Discovering Fungi

July 01, 2016  •  Leave a Comment


Who would have thought lying around on the cold, damp ground would be so much fun.  

Becoming inspired after attending a presentation by Steve Axford on Fungi, at a Photographic Conference earlier in the month, last weekend after the rain and when the sun finally came out, I ventured out to Wicks Reserve, The Basin.  To my amazement I discovered a whole new world.  New to me anyway.  Also the term - 'shooting from a low perspective' has taken on a whole new meaning for me.

At first it seemed a secret world.  For my untrained eye, a hidden world.  But after discovering my first few little clusters of Fungi, my eye and senses became attuned and I began to discover more and more.  

Some grew from the damp, shaded ground among the debris of fallen leaves, sticks and twigs.  Others sprouted from rotting or burnt out logs.  The dark crevices in tree trunks exposed tiny, almost tranluscent gatherings of dainty, umbrella shaped fungi.  Even the open, unprotected grassy areas exposed colourful surprises.  Soon everywhere I looked I was discovering a solo or assemblage of Fungi.

I must say I am in awe of my Fungi discovery.  Firstly by how many different varieties that presented themselves in a small area of land and also by how different each species is in colour, texture, detail and size.  Some were half the size of my little finger nail.  Truly amazing.  All I need to do now is find out their names.

Please take a look at my 'Discovering Fungi' Gallery and enjoy.  You can find it by selecting Portfolio from the main page, then Nature, then Discovering Fungi.  Feel free to leave a comment. 



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