Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Mushrooms are Cool

Most days when I walk to the mailbox there are lots of mushrooms that have popped up along the drive, especially this time of year. I carry my camera with me because some of them are fascinating looking. That means it can take me a really long time to get the mail. I mean, look at those gorgeous tones on this mushroom! I can't take just one picture. Could you?


  And the way all the frilly curlies wave up from the base are irresistible! I actually got down on the ground with my face about 3 inches from the mushroom, set my camera to macro, smashed it down in the grass and slid it real close for this next one. I know. That's probably not good for said camera.


I wasn't sure if it was even going to come out clear. I just held my breath and snapped several shots. When I uploaded them and zoomed in even more, this is what was on the underside...camouflaged.


EEK! I don't like spiders. It freaked me out and I was so glad I didn't see it when my nose was almost on it. The camera may not have survived.  


Have you ever gone to a crazy extreme to get a photo? Not that this was crazy extreme or anything, just wondering. 

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24 comments:

  1. The little white spiders like our lilies -- getting up close, you get see much more than you expected!

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    1. I was glad I didn't him beforehand! Probably wouldn't have gotten any photos :)

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  2. Ja je moet er wel wat voor over hebben.

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    1. Thanks! It is definitely beautiful.

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  3. Mushrooms are my favorite subject. I finally got some photos over the weekend. We have had so much rain here I guess mushrooms love it. Thanks for the visit!

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    1. Lots of rain here makes for plenty of photo ops with the mushrooms. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Fun post! I've often thought about getting down on the ground to take a shot and then wonder if I can get up without damaging myself or the camera! :D Never know what surprise a macro shot might give you.

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    1. Yes, getting up is a little challenging :) Have a great day!

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  5. Mushrooms are awesome! I'm in awe of their many wild fungi forms.
    I totally understand the getting the mail thing.. Our driveway is rather long and winding through the woods.. I often find my way back to the house with a magazine curled up to hold an extra handful or two of wild raspberries that grow along the way. :)

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    1. I'll be posting some other pics later. Have several more that are so pretty :) I would love a raspberry bush!

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  6. Visiting from your guest post - what a sweet blog. I love the country life as well and your pictures capture it perfectly!

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    1. Hi Mindy, Thanks for hopping over here. I enjoyed guest posting for Stephanie. She's such a sweetheart! Have a Happy 4th!!!

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  7. Anne, I LOVE mushrooms so much....I could put them in everything...well I kinda of do♥

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    1. Oh, I love to eat mushrooms too! I don't think any of these are edible. I'm not game to find out either :) Happy 4th!!!

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  8. Our wild mushrooms are not that pretty. The tones and frilly curlies are fun, Anne!

    Are these wild mushrooms edible?

    Robyn
    http://theranchwifechronicles.com/

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    1. I have no idea, Robyn, if they are edible for humans ;) I probably need to find an expert in mushrooms to find out. We have lots and lots of different kinds in our yard. Happy 4th!

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  9. I totally have gone to extremes, in fact on a regular basis. So amazing what you see when you are doing macro. I frequently see things that I did not see with my eyes at all. Great shots.

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    1. Thanks, Jeanne! I've had a few cool discoveries :) Happy 4th of July!

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  10. Fantastic mushroom shots. They really do make interesting photo subjects.

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    1. There are so many different kinds. This one really was a great one to photograph. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Wow, what great shots! And the spider *shudder* :) You are so talented, my friend!

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    1. Hey Stephanie! Yeah, I was glad I didn't see him before. Not a spider person here ;)

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  12. That is definitely a cool mushroom especially the underneath. The spider . . . Eh . . .

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    1. I thought it was pretty nifty looking, too. Have a Happy 4th, Amy!

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