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Posted by
Philip (South Wales, United Kingdom) on 28 July 2010 in Plant & Nature.

Any fungi experts out there?

I will give 10 points to the first person to tell me the species of this mushroom that is growing in my garden.

To help you all I have included a very good mushroom web site.

NIKON D90 1/10 second F/10.0 ISO 200 105 mm

Any tips or constructive criticism are welcome.

My photos can also be found on FLICKR.
I appreciate all your comments, thank you so much. I do read all the comments and will try to answer any questions you have.

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

I have a few thoughts but i need more time, great shot

28 Jul 2010 5:40am

@Alun: Great. I am interested what everyone thinks!

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Brilliant take! I went on a fungi forage once and all it told me was that I should be very wary about picking anything! So, no, I've no idea :)

28 Jul 2010 5:59am

@Richard: Same here. My friend used to pick mushrooms but I do not trust my instinct!

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Nope, not a clue. Reminds me of one that grew out of a cooking pot when I was a student though ;-)

28 Jul 2010 7:08am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, Afghanistan

A beautiful macro from a great POV..the tones, textures and detail are superbly captured! Well done!

28 Jul 2010 7:18am

@Pavan Kaul: Thanks. The Nikkor 105mm lens produces great colours and tones if you get it right.

Phil David Alexander Morris from Canada

Superb level you got on this shot, mushrooms are fascinating.

28 Jul 2010 9:22am

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

wow!! beautiful and yummy..*shitake mushrooms? :) no, I'm not sure..Great shot !

28 Jul 2010 9:40am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Coprophillius? :)

28 Jul 2010 10:20am

Don from spokane, United States

A fine close up. I have no idea of the mushroom's heritage!

28 Jul 2010 2:42pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales boy), Germany

Magic !!!! I mean the picture not the mushrooms..

28 Jul 2010 3:21pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

HAHA!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVELY!!! google the images!!

28 Jul 2010 3:45pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, Wales., United Kingdom

No idea,but they are growing on my lawn as well..Your grass looks like it could do with a trim though. ;>)

28 Jul 2010 3:58pm

@Jeff: Oh - Cheeky!!!

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice one.....

28 Jul 2010 4:00pm

Sara from Jackson, WI, United States

Very nice detail in the mushrooms...I am thinking shitake but I may be way off :)

28 Jul 2010 4:19pm

pixator from kerman, Iran

Oh interesting shot!

28 Jul 2010 4:41pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Terrific image. Mushroom trees in grass - great.

28 Jul 2010 6:28pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

That's s beautiful. I am a personal fan of mushroom images. They are so cute, Back to my childhood in Germany. This is a great macro.

28 Jul 2010 7:48pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Nice one! I guess it's a 'Nolanea lucida'. Pretty mushroom site, by the way...

28 Jul 2010 9:27pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Very beautifully done! Beautiful composition, colors, tones and detail! Stunning work!

29 Jul 2010 3:24am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Lovely POV...Nice shot.

29 Jul 2010 10:49am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I am not the wanted Phil! They do not seem edible ... ! The picture is very interesting however. It is a hope that the gnomes out from under the bell of the mushrooms! Best regards, Adela

29 Jul 2010 1:52pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I hope it's edible because you seem to have a good crop. Great POV and focus in this shot.

29 Jul 2010 10:04pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I love your take, but...I'd advise you to stay away from them! Just photos!

30 Jul 2010 8:16am

1/10 second
ISO 200
105 mm