Thursday, May 15, 2014

Steve Alford's Mushrooms

Steve Alford explains his photography like this:
I am now a retired person, which means I can do much more of what I like. What I like is photography and exploring the world. The world, for me, is dominated by living things and the planet we live on . My photography is an avenue into exploring this world. My interests cover everything from micro fungi to volcanoes, though more of my time now is spent with the fungi than the volcanoes. (Above, Marasmium haematocephalus)

I live in the Northern Rivers area of NSW in Australia. This was once a huge area of uninterrupted lowland, subtropical rainforest and I have a little piece of it to look after and restore to the best of my ability. It is very rewarding and the native plants, animals, birds, and fungi love it. While doing this I have developed an acute interest in the way things fit together (the ecology). Nothing exists in isolation and the more you look, the more you find. (Hairy mycena)
Schizophyllum commune

More Marasmium species.


Panus fasciatus.

More here.

1 comment:

leif said...

super photos. the fungi are worth special note. thanks for sharing