Toadstools: Tiny and translucent

Fungi on log

Fungi on log

There are a lot of fungi around at the moment – logs are covered with fungi of all kinds, toadstools sprout from the woodland paths and under the trees, and clusters of fungi appear at the base of hollow trees and old rotting logs.

Mycena fungi on log

Mycena fungi on log

The perpetual rain makes these little fungi into small and shiny jewels in the damp woodland.  Many are extremely small, just a few millimetres across, such as the mycena fungi on the log pictured above, and the tiny little toadstools on the woodland paths – these are only a few millimetres tall, and you can see their size in comparison with the acorn in the photo.

Tiny toadstools on woodland path

Tiny toadstools on woodland path

One of the best finds of the last couple of weeks was an extraordinarily delicate little toadstool close to our main building.  This beautiful little creation was so delicate that it was translucent, and you could see the green of the grass behind through its gills.  I chose to photograph it with a very narrow depth of field to show the delicacy of the markings.  Fungi are often overlooked, or taken for granted, but they can be stunningly beautiful.

Translucent toadstool

Translucent toadstool

Translucent toadstool

Translucent toadstool

Translucent toadstool

Translucent toadstool

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Toadstools: Tiny and translucent

  1. Pingback: Autumn Fungi and Toadstools | Kelly Love's Photography

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