Mushrooms & Toadstools

Challenge #191 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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Show us the beauty and and unusual details in mushrooms, toadstools or other fungi in their natural environment. (No mushrooms sliced and diced ready for a Stir Fry or Mushroom Sauce.) Insects or other small creatures may be present in your entry but must not dominate the picture. Macro and close-up shots welcome. Make sure your entry is 1,600px MAXIMUM on its longer side. DPR does NOT resize your photos for you. You need to do this yourself BEFORE you enter a challenge. Entrants with oversize photos will not be invited to re-submit them. Get the size right the first time!
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Esoteric wood fungi in Rabaul, New Guinea P1090425
by Hen3ry
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At the side of the road as I was strolling down to the store at Kokopo in the New Guinea Islands, I glanced down and saw a small rotting log with at least half a dozen different kinds of exotic fungi springing from it. Natural recycling in tropical overdrive! I had my Panasonic GM1 in my bag, so…
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Submitted: Tuesday, 8th March, 2016 11:25 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 16th April, 2014
Focal length: 32 mm
Shutter speed: 1/400 sec
Aperture: F10
ISO: 200
Notes: Pretty much all automatic except that I under exposed a little from the reading off the white(ish) fungi.
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