Today’s post is about this nice red fungi. I dont know much about it other than that it is reasonably common in the Tasmanian rainforest. I am quite sure it is a Hygrocybe. I have a sneaking suspicion it might perhaps be a Hygrocybe firma, but for the time being here are the pics
This fungi is often a fairly tricky fungi to shoot as it often grows straight out of the ground and you need to perform some tripod gymnastics to get interesting angles – such as the the image above.
The other two shots were growing around half a metre off the ground on a fern so that made composition that little bit easier – it was just the “usual” issues in the rainforest of dripping rain, soft squishy surfaces which can shake if you move your foot at just the wrong moment… The images above by the way were 25~30 second exposures!