Thanks to their brightly patterned caps, fly agarics are everyone's favourite toadstool. This particularly statuesque specimen at Spye Park in Wiltshire invited photography. It was an overcast day and I used a reflector plus a small torch to shine directional light onto the toadstool. In order to ensure a diffuse background I set a wide aperture of F/5. To get the whole fly agaric sharp I made 11 different frames at differnt points of focus and combined them using Helicon Focus stacking software.
F/5, 2 seconds ISO 100
Accepted: Smethwick 2019