Sunday, November 28, 2010

Mushrooms. Lots of 'em.


I'm currently in Tennessee and without ample computer use, hence the lack of posts and not checking out blogs of other fine folk. Sorry 'bout that. So here's some fungi from recent wanderings in Mississippi. We were scouting for salamanders and other herps again but no such luck. Some decent mushrooms though. I'm not even attempting to slap an identification on any of these right now. My mushroom guide is from Northern California and it's currently in Mississippi anyway, so...there you have it. They're pretty little things though. (okay, well, some of them are actually a tiny bit gross...) Macro Monday
These things below..freaking tiny. The caps were the smallest I've ever seen. I could probably fit about 15-20 of them in my ring. I mean, come on, that's pretty small.

21 comments:

jason said...

Stunning! I know they're really simply, but puffballs always make me giggle. Not sure why. They're just laughably cool.

And I love that your mushroom guide is about Northern California but is in Mississippi anyway! Too funny.

Out on the prairie said...

Some good captures, I am finding similar ones really dried out.

Clytie said...

It's the mushroom time of year isn't it? Ours got hit pretty hard by last week's big freeze, but there are still plenty around.

I love how you caught these shrooms so close up. They are so varied in form and color!

Jay at The Depp Effect said...

What great pictures! I'm not so hot on funghi identification either, but clearly the second one down is the common or garden variety 'Wood-shavings Fungus'. LOL!

GrandmaK said...

WOW! Exceptional pictures! Well done! Cathy

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

Awesome shots, I just noticed we had many mushrooms in my area. I had planned on heading out with camera in hand, but haven't yet. Glad you did!

Fotobloggen 2010 said...

great mushroom photos. there are so many different textures,shapes, sizes and colors of those wild things

Halie Santos - Dayo said...

Stunningly wonderful mushrooms!

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Woody said...

Some look pretty yummy. Think of all the stuff you're going to learn in your new location.

Marka said...

Gotta love nature's infinite variety.

Jan n Jer said...

Awesome pics

Barb said...

It's difficult to keep track of where you are! I'm always surprised by your travels. Don't you think mushrooms look like they're from some kind of science fiction illustration? Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving (which may or may not have included mushrooms).

Dominic Gendron said...

Great shots, original and different from your usual's! You have a talent to make those mushroom look good ;)

Kala said...

Fabulous details and DoF in these fungi images.

Kim, USA said...

Wow that's a lot of mushrooms. Are they all edible?
MM-cheese cake

Jama said...

Interesting mushrooms!

lisaschaos said...

So many beautiful fungi! I also love the Pika in your header! Beautiful!!!

"Lillagul" said...

Great macros on the mushrooms !
I love puffballs :)
When I was a child I could never resist to pop them :)
Here I guess that the mushrooms have frozen to death under the layer of snow.
Yes we have snow in Sweden already , in some parts a LOT !!! A lot is 75 cm- 1 meter. But no Polarbears on the streets ;-)

Maaike said...

so much variety in texture and shaps
a great time in the year

4timesblessed said...

Great macros. Mushrooms are really cool to capture. There is so many varieties.

tammymcchesney said...

I love all of those spongy textures...nice shots...some of these look huge!