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Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 4 June 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

While modern identification of mushrooms is quickly becoming molecular, the standard methods for identification are still used by most and have developed into a fine art harking back to medieval times and the Victorian era, combined with microscopic examination.

PENTAX K200D 1/60 second F/5.6 ISO 1600 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Well seen and done Eric!

4 Jun 2011 5:15am

@Lalena: Thank you very much Lalena! ;-)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

You have various mushrooms there. It's interesting.

4 Jun 2011 5:41am

@Hiro: Thank you very much Hiro! Yes, there are many varieties in the wild...... ;-)

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

A triumphant fungi capture - splendid depth-of-field.

4 Jun 2011 7:22am

@Stephen Phillips: Thank you very much Stephen! ;-)

PATRICK from miramas, France


4 Jun 2011 7:51am

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! ;-)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fantastic shot, Eric - I like the rich earthy colours. The low angle you get here takes us into the world of the fungi!

4 Jun 2011 7:59am

@Stephen: Thank you very much Stephen! ;-)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Jolie petite chaine de champignons! Belle pdc! Bon week-end Eric!

4 Jun 2011 8:17am

@mo.langel: Merci beaucoup Mo! ;-)

Lara from Vienna, Austria

so delicate! and such nice tones!

4 Jun 2011 9:03am

@Lara: Thank you very much Lara! ;-)

Stefanie from France

Nice shot.

4 Jun 2011 9:04am

@Stefanie: Thank you very much Stefanie! ;-)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Mmm, are they edible? :))

4 Jun 2011 9:11am

@Paco Díaz: Thank you very much Paco! My knowledge of mycology is limited so I cannot really say..... ;-)

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Beautful composition. The combination of different shades of brown and green looks fascinating. Beautiful work Eric.

4 Jun 2011 10:34am

@Tomek: Thank you very much Tomek! Yes, this is the bonus of shooting them in their natural forest habitat..... ;-)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Now that's the perfect environment for mushrooms - a piece of dead wood. Well shot, Eric!

4 Jun 2011 1:20pm

@Jason Politte: Thank you very much Jason! ;-)

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

great capture !

4 Jun 2011 1:25pm

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thank you very much Shaahin! ;-)

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

We both had brokeh today ... this is a lovely shot and more appealing than the 'furry gray'! ;D

4 Jun 2011 1:26pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thank you very much Judy! ;-))

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Great textures and colours!

4 Jun 2011 1:40pm

@Don Levesque: Thank you very much Don! ;-)

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

This is really beautiful, a great bokeh too... Fantastic work Eric ! Have a lovely weekend :)

4 Jun 2011 2:00pm

@Tamara: Thank you very much Tamara! ;-)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

nice closeup :)

4 Jun 2011 2:40pm

@MARIANA: Thank you very much Mariana! ;-)

Mhelene from Paris, France

Beautiful ! And great tones .

4 Jun 2011 3:22pm

@Mhelene: Thank you very much Mhelene! ;-)

Iknow from Chengdu, China

Very nicely seen and captured:)Thanks for sharing!

4 Jun 2011 3:25pm

@Iknow: Thank you very much Iknow! ;-)

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I echo both Stephen's comments..beautiful earthy tones and perfect compositions and placement for these delicate and amazing fungi! Here we are off again on another wonderful Seires..Eric you are the master at these marvelous series, and this image here is beautiful. Thanks so much on your very kind comments on my posts of late, sir!

4 Jun 2011 4:00pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thank you very much Denny! You are too kind...... ;-)

tataray from france, France

Ceux là sont remplis de lumière et un peu plus attirants (rire)...
Toute une petite famille adorable !...
Bonne soirée.

4 Jun 2011 6:12pm

@tataray: Merci beaucoup Raymonde! Comme je l'ai toujours dit à mes enfants quand ils étaient petits ... «Essayez, vous allez l'aimer!" ;-))

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great shot! Nice texture and colours...

4 Jun 2011 6:14pm

@Sunder: Thank you very much Sunder! ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is a sweet shot of these little mushrooms. I love that green bokeh.

4 Jun 2011 6:51pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much Steve! ;-)

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Beautiful! But dangerous...Excellent contrast!

4 Jun 2011 7:09pm

@Oleg: Thank you very much Oleg! ;-)

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Great shot and composition, beautiful matching colors !

4 Jun 2011 7:38pm

@DowsherVision: Thank you very much DowsherVision! ;-)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Beautiful mushrooms, tiny and delicate ... I love... best regards, Adela

4 Jun 2011 7:44pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you very much Adela! ;-)

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

They look lovely! Great angle and compo!

4 Jun 2011 8:12pm

@Thea: Thank you very much Thea! ;-)

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

fab microshot!!!

4 Jun 2011 10:18pm

@Photographs by M.E.: Thank you very much Maria! ;-)

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Excellent shot..great job Eric!

5 Jun 2011 12:16am

@Dokmateo: Thank you very much Dokmateo! ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Cool series, Eric.

5 Jun 2011 3:01am

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much Barbara! Glad you are enjoying it..... ;-)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

This is a very nice capture from the world of the "little people"! (I wonder if there's any around.....)

5 Jun 2011 7:32am

@Japanalia: never know! Thank you very much Gabriela! ;-))

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

beautiful fungi. I like to stand together with the green background. I like it. a hug. Alejandra

5 Jun 2011 8:23pm

@AMH: Thank you very much Alejandra! ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous! The remind me of the dancing mushrooms in Fantasia!

6 Jun 2011 12:38am

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you very much Elaine! ;-)

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Very nicely done Eric, love the depth of field.

6 Jun 2011 1:27am

@Ralph Jones: Thank you very much Ralph! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

I seen these little hat ones after a rain...nice shot....

6 Jun 2011 6:19am

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you very much Marcel! Yes, after a rain is the best time to look for them! ;-)

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A Lovely capture with beautiful DOF and lovely composition. Well seen.

6 Jun 2011 10:36am

@Laurette: Thank you very much Laurette! ;-)

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

One can see through this photo why mushrooms excite the imagination with worlds of faeries.

6 Jun 2011 1:01pm

@GJC: Oh yes ideed! Sometimes in the forest with the muted light you can almost imagine you can see the little faeries dancing in their midst! Thank you very much GJC! ;-)

Céline from New York City, United States

I especially like this one !

7 Jun 2011 5:38am

@Céline: Thank you very much Celine! ;-)

Sugata from Newark, United States

Wonderful DoF!

11 Jun 2011 3:31am

1/60 second
ISO 1600
300 mm (35mm equiv.)