In the Woods











67 responses

  1. Lovely images Melanie.

    August 15, 2012 at 11:08 am

  2. All of them are amazing BUT dear Melanie the last one is GREAT… you are amazing. Thank you, love, nia

    August 15, 2012 at 11:14 am

    • Thank you, nia! You are so kind and encouraging. And thank you again for the reblog! Hugs to you!

      August 15, 2012 at 5:30 pm

  3. Reblogged this on photographyofnia and commented:
    Sitting on the top! It is amazing.

    August 15, 2012 at 11:14 am

  4. Nothing but fascinating images !
    It looks almost in the another planet.
    Almost phenomenally sharp, with deep depth of field, the images giving the impression
    of that they are the landscape photos. In the same time, the fungi and the pods of moss
    looks more like zoological creatures. It’s surreal πŸ˜€
    (To find the best angle avoiding the scar eaten by a snail, and hold the camera steady,
    = you must worked very hard or I wonder what tripod you’ve been using πŸ™‚ )

    August 15, 2012 at 11:28 am

    • Sometimes the light coming through the trees does make the ground and the colors of the fungi (which I did not enhance) look otherworldly. I’m glad you find a surreal quality to the images. I do not use a tripod; I just breathe in, breathe out, and press on the shutter. πŸ™‚

      August 15, 2012 at 5:29 pm

  5. Nice sights for a mushroomlover, but where did you find that giant insect? πŸ˜‰

    August 15, 2012 at 11:39 am

    • Ha ha ha! Doesn’t he look huge?! He was there for a long time, too. King of the mushroom!

      August 15, 2012 at 5:26 pm

  6. Superb, otherworldly images. How come flies are hairy in all the wrong places?

    August 15, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    • Thanks, Richard. Your point about flies cracks me up. This little one has definitely got hairy-look going on.

      August 15, 2012 at 5:25 pm

  7. Fascinating fungi.

    August 15, 2012 at 1:05 pm

  8. sohojay

    Amazing pictures!

    August 15, 2012 at 1:11 pm

  9. Funny, I took some pictures of mushrooms today in lawns in my neighborhood but neither the mushrooms nor the photographs were anywhere near as varied and interesting as yours. These are fanatastic!

    August 15, 2012 at 1:54 pm

  10. Delightful. Especially the last one.

    August 15, 2012 at 1:55 pm

  11. Great photos!

    August 15, 2012 at 2:16 pm

  12. David F.

    Beautiful series Lemony.
    Like+ for the 1-9-10 (for me).
    Γ€ bientΓ΄t.

    August 15, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    • Thank you, David. Tu es gentil. I’m very glad you like the photographs.

      August 15, 2012 at 5:19 pm

  13. What beautiful mushrooms. I especially like the last one. πŸ™‚

    August 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    • Thank you so much the compliment. I actually was able to take quite a few pictures of that little guy in that last shot. Lucky for me, he was quite content to hang out there on top of that mushroom. It must have felt to him like he had conquered something big. πŸ™‚

      August 15, 2012 at 5:06 pm

  14. J.D. Gallagher

    I have to agree with everyone on the last one, terrific picture.

    August 15, 2012 at 3:40 pm

  15. Wonderful, great shots. Makes me want to go out in the woods with my camera. πŸ™‚

    August 15, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    • Thank you, Inga. The woods are full of endless treasures! You should definitely go exploring!

      August 15, 2012 at 5:04 pm

  16. Reblogged this on miss maura 9999 and commented:
    Lemony Shots has awesome photographs of mushrooms!

    August 15, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    • Thank you so much, Miss Maura! I’m very grateful!

      August 15, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    • NAH, I couldn’t figure out how to do that! But I’ll have a post on my blog on the 18th with some very boring pictures of very boring mushrooms that I took with a link to this post of yours. Thanks for all your great work, Melanie.

      August 15, 2012 at 5:11 pm

      • Fantastic! Thank you! I’ll look forward to your photographs, which I’m sure won’t be boring at all!

        August 15, 2012 at 5:20 pm

  17. These are all so great but I have to agree……that last one is beyond great – perhaps borderline “magnificent” ??!


    August 15, 2012 at 5:00 pm

  18. Beautiful series. I think I’m partial to #5. Love the bright yellow in the dark brown of the soil.

    August 15, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    • Thank you, Carissa. #5 is one of my favorites, too. There is also a slug chomping base of that one (almost out of sight).

