I tend to be an opportunistic photographer, although I do make some effort to be in the vicinity of opportunity. The fall of 2018 presented a great number, in variety and quantity, of fungi in my yard. I must explain that my yard is mostly wooded with trees up to 100 feet high since I only cleared what I needed for the house and the septic system. This year in seven weeks I have captured more images of mushrooms and other curious fungi than I have in the last 30 years living in this home. Every few days I’d go out and photograph one or two specimen as new growths appeared.
I started researching the identification of the species I photographed, but it is slow going. Rather than wait to share these images, I am posting them without further detail, although I intend to add information as I can find it.
Most of the images use flash or LED light to provide adequate light in the deep shadow on the forest floor. I usually photograph each subject with both single capture and multiple focus stacking images. Focus stacking allows the merging of the sharp portions of a capture into a single image. This results in backgrounds to be presented in softer, out of focus rendition. I also capture the subjects using different techniques with the intent of using the images as illustrations in presentations and posts.
Enjoy the images.