I don't remember seeing this type of mushroom in our grass before our recent rains, and it was interesting to watch how they changed over a couple of days and then died. They opened like an umbrella and then turned inside out before turning brown. This image is an early stage and is a composite of 3 separate images to try to get as much detail in focus as I could.
Nikon D200, 60mm macro lens with +4 closeup filter at f5 and 1/1250th, +.85 exposure compensation, cloudy whitebalance
Post processing: combined 3 exposures and used a mask to hide the blurry areas, Touch of Light on the stem, Popsickle by Kubota in Softlight mode to emphasize the details, Black and white Full Moon and Black and White Warm and Deep by Kubota
SC Christmas Digital Papers
10 months ago