Parasol fungi group portrait


At the end of a wet winter, the fruiting bodies of fungi are seen here emerging from aged woodchip mulch, attesting to the microscopic life heaving away in the soil below. I photographed these four parasol mushrooms (Macrolepiota sp.) catching a beam of light from the rising sun.

Lake McDonald Botanical Gardens, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Canon EOS 5D MkII, Canon EF 100mmm f/2.8 macro USM lens, 1/200, f/5.6, ISO 400; camera resting on ground

by Raoul Slater, Queensland