Here are some more images of the Tasmanian fungi which is so prolific at the moment. These were all taken on a recent visit to the wet eucalypt/rainforest of the Upper Florentine Valley. All these images are macro, taken with my 100mm f2.8 and Pentax K-3. I have always enjoyed shooting with a shallow depth of field and the “focus peaking” feature of the K3 has made life a lot easier I can tell you! Most of the images below were taken at f2.8, which is of course an extremely shallow depth of field. The mysterious feel of the blurred colours in the background are what I enjoy most about this type of photography.
Fungi, unlike flowers and grass and so on isn’t going to move too much unless you have some very unpleasant weather conditions going on, which means shutter speed isn’t really a problem. Many of these shots were 0.5 seconds or more, but I kept my ISO low (400 or lower), and used a tripod of course, for a nice clean image with no noise.