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Hypoxylon and Friend by MesmerizedByNature Hypoxylon and Friend by MesmerizedByNature
Xylária hypoxylon and acorn.
My favourite fungi! :D

Todays events in the beech wood - [link]
Damn you Oudemansiella mucida! :O

after the critique I got, I cropped it somewhat:


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So, first positive (which is most of it). Image has that un-Earthly impact though it is immediately clear what it is. I like composition which goes around in two reflections: sharp white stem vs. two, out of focus little stems in the background; sharp snail in the middle and out of focus hint of snail to front right (distant out of focus round bush in line with these two adds to it). These relations which cross the image from left to right and opposite make image dynamic and interesting (third diagonal of in-focus greenery helps to connect them). In-focus greenery adds great texture. Technically I can't see a fault: there are clear subjects, well exposed and the most important bits of each are in great focus (which is hard in macro).
Little bit of suggested correction: image works in standard format. However, I think it would dance in a bit more panoramic cut. Cropping at least 1/4 of the (quite empty) top would help. At least to the edge of the round bush reflecting the snail. More likely even tighter, closer to the top of the white stem (but not too close to it - somewhere between top of the bush and top of the stem). Not only would panoramic crop help eliminate dead space but it would underline what initially impacted me - look of panorama of some alien world.
Hope this helps,...
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Andenne Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, your amazing work was feature here iny my journal ! [link] , thank you !
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MesmerizedByNature Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! ^^
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:iconfeatureplz: Your gorgeous work has been Featured here =MayEbony
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MesmerizedByNature Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much! :thanks:
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:iconwelcome1plz::iconwelcome2plz::iconwelcome3plz::iconwelcome4plz: :iconflowerheartplz:
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Elillustrated Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured in my journal! [link] :love:
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MesmerizedByNature Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
oh, thank you. :D
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organicvision Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012   Photographer
Thanks for the invitation. Bontany is beauty than science to me, but I have been scientifically influenced.
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MesmerizedByNature Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you're very welcome! :nod:
Botany is my life! ;)
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly stunning shot of the tiny things in life that most people miss. Beautiful :hug:
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MesmerizedByNature Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! That's what I aim to show! :huggle:
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Phur-eak Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a crazy mushroom!
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MesmerizedByNature Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed, my favourite! :meow:
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Phur-eak Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod:
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lacrimalsoul Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
oh my god,I love all your pictures ..it gives me a certain feeling..fill me with joy..i hope you got the idea..i hate talking foreign languages..i m not very good at
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MesmerizedByNature Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
First of all, thank you! :meow:
It's comments like this that makes me wanna continue with photography and become better! :heart:
No need to worry about the language, I'm not native English speaker either, so I know how it feels when you aren't comfortable with writing. :D
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Erozja Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Hi! :wave:

Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal here: [link] :heart:

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MesmerizedByNature Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
oh, thank you so very much! :heart:
You too! :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Fantastic picture!
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MesmerizedByNature Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Why thank you! :giggle:
much appreciated. ^^
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turp Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
absoloutely amazing :) i love moss and (is that a snail or a nut) mushrooms.
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MesmerizedByNature Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I have more mushroom photographs here [link] , if you are interested. ^^
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MesmerizedByNature Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
that's an acorn, from an oak. ^^
I do too. ^^ and thank you! ^^
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2brokenhearts Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
When I saw this one on a small pic I though it was a snail ;)
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MesmerizedByNature Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
heh, yeah. It would be an awesome snail! :XD:
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Celes247 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Interesting :)
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MesmerizedByNature Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :heart:
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ABJR47 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Incredible capture,great dof!
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MesmerizedByNature Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :) ^^
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ABJR47 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Your welcome!
:)
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Aude-la-randonneuse Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:omfg: I have to go NOW to shoot mushrooms
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MesmerizedByNature Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
hehe, they are adorable, aren't they? :)
As I said earlier, beech and oak forests are very good. If this species exist anywhere near you, it's in such forests, as they live on dead deciduous tree stumps etc.
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