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Pictures for Pam, Day 82: Furry Mushroom

Pictures for Pam, Day 82: Furry Mushroom
(+2 insets!) (looks better at full size for more fuzzy details!)

Looking over my photo stream today, I've noticed a lacking of MUSHROOMS! That needs to change! :) I have a couple more mushrooms from my trip down to San Anselmo but I am not sure they are "main picture worthy." I do have one which I've finished and you'll see it as an inset.

This furry little mushroom I'm sharing today was a wonderful discovery. A month or so ago I'd decided to wander around our lower forest on a very wet morning after it stopped raining. I was hunting for mushrooms and other fungus and focused my attention on sticks and branches that had fallen to the ground. I found many interesting lichens and mosses, and I also discovered some micro mushrooms too.

After studying a lichen-encrusted stick, I spotted another one nearby and picked it up carefully. First I found a micro mushroom...but then I spotted something so small I could hardly even see it. It was maybe the size of a lower-case "o" and it was FUZZY. It looked like maybe it could be a mushroom so I took a set of pictures. Studying the branch even more carefully, my nose nearly touching the surface, I spotted another one and it was most definitely a fuzzy mushroom! It was sitting next to several more that were just starting to grow. My excitement had no bounds! I'd never seen such a cool little fuzzy mushroom!

My main image features this darling little mushroom. My first inset shows a family portrait as it stands next to some extremely shy family members who don't want their picture taken! :D Aren't they adorable?! They are so small they are barely visible and I am so delighted that I got pictures to share. I went back the next day to take more pictures but I couldn't find the stick. So sad! I will keep my eyes open, maybe someday I'll find more!

My other inset was taken down in San Anselmo on our first hike. In fact, Nathalie found them and I heard her whoop in excitement when she spotted the group. I could see what all the fuss was about when I got to her. The group was HUGE! I think they must have been about 1.5 feet across from one side to the other. And STRANGE...they are such an odd cluster, aren't they?! I love them! Thank you Nathalie for discovering these mushrooms (and you found the others I photographed too)!

Pam, I hope today was better than the past couple. I know you've been on a rough ride. Maybe the sun will come out soon for you. *hugggggs*

Explored on 1/29/19, highest placement, #1.

Schlomo Moichele, AD AD, Colette NoËl, Holger Hagen and 76 other people have particularly liked this photo

55 comments - The latest ones
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
Oh wow Janet - what an extremely beautiful photo of the furry mushroom. You certainly do seem to have an incredible amount of different types of fungi in your part of the world. I can hardly believe it's so small - your eyesight is amazing too - to notice these when they are the size of an "o". Thank you for sharing it with us.
20 months ago.
Wow! Absolutely stunning.
Fantastic details and textures.
Stunning and crisp photograph.
Well done , Janet.
20 months ago.
 Love Song
Love Song club
Beautiful pic Janet *_* J*****************************************
20 months ago.
micritter club
Simply outstanding macros.
20 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Amazing perspective and PIPs!

Admired in:
20 months ago.
 Gisela Plewe
Gisela Plewe club
Das vorwitzige Pilzlein im Hauptbild ist besonders schön, und die PiPs sind so perfekt und ansprechend wie alle deine Bilder!
20 months ago.
 Sami Serola
Sami Serola club
Pure perfection! *****

