Friday, October 30, 2015

Friday fifties

A shortcut to mushrooms? This image might have worked better with the macro lens, but I wasn't carrying it at the time. Still, it's not bad with the 50mm. There is a particular path that Callie and I like to take on our afternoon walks that runs down the hill through some woods. It's very shaded and often damp this time of year, and there are many fallen trees and stumps where mosses grow and mushrooms proliferate.

Very small fungus in the moss, 50mm f/6.3, 1/80s, ISO 6400.

These are certainly not edible mushrooms, at least I don't think they are. I will not attempt to find out. They are very tiny. But, as I read somewhere at sometime, all mushrooms are edible. Once.


  1. Love it....
    I think there would have been a temptation to get a greater DoF if you'd had the macro...
    this, however, has greater depth because of the blur fore and aft...
    that is what makes it!

  2. We are anxiously awaiting for the local (forêt d'Amboise) mushrooms (various boletus) which have every year been delivered to our door by the best neighbors in the world. I suppose we need another good rain first. Anyway that's a very fine fifty shot.

  3. Great textures and colors together :)

  4. Oh my goodness! This is beautiful! It looks like a hobbit world.

  5. I love that statement about the safety of mushrooms. Kind of like skydiving. "You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute skydive twice."

  6. I am wary of mushrooms because they can be poisonous. I have seen Matango; I know what happens.


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