Sabine Nehls, QPSA  

Tree Fungi by Sabine Nehls, QPSA

November 2023 - Tree Fungi

About the Image(s)

End of October I spent a week in the Harz National Park to photograph mushrooms.
It was easy to find them because most of them were on the side of the road.
I was really fascinated by the different sizes, shapes and colors.
I experimented with flashlights, colored flashlights and smoke.
Even though it was raining a lot, I couldn`t stop taking photos.
For this reason, it was difficult for me to decide on a picture.
These tree fungi that grow on deadwood I like best.
In Photoshop I lightened the foreground a little bit.
Camera Canon EOS 77D
Lens 105 mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro OS
Exposure 1/200 at f/4
ISO 160
Exposure -2,3

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7 comments posted

Sylvia Williams   Sylvia Williams
I love this so much. It is almost magical.
Did you have to lay on the ground to get this?   Posted: 11/10/2023 17:09:23
Sabine Nehls   Sabine Nehls
Thank you for your comment, Sylvia. Ich knelt on the floor and worked with a floor tripod, which was quite exhausting.   Posted: 11/12/2023 12:18:15

Douglas Gerdts   Douglas Gerdts
I want to try macro photography and this is great example of why it's so intriguing. Love the tree-like structure of the mushrooms and the almost majestic caps at this size.   Posted: 11/12/2023 08:49:09
Sabine Nehls   Sabine Nehls
Thank you for your comment, Doug. Mushrooms are simply good models to start with macro photography.   Posted: 11/12/2023 12:24:44

Linda Mui   Linda Mui
Your week in the Harz National Park sounds like a magical journey into the world of mushrooms! The diversity you captured, both in terms of sizes and colors, is truly fascinating. The experimentation with flashlights, colored lights, and smoke adds a captivating touch. The dedication to capturing these moments, even in the rain, is admirable. The choice of focusing on tree fungi growing on deadwood is spot-on, and the subtle lightening of the foreground in Photoshop enhances the overall composition beautifully. Well done!   Posted: 11/14/2023 16:26:20

Yvonne Cary Carter   Yvonne Cary Carter
What a magical and whimsical image. The mushrooms give off the air of having personalities with the bend of their stems and caps. The lighting and smoke add more illusion. What do you use for smoke? Did you have an assistant. You're a true photographer shooting in the rain on the ground.   Posted: 11/15/2023 08:06:56

Cindy Brackney   Cindy Brackney
I love pictures of mushrooms and this one is lite very nice. Getting on the ground is struggle for sure. I like the fall-off of the light as well. Nicely done!   Posted: 11/15/2023 15:08:50