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331/365: "We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting." ~ Kahlil Gibran

331/365: "We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting." ~ Kahlil Gibran
3 more pictures in notes above ! :)

Yesterday I wandered up one part of our hillside, and today I decided to take the dogs with me up the other side and then along the ridge line trail. I'd originally planned to take better pictures of a lovely little lichen I found yesterday but I decided to explore instead.

The dogs and I went up behind our shop and disappeared into the forest above the house, the oaks almost all devoid of leaves now. As the dogs nosed around, I puttered along, looking under logs and examining everything that looked interesting. So many cool subjects to photograph today! I found some beautiful amber droplets under a log, a cute little insect nymph of some sort, and ten different mushrooms in singles and doubles! :)

Creeping off the trail and examining rotting logs, I looked down and suddenly found the magnificent, huge pair that you're looking at. Easily 4-5" in diameter, they were just barely poking up through some leaves, so I spent 10 minutes carefulling excavating around them, pulling off leaves and twigs, clearing out the fore- and background to get a clutter-free picture. Regarding this pair, I think that just about every mushroom out there is pretty, but some of them are truly magnificent. To me, a frilly cap and lovely gills are just so amazing and I will never tire of a sight like this! :D (I've included another view from above to see the color of the cap: inset image only)

Khalil Gibran (full Arabic name Gibran Khalil Gibran, sometimes spelled Kahlil; (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) was a Lebanese artist, poet, and writer.Wikipedia: Kahlil Gibran

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Petar Bojić, Ramon Hierro, Marco, TKJ1966 and 31 other people have particularly liked this photo


23 comments - The latest ones
 Barra1man
Barra1man
A marvelous macro shot, Janet! Great composition and detail. Nice contrast.
Have an enchanting day!

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7 years ago.
 Sami Serola
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LOL! My wife hates that kind of photobombers =D
7 years ago.
 Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Splendid work!
7 years ago.
 Annemarie
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beautiful your mushroom serie:)
7 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
Oh these are stunners Janet !!
7 years ago.
 Xata
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Thanks for adding your high quality picture on Nature Fine Pictures Gallery
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Nature fine pictures gallery
7 years ago.
 William Sutherland
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Exceptional capture!
7 years ago.
 Chrissy
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LOOOOOOOOOOOK at the tiny spider. How cool is that!?!?!?!?!? Makes the great picture to a masterpiece! LOVE IT!
7 years ago.
 Ms.Wisteria
Ms.Wisteria
I love the photobomb!
7 years ago.
 Rambonp
Rambonp
+++++++++++++++++++++All are Masterpieces+++++++++++++++++++++++++++Superb !
7 years ago.
 Blueman
Blueman
Great close up and light
7 years ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
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It's amazing how beautiful a mushroom is. You have captured the texture of the frill underneath
7 years ago.
 Danielle
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De toute beauté !
7 years ago.
 Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Don't know how you took this photograph (:o))
... but it is a fantastic one, Janet ! ******
7 years ago.
 Sigmund
Sigmund
Perfect light & details. A beautiful presentation :-))
7 years ago.
 Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Magnifica
7 years ago.
 Ken Dies
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The photo of the cap view is FANTASTIC!!!!. Love it. All the other photos of the day are also splendid. I am sure you are dealing with another RUSSULA. JAR for short( just another Russsula) They are all beautiful Janet and I also never get bored photographing them.
7 years ago.
 Barra1man
Barra1man
Hi again.

That's Wild!!
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7 years ago.
 RHH
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Fantastic find, Janet. What fun wandering in the woods looking for anything that's waiting to be found - our favorite activity.
7 years ago.
 pajmcb
pajmcb
WOW!...Simply beautiful!
Well spotted, Janet!
Outstanding shot!
Great picture!
7 years ago.
 Eunice Perkins
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Perfectly captured.....photobomb and all!
7 years ago.
 ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
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Excellent creation, well done;-)
Your beautiful capture was seen in Stunning Shots on Black

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7 years ago.
 Stan Askew
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looks prehistoric ... love it !!!

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