Beautiful...but isn't that a toxic Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) mushroom? I believe so...why is it that so many things in nature that are beautiful, are also bad for you? (I can think of a few women like that....I digress...) ha ha
I didn't really think these sorts of mushrooms were real! The afternoon sunlight makes this image! Did you try any shots with a lower f-stop - right down at the 22 level? The increased depth of field to include the stem would have worked nicely for me, and 2 stops would leave you around 1/100s, enough to be stable on at this length, I think?