08.27.2019 Some ‘shrooms

More of the poisonous white Amanitas.

A nice pair.  I liked the veil draped on the smaller.

Young assassin.

And a handsome LBM.

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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22 Responses to 08.27.2019 Some ‘shrooms

  1. Gallivanta says:

    These look too good to be nasty but, as we know, looks can deceive. 🙂

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  2. Ms. Liz says:

    Love those top two photos.. what beauty!

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  3. I wonder if the BLM has jurisdiction over the land where the LBM was growing.

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  4. I like hats, and admire the LBM’s rakish air. And the friendly gesture in the first shot

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  5. Beautiful snowy white. I just wonder how something so white and pristine is able to shoot up from the brown soil an d not have one speck of dirt on any surface of its pretty self.

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    • They come out of the ground as buttons and then elongate with the cap opening and forming that well-known “toad stool”. But there are often flecks of dirt and other debris which I flick away with a blade of grass or thin twig.

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  6. shoreacres says:

    I like the little frills around the stems of the amanitas. I agree with Yvonne; it’s a mystery how so many white bits of nature can stay so white. In the bird world, it’s the black necked stilts. They always are pristine.

    That LBM is my favorite of this group, though. I’ve been looking at that image and can’t help wondering if there might have been a reflector involved. If so, it did it’s job perfectly. If not, you surely did have some nice light.

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    • Yes, those rings or veils, look like little skirts. As I mentioned above to Yvonne, they do often have little bits but those get removed gently. Some caps bruise of tear easily.

      No reflector. Just nice light with a little contrast adjustment in post-processing and a soft vignette. The LBM is one of my all time favorites…if only I knew its name. IDing mushrooms often means popping of their heads and doing a spore print. I prefer not to damage them so wander off in my blissful ignorance. 🙂


  7. Todd Henson says:

    The LBM almost looks like a wood carving. They really are all fascinating.

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  8. bluebrightly says:

    Young assassin is right! That guy looks dangerous. The bit of veil draped across the other cap is such a beautiful thing, and it’s just what one sees when one slows down and pays attention, over and over. (Have you also heard LBJ’s for sparrows – little brown jobs?)

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