all together. Great imagination and vision; superb composition!
(@KWirtanen) Kent Wirtanen said:October 22nd, 2013 (5:38am) PDT
The light and colour are outstanding, Peter. I too like your "family" interpretation of the scene. So many people let their lives play out on the internet....why should fungus be any different.
(@Marthe) marthe said:October 22nd, 2013 (4:31am) PDT
excellent macro with a very interesting interpretation of the scene :-) I always enjpy your creativity Peter ...pictures or texts..
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A young fungus cries on the shoulder of her boyfriend as she leaves her family behind. Her younger brother stands at the door hoping in vain that she will return. The baby sits at the feet of mom, dad, and gramma who all hold back tears, knowing full well that everyone has to leave home eventually.

Now playing in a forest near you. Rated F for Fungus.

Uploaded: Oct 22nd, 2013 (4:13am)
Category: Macro
Camera: E-30
Focal Length: 50 mm
Aperture: f/10
Shutter Speed: 3 sec
ISO: 160



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