At the foot of the tree (macrophotography with a wide angle lens?!)

My idea consisted in showing how this mushroom grew, at the foot of the tree. Simple idea but not really easy to apply, to be frank. 😉

Indeed, I didn’t want to just shoot a fungus with a bark background or near a few feet of trunk (see the comparative photo at the end of the article)… At the foot of the tree means, for me, that you could see the trunk divided in branches, the canopy with the light radiating between the leaves!… 😀

So, that’s it! 🙂




To be able to apply my idea, with a tiny mushroom and not so much opportunity to move back with the ground so close to the subject, I decided to use my close-up filters on my wide angle lens (isn’t it weird that I would like to write “wild angle lens”?! 😆 ). By the way, feel free to read my article about macrophotography with close-up filters here. 🙂

Most likely, this is not really macrophotography, with the life size stuff and so on, but I don’t really care.
I think it was fun to use the close-up filters to be able to enjoy such a great low-angle view.

It was really interesting to blend, here, too photographical approaches :
– macrophotography, for the proximity with the subject and the pleasure of sharp details on a blurry background,
– wide-angle shooting for the opportunity to include in the same picture a big part of a huge tree (with a low-angle view) and a tiny mushroom showed rather big in the foreground.


I feel there are more chromatic aberrations when using the close-up filters (+3 and +4 together) with the wide angle lens (the Lumix 14 mm -> 28 mm f/2.5 pancake lens) but that’s not a problem for me with this somewhat eerie atmosphere. 🙂


Have you ever tried to use some close-up filter on surprising lenses and especially wide angle ones? 😉 Isn’t it amazing to be able to really choose the focal length of your “macro lens”, thanks to the close-up filters?! 😀
If not, I think you should try, that’s a lot of fun!

For the comparison, here is a shot taken with my wide angle too, but with a far more classic angle of view (and far less acrobatic!) and less proximity with the subject, of course. Is it possible that this mushroom were so small?! 😆




Have a really good good week! 😀

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