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p.1 #1 · Somebody stole my boiled egg! Tazzetta cupularis?


I had just returned form a shoot at the local cemetery when my wife said she had something to show me down the garden.

Just where I walk on my daily search for insects to photograph, so it had a lucky escape, was this cup fungus. The cup was about 20mm a diameter. Some of the images show the shadows of blades of grass, confirming the scale.

Kiron 105mm macro, ISO 400 ca 1/40 f11, had-held, mostly in sunlight, hand-held.

The last one looks like I tried some creative lighting effect but that was natural.

NB Tazzetta is Tarzetta in some books.

Harold



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Oct 24, 2013 at 01:40 PM
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p.1 #2 · Somebody stole my boiled egg! Tazzetta cupularis?


I like the way you lit it -looks like a lantern


Oct 24, 2013 at 06:36 PM
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p.1 #3 · Somebody stole my boiled egg! Tazzetta cupularis?


Dalantech wrote:
I like the way you lit it -looks like a lantern


Thanks, John,

I like it too but it was merely the sun shining through the wall of the cup. No credit to me, except that I resisted using software to equalise the dynamic range.

Harold



Oct 24, 2013 at 07:02 PM
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e6filmuser wrote:
Thanks, John,

I like it too but it was merely the sun shining through the wall of the cup. No credit to me, except that I resisted using software to equalise the dynamic range.


There was no sunshine this morning, and apparently no prospect of any. So I went out to try to create a similar effect with flash. There would be limits to how similar results could be. The sun is a point light source, whereas my flash is huge, compared to the subject. Anyway I used and extension cord from the hot shoe, with the flash aimed +/- horizontally, from below knee level while framing the cup from above. I got lots of burned out highlights in the cup but have as good as i feel I can get. The rim of the cup is also more entirely in sharp focus than the sunlit image.

This time I use ISO 100 and f11, manual flash., hand-held.

Of yes, as I packed up and walked away from the location the sun came out and stayed out most of the morning!

The image was darked considerably in PS and I increased the contrast.

Harold









Oct 25, 2013 at 12:50 PM
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p.1 #5 · Somebody stole my boiled egg! Tazzetta cupularis?


Having already changed the genus name in the title from Tarzetta to Tazzetta, to be consistent with recent British/European guide books, I am now informed that it is Tarzetta (the name on the BMS checklist) after all. Anyway, both are now covered. It seems that my identification is probably correct, subject to any forthcoming microscopical examination.

Harold



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p.1 #6 · Somebody stole my boiled egg! Tazzetta cupularis?


nicely done Harold


Oct 28, 2013 at 08:42 AM
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p.1 #7 · Somebody stole my boiled egg! Tazzetta cupularis?


kmunroe wrote:
nicely done Harold


Thanks. Sharpness aside, what do you think of the lantern effect in sunlight vs the flash-lit one?

Harold



Oct 28, 2013 at 08:52 AM
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p.1 #8 · Somebody stole my boiled egg! Tazzetta cupularis?


I thought it worth adding a note on the occurence of this species. One of our local specialists says he has seen it only as pictures in books. So it is a rarity. (That it has produced only the single cup on this occasion suggests one reason for its scarcity! ).

Harold



Oct 28, 2013 at 10:28 AM
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p.1 #9 · Somebody stole my boiled egg! Tazzetta cupularis?


Nice find. I'd go with the natural light.


Oct 28, 2013 at 10:59 AM
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p.1 #10 · Somebody stole my boiled egg! Tazzetta cupularis?


I wanted to try out a softbox I have made out of a plastic milk bottle. My T32 flash fires through the two layers of plastic and light directed away from the subject is mostly reflected inward again by foil stuck to the outside.

This fungus was the best available canditate subject. The main problem is that the rim of the cup, which looks to be in the same plane all around, dips down quite a lot on one side, making focusing challenging.

Hardware as previously, these were taken at f16 ISO 800, manual flash, hand-held. The first one has been cropped slightly and the second is uncropped.

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