04.01.2017 Scaly Chanterelle and an Orange Chanteuse.

Lots of good April Fool’s stuff going around, but that’s not in my wheelhouse, as they say, so I’ll just post something more summery on this snowy, slushy April 1st.

Turbinellus kauffmanii fka Gomphus kauffmanii fka Cantharellus kauffmanii-Kauffman’s Scaly Chantarelle with Notophthalmus viridescens-Red Eft (juvenile eastern newt), from a hot and steamy July day in 2008 at Chesterfield Gorge, MA with a host of mosquitoes buzzing about…not sure if that or sleet is the better day…but no newts around currently.    🙂


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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16 Responses to 04.01.2017 Scaly Chanterelle and an Orange Chanteuse.

  1. What a great combination of subjects. It’s a good efterthought for April 1.
    Sorry to hear about today’s weather. May the sleeting be fleeting.

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  2. Great pic with the orange newt beside three fluted “vases.” Looks like it was placed there deliberately but I know it was not. It is quite an adornment. Beautiful!

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  3. shoreacres says:

    This is the oddest photo. Everything — the eft, the chanterelles, even the woodland floor — looks just slightly unreal. I suppose it’s because none of those things is common here. It’s like a glimpse into a fairytale world where everything fits together, but nothing is recognizable until you step into it. Through the looking-glass!

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    • In a different way, I feel an unrealness in many of the photographs I see from the Southwest, Rocky Mountains, etc. Especially the skies…we just don’t see that kind of blue here and I often wonder if they are accurately presented. But I know the light quality can vary and the further we get from pollution the richer the color.
      You never know what wonders will pop up in the woods.

      image from Pinterest


  4. Todd Henson says:

    Beautiful set of subjects here, Steve. Newts and salamanders really do come in some fantastic colors.

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    • Thanks, Todd. The closer we get to things, the more amazing they are…at least in most cases. I am quite mesmerized by the structure and appearance of many insects…especially flies. One has to wonder how some of those structures evolved so differently form other creatures and just why that is.


  5. bluebrightly says:

    What an extraordinary photo. To have those perfectly arranged chanterelles would have been enough, but the Red eft hiding underneath – it’s magical. Sorry you had to deal with the bugs, but it was worth it, no?

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    • Absolutely worth it, Lynn. Since I’ve started using citronella, I find less buzzing happening than with DEET. Not sure why. After the eft left, I did make an image of just the chanterelles, but this kind of ruins that impact. 🙂


  6. This image brightens my morning, Steve. Along with Steve S. ‘s Efterthought…. 🙂

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