North Berwick, Maine
We have a bumper crop of mushrooms growing in the local woods here. Yesterday, Katherine, Buddy, and Kathy Askin our friend visiting from San Diego went on a mushroom hunt and found a wide variety. I was using my macro lens and it's been a long time since I've used it so I had many, many poorly focused or composed images to dispose of. But, I did get a handful I'm happy with and I think with some practice I can be quite the mushroom photographer! I'm downloading iNaturalist's Seek to do some identifying so I'll have a bit more Latin in future posts.
It was difficult to get 'pretty' images of these fungi as living in a woodland doesn't contribute to clean caps and bowls. Next time I'm taking a light brush to clean them up a bit and get the ready for their close-up. Lighting was a problem also as the canopy only let in spots of light and at times cloud cover cancelled all good light for few minutes. I had my small maglite that Katherine and I would use to side-light a few that the sun couldn't reach.