I shot these in a bit of a rush when I was returning home the other day and discovered them all in one person’s garden.  I planned to go back when I had more time, but, alas! They had all been removed.

42 responses

  1. ¡Me encantan los hongos! Ahora no hay por aquí

    June 8, 2012 at 10:48 am

    • Me encantan los hongos también! – tienen formas y colores tan interesantes!

      June 9, 2012 at 3:16 am

  2. What beautiful shots!

    June 8, 2012 at 11:10 am

  3. Mushrooms are wonderful….to eat AND to photograph. I’m amazed at the variety of colors and shapes. For some reason I ALWAYS think about little fairies standing under them in the rain!

    Pam and Sam

    June 8, 2012 at 11:56 am

    • Thank you, Pam! Like you, I imagine fairies, too! Probably because growing up (well, and I still do with my nieces, and now my own daughter, along with my sister and mother) I always made little fairy worlds out in the woods, and mushrooms were always part of the design.)

      June 9, 2012 at 3:19 am

  4. Yas

    Well, be grateful that you had your camera with you before they were removed at all! The mushroom in the fourth photo looks like an alien life-form ^_^ The first photo is cute too, as it contrasts two different species (?) of mushroom. But to sum up, I adore all the photos. 🙂

    June 8, 2012 at 11:57 am

    • Thank you, Yas. I really appreciate your comment and your feedback.

      June 9, 2012 at 3:20 am

      • Yas

        My pleasure 🙂

        June 9, 2012 at 2:19 pm

  5. Je crois n’avoir encore jamais vu l’avant dernier. Il est encore trop tôt ici pour avoir ces champignons. Ils arriveront à la fin de l’été.

    June 8, 2012 at 11:58 am

    • Moi non plus, je n’avais jamais vu l’avant dernier. J’ai l’impression que nos champignons sont arrivés assez tôt cette année, et il y en a partout!

      June 9, 2012 at 3:21 am

  6. M m m ? —– interesting though, what climate you got ?
    Isn’t it early summer isn’t it ?
    I like 4th photo. It looks almost like sea coral.

    June 8, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    • Yes, it’s a bit odd that these fungi are arriving so early this year. We had an early spell of very hot weather, so that may have gotten things a bit out of order. Strange…. I almost didn’t post that 4th one because I thought the image was too poor, and now it turns out that’s the one everyone is most interested in. 🙂

      June 9, 2012 at 3:23 am

  7. Nice pictures.

    June 8, 2012 at 12:15 pm

  8. You have quite the variety of ‘shrooms! Great photos, all of them, but like the others, I am particularly drawn to the fourth one. It’s quite unusual!

    June 8, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    • Thanks, Carissa. Yes, I was surprised and pleased to find such a variety in one place. I just mentioned to Yoshizen that I almost didn’t post that 4th one, since I felt the quality wasn’t quite good enough, but everyone seems to be most intrigued by that one.

      June 9, 2012 at 3:24 am

  9. very nice, I especially like the 4th one. Very nice set

    June 8, 2012 at 2:39 pm

  10. Very nice fungi.

    June 8, 2012 at 3:18 pm

  11. precious! formidable shades and textures.

    June 8, 2012 at 3:27 pm

  12. paula kellinger

    Ma daverro sono belli questi funghi!

    June 8, 2012 at 4:24 pm

  13. These are gorgeous photographs! The colors are wonderful and the textures! You are something else with that little camera. What you do fascinates me! Each one more interesting than the last! I love watching you do this! 🙂

    June 8, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    • Thank you, George. Your words mean a lot to me. I’m having a great time with the Lumix, as you know. It’s capable of so much, and I feel like I’m only at the beginning of my discoveries.

      June 10, 2012 at 12:46 am

      • You are a fantastic photographer. That’s just a fact, Lemony. I am excited to think where you are going! 🙂

        June 10, 2012 at 2:28 am

  14. Fine pictures Melanie, do you know what they are?

    June 8, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    • Thank you, Finn. You know, I am finding as I’m exploring that there is so much that I don’t know, and, unfortunately, I don’t know what these are. I’ve already decided to invest in a very good insect reference book, and I think a fungi reference will be next on the list! 🙂

      June 10, 2012 at 12:43 am

  15. How impressive, how beautiful… Thank you dear Melanie, have a nice weekend, love, nia

    June 8, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    • Thank you very much, nia. I thought of you today when I was out with my camera and came across some very friendly outdoor kitties. I took their photographs. It’s so fun when they’re so social like that, but it’s hard to take their pictures when they’re so eager for attention! 🙂

      June 10, 2012 at 12:42 am

  16. Shutterbug Sage

    These are amazing shots, every one of them!

    June 9, 2012 at 4:28 am

  17. Very nice – some great tones. Really like the 4th shot – excellent DOF and details

    June 9, 2012 at 1:00 pm

  18. my grandsons love these pictures–thanks to Mario and Luigi, they like mushrooms. I love the photos–beautiful!

    June 9, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    • I’m so happy to hear that. Your comment makes my day. Thank you!

      June 9, 2012 at 9:20 pm

  19. Aaahhhhhhhh….I love ‘shrooms….great variety all beautifully shot

    June 10, 2012 at 10:29 am

  20. I like the mushrooms, Melanie…and love the forest floor in each of the photos…looks very similar to mine out here…teeming with life-in-waiting. 🙂

    June 11, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    • I’m glad you like these, Scott. I’ve always been fascinated with mushrooms, although I haven’t yet had a chance to study their types. This is something I hope to do sometime.

      June 12, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      • I like them very much…it’s fascinating the many forms that life takes…tucked away and thriving….

        June 12, 2012 at 12:49 pm

  21. underground34

    Nice, “rusty” colors!

    June 14, 2012 at 3:57 pm

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