Under the Canopy

© Amanda Price

Under the Canopy

Uploaded: August 17, 2004


Taken in partial sunlight around 3PM using macro mode. Cropped in Adobe. Please give me your honest opinion!


Casey A. Hanson August 17, 2004

I love the way the sun is peeking
through, this is nice Amanda!
Nice detail :0) #159153

Dan Holm August 17, 2004

Wow! Outstanding macro, Amanda!! The perspective and detail are fantastic! Love the lighting! #716819

Donna J. Taff August 17, 2004

I think it's very pretty, lighting is great, Amanda!!!! #716878

Wendy M. Amdahl level-deluxe August 17, 2004

Really like this macro Amanda...the lighting makes it! I tried to shoot a Mushroom macro and it just looked like an ugly old fungus...go figure! Nice work! #716927

Jennifer Rennison August 17, 2004

Wonderful lighting and detail, great perspective! Very pretty, Amanda! #717210

Theresa Marie Jones level-deluxe August 17, 2004

Amanda, love the above lighting and angle, makes it very interesting. #717385

Heidi S. Hart August 17, 2004

Beautiful shot Amanda! Great lighting and a nice angle on this one! #717562

Amanda Price August 17, 2004

Thank-you all so very much for taking the time to stop and comment!!

I am sad to report that the above mushoom has been decapitated this afternoon along with several of her friends and family. There were thoughts of cremation, but their remains have already been scattered, so there is really no need now.

Donations to fund the Mushroom Family Scholoarship can be made out to...


Isabel L August 19, 2004

WOW!!!!!! Beautiful shot Amanda. lol I think you gave me the link so I would come and comment.
I really like the warm colors and the dreamy feel.
Good job with this! #721638

Amanda Price August 19, 2004

You are right!!! hahaha Actually, I just wanted you to read the obituary, since I wrote it just for you. :) #721642

Debra Booth September 13, 2004

Congratulations, Amanda! What a lovely Finalist!! #774406

Isabel L September 13, 2004

:( Amanda!!!!!!! amanda!!!!!!! I hate you.... you have like 3 finalists!!! :( aww congrats!! I wish you were online one day so I could talk to you! I hope your ok........
Well bye bye congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Jennifer Rennison September 13, 2004

Congratulations, Amanda! #775797

Donna J. Taff September 13, 2004

Congratulation's, Amanda!!!! #775824

Mary K. Robison September 14, 2004

Amanda, this is lovely!! Congratulations! #776744

Janice Forrest September 14, 2004

Very nice. Congrats! #778037

Amanda Price September 14, 2004

Aww, thanks you guys! #779325

LJ Corliss level-classic September 14, 2004

Congrats :) #779616

Dan Holm September 15, 2004

Way to go, Amanda!! Many congrats on your First Place win!! #781476

Evy Johansen level-classic September 15, 2004

Wow - this is such a beautiful image, Amanda! Many congratulations! So well deserved! #781580

Alejandra Reyes September 15, 2004

Very pretty Amanda!!!
Congratulations!!!!!! #781941

Amanda Price September 15, 2004

Oh thank-you so much! #782028

Robin L. Wehrman September 15, 2004

Congratulations on Your 1st Place Win, Amanda!!! Well deserved!!! #782058

Wong Chek Poh September 15, 2004

Beautiful winner. Very well deserved. Wong. #782181

Janice Forrest September 15, 2004

Well done! Congratulations! #782201

Marie Fields September 15, 2004

Congratulations, Amanda!!! #782429

Susan T. Evans level-classic September 15, 2004

Congrats Amanda on your first place win! #782694

bob cornelison September 15, 2004

My honest opinion?...It's a well deserved win! Great shot! Don't worry too much about their strange dissapearance...They went fast and didn't suffer and I have a feeling they will be reincarnated shortly in the neighbors lawn.~:O) #782695

