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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.
Tripod, Manfrotto
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).


mushrooms, lichen, autumn, fall, wasps, paper wasps, nature


  • canonman99
    canonman99almost 3 years ago

    excellent , well phtographed and I like the post work

  • Thank you so much canonman99! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • j Kirk Photography                      Kirk Friederich
    j Kirk Photogr...almost 3 years ago

    Well done Sandy love it!

  • Thank you so kindly Kirk! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanalmost 3 years ago

    Superb.. I hope one day to be on the same level, as you.. both talent and knowledge!!

  • Awe,…thank you so much for such kind words Heather! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoalmost 3 years ago

    SUPERB!!!!!!!!!!!! Favorite too!!!………………………..Tony

  • Awe,…thank you so much Tony! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • Gary Lengyel
    Gary Lengyelalmost 3 years ago

    This is really nice Sandy. I like it a lot!!! :)

  • Awe,….thank you so much Gary! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52almost 3 years ago

    Beautifully captured Sandy.

    Cheers Jude

  • Thank you so kindly Jude! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Sandy!!

  • Thank you so much Marvin! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinalmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much for accepting it! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkeralmost 3 years ago

    AWESOME WORK my friend. A real winner. Perfect lighting. Hugs Tom

  • Awe,….thank you so much Tom! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamalmost 3 years ago

    Wow sandy, terrific capture and composition

  • Thank you so very kindly Robert! : )

    – Sandy Stewart

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