Several things prompted me to take my camera on my morning walk. First, I kept seeing a remarkable mushroom. It was pushing its rounded head up through flat, packed soil. I’m used to seeing spiky sprouts push through soil, but this round headed fungus was displacing packed mud. We’ve had lots of days of rain put together and the mushrooms were sprouting up all over.
Each day this week I will be posting images from my walk. The second reason I took the D700 out is because it is new and I have to get used to it. I didn’t do much tinkering with exposure; I haven’t read the manual and I haven’t learned the controls. I will, though. I set the camera to aperature priority and took several shots in a burst. I was not using a tri-pod and, by and large, I did fine without it. The mushroom below seemed remarkable for its different textures. The gills were so pronounced and the stem so strong-looking. I like the shadow effect.