The Mystical World Of Mushrooms Captured In Photos
Most people consider mushrooms to be the small, ugly cousins of the plant kingdom, but theirs is a surprisingly beautiful and wonderful world waiting to be explored. These beautiful mushrooms, captured by enthusiastic nature photographers, are a far cry from the ones you find in the woods or your local grocery store.
It took George and I until lunch time to get dressed and out for a walk today. That's Sundays for you. When we finally got out the sun was shining, the trees were Autumnal and the dogster was champing at the bit. We saw some lovely toadstools and mushrooms on the way George did warn…
Agosto 2006, Small Mushrooms on a tree trunk, Monte Cervialto, Avellino. August 2006. Canon A620 @ 7mm (Wide on MACRO) 1/4 sec f/2.8 - ISO 50 ___________________________________ PLEASE NO BANNER IN THE COMMENTS!!! ____________________________________
Mycena adonis (Scarlet Bonnet)
Mycena is from an ancient Greek word meaning mushroom. Adonis is a character from Greek mythology. These mushroom are very small. Each cap here is less than a centimetre wide. The grow in wet sphagnum moss (visible here) and with its reddish colour, are a delight to find especially after seeing nothing but LBM (little brown mushrooms) on a shoot. This has got to be one of the prettiest mushrooms in the world!