I took these shots of puffballs a couple weeks ago. In the first shot a staged the leaves around the puffball to add interest. Does it looked too staged? The second shot I lit with a gold reflector, and then flicked the puffball with my finger to try to get a shot with puffing spores, but without my hand in the way. I don't think I succeeded in making the spores very noticeable, but you can see some dusty stuff in the hole.
This is sort of a dull subject. What do you think of these shots? Interesting shots of a dull subject, or just dull all around?
P.S. Check out some of my other macro work, if you feel like it...
Mike's Macros 1
Mike's Macros 2