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Hey!

You wanted me to give you a critique for this one. I'm telling everyone this; don't mind the star-ratings - they aren't informative.

Photographically:

You're showing that you know your way around a camera and this is a good macrophotography.
There isn't really much to say apart from I would recommend you to change the composition to stand out more from the crowd of macrophotographs out there. Having the mushrooms more offset would possibly give you a more interesting view.

I'll link you a video from Scott Kelby on the subject. [link]
This video gave me some wakeup calls and hopefully you'll get some ideas yourself on how to think when out there doing what you enjoy :)

You've got a good focus here and I think it's important to show some detail apart from the obvious , the foreground is very good.

Post-processing:

When it comes to the post-processing I would try to make the mushrooms pop a little more as they are quite pale in color. I think you could achieve this by adding just a tiny bit of contrast. As for the rest of the post processing and the type of presentation is so individual that I can't really agree or disagree. What I like to think about things like that is really "if it looks good, it is good."

I hope this was helpful and I can't say underline it enough to everyone, have a look at the video eventhough it's 1hr long :)
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First off, these little mushrooms are adorable! What a great find.

I do agree with Torivarn that I wish the mushrooms were not dead center and that I would boost the exposure and contrast a bit. However, that's about all I would say could be improved. Since he beat me to mentioning all that I'll just talk about what I really enjoy.

I love the detail of the moss in the foreground and the little strand curling up the mushrooms. It makes the grouping into a group of 3, which makes it a more dynamic image. I also love the cozy and affectionate feel. Your focus and color tones are very good as well. They aren't over saturated or too bright and the lighting highlights the mushroom caps very well.

Really nice work! Keep at it.
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FatimaZahraeM Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :hug:
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BlondeLittleVampire Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Really marvelous photo :)
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks so much :heart:
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BlondeLittleVampire Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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jeanmaryanne Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a beautiful capture, I love fungi!
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:iconcloe-patra:
cloe-patra Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :)
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SaraPereiraArt Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A nice couple ;)
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :)
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harlia Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks like a fairytail
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:iconcloe-patra:
cloe-patra Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :D
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harlia Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome
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lilmissann Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a well captured photo. I love the focus of the moss in the foreground.
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:iconcloe-patra:
cloe-patra Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much :hug:
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erin-c-1978 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Adorable!
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :)
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kumArts Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
oh..so nice.. I love little thinks!!
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:iconcloe-patra:
cloe-patra Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :)
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wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work .. :D ..
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:iconcloe-patra:
cloe-patra Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :)
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your beautiful work has been :iconfeatureplz: [link]
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :)
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconttaasst:
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Annabella5369 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so pretty! I love all of your photographs!! :)
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :hug:
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning work - congratulations!
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :D
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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shiaking Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Amazing !
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :heart:
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JoycelynSiew Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's beautiful. The little tendril makes it so much more delicate.
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jess-sesj95 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Photographer
I was going to say something similar, but then I saw this comment, and all I can say now is: I agree totally! :la:

:D
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot :)
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RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
So nice:))
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :hug:
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Hairfish Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nice macro shot, love the composition and colors.
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :hug:
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Nairon Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm... I love still life photography and this one is so intimate and has beautiful colours. I like.
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :)
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CobaltOfMarch Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
It's so beautiful! I love how the grass reaches the mushrooms! Makes the picture special!
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot :)
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NicoFroehberg Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i begin to really love mushrooms, i took some pictures myself and i had a lot of fun when taking them and also the pictures turned out good, which i donīt have together often... :D the light and especially the moss here are wonderful and the sharpness is awesome, itīs really a great picture, i love it, good job! :)
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much :hug:
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NicoFroehberg Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
no problem ;)
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meggylou Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The colours here are absolutely gorgeous and I love the contrast too!
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :)
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BlaueLibelle Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Wonderful.. I love this kind of photos! :D
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you:heart:
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BlaueLibelle Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
welcome :)
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tsukiharu Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
I love the contrast between the mushrooms and the background !
It looks kinda cute xD
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Oct 3, 2012, 2:09:44 PM
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