Mushroom - 43pts, Third place
Savo Ilic, London Canon EOS 450D, 60mm, 1/2sec at f/25 Savo took this close-up of a mushroom in North Londons Trent Park. I go there often, he says, and several weeks ago I noticed fungi on a dead tree and took a few shots. After a while I realised the best view is from down low because they are translucent especially on a sunny day lit with soft contra-light from the sky. Savo used a mini table tripod to frame his subject in such a tiny space, and used the 60 mm macro lens he won in our Looking Closer round. Judges say 'Savo has consistently shown a keen eye for making unique compositions, and this is further proof. Stunning.'