Group of Small Mushrooms

group of small mushrooms in campbell valley park, langley, british columbia
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   I made this photo in a favourite local park – Campbell Valley Regional Park in Langley, British Columbia. There is not much in the way of wide open scenery here, but it is a great place to focus on smaller things such as mushrooms, wildflowers and occasionally birds. If you have read my previous mushroom posts over on Google+ it will come to you as no surprise that I have not identified this species of mushroom.

   I would normally shoot something like this with my macro lens, but in this case I was not going to be able to get close to this log at all without destroying a lot of underbrush, so I setup my tripod on the trail and used my 70-200mm lens to “get closer”. I am not against placing items in a scene, but for this particular photo I did not place the Maple leaf – it was already laying there. I do have another version of this photo without the leaf, but I believe the above composition is stronger with the leaf in place.

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4 Responses to “Group of Small Mushrooms”

  1. Angeline says:

    I love this one from the distance. Maybe better you couldn’t get in with your macro. Really nice!

    • Michael says:

      Thanks Angeline! I wasn’t willing to crunch that many plants to get in closer. I agree though, I might not have shown as much of the whole scene if I had been able to get closer – this shows everything in context which I think is better.

  2. sherri says:

    exceptional. a tiny world.

  3. Really nice composition, you are right it works better with the leaf, thanks for sharing.

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