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319/365: "Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim." ~ Lord Byron

319/365: "Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim." ~ Lord Byron
3 more pictures above ! :)

Ok, yesterday I mentioned some really cool moss sporophytes that I wanted to take pictures of. I never got to them, and planned to take pictures today. Well...I *DID* take pictures of them! But though I spent about 20 minutes taking many different images, in the end, I wasn't happy with any of them. I will have to think about it and try again!

However, there was no end to the mushrooms growing all over the place! Totally amazing, there are just so many! I found a really magnificent one and as I was clearing away leaves, I saw something odd below them. One good look and, "OH, WOW!!! CUP FUNGUS!!" The trio, which is about 1/2" tall, was attached to a bit of bark which I was able to lift up and place on a log for pictures. I've never seen cup fungus that looks like a perfect goblet before! And to think, if I hadn't been looking at the leaves and ground that I was clearing away, I would have never seen these beauties! I have done a bit of looking around on the net but haven't found out exactly what kind of cup fungi this is. Let me know if you're clever enough to figure it out! :D

Lord Byron (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824) was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. He is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential. Wikipedia: Lord Byron

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23 comments - The latest ones
 bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
lovely mushrooms!
have a great weekend!
6 years ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
These are great! I have never seen any like these before! Wonderful image!
6 years ago.
 Rajan C.K
Rajan C.K
Never seen them before Janet. Perfectly shaped.
6 years ago.
 Alphazeta
Alphazeta
How beautiful they are and such a great macro capture.
6 years ago.
 fragglerocks
fragglerocks club
Love how you always find the perfect quote for your pics. Love the cups.
6 years ago.
 Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Beautiful image of these lovely little mushrooms. I must confess that I have a preference for the group of three but this is also gorgeous. It's amazing how you go out intending to capture one thing and end up getting something quite different.
Have a great Saturday.
6 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Wonderful capture!
6 years ago.
 p'titJo
p'titJo
Magnifique Janet ! *************
6 years ago.
 Blueman
Blueman
Again amazing and beautiful close up! Your explanations are useful and well detailled! Thank you for sharing! Good week end!
6 years ago.
 Marcel-78/85
Marcel-78/85
Great work.
6 years ago.
 Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon club
omg, these cups are so cool, I have never seen anything like them before either... they look all sparkly and just awaiting the pixies for a tea party! or better yet a champaign party!
6 years ago.
 Bernhard Hofbeck
Bernhard Hofbeck club
I love your series!
6 years ago.
 Stan Askew
Stan Askew club
fabulous!

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6 years ago.
 Chip Miller
Chip Miller
Terrific depth and biting sharpness in this beautiful macro photograph, Janet. Following your impressive photostream is as educational as it is inspiring. Cup fungus... a new one me.
6 years ago.
 Stan Askew
Stan Askew club
ADMIRED in Earth Tones
6 years ago.
 Darwinsweep
Darwinsweep
What amazing funghi - I love the cup shapes.
Very interesting to read about the connection between Japanese Barberry and Lyme's disease.
6 years ago.
 Penny
Penny
fantastic shot :)
6 years ago.
 Dynamo
Dynamo
wonderful set of macros...well captured!!!
6 years ago.
 Joke Hulst
Joke Hulst
Never seen this, wonderful Janet !!
6 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
Faerie wine glasses !
6 years ago.
 Esther
Esther club
Excellent! I've never seen these before.
6 years ago.
 Ken Dies
Ken Dies club
Fantastic macros of these little cup fungi. The trio is perfectly taken.
6 years ago.
 bertapei
bertapei club
your macro shos are breath taking !
wonderfully composed and presented.
6 years ago.

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