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 🙂
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 🙂
Eventually I have got out to take some images 🙂 It’s late autumn here now but very dry so there isn’t as much fungi as normal. I did find this old gum tree in the dark shade of the forest which had an explosion of tiny fungi down a branch, much to my delight. The vibrant green is wet moss 🙂
Today we went for a walk at Cameron Lodge Garden in Mount Macedon which is renowned for its beautiful historical gardens. Many of the gardens are over a 100 years old and contain fine examples of rare northern hemisphere trees and shrubs. As we enter autumn the colours and fungi are magnificent.