12.18.2011 Hare’s Foot Ink Cap Mushrooms

I found these along Gate 52 in the Quabbin Park area.  I’m told they are not that often seen in our area, so I was very fortunate to find them in this rotting tree that has since fallen during our recent storms.  As I mentioned in a few other venues, these remind me of Cousin It from the Addams Family. 🙂

Please click the image for a larger view.

Part way up the truck was a small opening with this nice vignette.

But down at ground level was the real colony helping to return the tree to the soil.

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About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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15 Responses to 12.18.2011 Hare’s Foot Ink Cap Mushrooms

  1. tomwhelan says:

    Super detail and fine composition in the closeup, and a neat macro scene in the other image. Great to see an image from you…

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  2. Thanks Tom. Yeah, I have been absent from NSN but only because I have done almost no shooting in a while. I’ll be back.

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  3. Sharon says:

    Oh, I like these, Stephen. I find the second to be quite interesting with the variety of mushrooms in that spot. What a cool place to photograph.

    Hope you have a very merry Christmas!

    Sharon

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  4. Mats says:

    Nice captures of this wierd mushroom. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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  5. A nice little find and good photographs. Pardon me for this, you can feel free to delete or deride the following poor, sad attempt at a joke, but I can’t help asking, since they are Hare’s Feet, would this be considered wildlife photography?

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  6. Jay says:

    Those are some nice photos of very interesting mushrooms. I agree with you about, cousin It. The second shot is my favorite.

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  7. Greg Russell says:

    This is a really interesting set of natural history images, Steve…what a great find!

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