You know its autumn when you see fallen leaves and mushrooms growing at your feet.
A Paper Wasp landed on the Maple leaf just as I pressed the shutter down and thus added a little extra interest!
Taken on Sept 18/09 at 12:37pm on south east Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada.
Camera, Canon 40D
Lens, Canon EF 100-400 L IS USM lens.
Taken at, 1/500’s at f/14, 310 mm, iso 800, man white bal.
Cropped bottom portion to bring the mushrooms in lower and closer.
Played around with the various sliders in Lightroom3 to obtain the visual contrasts and colors that appealed to my eyes. Sharpened in PhotoshopCS2 via lab mode, lightness channel, unsharp mask ( amount 35, radius 5, threshold 3).