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Tiny (4-5mm Tall) Mushrooms with Blue-Green Fungus on a Twig

Tiny (4-5mm Tall) Mushrooms with Blue-Green Fungus on a Twig
2 pictures above in notes! :)

When I was looking at the different mushrooms, I initially tried to pull this twig away from the pair until I realized that they were growing on it! Then I was happy because I had a handle to hold them with! It is a very stressful experience trying to hold something so tiny with your fingers--it's very hard to have any control! If you can believe it, these two are only about 4-5mm in height! (To understand what that looks like, do you see my picture icon on the right of this image? They are SMALLER than that icon!!) And yet, they are still larger than the "3 Amigos" I photographed a couple of weeks ago (see inset) , but nevertheless, they are very, very, VERY small!! (By the way, I added some light texturing to the background to give this image more depth)

By the way, I have a friend, Ken Dies who's very experienced with mushrooms, and he explained that these mushrooms are not actually blue or green. They have been attacked by a fungus, which gives them that color! Thanks for the information, Ken! :)

Alain Atrân, Eunice Perkins, Bjarne Stokke, Angela Parker and 8 other people have particularly liked this photo

13 comments - The latest ones
 Pam J
Pam J club
Amazing !!
7 years ago.
Nice minimalism!
Beautiful Work!!
Seen in

The Artisan!!
7 years ago.
Rafael club
Y unas formas muy curiosas ! ***
7 years ago.
 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
7 years ago.
tiabunna club
That's getting right into macro! Well taken.
7 years ago.
Very well spotted. Great macro
7 years ago.
Puzzler4879 club
Thanks for adding your high quality picture on Nature Fine Pictures Gallery
Nature Fine Pictures Gallery
Nature fine pictures gallery
7 years ago.
 Stan Askew
Stan Askew club
love it.
seen in Code of Excellence - Flora
7 years ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
These are amazing - never seen blue mushrooms before and they do look fantastic
7 years ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
You are clever to capture these so well!
7 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Excellent creation, well done;-)
Your beautiful capture was seen in Stunning Shots on Black

7 years ago.
 Ken Dies
Ken Dies club
Cool mushrooms, Janet. They are not green, what you are looking at is a fungus attacking another mushroom most likely Hypomyces sp.
7 years ago.
Strange wee things. Great macro!
7 years ago.

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