New Forest & Fleet Common Shrooms

This time of year is one the best for seeking out fungi, better known as toadstools or mushrooms, and New Forest National Park is an excellent place to visit as it boasts circa 2,700 different varities, found growing amongst the trees, on trees and on its heathlands. The first set of shroom shots are from two locations within the New Forest with completely different habitats, Hale Purlieu, one of the commons made up of a mixture of heathland and woodland, and Lucy Hill primarily woodland with patches of open grass.

I shot all of these using the Olympus EM5 MarkII Hi Resolution mode, supporting the camera and Olympus 60mm f2.8 macro lens on the Manfrotto Pixi Evo 2 mini tripod.

The Hale Purlieu mushrooms

Mushroom gills
Mushroom gills
The Sponge
The Sponge
Russala Mushroom
Russala Mushroom

The Lucy Hill Mushrooms

Creamy Gills
Creamy Gills
Past its sell by date
Past its sell by date
Little and Large
Little and Large
Line up
Line up
Solitary
Solitary

This last set were found at Fleet Common, located in the more northerly part of Hampshire and this time, and as a comparison I shot these in normal mode to show you the difference in  level of detail to the Hi Resolution ones above.

Fleet Common Russula
Fleet Common Russula
Fingers and hands
Fingers and hands

A different lens for the last, a wide angle shot using the Olympus 17mm F1.8 pancake lens.

Wide Angle
Wide Angle

 

Pete

I have been shooting nature with Olympus digital & Olympus OM camera gear on film since 2004

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