A Fun Photographic Fungi Foray

Parasol fungi emerging from tree

Many people think of October and November as fungi season but various species “flower” all year, and September is a particularly good month to catch fresh early specimens.

This sort of photography is made for smaller bridge and micro four thirds cameras which can offer benefits over DSLRs in positioning, close focusing and depth of field. Remember to take a tripod as it is a real challenge to keep your shutter speed up and ISO acceptable when shooting in dark woodland and shady corners.

Sulphur cup fungi on mossy tree
Sulphur cup fungi on mossy tree
Bracket fungus
Bracket fungus
Common yellow russula
Common yellow russula
Rosy brittlegill
Rosy brittlegill
Toadstool with blue tendrils
Toadstool with blue tendrils