(8 photos) – After a tip off from my neighbour, I headed down to the rivulet to hunt out the usually elusive blue fairy parasols – Mycena Interupta, one of my favourite fungi, to find they are erupting! Though still a challenge to not only find, but also to get to, down the steep valley sides through thick, wet scrub.
These images are from two quick one hour trips, the first, Saturday evening just before dark, and again this morning before work. In the shot above, you can see there are plenty more on the way, so I hope to make a few more visits this week.
Once you actually find them, the next challenge is setting the camera in a good sturdy position to capture 15 shots for the focus stack. Usually not easy on soggy, soft, uneven and often muddy ground, weaving tripod legs between twisting branches, or balancing the camera on sticks to get a nice low angle.
Then there’s the leeches. Only two on these trips, but so worth the effort!
Thanks for visiting and viewing. More fun and fungi will be added soon 🙂