Late autumn

Mycena and leaves

Last Sunday I gave a workshop mushroom photography. Not really my thing, but it can be nice for a change. During a workshop, most attention goes to the participants of course. Giving short explanations about white balance, composition or exposure and helping them out in the field. But now and then I see something that I want to photograph myself. In this case, it was a small Mycena species that just popped its head out of some leaves. A typical autumn scene. For this picture I laid down low, to create a unsharp brown fore- and background (the leaves), with only the mushroom in focus. The hole in the hood is probably made by a small snail, they regularly eat mushrooms.

Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.


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