From the archives,
exactly 1 decade ago.

Probably a Veiled Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus dryinus), although I didn't note this at the time. Also edible, like its close relative the Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus).

As I was settling down to photograph this mushroom, a ray of sunshine came through the trees to the forest floor, and nicely highlighted the gills on the underside. A piece of luck.

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@fitheach that is a terrific photo. Nice of the sun and the mushrooms to provide the pose and light for you.

Someone (I don't know who) once said that photography is painting with light. That is just so true. If the light isn't right your subject will be boring. 99 times the luck goes the other way, this was the 1% that makes it all worthwhile.

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