Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Nature’s Dentures & Working with Depth of Field

 I found these fungi - I think that’s what you would call them - during one of my quiet walks through the woods. They were attached to the trunk of an old tree. The first one makes me think of a denture and the second a mouth full of popcorn with one shiny, loosened filling. Would someone please tell me what these are so I can add it to my book of findings on my walks?

 I continue to work with my 50mm lens trying to learn more about depth of field. As you can see in these two shots, I have successfully gotten blur and that bit of sharpness for which I was searching. 

“If a man walks in the woods for half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.”
~Henry David Thoreau


  1. Fungi is so interesting. This is a bracket fungus, hard to say but it could be one of 80 varieties of ganoderma. I like the focus in your flower shots.

  2. Those fungi are really looking like dentures, that's what came to my mind when seeing your photo ha,ha. I have no idea about the names, have never seen them before so big with all the white stuff. The macro photo's are very well managed.

  3. Great set of images. I like the variety.