Photographs taken of Jelly Ear (Auricularia auricula-judae) on August 2016, local wood, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D7200, with Sigma 105mm macro lens, using natural light.
These were quite a challenge to photograph. Firstly I had to fight my way past some woodland brambles to get close enough to them. Then there was the issue of light. It was quite shaded, but there was some ambient light around so I thought I would try taking a few shots without the flash (which we have here) and then some with flash using a softbox flash diffuser. Surprisingly I preferred the ambient light, although the images are a little softer and have some noise, I think they appear more natural.
Please visit my Jelly Ear (Auricularia auricula-judae) post to learn more about this fungi.