Fungi in the Forest

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Visited a couple of places in the New Forest over the weekend, with a view to taking some fungi shots.  The fungi seems to have been earlier this year than normal, maybe a second wave will come later on.  So some of the fungi is starting to fade.  I also took my new book – “Mushrooms” by Roger Phillips with me to try an identify some of the fungi.  But it’s still very difficult to do, though I have a couple of possible identifications.  Attending a fungi foray might be in order I think.

Anyhow onto the macro photographs…Firstly from Matley Wood.

Fungi - White Balance changed
Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/3.5, 1/6 sec, ISO100)
Fungi – White Balance changed

This first shot of a ink cap type fungi, I’ve altered the white balance in Photoshop RAW from the as shot to Daylight to give a more warm and surreal light effect. Taken at Matley Wood New Forest on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm Macro Lens F3.5 ISO 100 1/6 on Tripod.

Trio of fungi
Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/3.2, 1/5 sec, ISO100)
Trio of fungi

This next shot I deliberately shot with a small depth of field to create a more abstract type image. Trio of fungi taken at Matley Wood New Forest on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm Macro Lens F3.2 ISO 100 1/5 on Tripod.

Fungi
Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/32, 30 sec, ISO100)
Fungi

Whereas with this shot, I used the maximum depth of field (F32) for the 100mm lens, to get all the mushrooms in focus.  Fungi taken at Matley Wood New Forest on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm Macro Lens F32 ISO 100 30 secs on Tripod.

The following shots are from around the Knightwood Oak, Bolderwood.

Possible faded Amethyst deciever - Laccaria amethystina
Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/8, 1/2 sec, ISO100)
Possible faded Amethyst deciever – Laccaria amethystina

This one I think is a fading Amethyst deciever – Laccaria amethystina taken at Knightwood Oak, New Forest on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm Macro Lens F8 ISO 100 0.6 sec on Tripod.

Possible fading Russula farinipes - Rommell
Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/14, 1.3 sec, ISO100)
Possible fading Russula farinipes – Rommell

A possible fading Russula farinipes – Rommell taken at Ancient Oak, New Forest on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm Macro Lens F14 ISO 100 1.3 sec on Tripod.

Fungi Landscape
Canon EOS 50D (32mm, f/14, 1/4 sec, ISO100)
Fungi Landscape

This shot was taken as a close up on my 17-40mm lens, to give a Fungi Landscape type shot.  Taken at Knightwood Oak, New Forest on Canon 50D with Canon 17-40mm L Lens F14 ISO 100 1/4 sec on Tripod.

Fungi Landscape
Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/9, 1/3 sec, ISO100)
Fungi Landscape

This one again a type of landscape shot is with the 100mm lens.  Taken at Knightwood Oak, New Forest on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm Macro Lens F9 ISO 100 0.3 sec on Tripod.

Golden Fungi
Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/14, 1/2 sec, ISO100)
Golden Fungi

Finally these Golden coloured fungi were taken with the aid of a reflector to boost the light underneath them.  Taken at Knightwood Oak, New Forest on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm Macro Lens F14 ISO 100 0.6 sec on Tripod

Chris

I've been taking macro photography from 2004. I use both Canon film and digital cameras.

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