16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Black and white photograph of a long-legged fly on mushroom.

After days of rain, mushroom sprouted in the backyard. I was attracted by the lighting before I went outside. The mushrooms had seemingly popped up over night and as I laid down beside them to take a picture, a beautiful emerald fly landed on one.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: West Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
Copyright: © Miriam Sims Mitchell