Fungi in the Landscape

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Fungi in the Landscape

Post by Steve » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:59 pm

Hi,
I like to see images of fungi as part of a landscape - something which you don't see too much of. It's a challenge to get a close-up of a small fungus in a wider landscape setting, but maybe it's something to have a go at. It's the opposite of microscopy, and just another way of looking at fungi, not simply as objects to collect, analyse and name, but as another layer in Nature's complex tapestry. Here's a few I tried with my little Fujifilm, hand-held or wedged close to the ground, on a grey Yorkshire day at Stainborough Castle.
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Fungi at Stainborough Castle - Clitocybe fragrans.JPG
Fragrant Funnel - Clitocybe fragrans, inside Stainborough Castle.
Fungi at Stainborough Castle - Common Jelly Spot.jpg
Common Jellyspot - Dacrymyces, with the folly castle behind.
Fungi at Stainborough Castle - Hygrocybe pratensis.JPG
A late Meadow Waxcap with the Stainborough Wentworth Hall behind.
Fungi at Stainborough Castle - Stereum rugosum.JPG
Stereum rugosum on Hawthorn, in the Deer Park at Stainborough.

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Re: Fungi in the Landscape

Post by adampembs » Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:46 pm

Love these photos. Makes me want to go back to Yorkshire. :)
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Re: Fungi in the Landscape

Post by mollisia » Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:53 am

Hello,

I can add one of these kind of fotos too and may be if I have a closer look in my folders I will find the one or other more.

This is Cortinarius favrei in the Austrian Alps (Schneealpe, 1700 m a.s.l.)

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Cortinarius favrei, Austria, Schneealpe

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Re: Fungi in the Landscape

Post by adampembs » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:58 am

Here's mine at Marloes Deerpark overlooking St Brides Bay
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Macrolepiota procera - Parasol
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Re: Fungi in the Landscape

Post by Chris Yeates » Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:42 am

I hope "Ditiola" Peter contributes to this thread - he has some stunners, sadly now lost to the WAB debacle . . .
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Re: Fungi in the Landscape

Post by Chris Johnson » Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:18 pm

Machair, looking west towards coastal dunes, South Uist.
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Re: Fungi in the Landscape

Post by Leif » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:49 pm

I agree, context photo can look really good. Smaller sensors provide more DOF which I prefer.

Here's one from 2008:
_DSC5388 Pholiota aurivella.jpg
One from last year:
_DSC1748 Leccinum aurantiacum.jpg

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Re: Fungi in the Landscape

Post by Chris Johnson » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:10 am

Hi Leif

Cracking images. I recall you saying some time ago that you were experimenting with this type of photography. Do you use a wide-angle lens?

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Re: Fungi in the Landscape

Post by Leif » Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:11 am

Chris Johnson wrote:Hi Leif

Cracking images. I recall you saying some time ago that you were experimenting with this type of photography. Do you use a wide-angle lens?

Regards, Chris
Hello Chris, yes I used a D200 (crop DX sensor) with ~20mm lens for the first and a D600 (FX sensor) with a 28mm lens for the second. As I'm sure you know a smaller sensor gives more depth of field and a wider field of view at a given focal length.

I'm impressed with the other photos in this thread, and would be very interested to hear what camera and lens was used by others.

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Re: Fungi in the Landscape

Post by Steve » Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:25 am

adampembs wrote:Love these photos. Makes me want to go back to Yorkshire. :)
Thanks Adam!

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