Monday, August 9, 2010

Netted Rhodotus

Rhodotus palmatus

You can't make this stuff up.

I should have sent that image to NASA, and said, "I am an amateur astronomer. Look what I found! It was in the north-east sky."

These are the nice pink gills

This mushroom was in an impossible spot, at the bottom of a sort of pit of fallen logs all crammed into each other, so for the gill shot I was holding the camera at arm's-length (mine), underneath it, pointing up towards me, and aiming it in the direction I thought it should be, taking the shot and then previewing it, and doing that like 1,307 times in the sweltering heat and it was really getting dark so this is what I suppose one might call a "lucky shot." And who cares about the damn gills anyway, with a cap surface like that.

It's one of my all-time favorite mushrooms.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Quick chanterelle beauty

Young chanterelles and grapevine

This lovely composition was nicely arranged for me before I got there, I guess by faeries (photo from June 28th).