Jennifer Rennison September 15, 2004

Congratulations on your 1st Place Win, Amanda! #782731

Mary K. Robison September 15, 2004

A BIG Congratulations to you, Amanda! This deserves its First Place win! #782748

Wendy M. Amdahl level-deluxe September 15, 2004

I liked this one so much the first time I saw and it is still a beauty. Who knew that shrooms could look so beautiful! Congratulations to you! #782776

June Marie Sobrito September 15, 2004

Congratulations!!! #782871

Amanda Price September 15, 2004

Thank-you all SO much!
Bob, the mushroom indeed lives on through it's offspring which have now managed to escape their mother's nemesis three weeks in a row! ;)

Donna J. Taff September 15, 2004

Congratulation's, Amanda!!!!!! #783835

Amanda Price September 15, 2004

Thank-you Donna! #784069

Amanda E. Radovic September 16, 2004

Gorgeous shot - , Congratulations on your win, well deserved!! #784293

Peggy Wolff September 16, 2004

Well now Amanda, it looks like the judges gave their honest oppinions! LOL Excellent job and congratulations! #784587

Kelly Abernathy level-classic September 16, 2004

Congratulations on your first place win Amanda! -K #784813

Amanda Price September 16, 2004

Thank-you, Amanda, Peggy, and K and congrats to you as well! #785743

Dolores Neilson September 19, 2004

This is such a beautiful macro, Amanda!! Congrats on making 1st place!! #792006

Maria Mosolova September 22, 2004

Awesome!!! #798017

Steven Gunnerson September 23, 2004

Congratulations Amanda!!! What a great job. 1st place, yeah!!!!! #800260

Amanda Price September 25, 2004

Thank-you Dolores, Maria, and Steven! Glad to have you back, Steven. :) #804489

Isabel L September 25, 2004

amanda. why havent you entered stuff in the contest??? #805126

Ronald L. Scott September 28, 2004

Great shot! congrats,

How did you do the lighting, to get such great colors??


Amanda Price September 29, 2004

Isabel, I haven't been entering due to being too busy to get out with my camera and shoot.

Thanks, Ronald! I guess it was just good timing because I sure didn't plan it! The mushroom was a yellow-topped one with a peachy underside. All it took was a little light from the top to shine through and voila! #811887

Susana Matos October 08, 2004

Congratulations, very beautiful!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #831117

Amanda Price October 11, 2004

Thanks, Su! I really admire your work! #835779

Adrianna Province June 18, 2005

The detail is beautiful! Congrats on your win! #1486031

Amanda Price June 18, 2005

Thank-you so much, Adrianna! #1486510

Eti Swinford June 20, 2005

Excellent backlighting and a creamy texture. A delight to the eye. Eti #1491159

Stan J. Bendkowski September 15, 2005

Congratulations, Amanda. Fantastic macro and brilliant colours. #1843419

She-She Killough December 26, 2005

Hmmmm....my honest opinion...WOW!!! #2224954

Kenneth Mucke May 02, 2006

A True Masterpiece #2717965

December 04, 2006

My dearest Amanda. An old Chinese proverb states that "demanding one to be honest is to ask the day to reveal its stars". There are many opinions as to what this means, but personally I think it means that seeking pure motive is not easily revealed but we can only trust that it is there. Ultimately we need to trust ourselves with our own confidence in the outcome. You are truly gifted Amanda. Judge your own work. Only then will you be a true Master of your craft. I believe what you are really seeking is praise. And it is deserved. This particular photograph reminds me of a solar eclipse in a giant galaxy the way the light arcs at the edge of the mushroom. I think a good photograph is a good metaphor. In that you have succeeded. And thank you for mentioning your faith in God. It made this photograph a testament to His design, not just of the mushroom and the light, but of making us in his Image with the ability to create things as well. In fact, God's Hebrew name Yahweh means "He who creates or causes to Be". Excellent. Hope to see more of your creative work.
Michael Perry #3663570

Bunny Snow February 13, 2010

Your composition, tonality, sharpness and clarity is pure perfection. I love the way it is backlighted. You did an amazing job and the judges apparently agreed!

Congratulations on your win. You've given me inspiration and a goal in which to aim. #8379308

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