01.02.2023 Macro Mono Monday

Oy,oy,oy…Playing with my food… Oyster Mushroom-Pleurotus ostreatus


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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21 Responses to 01.02.2023 Macro Mono Monday

  1. I thought mushroom gills but the image is unsettling for me. I usually don’t feel that way when seeing your photographs. The stems did it.


    • Sorry this makes you uncomfortable, Sue. No stems here, just the edges of the caps but they do seem a bit like some writhing creature’s tentacles, I guess. I did not see them that way and only the shapes and textures were what I tried to express in the photograph.


  2. My first impression upon seeing the top of the image first was of an elephant’s trunk.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    For some reason, this image made me uncomfortable. I finally decided it was because of its resemblance to intestines, or some sort of strange creature. I was glad to read it’s a mushroom!

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  4. If you’ve ever had a piece or two of Kishka then you definitely would see intestines in this. I had it a lot as a child during Jewish holidays but always filled with kasha and not meat. Of course the same is true for most varieties of sausage.
    Sue above had a similar reaction. Maybe we can combine the two into a mushroom stuffed sausage.
    I made this image awhile back. At that time I made a slightly different version, a different composition, and you said it reminded you of making sausage with your grandmother.

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  5. cindy knoke says:

    Fascinating. Wishing you Happiness & Health in the New Year! 🎊🥂🍾

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  6. I had no idea what it could be, glad it was a mushroom! 😁

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  7. Ann Mackay says:

    Love the abstract nature of this photograph – it’s very mysterious!

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  8. Wally Jones says:

    Apparently, I have little artistic imagination. My first thought on viewing was along the lines of butter, garlic and shallots.

    Wonderful macrophotography! If I made New Years’ resolutions, one would be to gain expertise in the macro field. You continue to inspire.

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  9. Todd Henson says:

    Brings back memories of those famous peppers. It really is amazing some of the abstracts that are possible with food or other everyday objects.

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  10. Looks like random body parts! 😄

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