Stump Puffball Lycoperon piriforme via Laowa 7.5mm

e6filmusere6filmuser e6filmuserPosts: 2,686Registered Users Major grins
edited October 24, 2019 in Holy Macro

Not so much macro images as putting a macro subject into context.

These puffball fungi are up to about the size of a golf ball. This colony was in deep shade (see the darker images). It was also quite extensive.

The low light required a wider aperture than I would have liked, together with high ISO and long exposures.

The only UWA I had with me was the Laowa 7.5mm. A 24mm would have done the job.

Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Laowa 7.5mm f2 macro, 1/8 to 1/30 sec f5.6 ISO 2000, hand-held.

The stereos are crosseye

Some of the images have been considerably brightened and the shadows brightened.

Perhaps you can spot the group of puffballs with their tops bitten off. This is typical of deer grazing.


Here are some images, from another wood, which I intended to upload last year but never did.

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