My fourth and final fungi post of my mini series. This last image for me sums up autumn – not perfect but rain and warm soils…I hope you have enjoyed the series 🙂 Click on the image for the best view.
This tiny toadstool standing in front of a much larger one that had been knocked over in a shaft of sunlight caught my attention. I love the rhythm of nature – as one falls, something else emerges in it’s place to take advantage of the energy of the sun.
My second post from the pine plantation – the light was difficult as it was very dark with bright patches of sunlight and as everything was so low to the ground I had to hand hold hence the ISO is high. In the hole of the right hand toadstool is a tiny orange maggot – a home and a meal in one 🙂
It’s late autumn here, we have had rain and so the fungi are out 🙂 🙂 Today I went again to the pine plantation to see what was there and ended up taking lots of pairs of toadstools images. This is the first of a mini series of posts – I hope you enjoy!
Autumn is the time for fungi which I love, but it has been very dry here so the fungi are not as abundant as usual. We did have some rain last week and so I searched through the pine plantation and did find a few. This one was upside down, broken by some creature – I was drawn by the texture of the decaying gills and the numerous tiny bugs feasting away – the wonderful cycle of nature 🙂
I must say I do admire people who post daily – it’s a huge effort! Well, here is day 3…I liked these specimens for their elegance. I went back a second time after it had been raining and did enjoy lying on my stomach in very wet undergrowth, delighting in this ‘other world’ of such diverse and delicate beauty 🙂
This is the second in my mini series of autumn fungi from the pine plantation floor. This one most people will know as a ‘fly agaric’ or Amanita muscaria. The image from yesterday is, I believe, a more mature example. As I’m sure for many, this to me conjures up childhood imaginings from fairy tale books. Taken in late afternoon light 🙂
Hello everyone 🙂 I apologise as once again I am behind with my reader! I find a change in the seasons always brings fresh inspiration as new things forgotten for the past year re-appear. For me this autumn has been all about fungi and I have been exploring the huge pine plantation near where I live after a ‘tip off’ from my friend Evan. I have decided to do a daily series of different fungi, I’m afraid my knowledge as to their names is largely non-existent, but I hope you enjoy 🙂 All taken with natural light, the ISO is high in them all but I feel grainy quality suits the mood of the autumn forest floor.
At last I have had the time to submit to MMC! If you love monochrome images then do take time to visit Leanne Cole‘s regular Wednesday post which features a diverse gallery of images from photographers worldwide. Thanks as always to Leanne for her hard work putting together this post. My entry for this week is more fungi taken in beautiful autumn light 🙂