Photograph by Agorastos Papatsanis, National Geographic Your Shot
“I am a big fan of mushrooms,” writes Your Shot member Agorastos Papatsanis. He encountered these specimens on Mount Olympus. “On one of my autumn excursions in the beech forest, I found this amazing porcelain fungus (Oudemansiella mucida). I was drawn to their cyclic hats with the radial paths of the gills, the amazing porcelain texture, and the combination of rain and sun. I used the available bright sunlight as a backlight and enhanced it with an off-camera flash to create this atmosphere.”
Papatsanis’s picture recently appeared in the Your Shot assignment Macro.