      August 15, 2012 at 7:52 pm

  19. Really wonderful images, Lemony. I get a sense of the smell of the forest floor.
    I like the surprise ending, what a cutie!

    August 15, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    • Thank you, Karen. There really is a distinct smell out in the woods for sure, especially when you’re lying down close to the earth for shots like these. I’m glad you like my little friend at the end! He was quite the poser on top of his little mountain. πŸ™‚

      August 16, 2012 at 1:51 am

  20. Hi, just a new follower dropping by (thanks to the reblog by Miss Maura 9999). These are fantastic fungi shots, I love number six for the surface texture that seems to echo the pattern of the ground.

    August 15, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    • Welcome! Thank you so much for stopping by! I’m so glad you like that sixth one–it’s quite different, but really drew me in. Thanks again for your visit, and for your nice words.

      August 16, 2012 at 1:48 am

  21. Oh my! Seriously, I keep looking for the forest nymphs or faeries to be peeking out from under one of those orange mushrooms. Stunning!

    August 15, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    • πŸ™‚ That’s what I kept thinking while I was out there in the woods. It’s a fairyland, for sure!

      August 16, 2012 at 1:46 am

  22. Great serie of shots Melanie!
    I’ve enjoyed every songle photo in this post.
    Nice colors; makes me wanna be in that place discovering such variety of mushrooms πŸ™‚

    August 16, 2012 at 1:25 am

    • Thanks, Pablo. I was amazed to see so many mushrooms all in such a small area of the woods, right around my parents’ house in Maine!

      August 16, 2012 at 1:45 am

  23. You have been having way too much fun (and way too much free time) in the woods. Great stuff, Melanie. BTW, the insect on its pasha cushions in your last shot is a robber fly. Keep it up!

    August 16, 2012 at 1:33 am

    • Hi, Gary. Thanks for the ID on the insect. I’ll check it out to learn more. Yes, I’m having tons of fun, but my free time has pretty much run out. I’ll be back to stealing a few minutes here, a few minutes there…

      I need to come over soon and see what you’ve been up to! I’m terribly behind!

      August 16, 2012 at 1:44 am

  24. I laughed when I read your giving the “breathe in/breathe out” explanation above. You do realize that most folks won’t believe you. Those of us who know your incredible concentration prowess do. The third one is unbelievable. It looks far more like an artist’s illustration than a photograph. What is it and where is it? This is very interesting indeed!

    August 16, 2012 at 3:24 am

    • Ha ha! It never occurred to me that it wouldn’t seem true. πŸ™‚ I’m glad you like the third photograph. I am terrible at identifying fungi (at this point, but do hope to improve now that I have books on the subject πŸ˜€ ) I took all of these photos within 25 yards of my parents’ house!! Treasures, treasures in those woods. Every time I go out, I always find something new.

      August 20, 2012 at 12:38 am

  25. We think alike-I’ve been doing the same thing. You found some nice examples.

    August 16, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    • Thank you! I’m always amazed by the variety. I really do want to learn how to identify these, and now have some sources on hand that will help me do that in the future.

      August 20, 2012 at 12:42 am

  26. Wow this is a super series Melanie, I love the variety you have found!!!

    August 16, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    • Thank you very much, David. I’m very grateful for your feedback.

      August 20, 2012 at 12:45 am

  27. Wow…how wonderful! I love that last one. πŸ™‚

    August 17, 2012 at 1:01 am

    • Thanks, Scott. That last one was a treat for me, too! πŸ™‚

      August 20, 2012 at 12:49 am

      • You’re very welcome. πŸ™‚

        August 20, 2012 at 12:57 am

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  29. These are all great and no 5 is my fav. It is the reason why I would probably die if I were ever stranded in the woods. It looks too much like candy.

    August 19, 2012 at 4:56 am

    • Ha ha! πŸ™‚ I’m like you… I find these little colorful ones very tempting.

      August 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm

  30. Plucked from a fairy tale:)

    August 21, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    • As you know, there is a lot of material out there in those woods. πŸ™‚

      August 22, 2012 at 1:04 am

  31. Hey Melanie, I just shared this on my Facebook page.

    August 26, 2012 at 1:02 pm

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  33. ok, lets face it: your pics are just beautiful πŸ™‚

    August 31, 2012 at 2:54 am

    • Thank you so much for such a wonderful and kind comment! I’m really grateful for your visit!

      September 1, 2012 at 1:46 am

  34. the last one simply killed me!!

    August 31, 2012 at 2:55 am

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