Sandra Bartocha - Porcelain Fungus


The Porcelain Fungus is one of the most beautiful mushrooms … and my favourite one.
I like the translucent and elegant form. They grow mostly on old and fallen beech trees … so it’s easy to find a good position for photographing them. I prefer to photograph from below in order to highlight the delicate lamellar structure.

Location: Hinrichshagen, Germany

Tags: autumn, fungi, mushrooms, oudemansiella mucida, porcelain fungus, sandra bartocha

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  1. Silvia Reiche said:

    24/10/2011 10:25

    I like it very much, especially the sharp mushroom against the abstract background....the beeches are not visible. How did you do this?

  2. Sandra said:

    24/10/2011 10:53

    @ silvia
    it's a beach forest in the back and it grows on a fallen beach (the right corner). the trees in the background are blurred by the foreground. it's a mashy area and there were a lot of horsetail plants in front of my lens that are responsible for the blurry appearance.

  3. Silvia Reiche said:

    24/10/2011 11:20

    @ Sandra: thanks for your explanation, now I recognize the herb :-)

  4. Stéphanie said:

    24/10/2011 11:20

    That's an amazing one!! your photographs are so inspiring!! love it!

  5. Theo said:

    24/10/2011 11:22

    Nice mood and toning, well done! And yes, these porcelain mushrooms are beautiful indeed.

  6. Joao Pereira said:

    24/10/2011 11:34

    Fantastic photo, I was wondering how you did that, but already read your humble explanation. It's great that you share your work with all details, huge inspiration. Thanks Sandra

  7. Barney Wilczak said:

    24/10/2011 12:03

    Hi Sandra, Wonderful as always!

  8. Werner said:

    24/10/2011 12:29

    Soooo nice! Was a good weekend for fungi, wasn't it?


  9. João Petronilho said:

    24/10/2011 12:33

    Your photos are a kind of magic: they allow us to see the world beyond reality and lead us into the world of dreams. And your sense of sharing this little world is fantastic. A picture with an excellent background, and a very graphic image that conveys strong feelings, beyond the imaginary. No doubt you are a visionary !!!!!

  10. Sandra said:

    24/10/2011 12:38

    @ werner
    it soooo was. :-)
    @ joão
    thanks alot. *flattered* :-))

  11. David Guimaraes said:

    24/10/2011 22:24

    Since the first time I saw one of your images (it was about 4 years ago) I was stunned in way that it never happened before. When I saw your galleries in Wild Wonder and browsed your site I thought "It cant get any better than this!", but day after day you showned me that new stunning images are just a click away... enchanted forests, idilic orchids, simple flowers... dew, spider webs... and as Joao said you are a visionary!

    Congrats by the WPY 11 award! You surely deserved it!

  12. Jaak Põder said:

    25/10/2011 09:21

    Sandra, a late congratulations from me also for the WPY category win!

  13. Sandra said:

    25/10/2011 09:59

    @ David
    Thanks a lot.
    @ Jaak
    Thank you. Much appreciated. :)

  14. Òscar Domínguez said:

    25/10/2011 12:32

    Fantastic background and point of view. Nice to see you in WildPhotos. Best regards from Barcelona.

  15. Geir Ole said:

    25/10/2011 23:26

    Just amazing - and I love the position with the blurring texture. And it is also a beautiful tone in the picture :)

  16. Andrew George said:

    29/10/2011 22:22

    Love the (blue) mood and well chosen graphical background!

  17. Interesting Pictures said:

    31/10/2011 19:18

    awesome shot

  18. Uwe Hasubek said:

    09/11/2011 22:09

    Really great - I love this picture!

    Great work!