This is my first response to this week’s Photo Challenge ‘Beneath Your Feet’.
As I headed out, trusted camera in hand, I stared the ground. It’s parched just one day after some heavy rain. The sun glared down and I felt depressed. What could I show that is often beneath my feet that wouldn’t be washed out and flat? Well, I will show you this week.
First let me assure you that I stepped on none of these subjects. I walked very carefully looking for things to photograph. Second, this is one of my main admonitions to starting photographers. Don’t forget to look down at or beneath your feet. There is whole world waiting for you down there.
Nestled at the base of a stump in the back area of our property this jewel caught my eye.
Categories: Daily Post Photo Challenge, environment, fungi, landscape, Macro, Nature Photography, Photography, Photography challenge, Sap, Weekly Photo Challenge
holy smokes! that’s a seriously big mushroom!
It’s more like a tree fungus than a mushroom. These live for years and get even bigger. They are very firm to the touch. I’ve seen some, higher up in trees that are about a foot wide. But not beneath my feet.
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I’ve only seen shelf fungi growing on dead trees … some quite psychedelically coloured. that one is a bit scary!! 🙂
Love it! I have a hard time going for a walk, between looking down and looking out. And then there’s always stopping for photos. 🙂
My family hates going for walks with me. I keep coming to a dead stop to take a photograph. I am almost as bad when driving the car, of course we have very little traffic here.
I’m the same way on walks. My husband just keeps walking, as I walk much faster and always catch up. Much more difficult when driving and I hate missing the perfect shot because there’s nowhere to pull over or I don’t have time. 🙂