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Friday, January 2, 2015

National Geographic - Photo of the day (Jan 2, 2015)

National Geographic - Photo of the day (Jan 2, 2015)
Polished Porcelain
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Photograph by Agorastos Papatsanis

January 2, 2015 
Polished Porcelain

“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.”

Source : nationalgeographic.com