Big Bertha's Adventures


I love mushrooms!  Stuffed mushrooms.  Fried mushrooms.  Raw mushrooms.  And of course, I love photographing mushrooms.

Here’s a very interesting looking mushroom spotted recently at the Ft. Worth Nature Center & Refuge.  I’ve never seen anything like it.

Rather than just photograph it from above, I decided to lie flat on my stomach so I could get a different perspective.

Big Bertha's Adventures

Big Bertha's Adventures

While completely lost in the moment, my friend snapped a photo of a curious looking subject (me!)  I had no idea he took that shot.  But it certainly does capture the fun I was having and also gives you a behind the scenes look at the mushroom photo shoot.

Big Bertha's Adventures

But back to the mushroom.  I did a simple search online and discovered it’s a morel mushroom—which among mushroom fans, is a prized specimen.  For more information on morels and mushrooms in general, check out this Wild About Mushrooms page.

Camera:  Big Bertha (Canon EOS 5D Mark II), 50 mm lens
Other details:  It was a beautiful, cloudy day making the lighting perfect.  Last photo courtesy of Jeff Crump.
Tips:  Embrace nature!  If you see something interesting to photograph, try taking photos from different angles.  Yes, you might get a little messy but the results are worth it.

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