And the deep dark colors make it look delicious!
20 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
20 months ago.
LotharW club
3 Spitzenaufnaufnahmen!
20 months ago.
Annemarie club
again a most beautiful close up!
20 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Absutely breathtaking image.
20 months ago.
 Christine Schiller
Christine Schiller club
EXTRA - KLASSE *** Bravo, Janet !
20 months ago.
 Thorsten (T.S-B.)
Thorsten (T.S-B.) club
a fine DOF!
20 months ago.
 Adriana Grecu
Adriana Grecu
20 months ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
It's really well observed! Nature reserves many beautiful surprises for those who know how to admire it: your photo is the proof!***
20 months ago.
 Dominique 60
Dominique 60 club
magnifique cette photo janet aec ce joli bokeh !!
20 months ago.
©UdoSm club
Well done Janet...
20 months ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
What a beauty ...and what a beatiful image!!
20 months ago.
 @ngélique ♥
@ngélique ♥ club
c'est une merveille ! bravo mon amie **********************bisous
20 months ago.
 Ludmila Litvin
Ludmila Litvin club
What a shaggy mushroom!
20 months ago.
 Frans Schols
Frans Schols club
Schitterende opname,s en pip,s.
Hartelijke groeten..........Frans.
20 months ago.
neira-Dan club
3 belles photos
20 months ago.
 Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing club
Juste fabuleux Janet... * pour la petite étoile de mousse si bien capturée aussi, ta galerie est vraiment fascinante, toutes mes félicitations ma chère !*******************
20 months ago.
sasithorn_s club
A fabulous set of mushroom pics, Janet!...All taken with absolute perfection.
I love each and every one of them❤
20 months ago.
ROL/Photo club
Bravo Janet.... this is very vevy beautiful and BIG cute
nice day
20 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Janet...............this is a magical macro image! The detail is nothing short of amazing considering how small it is............the shots in the PiPs are excellent too and I love the earthy colours in all three of the images.

I'm also in awe of your eyesight..............there is no way that I would have seen that, short of using a magnifying glass..!!
20 months ago. Edited 20 months ago.
tiabunna club
Fascinating fungi and fabulous fotos, Janet. I'm suitably amazed by the main image, given how small the subject is - you obviously must be carrying a good tripod (and lighting) as part of your kit when out walking.
20 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Another beautiful picture, Janet !
20 months ago.
 Noisette du 11
Noisette du 11 club
Superbe macro !
20 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
This is what is so good about photography! You can blow a picture up and really study it and see it in a different way that the naked eye does not see. Three superb shots.
20 months ago.
sunlight club
Excellent Janet tous!
20 months ago.
uwschu club
Interessant, was die Natur hier für ein Schauspiel anbietet, ich sehe einen Schirm und ein Riesenrad.
20 months ago.
 Helmer Lortz
Helmer Lortz club
Feines Makro, Kompliment!
20 months ago.
micritter club
Now that I looked at it again and noticed the note about its size: do you carry a magnifying glass with you? How do you even notice something that small among all the other vegetation? I'm amazed at that,let alone my amazement at the quality of your image.
20 months ago. Edited 20 months ago.
 Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx club
Magnifique macro les détails sont superbes aussi ***********************
20 months ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Une belle netteté sur cet infime champignon, belle mise en valeur sur les détails !
20 months ago.
 Jadviga Grase
Jadviga Grase club
Fantastic details and textures !!!!
20 months ago.
cammino club
A beautiful dwarf with interesting flakes. Very well photographed!
20 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbe photo avec notes. Nicole.
20 months ago.
trester88 club
Was für ein kleiner süßer behaarter Pilz!
20 months ago.
niraK68 club
Absolut fantastisch
20 months ago.
Ruesterstaude club
Das sind Meisterfotos, Janet!
20 months ago.
Ruesterstaude club
Schön, schöner, am schönsten, Janet!
20 months ago.
Gudrun club
So tiny and so perfect, you have achieved three great mushroom macros!
20 months ago.
Xata club
A top one!
20 months ago.
 Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd club
Beautifully presented macros Janet.
20 months ago.
Zulma club
Oh my oh my! I kept seeing this yesterday on first place almost all day and I wanted so badly to visit and touch it in person but was afraid it would disappear from that position...and today here I am hoping it goes back there, where it belongs!! What an amazing photograph my dear dear Pod Sister. You are awesome! Hugs!!
20 months ago.
HelenaPF club
Very interesting beautiful picture!*****************************************************
20 months ago.
Matt club
This is outstanding macro photography!
20 months ago.
Esther club
What an unusual and attractive mushroom.
20 months ago.
 Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam club
Fabulous series, Janet! The little mushroom has a cute teddy bear look. ;-)
20 months ago.
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Janet

Very nice picture!
If you hadn't told us it was a mushroom, I would never have guessed. I have never seen one before!!

Best Wishes, and a good weekend
20 months ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
What a beautiful tiny mushroom.
20 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
20 months ago.
 Colette NoËl
Colette NoËl club
What a lovely picture ! This little mushroom is beautiful ! The insets are lovely too !
20 months ago.

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