Mt Macedon Fungi Hunt 2022

Fungi © Neil Anderson

Driving along the Calder Freeway toward Mt Macedon there were some sunny breaks with intermittent cloud.

Getting closer to Mt Macedon, a cloud was positioned at the top of Mt Macedon. At Mt Macedon it was quite foggy; very atmospheric conditions. 

2021 outing for fungi hunting found plenty of fungi and a range of different fungi, especially a very small blue fungi, at Days Picnic Ground. However, on 26 June there were not a lot of different fungi and numbers were limited. 

The foggy conditions and some light rain provided a sheen to fungi and the muted soft lighting was really good for fungi photos, and enhanced the colours of bark and ferns. There were a few Kookaburras, and one that was soaking wet sat on a low branch allowing photos to be taken from less that 2 metres away. Quite a number of photos of this Kookaburra was taken with macro lens (very good lens for portraits). 

Trees in the fog always look worthy of taking some photos, and “creative” photos by using a slow shutter speed and moving the camera vertically looked OK. It was apparent that peak numbers of different fungi were present a few weeks before our visit. Maybe next year, our fungi hunt to Mt Macedon (if we have one at Mt Macedon) could be held a few weeks earlier.

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Judging: Judging: Monochrome & Open

Judging of our first competition of the year: Monochrome & Open

Supper night, bring along a plate to share

Entries due for competition 2: "Curves" & Open

Walker Close Community Centre
28th March 2023 7:30 pm
Workshop: Image Evaluation

Members are encouraged to submit and bring along images for a group project in Image Evaluation.  In groups we will discuss the images presented and "evaluate" them providing constructing feedback. 

The aim of these evenings is to encourage reflection on our own images and to stimulate conversation about our work beyond "that looks nice" expanding on how the image makes us feel, what the maker might do to add to the image's appeal and better their and our own work.

Walker Close Community Centre
11th April 2023 7:30 pm

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